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Are you seeking to take courses but not enroll full-time in a degree program? Non-degree courses can help you earn college credits. Each semester, for various reasons, hundreds of non-degree students take advantage of the comprehensive coursework offered at Queens College.


  • Can register only for a maximum of 11 credits per semester.
  • Must apply for matriculation before accumulating 24 credits.
  • Do not intend to enroll in education or linguistics courses.
  • Degree students currently enrolled in another CUNY college must apply for an ePermit using CUNYfirst.
  • Not eligible for financial aid or scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who has completed high school or the equivalency exam and never attended college.
  • Visiting students from another accredited university/college in good academic standing
  • Students who have already earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree​

Is an Immunization Record Required? 

Yes. you will need to complete the immunization form and submit it to healthquestions@qc.cuny.edu

If you attended any CUNY before, it is only required one time. (even if classes are online)

** You will not be able to register for classes without meeting the immunization requirement.

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Office Information

Email: nondegree@qc.cuny.edu

​Virtual Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

*Use the email above if you have trouble submitting your application.

How to apply?

Application priority deadlines

 August for Fall                    December for Spring

 *We will continue to accept applications based on space availability.

  Required supplemental documents

  • Proof of high school graduation (transcript) 
  • Unofficial or official college transcript
  • Letter from home school stating your current academic standing 
How much does it cost?
  • Application fee: Currently waived.
  • Tuition: Students taking a non-degree course pay the non-degree student tuition costs per credit. Review tuition and fees information here.