Adult Collegiate Education
The ACE program​ provides highly motivated adults with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at a slightly accelerated pace. Applicants must be 25 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and fulfill the college’s entrance requirements. Foreign high school equivalencies are also accepted.
ACE helps adults overcome the challenges of earning a bachelor’s degree by building on already rich adult experiences with a balanced liberal studies program in the arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. Scheduling and advising services, as well as the pace of individual coursework, are all tuned to meet the needs of today’s busy adults.
Advisors:
Richard Adams
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217

(718) 997-5713
Richard.Adams@qc.cuny.edu

Nancy Casey
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217

(718) 997-4686
Ann.Casey@qc.cuny.edu
Advising Services for Students with Disabilities

In conjunction with the Office of Special Services​, the AAC provides supportive and effective academic advising services to ensure that students with disabilities are academically and personally successful on campus.

TRIO/DSSS Handbook of Guidelines to Disability Services

Advisor:
Laura Silverman
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217
(718) 997-5599​​​​​​​​​​

 

CUNY EDGE
A collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the City of New York Human Resources Administration (HRA), EDGE provides information and support services to CUNY students receiving public assistance. Help is also offered to parents with a dependent child who meet certain income guidelines.
EDGE offers a variety of services that help students meet college and HRA requirements so that they can graduate and obtain jobs that will lead to long-term economic self-sufficiency.
For general information about the EDGE program or to obtain services for students at the other CUNY colleges, call the Central Office at (646) 664-8186

Advisor:

Richard Adams
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217

(718) 997-5713
Richard.Adams@qc.cuny.edu

CUNY BA

CUNY BA is the university-wide, individualized degree. It’s an exciting, versatile, rewarding degree route for highly motivated, self-directed students whose academic goals transcend traditional majors. Students create their own degree plans, working directly with faculty mentors and academic advisors.

The university established the CUNY BA degree route in 1971 in response to professors and students who believed that CUNY should allow individual faculty and students to define programs of study.

Prospective and current CUNY BA students should contact the CUNY BA program for more information.

Advisor:

Richard Adams
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217

(718) 997-5713
Richard.Adams@qc.cuny.edu

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6412
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-8220​​​​​
Early College Initiative (ECI)

​The CUNY Early College Initiative (ECI) designs, develops, and supports schools that make earning a college degree more accessible, affordable, and attainable. ECI promotes social and economic mobility by restructuring the educational experience for students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

The ECI at CUNY supports seventeen public schools in New York City that blend a rigorous college-prep curriculum with the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit while in high school – at no cost to students and their families. These innovative schools make a college education more accessible, affordable and attractive to New York City students by offering programs that blur the lines between middle school, high school and college.

If you are already an Early College Initiative student at Queens College, please make an appointment with your advisor.

Advisor:

Samantha Clement

The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217

(718) 997-5666
Samantha.Clement@qc.cuny.edu

Honors Programs

Freshman Honors Program

Freshman Honors provides a specially designed liberal arts curriculum of interrelated classes that satisfy core requirements and incorporate experiences that integrate the work students do in these classes. Students in Freshman Honors are assigned an honors advisor who is knowledgeable about the college and its programs. Participants also enjoy early registration priority and are guaranteed seats in their honors classes. The Freshman Honors Program creates a community of students who are committed to gaining the best of what Queens College has to offer.

Freshman Honors Program
Honors Hall, Room 16
(718) 997-5502

Transfer Honors Program

The Queens College Transfer Honors Program (THP) offers scholarships and academic support for highly motivated and creative students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree at a world-class college that challenges them to do their best. THP provides scholarships at three levels: $1,000, half tuition, and full tuition (NY resident tuition rate). THP students join a community of learners in which students enjoy honors classes that are small in size and emphasize discussion and projects over lecture. The program provides dedicated academic advisors who support students in making the transition to QC, identifying mentors, submitting successful applications for internal awards, and preparing for graduate study or career placement. THP enhances the educational experience by helping students identify opportunities for internships, advanced research, study abroad, and other individualized projects. Program participants receive priority admission to competitive majors and honors programs, priority registration for classes, and preferred acceptance into our beautiful residence hall, Summit Apartments. Newly admitted THP students receive peer support, and later become peer mentors.

Transfer Honors Program
Honors Hall, Room 2
(718) 997-5519

Advisor:
Nancy Casey
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217
(718) 997-4686​
Ann.Casey@qc.cuny.edu

Interdisciplinary Major

The Interdisciplinary Major is designed for students who wish to complete a major concentration area in a subject not covered by any single department or program. The interdisciplinary major crafts one area of concentration between two departments, with approximately half of the credit course load taken in each department.

