College Focus

What is remediation?

Did you know that 1 in 4 college students have to take remedial classes? Did you know that remedial classes repeat high school material but cost more time and financial aid than college courses? Did you know that students in remediation cannot take the courses they need to graduation until they are remediation free?  The new Excelsior Scholarship for graduating seniors who are eligible financially may not be able to take advantage because of the need for remediation.  Students who are remedial free generally have enough grant money to see them through to graduation versus students with remedial who cannot begin their classes toward their degrees.    

Some of our partner high schools conduct College Focus classes at their campuses:

  • Hillcrest High School – Math and ELA
  • Francis Lewis High School – Math
  • Bayside High School – Math
  • Martin Van Buren High School – Math and ELA
  • John Bowne High School – Math and ELA

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
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.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
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.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
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.