Creating Access - Opening Doors

Prospective College Discovery students must complete the following:

Dates to Remember

  • Financial Aid Filing Priority Deadline, May 1st
    • Priority seating deadline May 1st. Submit your supplemental form and all supporting documents by the deadline date above
  • Advisement & Registration, Begins early-April for the fall semester. Schedule an appointment or call the at 718-631-6210

Summer Experience

All prospective College Discovery students must attend a mandatory Summer Experience prior to the fall semester. Students must complete any required remedial course(s), in Reading, Writing, and/or Math, free of charge, during the college’s five-week summer session. In addition, the required Introduction to College Life course (required for all QCC freshmen), must be taken during the summer experience.

College Discovery Courses:

The CD program also requires students to complete a three-week CD 100 – Seminar course in the fall, as well as a ten-week CD 101–Strategies for Success course. The counseling team will provide more information about these courses at the time of advisement and registration for the summer/fall semester.

CUNY Assessment Tests

  • All new students must take one or more of the college’s placement tests in Reading, Writing and/or Math. If these tests are necessary, you will receive notification by mail. It’s important that you follow up and take these tests. The results of these tests become the foundation for the advisement and registration session. Your CD counselor will need the results to help place you in the correct classes. Office of Testing

August Graduates:

  • If you will be completing high school graduation requirements during the summer and wish to be considered for the College Discovery Program, please bring a letter from your high school stating the dates of summer school attendance to the College Discovery Office, Science Bldg., room 124.

Transfer Students

  • You are eligible for College Discovery as a transfer student provided you have been enrolled in an EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), College Discovery, HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program), SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) or a similar academic and financial support program at your previous institution. If your prior college did not have an EOP or a similar program during the time of your attendance, you may be considered for transfer eligibility and should contact the College Discovery office for further information.

"I'm majoring in Nursing and I'm extremely grateful to the College Discovery Program for the help and overall experience". - Natasha Robinson, First Year Freshman, Class of Fall 2016.


Print and complete the College Discovery Supplemental Form

Is your application status listed as incomplete? For assistance, please contact us by email at

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College Discovery New Student Checklist

Welcome New College Discovery Admitted Student!

The checklist below contains the steps you will need to complete before you can register for classes! You will also have a chance to review this list with your College Discovery Counselor.

Enrollment Confirmation Process before Registering for Summer/ Fall Classes:

Complete and Submit: 2018-2019 College Discovery Supplemental Form before June 1.
In addition, you must submit:

  • Copy of parent(s) income taxes - 2017

  • Federal IRS tax transcript from the IRS office - 2017

  • Other supporting proof of income documents - 2017 (see To Do List below)

Attend a College Discovery Freshman Welcome.

Financial Aid: Complete your 2018-19 FAFSA application online

Placement Testing: Prepare for and take your CUNY Assessment Tests. To schedule a testing appointment, contact the Office of Testing at 718-631-6358. If you were tested at another CUNY College, please notify the Testing office.

Health History Forms: Complete and submit your Health History Forms and proof of immunizations to Health Services, Medical Arts Building, Room MC-02 or Fax to 718.631.6330. Access the forms

Advisement & Registration: Schedule an appointment for advisement and registration Summer/Fall classes, by contacting the College Discovery Office at 718-631-6210 or

Register for mandatory Summer/Fall class(es). Summer Session begins July 8, 2019

If attending summer school to complete high school graduation requirements, please provide a letter in a sealed envelope from the high school. The letter must include dates of summer school attendance.

Check the To Do List below for any required documents

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College Discovery / Financial Aid To Do List

  • College Discovery Supplement Form

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Student Taxes (if applicable)

  • Parent’s Taxes

  • Parent IRS Transcript

  • 2017 PA Budget Letter

  • 2017 SNAP

  • IRS Non-Tax Filer Statement for 2016

  • 2017 Child Support Report

  • Unemployment Benefits for 2016

  • Other Document(s); if required

Campus Cultural Centers

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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 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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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.