Interested students should consult with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center to receive further information and to obtain the appropriate form, which they must then take to the departments.
Departmental advisors must approve the proposed major and will discuss with the student what courses will be required. The proposed concentration must have a distinct and coherent interdisciplinary theme and the coursework, approved by the departments, should provide substantial expertise in that theme.
Advisor:
Richard Adams
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217
(718) 997-5713
Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Engineering​

​Queens College does not offer an engineering degree but, like many liberal arts colleges in the United States, it has a collection of courses that are equivalent to most of those taken in the first two years of engineering curricula. In addition, Queens College offers more specialized courses designed primarily for engineering students. By selecting courses properly, QC students can usually transfer into the third or fourth semester of most U.S. engineering programs.

Transfer programs have been worked out with several engineering schools in New York City. After completing two or three years of courses, QC students can transfer to one of these institutions with minimumal difficulty. It is important to begin considering engineering schools and collecting their catalogs early in your career at Queens College. Students interested in transferring to any engineering school should consult its catalog when planning their academic programs at QC. You should also plan to visit any institution you think you might want to transfer to.

Currently, Queens College has a streamlined articulated transfer plan with Columbia University. In this program, the student takes additional liberal arts courses, spending three years at Queens and two at the Columbia engineering school. Upon completing the program, the student receives two degrees: a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Columbia, and a BA in Physics from Queens College. (Due to the considerable overlap between the BA in Applied Physics and pre-engineering requirements, most engineering students opt to major in physics at QC.)

Advisor:
Dr. So Takei
Physics
Science Buiding, B2220
(718) 997-3379
So.Takei@qc.cuny.edu

​​​​​Pre-Health​

The Queens College Health Professions Advisory Services Office provides advice to students who plan to apply to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and veterinary medicine.

To become a practitioner in any health profession, a student usually completes pre-professional studies at a four-year college or university, and then applies for admission to an accredited professional school. The length of professional training varies according to the profession and degree of specialization.

The health careers listed above currently expect students to demonstrate a strong academic foundation, complete a baccalaureate, and show proficiency on a standard test as the minimum prerequisites for admission. Please see Academic Prerequisites.

Director and Advisor:
Valli Cook
Science Buiding, B3338
(718) 997-3470
qc.health.professions@qc.cuny.edu

Pre-Law

Pre-law at Queens College is committed to providing past and present QC students with the information, resources, and support they need to effectively and efficiently prepare for, apply to, and complete law school. ​​​​​​​​

Advisor:
Carl Bonomo
Political Science
Powdermaker Hall, 200Z
(718) 997-5488
Carl.Bonomo@qc.cuny.edu

Project Excel/BMI

Peer-To-Peer Mentoring: Project ExCEL’s Peer Mentoring Program strives to increase, encourage, and support the inclusion and educational success of under-represented groups and interested students–black males in particular–through outreach, mentorship, and guidance.

To help freshmen and sophomores make successful academic and social transitions to Queens College, they are matched with academically high achieving upper-class students. Mentors serve as role models and advocates, assisting incoming and continuing students with academic, social, and personal concerns. Mentors establish supportive relationships with mentees by providing appropriate resource information and referrals. Simultaneously, mentors maintain and demonstrate high academic achievement and participation on campus. Both mentors and mentees are provided with support systems based on a one-on-one, interactive relationship.

Academic and Professional Development:​ One of Project ExCEL’s major goals is to increase student success and retention through academic and professional development workshops and events. Emphasis is placed on promoting academic achievement, increasing support through campus relationships, and encouraging individual growth at Queens College. Project ExCEL takes a collaborative approach to bringing together faculty, staff and administrators from offices and programs to foster students’ success. It is our goal that a synergy of resources and campus-wide activities will cultivate achievement that permeates beyond each participant’s college life and into his/her career and future studies.

Programming to enhance the out-of-class experience includes:

    • ​Career services, honors and scholarships, and academic skills workshops.
    • Grant opportunities to attend local and national academic and professional development forums. These monies can be used to help defray education-related expenses for conferences or summer enrichment programs.
  • Applications can be downloaded and submitted to the Academic Advising Center in Kiely Hall, Room 217.

 

Academic Services: Project ExCEL offers participants one-on-one academic advising sessions throughout their academic careers at Queens College. Participants will have the opportunity to develop strong and informative relationships with trained Academic Advising Center staff members who will help them better manage their academic interests and responsibilities. Students will receive structured advice and tools to help them maneuver through college and plan for their future.

