How College Now Works

Taking Classes

Classes are offered in both the fall and spring semesters of each year. Most classes will be offered at the partner high schools; some classes will be offered on the campus of Queensborough Community College. Please consult your College Now high school  liaison. College Now also offers Summer Programs on the QCC campus.

Classes meet before and after a student’s school day. Generally, students can expect a final exam and course work that may include quizzes, essays, papers, skills exercises and problem solving exercises as assigned by the instructor.



Students are expected to attend every class meeting of a course. Attendance is monitored from the first day a class begins. Lateness to class can be considered an absence as well. Absence from class can seriously affect the student’s chances of successfully completing a course. Generally absences beyond 15% of course hours may result in a failing grade for the course.

Getting College Credit

After participation in College Now courses, students will have an official transcript on file with Queensborough Community College. The transcript lists all the student’s courses, grades and Grade Point Average (GPA). The transcript will reflect all courses taken by the student, including: completed college credit courses (whether passed or failed) and College Now workshops. Students must claim their CUNYfirst accounts in order to have access to this transcript and to order copies to transmit to receiving colleges. See FAQs for more information on transcripts.

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.