Village Center for Enrollment Services
Room V-100, Ext. 6700
The Village Center for Enrollment Services, Kingsborough’s one-stop for all of the enrollment areas, provides assistance and direction with admission, financial aid, registrar processes, Kingsborough ID validation, directions, and more.
Application Processing Dates
Applicants are urged to file an admission application as early as possible. Applicants who wish to enroll at Kingsborough Community College must apply online at www.cuny.edu and list Kingsborough as their first choice on the admission application. Applications that are complete by the suggested application deadline dates will receive first consideration. Application deadline dates are set by the University and generally are as follows:
||approximately February 1
||approximately February 1
Non-degree applicants should apply directly at the Academic Village Center. Deadlines vary based on enrollment trends. Inquire at the Village Center before submitting an application.
- Application deadline dates may vary slightly from year to year. Inquire at the Academic Village Center at 718-368-6700 about possible deadline changes or extensions.
- Applications received after the deadline date will also be considered, but some programs may close early. Applicants should contact the Academic Village Center if filing after the application date.
Degree Seeking Applicants (Matriculated)
Applicants who plan to earn a degree should apply for matriculated status and may attend either weekdays during the day or evening and/or on weekends. However, not all majors can be completed exclusively or totally during evenings or weekends only or online.
Non-Degree Seeking Applicants (Non-Matriculated)
Applicants who wish to earn college credit without working toward a degree may request a non-degree status. Non-matriculants may, if they wish, change to matriculated status in a future term subject to the college’s requirements for doing so and use their credits toward a degree. See the section on Change of Status for details on requirements. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
Direct On-the-Spot Admission
Applicants who currently hold a U.S. high school diploma, or have received a state High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma through the General Education Development (G.E.D.) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASCTM) by virtue of satisfactory scores on the examinations, or currently attend or have previously attended an accredited U.S. college, may be eligible for preliminary acceptance to Kingsborough. For further information call the Academic Village Center at 718-368-6700.
All applicants who have never attended any college, university, or other post-secondary institution such as a trade, technical, business or health profession school, should apply as a freshman. Applicants who are high school seniors currently attending a New York City public school or a parochial or private school, should apply online for admission at www.cuny.edu Freshman applications must include the student’s official high school transcript with date of graduation, General Education Development (G.E.D.) scores, or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASCTM) scores.
CUNY does not accept high school certificates, Individual Education Plan (IEP) diplomas, online, correspondence or virtual high school diplomas/credentials, or transcripts from unaccredited high schools as proof of high school graduation. Refer to the admission application for specific details.
All applicants who have attended a college or other college-level post-secondary school must submit a Transfer Application. Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution such as a hospital school of nursing, secretarial science school, non-college degree granting technical institute or LPN training school must file a Transfer Application; they are not eligible for transfer of credits. The application, along with an official transcript from each college or post-secondary school attended, must be included. If the applicant has earned less than 24 credits an official high school transcript with date of graduation or original, General Education Development (G.E.D.) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASCTM) scores must also be provided.
Room C-106, Ext. 5472
The Military and Veteran Affairs Office (MAVA) serves the needs of prospective and enrolled active military personnel, reservists, veterans, and their dependents, spouses and survivors. MAVA aids in the application and certification for students who are eligible to receive education benefits under various Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) programs. In this role, the MAVA team facilitates a smooth transition and reintegration into the college community. MAVA provides supplemental recruitment and retention efforts, various counseling and one-on-one advisement services, priority registration, academic program information, and certify eligible students to receive DVA education benefits while maintaining productive relations with the Veterans Administration and other agencies serving veterans. All active military personnel, reservists, veterans and their dependents, spouses and survivors receive priority enrollment at the College each semester.
The MAVA Team works closely with many campus departments and have created a Point of Contact (POC) bridge. The list of support offices and POC appointed for any inquiries can be found at https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/veteranaffairs/Homepage.html
Applicants are encouraged to file a completed application by the September 15 priority deadline for Spring admissions and by the February 1 priority deadline for Fall admissions.
Applicants educated outside of the United States may choose to have their record evaluated by one of the approved evaluation services listed below or by the University Application Processing Center.
Approved Evaluation Services:
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants
- Transcript Research
If using one of the above services, you must request: an official course-by-course evaluation report which includes a GPA based on all secondary school course work and any external examination certificates earned. Be sure to request that the evaluation service includes certified copies of all documentation used for the evaluation.
If you opt to have your records evaluated by UAPC, you’ll need to provide the following documents along with word for word translations for all documents not issued in English.
