Students walking through the Queens College campus.
Students walking through the Queens College campus.

General Application Information

Many prospective students think they cannot attend Queens College or the City University of New York (CUNY) because of their immigration status. However, this is not the case. Students may apply, attend, and graduate from Queens College regardless of their immigration status! Notably, when applying to Queens College, no immigration-related documents are required. Additionally, the CUNY undergraduate application will ask questions regarding a student’s citizenship or immigration status, but students can select “other/prefer not to answer.” Furthermore, students can opt out of providing a social security number (SSN) if they do not have one.

All information given to CUNY and Queens College during the application process is confidential and not shared with outside organizations. Queens College welcomes all students to apply, no matter their immigration status. For more information on the application process from the perspective of undocumented and immigrant students, please review the following sections and the video below beginning at the 12:55 timestamp.

Freshman Students Application Process

Entering first-year students should start by clicking the buttons below and visiting the information pages on the application process from the Queens College Undergraduate Admissions Office and the CUNY Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students can also refer to the steps below for more information. Currently, there is no deadline to apply, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Step 1: Complete the CUNY Application

Once students decide to apply to Queens College, the first step is to complete the CUNY freshman application. Please remember the CUNY freshman application requires an essay and at least one academic reference. Interested students can apply to Queens College by clicking the button below! For a visual guide on how to fill out an application, please watch the video below.

Step 2: Supporting Documents

After applying, students will need to provide supporting documents. Freshman applicants must provide Queens College with their official high school transcript(s), which include all the student’s course grades.

Official domestic transcripts can be sent via email to Transcripts@qc.cuny.edu. Meanwhile, all foreign transcripts from international institutions should be sent to Transcripts@cuny.edu. Students requesting international transcripts from their institutions should utilize the International Transcript Request Form. For more information on how to submit your transcripts, please click here.

For a visual guide on how to upload any other supporting documentation, please refer to the video below.

Step 3: Check Your Application Status

After uploading supporting documents, students should routinely check the status of their application by claiming and activating their CUNY First Account. For a guide on how to activate your CUNY First account, please click here.

Please know students will need to either use the last four digits of their social security number (SSN) or your assigned four-digit placeholder number if you are an undocumented or immigrant student who does not have an SSN. If you do not know your assigned four-digit placeholder number, please contact the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative at ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu or 718-997-3990 for assistance. 

For a visual guide on activating your CUNY First account, checking your application status, and accepting your admission to Queens College (if applicable), please watch the videos in the carousel below. Accepted students should also visit this website outlining the next steps for accepted students.

Important Factors to Consider

When planning for or already attending college, it is essential to consider the cost of tuition and fees and your financial aid eligibility. For more information on the New York resident tuition rate and financial aid relating to undocumented and immigrant students, please click the buttons below and visit our web pages on these topics.

Have Questions? Need Help? Contact Us!

Update: The Immigrant Student Support Initiative is undergoing a transition, and services are currently unavailable. In the meantime, prospective students are encouraged to contact the Queens College Undergraduate Admissions Office for support at 718-997-5600 and Admissions@qc.cuny.edu. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 

After reviewing this website, if students have questions about applying to Queens College, we invite them to connect with our office. Queens College students can make an appointment with the Immigrant Student Support Initiative by clicking the button below and logging into Navigate. After logging into Navigate, students must select Student Affairs as the care unit. Then, the tag Immigrant Support is labeled at the beginning of our available services.

Prospective Queens College students and their families may make an appointment with the Immigrant Student Support Initiative via Calendly by clicking the button below.

If students are unavailable during the provided times, they may contact us and arrange a different meeting time. Lastly, if individuals have any questions or concerns about financial aid, they may also contact our office at 718-997-3990 and ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu.

Office Information

Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11367
Office: King Hall, Room 213
Campus Map

Contact Information

Phone: 718-997-3990
Email: ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu 

Staff Information

Jennifer L. Jarvis
Vice President
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Ethan Jenkins
Program Coordinator

Javette Smallwood
TheDream.US Liaison 

Kazi Hossain
Administrative Intern

Stay in Touch

Schedule an Appointment

Join Our Email List!

If students are interested in receiving up-to-date information on services, resources, scholarships, and support available to the immigrant community, please click here and join the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative email list.

Joining the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative email list ensures that students quickly receive information that will enhance their academic journey at Queens College!

Schedule an Appointment!

Update: Appointment services are currently unavailable. 

Current Queens College students may schedule in-person or virtual appointments with the Immigrant Student Support Initiative by logging into Navigate. The Navigate login page is available here. After logging into Navigate, students must select “Student Affairs” as the care unit. The tag “Immigrant Support” is on our available services.

Prospective Queens College students may schedule in-person or virtual appointments via Calendly by clicking here.

If students are unavailable during the provided times, they may contact us and arrange a different meeting time.

CUNY Application Video Guides

Video 1: CUNY Freshman Application Overview
Video 2: Application Payment Guide
Video 3: Application Fee Waiver Guide
Video 4: Supporting Documents Guide
Video 5: Adding a Recommender Guide
Video 6: Claiming Your CUNY First Account
Video 7: Checking Your Application Status
Video 8: Accepting Your Admission Guide