Coming Back to QCC

Academic Fresh Start Program

The Academic Fresh Start (AFS) program provides an opportunity for students who have had a minimum 2-year separation from QCC to re-enroll without being penalized for past unsatisfactory academic performance.

Student Eligibility Requirements*:

  • Have been a freshman or transfer student at QCC.
  • Have been out of QCC for 2 or more years and have not attended any other schools since leaving QCC.
    • Students who fail to disclose information about college attendance may be subject to CUNY's policy on application fraud.
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) below a 2.0 and otherwise not eligible to graduate.
  • Meet graduation feasibility after a review of earned credits and GPA recalculation.

*Students dismissed for Academic Dishonesty are not eligible for Academic Fresh Start. However, students that were academically dismissed (cumulative GPA that has fallen below the requirements) are eligible to apply for Academic Fresh Start.

Learn more about Academic Fresh Start

How to Apply as a Second Degree Student

Students who have received an Associate degree from Queensborough Community College should complete the online CUNY Application as a transfer student. The application will then be processed internally to reflect second degree status.

Students who have obtained a baccalaureate degree, or attended another college(s) since leaving/graduating Queensborough must also submit official transcript(s) from those institutions to the Admissions Office. Transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credit consideration, and such credit will be determined according to the college’s transfer policy. Students for a second degree are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits toward the new Associate degree at Queensborough.

Steps After Readmission

I completed my readmission application. What are the next steps?

Now that you have submitted your readmission application, here is what you can expect: 

  1. Once your readmission application is reviewed and approved, we will email you the final decision or the status of your application.
  2. If you attended another institution during your time away from QCC, you must submit all official transcripts as soon as possible as this may delay the processing of your application. Contact our Admissions team to learn about the many ways you can submit your official documents.
  3. Once you are readmitted, contact the Office of Financial Aid to complete your financial aid application.
  4. You will receive an email inviting you to schedule an advisement and registration session. All advisement sessions are by appointment only! Make sure to secure your appointment as soon as you receive the email. At your advisement session, you will speak with an Academic Advisor who will assist you with selecting your courses and connect you with our support services.
  5. Contact the Office of Admissions at with any question you may have or visit us during office hours.

CUNY Reconnect

Have you heard of CUNY Reconnect? Read all about it below. 

Have some college credit but didn't complete your degree? Now is the time for you to finish what your started. With CUNY Reconnect at QCC more adult learner students are returning to college to complete their degree. CUNY Reconnect works with our QCC Admissions and Adult Learner Counselor Team to ensure students can take advantage of the following:

  • Personalized counseling to enroll you in the courses you need.
  • Take advantage of one of the most affordable degree offerings across NY State. 
  • Financial Aid Planning to ensure you can plan out the cost of coming back to college, and determine what financial aid you may be eligible for.
  • CUNY Reconnect provides eligible students with additional grants to off-set the cost of returning to college. 

Click the link below to Contact our Adult Learner Counselor Team to learn more about CUNY Reconnect at QCC.

Contact our Adult Learner Counselor Team

Office of Accessibility Services

If you need accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact Queensborough's Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) at 718-631-6257.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.