For Freshman Applicants:
- Official high school transcript and copy of diploma
For Transfer Applicants:
- Official high school transcript and copy of diploma
- Official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions, colleges, or universities attended
For further information, contact the Admissions Information Center.
English Proficiency Requirements for Admission:
Students on a temporary visa and educated in a non-English speaking environment must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting one of the following test scores:
||IELTS Academic Level
International Students (F-1 visa/status)
International students are defined as a non-immigrant with F-1 status. International students are required to obtain F-1 student visa/status. For further information, contact the International Student Affairs office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in the U.S. on another type of non-immigrant status such as A, B, G, H, J or M or who are not sure about their status, should contact the International Student Affairs Office at email@example.com.
Note: If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are not considered an international student.
Kingsborough Community College is authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue the Form I-20 to non-immigrant students looking to apply for the F-1 visa or continue F-1 status. International students are required to obtain F-1 student visa/status and may not commence studies until they have an approved F-1 status and must be registered as full-time students of at least 12 equated credits each semester.
New American Center
Room T8-108C, Ext. 5600
The New Americans Center is a one-stop citizenship center offering free immigration services at Kingsborough Community College and the Brooklyn community at large, including confidential one-on-one consultations with an immigration attorney and/or paralegal. The Center provides assistance with citizenship application, issues relating to student visas, spousal visas, renewal of alien cards, and family deportation petitions, and general legal counseling relating to maintaining and acquiring immigration status in the United States.
CUNY Proficiency Requirements
The City University of New York (CUNY) requires that all incoming degree-seeking students, as well as students entering the upper division, demonstrate proficiency in English (reading and writing) and Math in order to enroll in credit-bearing courses in the associated subject. Students may establish proficiency in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, meeting benchmark scores on the SAT, ACT, and New York State Regents exams, or demonstrating proficiency through Exemption.
Beginning Spring 2020, students who do not meet benchmark scores will no longer be administered a placement test; rather, CUNY will use a Proficiency Index to determine developmental education assignment. The Proficiency Index combines overall high school grade point average with SAT and/or Regents exam scores. There are separate Proficiency Indexes for English and Math.
Information is available on the CUNY Website concerning CUNY’s Proficiency Index and Exemptions, https://www.cuny.edu/academics/testing/testing-faqs/
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students who are designated as ESL, and do not meet the proficiency requirements, and do not have a High School Diploma from the United States, will be required to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) to determine appropriate course placement.
Once you are accepted to Kingsborough, the Testing Office will contact you with information on when to come in for the CATW.
Basic Skills Proficiency
The CUNY Board of Trustees has mandated that students meet a University-wide minimal level of skills proficiency before entrance to the upper division. Students who initially fail to meet minimal proficiency level in English and/or Math are given the following options based on their proficiency level: enroll in a corequisite model course that incorporates the college-credit course with built-in supports to strengthen their skills in any areas in which they have not demonstrated proficiency, enroll in a free Summer/Winter Immersion Program, or participate in CUNY Start, or Math Start, or CLIP.
Accommodations for a required test based on disabilities are granted to students in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who wish to seek such an accommodation must be registered with the College’s office serving students with disabilities.
New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 dictate that there are certain immunization requirements that must be met prior to registration:
NYSPHL #2165 requires all students who were born after December 31, 1956 to submit to the College proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
NYSPHL #2167 requires the College to distribute information to students on meningococcal disease (or meningitis) along with a meningococcal meningitis vaccination response form. Upon receipt of the above, students must complete the response form and submit it to the College.
Students will not be allowed to register unless the above requirements are met.
All medical records and examination reports should be forwarded to the Office of Health Services, A-108.
- The College will not release medical records without signed authorization from the student. Students who are under 18 years of age will need a parent or legal guardian to authorize the release.
- First aid, emergency treatment, psychological counseling and referral, educational, preventive and advisory services are available. Registered Nurses are in attendance whenever classes are in session.
- The College does not monitor individual student participation in physical education or athletics. Students are responsible for following the advice of their physicians or health care providers in these matters. The College will take no responsibility whatsoever for any injury which may be suffered should a student participate without advice or against medical advice and for any injury sustained as a result of physical incapacity.
CUNY Permit Students
Students from CUNY colleges other than Kingsborough may submit a permit request online using their CUNYfirst student self-service. Applications must be filed well in advance of the deadline date established by Kingsborough since several areas must approve the permit. Students who register and subsequently cancel their permit without deleting their course(s) are subject to penalty grades from Kingsborough. These students may also be subject to tuition liability for the permit course(s). Students on permit to Kingsborough from another CUNY college will pay tuition for the permit course(s) at their home college. For more information, refer to https://epermit.cuny.edu
My Turn Applicants
Room F-219, Ext. 5079
The My Turn program is a tuition free college education program for New York State residents 60+ years of age and older. The My Turn program gives students the opportunity to Audit College Classes in the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Students have the opportunity to take classes in music, art, history, computer, health education, literature, and many other subjects.
