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

WINTER 2015 ADVISING HOURS
(For Continuing Students Only)

December 17, 2014 - January 27, 2015

DAYTYPETIMELOCATION
Monday Walk-Ins 9:30AM - 3:00PM Kiely Hall 217
Tuesday Walk-Ins 9:30AM - 3:00PM Kiely Hall 217
SaturdayWalk-Ins
Limited Advisors
9:30AM - 2:30PM Kiely Hall 217
Academic Advising will not take place when college is closed or on the following dates:
12/24/14, 12/25/14, 12/27/14, 12/31/14, 1/1/15 & 1/19/15

News Alert

QC Core Curriculum (CUNY Pathways) Requirements
Effective Fall 2013, entering freshmen and transfer students will follow a revised liberal arts curriculum to meet the requirements of the CUNY Pathways Initiative.

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 seamesly if a student transfers to another CUNY college.

At Queens College our curriculum is known for its strong focus on the liberal arts - an approach that empowers students with the tools necessary to become free and independent thinkers. The QC Core is also flexible, allowing you to meet requirements in a way that fits your individual interests. For more information, Click here.

Weekend Class
Please note important changes to the Spring 2015 Academic Calendar for all classes that meet on Saturdays and Sundays, and on Fridays after 4 pm:
  • These classes will follow the 14-week schedule shown in the table below, so that there will be no classes on Memorial Day weekend and no conflict with a religious holiday that also occurs on that weekend.
  • Class start times will be unaffected, but class periods will be slightly extended, averaging 54 minutes per hour, rather than 50 minutes per hour, to insure that there is no loss in instructional time.
  • There will be no classes on Sunday, April 12.
  • Final examination period will begin on Friday, May 15.
  • Classes on Fridays with start times prior to 4 pm will follow the previously posted 15-week schedule.
    If you had not previously considered registering for a weekend course, we hope this more convenient schedule will allow you to explore that option.
    Winter Session

    -AAC
  • Job Vacancy Notice

    Title: Information Technology Aide/College Assistant

    Duties:
    Provide design and updating of Advising Center’s web site, special program sites and social media.
    Provide technical support/troubleshooting to all Advising Center staff
    Set up computer equipment for new and continuing student workshops and programs

    Qualifications: Applicant should have a bachelor’s degree, ideally in Computer Science. Position is ideal for a graduate student. Applicant must have knowledge of computer setting and website updating. Knowledge of the C#, PHP, MySQL, HTML is a plus;

    Please click here for more information.

    -AAC

    Have questions about financial aid at Queens College?
    Learn about financial aid through these short videos.
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    -Financial Aid Services
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    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.
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    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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    - Academic Advising Center

    Cuny Alert

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

    - Academic Advising Center

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