Spring '22 Semester

In-Person | Hybrid | Online (Asynchronous and Synchronous)

Course Delivery for Spring '22

Being safe has been the goal of Queensborough since we began planning for a return to in-person classes and services after more than a year and a half of mostly remote learning. We are excited to announce that many classes will be held in person for Spring ‘22. The college will still offer online and hybrid classes for those who prefer this type of instruction or who are unable to attend in-person classes due to work or family obligations.

With vaccines continuing to bring relief from Covid-19, it is important you continue towards your degree at Queensborough in the spring, and, if your schedule permits, to include a winter session course to accelerate towards graduation.

Be Safe - Be Smart - Be Ready. Register for Spring '22 Today!

Classes will be taught in one of four ways:

In-person class meetings will be taught face to face in the classroom on campus, with care and attention given to social distancing in the interest of student and faculty health and safety.

In Person Class on CUNYFirst

  • A hybrid class includes a combination of online instruction (synchronous or asynchronous) with some in-person class meetings taught face to face in a classroom on campus, with care and attention given to social distancing in the interest of student and faculty health and safety.

Hybrid courses appear like this in the course schedule:

- Instruction Mode: Hybrid

Hybrid instruction mode for courses listed in CUNYfirst

  • Asynchronous classes do not require you to login to your virtual course at a specified time.
  • You will be required to complete coursework, for example, watch pre-recorded lectures, films or other provided media such as readings, on your own time, but be mindful of due dates specified by your professor!
  • Assignment deadlines and exam days/times are maintained and included on the class syllabus.
  • How can you tell if your online class is asynchronous? Login to CUNYfirst schedule of classes. The Instruction Mode is listed Under "Room" as "Online-Asynchronous"

Asynchronous online course listings appear like this in the course schedule:

-Instruction Mode: Online-Asynchronous

Asynchronous Class on CUNYFirst

  • Synchronous class meetings are similar to on campus classes in that you must be present (online) at the time the class is scheduled in CUNYfirst to meet.
  • These online classes will be taught live. You will engage with the instructor and other students.
  • You must login to a virtual learning platform, such as Blackboard, during scheduled class times. Your professors will inform you via email which platform the class will be using.
  • How can you tell if your online class is synchronous? Login to CUNYfirst schedule of classes. For synchronous classes, days/times are listed on the CUNYfirst schedule of classes. These are the days and times you are expected to be online.

Synchronous online courses appear like this in the course schedule:

-Instruction Mode: Online
-Dates & Times: Specific Days and Times indicate when you are expected to be online.

Synchronous Class on CUNYFirst

Note: All students registered for in-person or hybrid courses must submit proof of vaccination to CUNYFirst*.

All of us at Queensborough are here to help you stay on track towards graduation and achieve success!

Advantages to Registering Early for Spring:

  • You will be able to get the classes you need to stay on track towards graduation
  • You will be able to get the schedule that works best for you
  • You don't have to pay now*; just register for the classes you need
  • You can register for the next course in a sequence without waiting for your current semester grades; for example, if you enrolled in ENGL101 you can register now for ENGL102!

*Review your financial aid on CUNYfirst. If you have questions or need help contact the Office of Financial Services; and contact the Bursar's office for information about the 6 Ways to Pay Your Bill or to set up a Nelnet Payment Plan.

Spring classes start on Friday, January 28th.

*COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Spring '22

For the Spring 2022 semester, the vast majority of CUNY courses will be in-person. Students taking in-person or hybrid courses must be fully vaccinated when classes begin, meaning unvaccinated students will be withdrawn before classes begin if they do not meet the below guidelines and deadlines:

  • If your vaccination documents are already approved in CUNYfirst, you do not need to re-submit them.

  • If you are fully vaccinated but have not uploaded proof in CUNYfirst because all of your classes are currently remote, don't wait! Do it today and you'll be ready to visit campus or take an in-person class.

  • All students (except those with approved exemptions or exceptions) must be fully vaccinated in order to enter any CUNY facility.

  • Medical and religious exemptions must be submitted 30 days before the start of classes.

  • Students will be able to enroll for in-person/hybrid classes without providing proof of vaccination at the time of enrollment — but will need to be fully vaccinated and their documents approved before the beginning of classes.

Key Deadlines

Date that students will be dropped for Vaccination Non-Compliance*
Winter Session: January 2, 2022
Spring Session: January 27, 2022

Spring Session Begins on 1/28/22

  • 12/17/21 deadline for first dose of Moderna vaccine

  • 12/24/21 deadline for first dose of Pfizer vaccine

  • 1/14/22 deadline for single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • 1/18/22 deadline to upload proof of vaccination documents to CUNYfirst

After uploading your vaccine information, vaccination card, or medical or religious exemption request, it will take a few days to verify the information. Note: The system will not automatically notify you whether or not your vaccine information has been approved. After a couple of days, begin checking CUNYfirst to see if your vaccine information was approved. Once it is approved, you will also see the approval on your QCC Connect app. Show your approval on the app to Public Safety to access campus.

Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer:

There Are 2 Ways You Can Register for Spring:

Use DegreeWorks and Schedule Builder to choose your classes, plan your schedule then register for classes on CUNYfirst.

We are here to help you get ready for spring. You can email to make an appointment with an adviser using Starfish or CUNYfirst.

Find an Adviser

How do I Register for Spring Semester?

Current QCC and CUNY Students attending a CUNY College other than Queensborough should register via CUNYfirst. Advisement is not required, but we urge QCC students to make an appointment to speak with an adviser prior to registering. You can email or call your adviser (listed in Starfish).

  1. Login to CUNYfirst using your CUNY student account username and password, then click “Self Service” then click “Student Center”

  2. Once you are in the Student Center, click “Search For Classes”

    Student Cener screen within CUNYfirst

  3. For Institution choose “Queensborough Community College”

    For Term choose “2021 Spring Term”

    For Subject choose from the drop-down menu which subject you wish to do a class search for

    Search for Classes screen within CUNYfirst

  4. At the bottom click “Search

    Submit button location with arrow overlay pointing to the button.

  5. Choose which course from the subject list best fits your schedule

    Search results screen where you can select your desired course

  6. Either click “Enroll” to register for the course, or copy the Class number/Section to add to Schedule Builder*

    Screen showing where the Enroll tab is inside of CUNYfirst

*Note: If you wish to use Schedule Builder to help you create a Spring schedule, make sure to copy or write down the Class number or course Section for the class you wish to add to Schedule Builder. Click the link below for how to use Schedule Builder!

What is Schedule Builder?
Schedule Builder is designed to assist you in planning your schedule. Schedule Builder allows you to graphically view schedule options based on the courses and times that work best for you.

  1. Login to your Student Center on CUNYfirst.

  2. Click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link to access the Schedule Builder application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser).

  3. Once the application opens, Schedule Builder’s Welcome page should appear. Next, select the term in which you would like to search for classes directly on the Welcome page.


Register Using CUNYfirst

How do I Apply for Spring Semester?

Who is Eligible for Spring Semester?

  • Non-degree students

  • Visiting students who are current undergraduates at a non-CUNY college/university

Non-Degree Students

Non-degree students should complete the Non-degree PDF application.

Non-Degree Application

Visiting Students

Visiting students should complete the Visiting students PDF application.

Visiting Student Application


Non-degree and visiting students, if you have any questions with applying for spring classes at Queensborough please contact our Admissions office at admissions@qcc.cuny.edu

What Classes are being Offered?

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 GalleryOpens in a new window

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.