Safety Guidance

For the Spring 2023 semester, most CUNY courses will be in-person. All students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class schedule must be fully vaccinated unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption to the vaccine. Students must upload their Covid-19 vaccination documentation in CUNYfirst by January 15, 2023, ten (10) days before classes begin on January 25, 2023. Students will be withdrawn from their Spring 2023 in-person/hybrid courses if they do not meet the guidelines outlined on the CUNY Coronavirus website.

For additional information, please refer to the QC Semester Guidance – Campus Access and the Student Vaccination Mandate FAQ

The 1​0 Steps t​o CompleteBefore|After Your Virtual Freshman Advising and Registration Session

1. Spring 2023 Greetings from QC Faculty
3. Immunization Records (Student Vaccination and MMR/MEN)

STUDENT VACCINATION MANDATE REQUIREMENTS

All students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class schedule must be fully vaccinated unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption to the vaccine. Students must upload their Covid-19 vaccination documentation in CUNYfirst (10) days before Winter & Spring 2023 classes begin. See key deadlines below.

Students will be withdrawn from their in-person/hybrid courses if they do not meet the guidelines outlined on the CUNY Coronavirus website. For more information, please refer to the Student Vaccination Mandate FAQ.

Key Deadlines: 

Deadline to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination documents to CUNYfirst

Winter Session: 12/20/2022 

Spring Session: 1/15/2023 

Dates when students will be dropped for COVID-19 Vaccination Non-Compliance

Winter Session: 12/21/2022 – onward  
Spring Session: 1/16/2023 – onward 

Click here for instructions on how to confirm your vaccination status prior to your Freshman Advising and Registration Session!

 

MMR/MEN IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Before submitting your MMR/MEN Immunization Records, login to your CUNYfirst account – Student Service Center and view the holds section. Only students entering Queens College from a high school outside of the NYC DOE must submit their MMR records or one form of Acceptable Proof of Immunity. For a complete list, refer to page one of the Immunization Record form. All students (regardless of age) must complete the meningitis response form. This information can also be self-managed through your CUNYfirst account.

Please note: You may also obtain your immunization records from your high school or other schools you attended. Upload all documents via a secured method in CUNYfirst. Click here for more information.

For all questions and concerns, please visit the

 Health Services Office or email: Healthquestions@qc.cuny.edu.

4. Claim Your QC Student Technology Accounts

You will need the following accounts as a student at QC.  If you have not already done so, please ensure you activate the following accounts before your virtual Freshman Session. Click Here for a worksheet to help you keep track of your accounts, usernames, and passwords.

1. CAMS (QC Username)

All students entering Queens College must claim their CAMS – QC Username account. Your QC Username account allows you to access the school’s computers, Wi-Fi on campus, obtain your college ID card and more.

To activate CAMS (College Account Management System) visit https://cams.qc.cuny.edu/. Click here for a CAMS video tutorial.

2. CUNYfirst 

All students must claim their CUNYfirst account in order to register for classes, view and pay their bills, as well as other services.

To login into CUNYfirst you must include your CUNYfirst credentials: firstname.lastname+last2digits of your CUNY ID followed by @login.cuny.edu. Example: John.Smith00@login.cuny.edu

Click here for a CUNYfirst video tutorial.

3. Office365 – QMail (Your QC Student Email)

After claiming your CUNYfirst account, all students will have access to their Office 365 email account which will be used for all official college correspondences.

Office 365 uses the same username and password as CUNYfirst. You must enter “@qmail.cuny.edu” after your username to login. Example: John.Smith00@qmail.cuny.edu

Click here for a video tutorial on how to Claim Your Office 365 Account.

4. QC Navigate

Login using your CUNYfirst credentials: firstname.lastname+last 2 digits of your CUNY ID (Do not include @login.cuny.edu). Example: John.Smith00

Once your CUNYfirst account is set up, you must update your personal information, including your cell phone number and email address. Refer to the CUNYfirst Student Center Tutorial and/or the “How To Update Your Contact Information” guide.

Queens College will use this information to communicate with you, so it is critical that it is updated   and available. In the event the College’s communications are filtered to Junk and Spam folders, be   sure to check those regularly as well.

If you have any difficulties with your student accounts, visit the ITS webpage.  You may also wish to refer to the ITS Frequently Asked Questions.

5. Prepare for Registration

As you learned in Step #2, all QC students complete degree requirements, which include the Pathways General Education courses and a major area of study. Our students follow a liberal arts curriculum that provides them with the opportunity to study a broad range and variety of subjects. Take 15 or more credits per semester to stay on track to graduate. The Academic Program Maps are provided to guide your path to graduation in four years.