Proof of age and New York State residency must be submitted with the admission application. No high school diploma is required for enrollment in the program. My Turners come into the program as non-degree students. My Turn students do not pay tuition. However, an admission application must be submitted and a registration fee, paid each term (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer), is required. Contact the My Turn office for application deadlines and program information, https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/myturn/kccmt.html.
Second Degree Applicants
Students returning for a second degree must apply as a transfer applicant using the CUNY admission application. For further information you may access the CUNY website at cuny.edu, or you may call 718-368-6700, or go to V-100.
A former student who wishes to return to Kingsborough should complete an online Readmission Form at https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/registrar/readmission.html (see bottom of website). United States veterans are exempt from the readmission fee.
Consult the College’s web page for readmission deadlines; applications should be filed early since readmission deadlines are well before the start of the upcoming term.
Students who have received their degree from Kingsborough should refer to the section above, Second Degree Applicants.
Students are not readmitted into Degree programs (Plans)/Concentrations (Sub-plans) that have been submitted for closure. It is recommended that you speak with an Academic Advisor to discuss alternative options if you were previously enrolled in a now closed Degree program (plan)/Concentration (Sub-plan).
Readmission After Academic Dismissal
Former students who were academically dismissed from Kingsborough Community College may apply for readmission according to the guidelines provided in their dismissal letter. A letter of appeal should be addressed to the College Committee on Admission and Academic Standing. The appeal letter with supporting documentation should be submitted through the online readmission form or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consult the Registrar’s home page at https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/registrar/ for full details of the process and for deadline dates. Appeals should be submitted well before the start of any term.
Change of Status from Non-Degree to Degree
Non-degree students who request a change to degree (matriculated) status must meet the following requirements:
- Have an official transcript certifying high school graduation or its equivalent on file in the Registrar’s Office, A-101.
- Be in good academic standing in accordance with Kingsborough Community College’s Scholastic Standing (see the Maintenance of Academic Standards section in this catalog).
If a college was attended previously, the following criteria must be met:
- Meet requirements in 1 and 2 listed above.
- Have an official copy (copies) of previous college(s) transcript(s) on file in the Registrar’s Office, A-101.
If the cumulative grade point average at the previous college(s) was below a 2.00, the completion of a minimum of 12 credits or 12 equated credits will be required at Kingsborough Community College with at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average. Consult the Academic Calendar for filing dates and deadlines.
Programs for New Students
CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
The City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly the CUNY Baccalaureate Program) allows academically able students the opportunity to design individualized programs of study that complement their academic, professional, and personal goals. The program is well-suited for students who wish to pursue areas of study not available as majors at either their home college or elsewhere within the University. This is CUNY’s most flexible, versatile degree, making it particularly beneficial for working adults; the program also offers a comprehensive transfer policy.
Working one-on-one with CUNY faculty mentors, students create their own single or double “areas of concentration” (e.g. single or double majors), many of which are often interdisciplinary. Recent examples include Engineering Psychology, Marketing Anthropology, Urban Sustainability, International Human Rights, Environmental Biology, Community Development and Technology, and Food Studies and Entrepreneurship. Students may take courses at any CUNY college, including the Graduate Center, School of Professional Studies, and City College Center for Worker Education, and are encouraged to pursue independent research, fieldwork, study abroad, and other academic opportunities.
CUNY BA, as it is commonly known, accepts up to 68 transfer credits earned at the community college level, and up to 90 credits in total. Qualified Kingsborough students can be in the program while working towards their associate degree (and will be able to take courses at the senior colleges at the same time). To be eligible for admission, students must have completed at least 15 college credits with at least a 2.50 grade point average, and must have an idea for an interdisciplinary or otherwise unique area of concentration. For more information visit http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/
New Start Program
The New Start Program assists students who have experienced academic difficulty at participating senior colleges. Eligible students are admitted to Kingsborough in good academic standing and they may enroll in any of Kingsborough’s degree programs on a full- or part-time basis. Up to 30 previously earned college credits can be applied toward an associate degree at Kingsborough. After graduation from Kingsborough, students may continue their education at a senior college under the CUNY transfer policy.
Tuition and Fees
Room A-205, Ext. 5416
TUITION AND FEES SET FORTH IN THIS PUBLICATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK.
