Queens College presents a number of exciting opportunities to academically accomplished individuals, including the newly created Transfer Honors Program.
Honors at Queens creates a community of learners on campus in which students enjoy classes that are small in size and emphasize discussion and projects over lecture. Honors enhances your education by providing opportunities for faculty mentorship, advanced research or other individualized projects.
Transfer Honors Program
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.
All students admitted to the Transfer Honors program are eligible to apply for a minimum scholarship of $1000 a semester for four to six semesters (to complete the bachelor’s degree program).
Students who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a full-time student with 45+ credits in a baccalaureate, AA, or AS program with a 3.3+ GPA. Students in AA/AS programs must ordinarily complete the degree to be eligible for scholarships.
Exceptional students with an AA/AS degree and a 3.5 GPA, or 60+ credits in a baccalaureate program and a 3.5 GPA can apply for scholarships ranging from half-tuition to full tuition (NY resident tuition rate).
Students must have taken coursework in all of the following areas: composition, humanities, social sciences, math, laboratory and physical sciences.
The Transfer Honors Program also offers:
- Academic advisors who specialize in the needs of transfer and honors students
- Early registration priority
- Unique internship and research opportunities with organizations in Queens and NYC (arts and sciences, technology, media, NGOs)
- Preferred acceptance into our beautiful new residence hall, The Summit
- Honors courses reserved for and dedicated to first-semester transfer students
- Assistance in applying for internal scholarships
Transfer Honors Academic Requirement
To maintain your scholarship, you must:
1. Earn a 3.3 GPA
2. Complete 12 credits hours per semester
3. Participate in an approved honors program: Humanities;Math & Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; and BALA (Business and Liberal Arts). Departmental honors are available in: English; Math;Computer Science; Economics; Anthropology. There are also honors sequences for the majors in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Neuroscience.
Other departments are creating honors programs that will be available for 2016.
Applications for SPRING 2016 will be available in September.
Deadline for application: @ Nov 9, 2015.
- Students must apply directly to Queens College through the CUNY Portal. Visit us at www.qc.cuny.edu/checklist to find out all you need to know about applying to Queens College.
- In addition, students applying for Fall entry to the Transfer Honors program must also submit the Transfer Honors Program Supplemental Application and Faculty Recommendation Form Fill-in PDFs can be edited in Adobe Reader or Google Chrome. An editable Word version of the Supplemental Application and Faculty Recommendation Form can be found here. Please send a hard copy to the address below and within an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit an official transcript from every college or university attended to the address below (this is in addition to the transcripts sent for admission to Queens College)
Prof. Barbara Simerka
Director, Transfer Honors Program
Honors Hall Room 2
Flushing NY 11367
Attn: application materials enclosed
4. WRITING SAMPLE: Students may submit for consideration an essay, research paper or article written for a class or lab (if paper is co-authored with a faculty member, students should specify what they contributed) A writing sample is encouraged for all and is required for students who plan to major in English or minor in HSS (Honors in the Social Sciences) or HTH (Honors in the Humanities).
Queens College offers you a very competitive tuition—we were recently named the #1 public college in the nation for giving students “the best bang for the buck” (Washington Monthly). That tuition is made even more affordable with the help of financial aid (over 60% of our students receive such aid). For the most up-to-date information on financial aid opportunities, visit www.qc.cuny.edu/fao.
For more information contact:
Professor Barbara Simerka – email@example.com
718-997-5519 • Honors Hall, Room 2