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Academic Fresh Start Program

The Academic Fresh Start (AFS) program provides an opportunity for students who have had a minimum 4-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 4 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.

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you need accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact Queensborough's Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) 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 GalleryOpens in a new window

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.