CUNY - Queens College New York

Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources. Located in a residential area of Flushing in the borough of Queens—America’s most ethnically diverse county—the college has students from more than 150 nations. Queens College is consistently ranked among the leading institutions in the nation for the quality of its academic programs and student achievement. Recognized as one of the most affordable public colleges in the USA, Queens College offers a first-rate education to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means.

Campus facilities

The college boasts state-of-the-art computer and science laboratories, a spectacular music building, and the six-story Rosenthal Library. The major classroom building, Powdermaker Hall, has the latest technology throughout. From a fitness center with extended hours to a brand-new residence hall—The Summit—with wireless Internet service, Queens College has the amenities that today’s undergraduates expect. The on-campus bookstore sells the texts needed for courses; the library has resources—including an art division—to assist any research project. The Aaron Copland School has its own music library as well as practice rooms.

Academic calendar

Autumn Term: August - December

Spring Term: January - May

Academic life

​​​GradesGPANumerical Value / Definition
A+​ 97-100 4.0 (GPA in Good Academic Standing)
A 93-96 4.0
​A- 90-92 3.7
B+ 87-89 3.3
​B 83-86 3.0
​B- 80-82 2.7
​C+ ​77-79 2.3
​C ​​73-76 2.0
​C- 70-72 1.7 (GPA in Academic Probation)
​D+ ​67-69 1.3
D​ ​60-66 1.0 (Grade of D is the lowest passing grade in the undergraduate division)
​F​​ ​0-59 0.0
​W Withdrew, official ​(does not affect GPA)
​WN Never attended, never withdrew (does not affect GPA)
​WD Dropped course in the 2nd/3rd week of semester (does not affect GPA)
​WU ​0 0.0 Stopped attending, never withdrew (failing grade)
​INC Incomplete, is a temporary grade requested by student
​FIN ​0 0.0 Failed incomplete, grade assigned when INC is not resolved by the following semester (failing grade)
P (Pass)​ ​Grade of A+ through D earned in a course for which student elected the P/NC option (does not affect GPA)
​NC (No Credit) Grade of F earned in course for which student elected the P/NC option or when first semester freshmen fail a class (does

 

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Workload

Film, Media and Performance Students:

You must choose a minimum of 3 courses or equivalent of 12 US credits from the courses approved by your Head of Programme at Regent's.

International Business or International Events Management Students:

You must enrol for 15 US credits (approx. 4 –5 courses).

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at Regent's University London

  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)

  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take yearlong courses

  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language

  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution

 

Passing requirements

Film, Media and Performance Students:

In order to pass your SPA you must obtain a pass in all the courses you registered for.

International Business or International Events Management Students:

In order to pass your SPA you must obtain a pass in 12 US credits.

All Students:

Students must sit all the exams for the courses they have registered for. Students are permitted to take resit exams on SPA at the host institution.

Students who fail to pass all their courses will be required to make up the missing SPA credits.

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at CUNY.

 

Lifestyle

On any given week, there are so many events at Queens College that many students linger long after their classes. Those who venture off campus will find shopping and dining within easy walking distance. The attractions of other neighborhoods range from museums to professional sports, sometimes all in one place: The Queens Museum of Art, famed for its Panorama of the City of New York, shares Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Bus lines connect the college to other parts of Queens, to the New York City subway system, and to the Long Island Rail Road. Licensed drivers over the age of 21 may take out membership in Zipcar and rent either of two vehicles parked on school grounds: a Volkswagen Jetta and a Toyota Prius. 

Accommodation

Queens College's residence hall, Summit Apartments, is available during the summer months, early June through early August, with housing and dining facilities for both on- and off-campus programs hosted by institutions from around the globe. 

Summit is a U-shaped, 506-bed building situated in the heart of the campus, within walking distance to the FitzGerald Gymnasium, the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, and several parking lots. Located approximately 7 miles from both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, it is accessible by all public transportation including subway, buses, and by car, off Exit 24 of the Long Island Expressway. Parking for guests is available. 

Visit here for more information and to contact Queen's College Housing: http://queenscollegehousing.com/

Tips

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Application

Students who have been nominated to study at CUNY will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  
You must provide evidence of having an appropriate, comprehensive medical health insurance covering you for the entire stay in the USA. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

Belmont University does not currently offer a specific health insurance policy.

Medical care in the US is of an extremely high cost. It is essential that all students have the appropriate health insurance for the duration of their time in the US.

Below are several companies offering student insurance. All students are required to have health insurance coverage.

United Health Insurance - https://www.uhcsr.com/

Telephone: Customer Service: 1-800-767-0700

Address:
Plan Administration
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources
2301 West Plano Parkway, Suite 300
Plano, TX 75075

Mail your claims to:
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources
P.O. 809025
Dallas, Texas 75380-9025

Visa requirements

All students wanting to study at Belmont University from the UK must apply for a Visa.

The office is based in London and can be found at:

U.S. Embassy London
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ
United Kingdom
Phone: [44] (0)20 7499-9000

For more information: https://uk.usembassy.gov/

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Contact

65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367-1597
USA

Contact: Gabriela Stablein
Phone: (1) (718) 997-5000
Email: Gabriela.Stablein@qc.cuny.edu
http://www.qc.cuny.edu/

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.

 

 

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Country: USA
Language of tuition: English
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad:

  • Acting & World Theatre - BA (Hons)
  • Film, TV & Digital Media Production - BA (Hons)
  • Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)