In preparation for your one-on-one virtual advising session with a professional academic advisor, we encourage you to identify General Education requirements and course choices of interest from the Spring 2023 Registration Toolkit.

If you wish, you may even begin the registration process by building a “shopping cart” of your choices in CUNYfirst. If you are unfamiliar with CUNYfirst, please refer to the CUNYfirst 9.2 Student Center tutorial for assistance.

 

6. Get a Head Start on Classes This Winter and Summer Sessions

Freshman may get a head start with Winter and Summer 2023 classes!

Winter & Summer Sessions are a great way to make progress toward your degree and stay in compliance with NYS TAP(and other Financial Aid) and the NYS Excelsior Scholarship!

2023 Winter Session Dates

Take up to a maximum of 4 credits

January 3 to January 24

2023 Summer Session Dates

Summer Session 1 – (4 Weeks) │June 5 to June 29

Summer Session 2 – (4 Weeks) │July 5 to July 31

Summer Session 3 – (6 Weeks) │ July 5 to August 15

Summer Session 4 – (10 Weeks) │ June 5 to August 15

CUNY’s Winter and Summer 2023 course offerings will be conducted online, in person and in hybrid format.

See CUNYfirst for mode of instruction.

For session information, please refer to the Winter Session or Summer Session webpages.

For tuition information, please refer to the Bursar webpage.

 

If you wish to take classes during the Winter or Summer 2023 sessions, please discuss this with your advisor during your session.

  

QC Winter Bootcamps 2023

Take advantage of one of the seven tuition free bootcamps this summer: Accounting, Economics, English, Math (Algebra, Pre-Calculus or Calculus) and STEM Overview.

This is a great way to get ready for Spring! Get to know the beautiful campus and QC instructors.

For more information on the QC Winter Bootcamps, visit https://www.qc.cuny.edu/academics/qclc/bootcamps/

7. Take 15 - Stay on Track

At Queens College, we are committed to providing an educational environment that assures student

success.  Take 15  credits a semester to keep on track to graduate in four years, which will save you time and money! And if you are full-time, in-state student, you can take15 or even 18 credits each semester for the same cost as 12 credits.  

Refer to the Academic Program Maps are provided to guide your path to graduation in four years. 

8. Complete Your File

Having all your completed and official transcripts and score reports in your admissions file is important! Be sure to submit all original and final (non-CUNY) transcripts and score reports (Advanced Placement, etc.) electronically to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (UA) via email to admissions@qc.cuny.edu.

Please note that UA cannot grant you any college credits unless official transcripts/score reports are on file. A good rule of thumb: If you were still in classes when you filled out the CUNY or Common application, you should submit your final official transcripts as soon as you can. Chances are the transcript on file used for admissions purposes will not show the final semester’s coursework, credits, and grades. Please note that this is not applicable for CUNY students who participated in the CUNY College Now Program.

Submit the following transcripts and score reports to UA:

Official Transcripts and Score Reports Include

 

It is important that you provide academic advisors with this information at your Virtual Freshman Advising Session so that they can help to determine how much and what type of credit you may be awarded by the Admissions Office. Advisors who have this information can advise you against taking duplicative courses and thereby losing credit.

9. If You Are Ready, Declare Your Major

The following majors are declared through the CUNY Admissions application:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • English
  • Family Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES) – Physical Education only
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES)
  • Urban Studies

If you did not indicate one of the above-mentioned majors on the CUNY application, or you would like to change the major you indicated, here is the virtual declaration process for most majors:

 

VIRTUAL PROCESS for MAJOR and MINOR DECLARATION/CHANGE OF MAJOR or MINOR

Students who would like to declare or change a major or minor, can fill out the fillable Declaration of Major/Minor form  and email it to the respective academic department for “signature.” The department will then fill out the rest and forward it to the QC HUB for processing. 

The following majors require an application and/or have special entrance criteria, which means that they cannot be declared in this manner. Please see the respective department’s website for further information:

  • Business Administration (Actuarial Studies, Corporate Finance, and International Business)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (i.e., Speech Pathology)
  • Dance; Drama/Theatre
  • Dietetics
  • Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Music (all programs)
  • Neuroscience
  • Studio Art BFA
10. Stay Connected

Have questions or need assistance?

Email the Academic Advising Center at advising@qc.cuny.edu and indicate Freshman Advising in the subject line. Call the New Student phone line at (718) 997-5573 and we will promptly return your call. 

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The 1​0 Steps t​o Complete Before|After Your Virtual Freshman Advising and Registration Session

1. As the Semester Nears, Connect with a Peer!

The Spring 2023 semester begins on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Now that you are enrolled, it’s time to prepare for your first day.

