At the heart of our mission is the principle that academic advising is integral to the enterprise of teaching, understanding oneself, and actualizing learning goals while in pursuit of an advanced education and degree. We believe that strong advising structures support and enhance students’ educational pathways and academic experiences while fostering educational engagement in preparation for roles and responsibilities in a global citizenry. Through its many programs, services, outreach efforts, and initiatives, the contributions and assessed outcomes of the Academic Advising Center (AAC) at Queens College reinforces the role of advising in student achievement and retention, thereby supporting the institutional mission and vitality of the College, and the future academic and personal successes of its students. Read more ...

The Center promotes the understanding, appreciation and negotiation of a liberal arts education by introducing and supporting the philosophy, history, purpose and value of such. This includes encouragement to explore the world through a broad range of courses with a global focus; studying various areas of knowledge from diverse perspectives; and becoming familiar with new ways of understanding the world for the development of one’s possibilities and contributions therein — “Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve.”

In doing so, advisors embrace ideologies and pragmatics in highlighting degree requirements, policies & procedures, campus services, student life, and educational opportunities that extend beyond classroom learning and beyond the receipt of the baccalaureate degree. Through a joint effort between the student and advisor, students may tailor their educational experiences in order to take full advantage of their current options so as to prepare them for a lifetime of choice and opportunity.

The Center serves as a support system for the student body and the academic programs and management of the institution by ensuring clarity, uniformity, and informational accessibility of college-wide academic, procedural and experiential information that is introduced upon students’ entry and supported centrally through graduation. The AAC provides the College’s centralized and integrated academic advising services to incoming and continuing undergraduate students to foster timely and successful receipt of the baccalaureate degree. ...Hide

SPRING 2015 CONTINUING STUDENT ADVISING SERVICES
(…*and incoming students for Spring 2015 who need additional assistance after already attending Orientation)

Beginning on Wednesday, January 28 through February 3, we must devote our services to incoming freshmen and transfers who have yet to see us. Certainly you remember those days as a new student!
In the future, as a continuing student, please try to see us during the regular semester (6-days-a-week advising that includes Saturdays and evenings!).
Please carefully review our schedule below for the next two weeks:

January 28, 2015 - February 13, 2015

DAYDATECOMPUTER LAB ACCESS, KY 236COUNSELING CENTER
Frese Hall, 1st Floor
Wed. Jan. 28 9:30AM – 5:00PM Guided assistance in lab for registration; use of CUNYfirst; Degree Works. 9:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM to 5:00PM; Escalated cases see Counseling Center
Thurs. Jan. 29 9:30AM – 5:00PM Guided assistance in lab for registration; use of CUNYfirst; Degree Works. 11:00AM – 3:00PM; Escalated cases see Counseling Center
Fri. Jan. 30 9:30AM – 5:00PM Guided assistance in lab for registration; use of CUNYfirst; Degree Works. 9:00AM – 12:00PM; Escalated cases see Counseling Center
Sat. Jan. 31 9:30-2:30PM Walk-in Advising Continuing Students;Advising Center Kiely Hall 217. New Students must sign up for Orientation.
Mon. Feb. 2 9:30AM – 5:00PM Guided assistance in lab for registration; use of CUNYfirst; Degree Works. 12:00PM – 5:00PM; Escalated cases see Counseling Center
Tues. Last day to add courses
Feb. 3 (11:59pm)
9:30AM – 5:00PM Guided assistance in lab for registration; use of CUNYfirst; Degree Works.
Any aid for which you may be eligible will be determined based on your registration as it stands on 2/3/15 at 11:59pm. Thus it is imperative to complete your registration by this date.
9:00AM – 11:00AM and 3:00pm – 5:00pm; Escalated cases see Counseling Center
Wed. Feb. 4 9:30AM – 6:00PM Walk–in Advising {All Students} Advising Center, KY 217
Thurs. Feb. 5 9:30AM – 4:00PM Walk–in Advising {All Students}, Advising Center, KY 217
Fri. Feb. 6 Front Desk Service Only {All Students}, KY 217
Sat. Feb. 7 9:30AM - 2:30PM Walk-in Advising {All Students}, Advising Center, KY 217
Mon. Feb. 9 9:30AM – 4:00PM Walk–in Advising {All Students}, Advising Center, KY 217
Tues. Feb. 10 9:30AM – 4:00PM Walk–in Advising {All Students}, Advising Center, KY 217
Wed. Feb. 11 9:30AM – 6:00PM Walk-in Advising {All Students}, Advising Center, KY 217
Thurs. Feb. 12 College Closed – Lincoln’s Birthday
Fri. Feb. 13 9:30AM – 4:00PM Walk–in Advising {All Students}, Advising Center, KY 217

Beginning on Tuesday, February 17th, we will move to our regular Spring semester’s schedule.
The Academic Advising Center is closed on 2/14/15 and 2/16/15 for President Day Weekend.

News Alert

QC Core Curriculum (CUNY Pathways) Requirements
The Pathways General Education framework is common to all CUNY colleges. This guarantees that the core curriculum requirements fulfilled at one CUNY college will carry over seamlessly if a student transfers to another CUNY college.
For more information, Click here.

STUDENTS WHO NEED TO TAKE THE COMPASS EXAM
(MATH PLACEMENT EXAM)


before the next advertised test date of February 5th, must go to the TESTING OFFICE for a testing appointment.

KIELY HALL, ROOM 232
TEL:718-997-5680

-AAC

New Courses for Spring 2015 from Department of Political Science

1. POWER in AMERICA
IS THE UNITED STATES STILL A DEMOCRACY?

2. POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS THROUGH FILM

Please read the detail in the attached pic, and note: There are no prerequisites for the following courses, which are open to all students regardless of major.
Students with questions are encouraged to email Professor Michael Krasner at mkrasner@sover.net.

