Welcome to Senior Year! 

Congratulations, you are a senior (90+ completed credits)!

The senior year is often the busiest year, but also the most exciting as students are completing their majors, writing theses, getting a taste of the working world via internships or student teaching, and applying to graduate schools or looking for jobs. Approaching graduation and preparing for life after undergraduate studies can be daunting. The Academic Advising Center created the Senior Corner site to help seniors navigate their last year/semester at the college.



  • Research requirements and timelines for graduate or professional school, if applicable.
  • Prepare to take admission tests or retest, if applicable. Review for MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE.
  • Meet with a career counselor to explore possible career paths and opportunities. Talk to them about securing opportunities in your senior year, such as an internship.
  • Begin or continue to participate in service-learning opportunities. It is a great way to enhance your resume and graduate school applications.
  • Make time to join clubs and organizations to help you develop experience and leadership skills. Graduate schools and employers like to see involvement outside the classrooms, as well as a strong academic record.


  • Approach professors for letters of recommendation; add to/update letters already collected.
  • Visit the Center for Career Engagement and Internships (Frese Hall 213).
    Take advantage of the wealth of resources offered by the Center, including resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies.
  • Schedule a mock interview with CEI (Frese Hall 213). This will help you prepare for graduate school and job interviews.
  • Attend the Queens College Career Fairs. Check for dates, times, and companies participating at CEI website.
  • Join professional associations to network and learn from professionals in your field of interest. Most associations offer a deep discount for student membership.


  • Meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center AND your major advisor to make sure you are on track to graduate.
  • To earn your Bachelor’s degree, you need to complete 120 credits, which include the Pathways General Education requirements; a minimum of one major; and obtain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (which may be higher for some academic programs).
  • Apply for graduation through CUNYfirst. Deadlines: Spring: March 1st, Summer: July 1st, Fall: November 1st.
    *For students graduating by the end of summer and wishing to participate in commencement ceremony, they must file for graduation by April 1st.