Annual Report of the Committee on Committee on Admissions

To: Steering Committee, Academic Senate

From: Chair, Committee on Admissions

Date: September 14, 2021


  • Aliza Atik, English
  • Jason Demas, Health, Physical Education & Dance, Chair
  • Katwicia Desruisseaux, College Discovery
  • Leslie Francis, Business (Fall 2020)
  • Sarbani Ghoshal, Biological Sciences & Geology
  • Carmen Reid, Nursing, Secretary

Beginning January 2021:

  • Md. Shahadat Hossain, Engineering Technology


Student Representatives

  1. Bryan Chan
  2. Eun Jung Shin
  3. 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)

Committee Meeting Dates

The Committee on Admissions met 7 times during the 2020-2021 academic year. The committee also worked remotely to review other applications.

Narrative summary of committee work

The committee also worked remotely to review other applications. The following are the dates and results:

Meeting Dates and Data about Admissions

Meeting Dates and Data about Admissions
Dates Approved Denied Total
10/16/20 21 7 19    28
11/20/20 12 4 7    16
12/18/20 13 2 8    15
1/8/21 17 0 45  17
4/9/21 18 7    1 pending CCS 4    26
5/28/21 13 3 20    16
6/24/21 12 1 6    13
Remote 7  8 2 216    10
Totals: 113    114 29    26    1 141

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 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.

Streamlining the Process:

The pandemic has forced the process of reapplying and reviewing of applications to be more streamlined and has reduced to use of paperwork. The process is not complete as hope we continue to make the process easier and accessible for students.

New Committee Members – newly elected Chair and Secretary

  • Charissa Che, English (2021-2024)
  • Jason Demas, Health, Physical Education & Dance (2021-2024)


On 5/28, Jason Demas was reelected chair for the 2021-22 academic year and Carmen Reid was reelected secretary.

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

Respectfully Submitted,
Jason Demas Chairperson, 2020-2021

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