Transfer Resource Center: Transfer Overview

Transfer Resource Center

The Transfer Resource Center has resources available online to help you research transfer options after you graduate from Queensborough Community College.

We are also available to assist you virtually by email or telephone. Call us to schedule a virtual appointment.


Application Deadline Dates

  • CUNY College Deadline Dates

    • The priority deadline date for fall enrollment is February 1st.
    • The priority deadline date for spring enrollment is September 15th.
    • Applications received after the priority deadline date will be processed but acceptance will be based upon seat availability.
  • SUNY College Deadline Dates

    • The priority deadline date for fall enrollment is March 1st.
    • The priority deadline date for spring enrollment is October 15th.
    • Check individual college websites for details.
  • Private College Deadline Dates

    • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Check individual college websites for details.

Important Notices

For all students:

  • Clear all Bursar holds. CUNY will retrieve official transcripts for CUNY schools as long as the applicant does not have a Bursar hold on their account.
  • Check your graduation status in CUNYfirst>Self Service>Student Center>My Academics>View my Graduation Status. If blank, email the Graduation Audit Office immediately to inform them.

For students majoring in Forensic Accounting, Science for Forensics, Computer Science and Information Security or Criminal Justice:

  • Students graduating in the Fall semester who wish to transition to John Jay in the Spring semester do NOT need to apply. You will receive an email in mid-October from John Jay in your QCC email to which you must respond.
  • Students graduating in Spring or Summer semester who wish to transition to John Jay in the Fall semester do NOT need to apply. You will receive an email in mid-March from John Jay in your QCC email to which you must respond.
  • Students planning to graduate in the Winter session should contact the Transfer Resource Center at TransferResourceCenter@qcc.cuny.edu for assistance.

CUNY Transfer Credit Evaluation Tools

Degree Works

Degree Works helps you to track your academic progress while you are at QCC. It's "Transfer What-If" feature allows you to see how credits already completed, or in progress, at a CUNY college will transfer to another CUNY college and how they would apply toward a specific major.


Transfer Explorer (or TREX) is another great resource providing course equivalencies for all classes within CUNY. This tool can be used to discover how classes yet to be taken, would transfer to another CUNY college.

NOTE: Degree Works is NOT a substitute for consultation with your academic adviser.

CUNY Colleges

Click on the steps below to guide you on your CUNY application process:

  • You may apply to up to 4 individual CUNY colleges with one application.

  • If you are a current QCC student, no application fee is required.

  • Transcripts from CUNY colleges are not required. Official transcripts must be provided for all non-CUNY colleges and must be sent to CUNY/UAPC, P.O. Box 350145, Brooklyn, NY 11235.




For assistance with the CUNY application, contact the CUNY Welcome Center at admissions@cuny.edu or 212-997-2869.

CUNY College Essay Requirements

You may submit one of three essay topics as part of your transfer application to Baruch (recommended), Hunter (required) or Queens (required). The topics are:​


  • Tell us something meaningful about yourself that is not reflected in your application.

    You may choose to speak about your interests, aspirations and/or background.

  • It is often said that the road to success is paved with setbacks.

    Tell us about a time you faced a challenge or obstacle. What did you learn from it, and how did it contribute to your success?

  • Share an essay on any topic.

    You may use an essay that you have previously written or one that discusses a topic of your choice.

SUNY Colleges

Click on the steps below to guide you on your SUNY application process:

  • You may apply to up to 7 individual SUNY colleges with one application.

  • If you are graduating from QCC, or have already graduated and have not attended any four-year college, no application fee is required.

  • Official transcripts must be provided from all non-SUNY colleges. One copy must be sent to the Office of Admissions at each SUNY college to which you apply. You may order your QCC transcripts online.




For assistance with the SUNY application, contact the SUNY Welcome Center at askSUNY@suny.edu or 1-800-342-3811.

Private Colleges

Click on the steps below for information about Private four-year colleges:

  • Private colleges may use their own application, the Common App, or the Coalition for College Application.

  • Application fees vary by institution and application type used. Inquire about application fee waivers.

  • Official transcripts from QCC must be provided per the specific instructions shared. You may order your QCC transcripts online.


What happens next?

  • CUNY

    • Transfer applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received, usually within 6-8 weeks.
    • You can check your application status in CUNYfirst. This is also where you ACCEPT or DECLINE an admissions offer.
    • If your CUNYfirst account indicates that your high school and/or QCC transcripts are missing your application has been received but not yet processed.
    • You will receive an admissions decision from each CUNY college to which you apply. Once you accept an offer, the accepting college will perform a transfer credit evaluation. Once this process is completed you will be contacted via email regarding advisement and registration. This may take several weeks.
    • Once your final semester at QCC is completed, and all grades are posted, reach out to the Admissions office at your new college to request that they update your transcript.
  • SUNY

    • Transfer applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.
    • You will receive confirmation of your application by email. You can log into the SUNY portal in 48 hours to view your application status online.
    • You will receive an admission decision from each SUNY college to which you apply.
    • Once your final semester at QCC is completed, and all grades are posted, send an official transcript to your new college.
  • Private

    • As there are different ways to apply to private colleges, their next steps vary.
    • Transfer applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.

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