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Transferring to Queens College

If you're thinking of transferring, you're not alone: Today, about a third of all undergraduates start their academic career at one college and continue it at another. Transcripts from high school and all previous colleges must be submitted. There is no fee for currently enrolled CUNY students; candidates from other schools are charged $70.

Students who have earned fewer than 30 credits need a 2.75 GPA in college work and must meet the admission requirements for a first-time freshman – see profile here​. Students with 30 or more credits must have a 2.50 GPA calculated from all colleges attended.

In addition, all prospective transfers need to be University Skills Proficient. 

The NYS Excelsior Scholarship​: Find out if you are eligible for free tuition at Queens College. 


Options for Incoming Transfer Students

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Queens College has divisional honors programs in the humanities, math and natural sciences, and social sciences that are available to incoming transfer students. Prospective math teachers may qualify for scholarships and other incentives through Queens College's innovative math education program, TIME 2000. Business and Liberal Arts, another Queens College initiative, familiarizes students with basic business disciplines; it's designed for top-performing underclassmen, regardless of their major. Queens College also has a Transfer Honors Program, offering scholarships, dedicated advising, and cohort classes to qualified students. Begin the application process for scholarships using this form. (Download using Google Chrome for best results.)


The Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) program serves transfer students who were part of a HEOP, EOP, College Discovery, or similar program at other colleges. Students enrolled in community college programs must complete their associate’s degrees to continue to receive the services provided to academically underprepared and economically disadvantaged students. For more information, please contact the Queens College SEEK Office at 718-997-3100. 



Each fall, Queens College offers merit-based scholarships to full-time transfer students, with awards of half New York State tuition for two years. These awards may cover a significant part of the tuition for both in-state and out-of-state residents.    

Minimum requirements to apply for Transfer Honors Program scholarships are:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher and 50+ credit hours towards an AA, AS or BA degree for $1,000/per semester
  • GPA of 3.7 or higher and 60+ credit hours towards an AA, AS or BA degree for scholarships ranging from half-tuition to full-tuition (NY in-state tuition)
  • A supplemental application including an essay and a writing sample
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • Completion of freshman and sophomore level prerequisites in the intended major (2-4 courses as appropriate) 
  • Coursework in all of the following areas: composition, humanities, social sciences, math, laboratory and physical sciences
  • Students already enrolled at Queens College are not eligible to apply 


The selection process for scholarships at Queens College is very competitive, and they are awarded on the basis of academics, motivation and presentation.

Begin the application process for scholarships using this form. (Download using Google Chrome for best results.)

Transfer Credit Evaluation 

Admitted students may access their Transfer Credit Evaluation on CUNYfirst.
If you are transferring from a college outside of CUNY, you must provide an official transcript from each institution for your transfer credit evaluation. Once you complete your current courses, a final official transcript must be submitted to the Welcome Center, located in the Jefferson Hall Lobby.

Transfer of credit will be considered for courses completed with a minimum grade of C– at an accredited, degree-granting U.S. or international institution (or any passing grade from a CUNY college).
If a course was taken on a pass/fail basis at another institution, the official transcript must state that the pass grade equals a C- or better for transfer credit to be considered.​  
Transfer credits evaluated as “499” courses are generally considered electives and may not be counted toward major or minor requirements without department approval.

Please note: students must complete at least 45 credits at Queens College in order to receive a degree.


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