Committee on Admissions

Annual Report for 2019-20


  • Aliza Atik, English
  • Jason Demas, Health, Physical Education Dance, Secretary
  • Katwicia Desruisseaux, College Discovery
  • Leslie Francis, Business
  • Kenneth Pearl, History, Chairperson
  • Sunil Dehipawala, Physics

Beginning August 2020:

  • Carmen Reid, Nursing
  • Sarbani Ghoshal, Biological Sciences & Geology

Student Representatives:

  • Bryan Chan
  • Eun Jung Shin
  • Daniela Teshima Valenzuela


  • Shanaz Georgilis, Nursing, COC Liaison
  • Richard Mako, Library, Steering Committee Designee
  • Linda Evangelou, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Admissions and Recruitment, President's Liaison

Jankee Guzman, CUNY Office Assistant (Admissions)

The Committee on Admissions met 6 times during the 2019-2020 academic year. The following are the dates and results:

Meeting Dates and Data about Admissions
Dates Approved Denied Total
11/1/2019 16 4 20
12/6/2019 26 14 40
1/3/2020 16 16 32
1/8/2020 8 11 19
5/5/2020 2 5 7
5/28/2020 4 4 8
6/19/2020 29 16 45
7/9/2020 3 1 4
7/23/2020 11 9 20
8/11/2020 12 5 6
Totals: 127 86 216

Academic Fresh Start Policy: Has successfully removed applications that could have been denied and differed to other CUNY programs. Prior to this, students with poor transcripts with a multi-year pause in education could have been in too large of a hole academically to continue at QCC. The Academic Fresh Start policy has appeared to help these students by removing them from our application pool and allowing them back. This policy has also has caused a decrease in the applications for some of the meetings.

Joint Application Between CCS & Admissions:
The joint application assisted in filling in any blank information that was previous missing in some applications. It allowed for fewer applications to be delayed as a decision was not able to be determined. We also started to schedule our meetings after the CCS schedule to further assist with having complete applications during meetings.

At the August 8 meeting, Jason Demas was elected chair for the 2020-21 academic year and Carmen Reid was elected secretary.

The committee would also like to thank Jankee Guzman for her hard work and dedication in support of the committee.

Respectfully submitted,
Kenneth Pearl, Chairperson, 2019-2020

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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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.