Multicultural Peer Mentor Program: The Multicultural Peer Mentor Program, sponsored by Project ExCEL and the Academic Advising Center, is a program available to incoming freshmen this fall. This program is designed to assist incoming freshmen (mentees) from racially diverse backgrounds with their transition to Queens College by pairing each of them with an upperclassman (mentor) from a racially diverse background. Peer Mentors will provide academic and social support, guidance, and exposure to the great variety of resources and opportunities at QC.
First-year students interested in becoming a part of this new initiative–led by energetic upperclassmen ready to ensure that you have a great experience at QC–should apply to this program TODAY!
What could first-year students gain from this program?
  • Relationships with students from similar racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Skills that will support a successful transition to college
  • Access to the variety of campus resources and university programs available to QC students
  • Personal relationship with an upper-class​ student who is excited about mentoring and willing to assist with the transition
If you have any additional questions about the Multicultural Peer Mentor Program, please contact jorge.alguera@qc.cuny.edu or rajiv.singh@qc.cuny.edu

Rajiv A. Singh

Project Director & Academic Advisor

Project ExCEL, CUNY Black Male Initiative

Email: rajiv.singh@qc.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-997-4865

 

Yasmin Jalil

Administrative & Academic Coordinator

Project ExCEL, CUNY Black Male Initiative

Email: yasmin.jalil@qc.cuny.edu​​

Re-Entries and Long-Distance Learners
  • Re-entry advising is for returning students who have been out of school for an extended period of time and/or under prior curricula.
  • Long-distance learners are relocated students living outside of the state/country who are eligible to complete their remaining coursework at other colleges or universities or online
Advisor:
Patrice Morgan
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217
(718) 997-4613​​​​​​​​​
Patrice.Morgan@qc.cuny.edu
Reverse Transfer

Reverse transfer​ is a process by which credits earned by a student at a baccalaureate institution that meet and complete the academic credentials of an associate degree at a previously attended community college are transferred from the four-year institution to the two-year institution; thus, providing the student with the awarded associate degree from the community college.

Advisors:

Catherine A. Zonsky
Associate Director
Kiely Hall 206
718-997-5459
Catherine.Zonsky@qc.cuny.edu​

Irene Peralta
Academic Advisor
Kiely Hall 217
718-997-5020
Irene.Peralta@qc.cuny.edu​

SEEK

Launched in 1966, SEEK is designed to reach qualified high school graduates who might not attend college otherwise. The program starts during the summer, with intensive workshops for matriculating freshmen who did not pass portions of the CUNY Assessment Test. During their first semester, SEEK participants are organized into learning communities—groups who take at least three courses together and develop their own informal support network. Supplemental instruction covers all the first-year classes and some upper-level courses; free tutoring is available. Staff counselors help students apply for financial aid and address personal, social, and career issues.

SEEK Advising​
Delany Hall 128
(718) 997-3100​​
The Dream.US Scholarship

Queens College is proud to be a partner in the TheDream.US. Scholarships of up to $25,000 are available to DREAMers–undocumented first-time college students or community college graduates–who enroll through CUNY. Based on financial need, scholarship awards will help cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation costs. ​​​​

For more information, please visit www.cuny.edu/TheDreamUS.
Advisor:
Nancy Casey
The Academic Advising Center, Kiely Hall 217
(718) 997-4686​
Ann.Casey@qc.cuny.edu
Veteran Student Services

​Queens College is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and developing channels of communication among veterans, military personnel, and dependent students, and enhancing their experience on campus. The college welcomes and supports these individuals and recognizes the contributions they make as citizens and as students. We are proud of the level of diversity and academic excellence they bring to our school.

Veteran Student Services has been designed specifically to address the multiple nee​ds of veteran and military students at QC. The VSS team offers collaborative academic and supportive services in each of the offices listed under Related Links. In addition, we provide referrals to local community and government agencies that can offer assistance with housing, medical, and mental health issues.

VSS is dedicat​ed in assisting veterans, military personnel, and dependents in pursuing their academic careers.

How do we do this?

  • Dedicated staff members to help with the transition back into civilian life
  • Dedicated office space for access to services and resources (SU 320)
  • Lounge space for students to decompress and socialize (SU 209)
  • Priority registration for classes
  • Tuition bill deferments
Student Union, Room 320
(718) 997-5539
veterans@qc.cuny.edu