»First Year Advising

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Welcome to the Queens College and enter a “world or exploration and discovery”. The Academic Advising Center is here to accompany you through the journey of your academic career. The College has welcomed over 1500 new freshmen during the 2010/2011 academic year. Our hope is that we can serve as a user-friendly resource to current freshmen as well as to prospective students and their families to successfully navigate through academic life at Queens College.

Now that you have begun your first year at Queens College you will need to focus on your academic success. To do so you will need to develop your time management and study skills, your writing skills and most importantly your organizational skills. These are all very essential components for a successful academic career.

The Academic Advising Center’s website highlights important areas of the Freshman Advising Program and provides up-to-date news and events. We encourage all freshmen to take the initiative, ask questions, and educate yourself about the many great opportunities and resources offered at Queens College.

Please tour our website, and visit the Academic Advising Center in Kiely Hall, Room 217 if you have any questions or would like to speak to an advisor.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kerry Pustam
Assistant Director for First-Year Advising Programs and Services
Kiely Hall 206

Phone : (718) 997-5752 , Fax: (718) 997-5643

    Freshman Grading Policy :

    1. First semester students are defined as:
      • full time students, during their first semester at Queens College, with less than 12 degree credits from any institution of higher education, or
      • part-time students, during that time when their first 12 credits are attempted at Queens College, with less than 12 credits from any institution of higher education, or
      • students who are accepted for the Fall semester and who attend the immediately preceding summer session the NC shall be recorded for the F grades received in the summer and the immediately following fall semesters.
    2. Second semester students are defined as:
      • full time matriculated students during their second semester at Queens College, who have less than 12 credits from another institution of higher education, or
      • part-time students who have completed more than nine, but less than 18, credits, or
      • transfer students (matriculated), with more than 11, but less than 28 credits, from any institution of higher education, during their first semester at Queens College.
    NOTE: Summer session 1 and 2 do not count as an academic term.

    Second semester students have until the end of the fourteenth week of the fall and spring term or the next to the last day of summer session 1 and summer session 2 to choose the P/NC option.


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