 The Academic Advising Center (AAC) Peer Leaders are hosting a series of New Student Q&A Workshops that will cover the key points to a successful first semester.

Learn how to:

Access your schedule

Claim your QC student accounts

Obtain your QC Student ID Card

and More…

 Drop-in to any of our 1-hour Q&A Workshops listed below to connect with your peers! 

Dates & Times 

December 2022

Wednesdays:14th, 21st , 28th at 12pm

Fridays: 16th at 4pm

January 2023

Mondays: 9th, 23rd & 30th at 1pm

Wednesdays: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Fridays: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 2pm & 4pm

Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 857 9187 6078

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85791876078

If you have any questions, please email Caitlin.Wilson@qc.cuny.edu  

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

2. Complete the Freshman Survey

Your voice is important to us! Please complete the Freshman Survey to best assist us in determining if we are effectively meeting your needs as an incoming freshman. Our goal is to ensure we provide you with the support and resources needed to begin your new academic journey as a member of the Queens College community.

3. Finalize Your Online Accounts

Be sure to finalize all your QC accounts (CUNYfirst; Office 365/QMail and CAMS) as noted in the BEFORE section above.

If you are unable to do so, please contact Information Technology Services (ITS) or the Help Desk to Submit a Ticket.

4. Get Your QC Student ID (QCard) & Campus Access

You must have a QC Student ID (QCard) or your Cleared4 Access Pass to enter campus.

The QCard is the official ID of Queens College. To obtain your QCard, you must have a CAMS (QC Username) and photos must be submitted online. Visit the QCard webpage to login and submit your photo.

If you are waiting for a QCard, you may present a Cleared4 Pass to enter campus.

Vaccinated QC students obtain a Cleared4 pass by uploading vaccine verification into CUNYfirst. If you have already done this, your campus access is valid and you do not need to do so again. Unvaccinated QC students with approved exemptions must test weekly to obtain a Cleared4 campus access pass.

Cleared4 access passes are sent via email and text to the accounts linked to your CUNYfirst account and/or to those you included when setting up your Cleared4 profile.

Scan this QR Code to begin the process for claiming your Cleared4 Access Pass:

Refer to the following additional resources to best navigate campus:

5. Submit any Outstanding Immunization Records (Student Vaccination and MMR/MEN)

All students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class schedule must be fully vaccinated unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption to the vaccine. Students must upload their Covid-19 vaccination documentation in CUNYfirst by January 15, 2023, ten (10) days before classes begin on January 25, 2023. Students will be withdrawn from their Spring 2023 in-person/hybrid courses if they do not meet the guidelines outlined on the CUNY Coronavirus website. For additional information, please refer to the QC Semester Guidance – Campus Access and the Student Vaccination Mandate FAQ.

Students taking courses that are fully remote are not currently required to be vaccinated; however, all students taking remote classes who wish to visit the campus for any reason must be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination documents approved in CUNYfirst prior to their visit.

Students living in the residence hall or participating in an athletic contest within CUNYAC, ECC, or NJCAA Region XV conferences must be fully vaccinated to move in or participate, regardless of the instructional mode of their classes.

For more information, please refer to the Before Step #9 or visit the CUNY Coronavirus website

6. Paying for Your Classes

View your tuition bill and applicable Financial Aid in your  CUNYfirst account – Student Center.

There are several aid programs and payment options available.

7. Familiarize Yourself with Important Dates

Organization is KEY! Stay informed of important dates throughout the semester. Download the QC Navigate app  and login to check your class schedule before the first day of classes — specially to ensure class locations in the event any have changed. Look up key information such as your class geolocations and important “to-dos,” dates, and deadlines.

8. Access Your "eAdvising Portfolio" and Session Notes in QC Navigate

Utilize the resources and tools available to you to help you succeed in college and stay on track for graduation and beyond. Access your eAdvising Portfolio  via QC Navigate at any time to view your advising session notes and documents.

In preparation for the beginning of the semester, order your textbooks online.

Be prepared for the first day of classes and order your textbooks online. Visit Queens College online bookstore.

10. Have questions or need assistance?

Email the Academic Advising Center at advising@qc.cuny.edu and indicate Freshman Advising in the subject line. Call the New Student phone line at (718) 997-5573 and we will promptly return your call. 

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Office Information

Director: Laura Silverman
Office: Kiely Hall, Room 217
Continuing Student Phone: 718.997.5599, New Student Phone: 718.997.5573, Fax: 718.997.5643
Email: advising@qc.cuny.edu​

Complete the Accuplacer ESL Intake Form if you are a new or continuing student and have not met your CUNY Reading and Writing Proficiency Requirements.