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, 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 transfer application process at CUNY, please watch the video below.

Transfer Students Application Process

Prospective transfer 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 transfer students are encouraged to visit the Undergraduate Admission’s Office Transfers webpage and apply as soon as possible.

Step 1: Learn about Entry Requirements & Credit Transfers

Before prospective transfer students apply to Queens College, they should review the CUNY College Admission Profiles and understand how their earned credits will transfer by reviewing this CUNY webpage. Useful tools to assist students in tracking their degree completion status and determining transfer options include DegreeWorks and the Transfer-Explorer (T-Rex). For more information on these tools, please click here and the buttons below.

Step 2: Complete the CUNY Application

Once transfer students decide to apply to Queens College, the second step is to complete the CUNY transfer application. Currently/previously enrolled CUNY Students, College Now students, early college students, and CUNY employees should apply via their CUNY First account. Students transferring from outside institutions should apply as future students using an application account.

All interested students can apply to Queens College by clicking the button below! For a visual guide on how to fill out the transfer application, please watch the video below.

Step 3: Supporting Documents

After applying, students will need to provide supporting documents. Transfer applicants must provide an official transcript from each education institution they attended.

Official domestic transcripts can be sent 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. Students currently enrolled at CUNY will have their transcripts submitted automatically if they apply using their CUNY First account. 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 4: Check Your Application Status

After uploading supporting documents, students should routinely check the status of their application. Students new to CUNY must start 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 must 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 visit this website outlining the next steps for accepted students. Please keep in mind that admitted transfer students will be issued a transfer credit pre-evaluation. After receiving the pre-evaluation, students must complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form by visiting each academic department they seek credits from. Upon finishing the form, students must submit it to the Queens College Admissions Office for final review.

Step 5: Apply to the Transfer Honors Program

Prospective transfer students should consider applying to the Queens College Transfer Honors Program before they enroll in classes. Students admitted to the program receive scholarships at two levels, half or full tuition (NYS resident tuition rate), for the four-semester duration of their studies at Queens College. The program also provides dedicated academic advising, early registration for courses, and priority consideration for competitive majors and honors programs.

To be eligible for this program, students must have a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or higher and completed 60 credits toward their degree at their prior institution. 

Notably, undocumented and immigrant students are eligible to apply to the Transfer Honors Program. For more information on the Queens College Transfer Honors Program, please visit their website.

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 transfer 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.

Transfer-Explorer (T-Rex) Video Guides

Video 1: Introducing Transfer-Explorer (T-Rex)
Video 2: T-Rex Basics Guide
Video 2: CUNY to CUNY by Course Guide
Video 3: CUNY to CUNY by Subject Guide
Video 4: CUNY to CUNY by Transcript Guide
Video 5: Non-CUNY T-Rex Guide
Video 6: Major Requirements T-Rex Guide

CUNY Application Video Guides

Video 1: CUNY Transfer Application Overview
Video 2: Application Payment Guide
Video 3: Supporting Documents Guide
Video 4: Claiming Your CUNY First Account
Video 5: Checking Your Application Status
Video 6: Accepting Your Admission Guide