Please click here for more information.

-AAC

TO ALL FINANCIAL AID AND LOAN RECIPIENTS:

SPRING 2015 Updates to Registration and Financial Aid Disbursement Processes

The college is pleased to announce improvements with the financial aid disbursement and registration process. These changes will result in aid being disbursed earlier in the semester, allowing eligible students to access and use funds much earlier than they were previously able.

YOUR REGISTRATION AS OF FEBRUARY 3rd AT 11:59pm WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE YOUR FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SEMESTER.

All ability to enroll yourself in classes on CUNYFirst will end on February 3rd at 11:59pm. Therefore, any net additions to your schedule should be completed and reflected in CUNYFirst by this deadline. Any aid for which you may be eligible (including grants and loans) will be determined based on your registration as it stands on February 3rd at 11:59pm. Please note that you may still be able to SWAP COURSES with departmental permission, and retain the eligibility established on February 3rd.
Direct Stafford Loans: Eligible undergraduate and graduate students registered for less than 6 credits on February 3rd, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. will be disqualified.
Adjustments and Appeal Process
If exceptional circumstances require that you adjust your schedule after February 3rd in a way that affects your financial aid, you should contact the department offering the course and they will work with the Registrar and Financial Aid offices to adjust your registration and financial aid. Please note that exceptions will be granted only for legitimate extenuating circumstances so you should make every effort to complete your registration by February 3rd.

LASTLY, IF YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR 60TH COMPLETED CREDIT (applies to new and continuing students), YOU MUST DECLARE YOUR MAJOR BY FEBRUARY 17th FOR THE RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL AID.

-AAC

Job Vacancy Notice

Title: Academic Advisor / Program Coordinator (Part-Time)
Compensation: $15/hr. @ 20 hrs a week; And Excellent benefits.

The Program Coordinator will work through the Academic Advising Center to assist in the activities and programming for undergraduate students, and will serve as an academic advisor, program and administrative assistant, and one of the point-persons for the BMI student population. Work responsibilities will be split evenly between coordinating the BMI funded project (known as Project ExCEL) and providing academic advising support to the Center. In addition, the Program Coordinator will assist in the implementation of the Project ExCEL Mentoring Program.

Please click here for more information.

-AAC

Have questions about financial aid at Queens College?
Learn about financial aid through these short videos.
financialAidVideo

-Financial Aid Services
Grade Replacement Policy Change Effective Fall 2014

Dear Queens College Students,
We write to alert you to a change in the policy on grade replacement that will take effect beginning in the Fall 2014 semester. For some students, this change may influence decisions on when to repeat or withdraw from a course, and therefore we wanted to inform you at this early date.
Beginning next fall, the College must abide by the University's uniform policy on grade replacement. The policy change does not impact a student's ability to repeat a course. It simply requires that the prior course grade (unless it is a failing grade) be computed into the overall grade point average.
more details...
With best wishes for your academic endeavors,

- Elizabeth Hendrey, Provost

New Declaration of Major Form is available online.
The Office of the Registrar has implemented a new electronic Declaration of Major Form that will allow the office to make real-time additions as new majors and minors are approved.

This new form can be found under the Downloadable Forms link on the Registrar’s website. Students will be asked to sign in using their MYQC username and password. This form will allow the student to declare, change, or add majors, minors and concentrations. They will receive a confirmation email after the form is initially completed and once again when the Registrar’s Office processes the request. This will inform students that that the action is complete.

The steps in which the actions are approved have not changed. Once printed students will still be required to visit their academic department to get the appropriate approval signatures and return the form to the One Stop or Registrar’s office.

During the transition we will continue to accept the paper forms but we strongly encourage you to recommend that students use the online version.

- The Office of the Registrar

Transfer Honors
The new Queens College Transfer Honors Program is designed for highly motivated and creative students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree at a world-class college that challenges them to do their best.
For more information please visit here.

- Academic Advising Center

PARTICIPATE CLA
Last academic year, the City University of New York participated in the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) project. The CLA, which replaced the discontinued CPE examination, will once again be administered to freshmen in the fall and to seniors in the spring. While the CPE evaluated individual student performance, the CLA is a nationally normed institutional assessment of critical thinking that is used by hundreds of institutions to evaluate curricular effectiveness. Students' performance on the CLA will provide us with important information that will help us to improve our teaching and learning.
Here at Queens College, a representative group of freshmen will soon receive invitations; only the first 100 to respond affirmatively can participate. Students who complete the assessment (a task requiring no more than two hours) will receive a $50 gift card in recognition of their service.
To learn more about the CLA, visit www.cuny.edu/cla. This site includes links to relevant documents and reports.

- Academic Advising Center

Project ExCEL of CUNY's Black Male Initiative is a University-wide initiative that provides African American and other underrepresented populations with services and support that contribute to academic and professional success in college.

The goal of Project ExCEL is to assist the college in maintaining a consistent multicultural enrollment with a focus on retention and graduation. For more information click here.

Project ExCEL

- Academic Advising Center

First Year Writing Program:

Writing is fundamental to a Queens College education and the first step is English 110: College Writing 1. With no more than 20 students, these intimate seminars are the single course that all Queens College freshmen experience. For this reason, the College Writing curriculum is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles and methods of college writing that they will continue to practice and master in their other classes. To read more click here.

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Check us out in the New York Times!!!.

- Academic Advising Center

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We encourage you to sign up for the CUNY Alert system.

- Academic Advising Center

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