Queens College students are able to take courses at other CUNY colleges to fulfill some of their degree requirements. This is called an ePermit, and it allows students to take courses in assorted disciplines, various times, and in different semesters during their degree programs.
The ePermit is open for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is ideal for students who want to:
- Complete their course requirements early.
- Are not able to take specific courses at Queens due to scheduling conflicts.
- Interested in taking different course topics at other CUNY colleges.Students can access the ePermit through CUNYFirst via the Student Center. Check out our application guide in our Quick Links for more information.
Who is eligible to request an ePermit?
- A matriculated student currently in attendance at a CUNY college (Home college);
- Undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.00;
- Graduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00;
- A student cannot have any holds on their record;
- A student must meet all their Home college registration requirements, such as completed immunization;
- Newly admitted and continuing Macaulay Honors College and CUNY BA students with advisor approval.
How many ePermit credits can I take?
For Undergraduate Students
Psychology majors can transfer a maximum of 18 credits from another institution into Queens College. Those 18 credits include courses that were transferred in when you entered a program as well as courses taken through the ePermit system. So, if you transferred in 6 credits, you only have 12 remaining credits that might be obtained through the ePermit system.
Psychology minors can transfer a maximum of 9 credits from another institution into Queens College. Those 9 credits include courses that were transferred in when you entered a program as well as courses taken through the ePermit system.
For Graduate Students
A maximum of 12 credits from an institution outside of Queens College may be transferred into a Queens College graduate program (depends on the program). Those 12 credits include courses that were transferred in when you entered a program as well as courses taken through the ePermit system. So, if you transferred in 6 credits, you only have 6 remaining credits that might be obtained through the ePermit system.
When should I start planning to initiate an ePermit?
Ideally, you should starting planning before classes are posted on CUNYFirst. This typically occurs in November for the Spring Semester, and in April for the Fall semester. Please plan accordingly, as the amount of time needed to process an ePermit can vary quite a bit. Sometimes the entire process can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, in rare cases, it can take a few months.
Please also remain in contact with your home and visiting college ePermit advisor and college registrar to make sure your ePermit process is going smoothly. Give up to two weeks for responses and begin your ePermit journey as early as possible.
Can I cancel my ePermit if I change my mind?
A student may cancel their ePermit request at any time prior to registering at the Host College. If you decide to do the ePermit again, you will need to take the same steps you initially made.
How will I be charged for ePermit courses?
Tuition is charged and paid at a student’s Home College. Students eligible for financial aid are to apply through their Home College and are responsible for meeting any credit load requirements. Tuition is calculated based on the Host College credits. Courses for which material fees are applied are paid by the student to the Host College.
How does an ePermit affect financial aid?
It is the student’s responsibility to make certain that their total credits meet financial aid eligibility and credit load requirements. Students should meet with an academic advisor at their Home College with any course related questions. Questions concerning financial aid can be addressed by a financial aid counselor at the Home College.