Tuition is charged each term* and is payable at registration. New York State TAP Awards (where the student can prove eligibility with an Award Certificate) reduces or eliminates the student’s liability on the day of registration.
No student will be permitted to register for a new term unless, and until, any indebtedness to the college is resolved. Payments may be made with cash, personal check, or money order made payable to Kingsborough Community College. Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) can be made only online. Registration is not complete until all fees are paid.
KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, PROVIDES FOR REDUCED TUITION RATES FOR NEW YORK CITY AND STATE RESIDENTS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
Matriculated New York City Residents
Students must have at least 12 consecutive months of residency in New York State which includes six (6) months of consecutive residency in New York City immediately preceding the first day of classes.
* 12 or more credits+ or 12 or more equated credits++
* $2,400 plus non-refundable required fee of $226.45
* Less than 12 credits+ or less than 12 equated credits++
* $210 per credit+ or equated credit++ plus non-refundable required fee of $121.45
NON-DEGREE - NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS:
* $265 per credit+ or equated credit++ plus non-refundable required fees
NON-DEGREE - NON-RESIDENTS:
* $420 per credit+ or equated credit++ plus non-refundable required fees
Students who reside in counties outside New York City but within New York State must present a valid certificate of residence from their county fiscal office in order to complete the registration process. Contact the Bursar’s Office for more information.
Matriculated Non-Certificate Eligible Out-of-City Residents, Out-of-State Residents and International Students (F1 Visa Status)
The flat, full-time tuition rate has been eliminated for nonresidents.Non-resident students must pay per credit rates for all terms (including modules).
* 12 or more credits+ or 12 or more equated credits++
* $320 per credit or equated credit plus non-refundable required fees
* Less than 12credits+ or less than 12 equated credits++
* $320 per credit+ or equated credit++ plus non-refundable required fees
International students who have an alien registration card must present it to the Admission Office. Prior to paying their tuition and/or on the first day of classes, the Admission Office determines residency status for tuition purposes.
*A term consists of both the fall session and winter module or the spring session and summer module.
+ The number of credits for each course is indicated with course title and description.
++ Equated credits pertain to non-credit developmental courses. See course descriptions.
Required Fees (NOT Refundable)
|Consolidated Services Fee (ALL students)
|Student Activity Fee Per Term (including University Senate Fee, Technology Fee and Consolidated Services Fee):
|Application (Freshman Students)
|Application (Transfer Students)
|Readmission to the College
||(Contact Registrar at 718-368-5136, A-101)
|Transcripts to other than CUNY schools (each)
|Duplicate Receipt Fee (each)
|Replacement ID Card Fee
|Senior Citizens (60 years old or over as of the first day of classes with proof of age and NYC/NYS residence) pay an administrative registration fee plus a Consolidated Services Fee (per term)
|New York City Department of Education Cooperating Teacher (includes Consolidated Services fee) per term
|A. Late Registration
|(to enroll after last day of regular registration)
|B. Program Change
|This fee is waived when:
|1. the college initiates the change
|2. a course is dropped without replacement
|C. Non-payment/Late Payment Service Fee
|D. Payment Reprocessing
|(payment with a personal check which is not honored by the bank)
|E. Reinstatement Fee
All tuition and fee schedules are subject to change without prior notice, at any time, upon action of the Board of Trustees of the City University, The City and/or State of New York. Should fees or tuition be increased, payments previously made to the College will be counted as partial payment. Notification of additional amounts due, time, and method of payment will be sent to individuals involved.
Tuition Refund Policy
In general, no portion of the Student Activity, Miscellaneous, Penalty or Special Fees will be refunded. A student who withdraws after the scheduled opening date of the session, or during the term, will receive tuition refunds according to the schedule below.* Full-time students who decrease their credit load will be charged per credit.
* Students entering Military Service may qualify for a refund other than as listed. The Registrar should be notified of the military status at the time of withdrawal.
|Date of Formal Withdrawal from Course(s) or College
||Fall and Spring Sessions
||Winter and Summer Modules
|Before scheduled opening date
|Within six (6) calendar days after scheduled opening date
|Between seventh and twelfth calendar days after scheduled opening date
|Between thirteenth and seventeenth calendar days after scheduled opening date
|Beyond seventeenth calendar day after scheduled opening date
Federal Refund Policy for Title IV Federal Aid Recipients
All Kingsborough students who are Federal Financial Aid recipients and totally withdraw within the sixty (60) percent point of the term may be required to repay a portion of any Federal aid received.
For Financial Aid information go to Financial Aid
Room A-101, Ext. 5136
Withdrawal from the College
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the college may do so using self-service in CUNYfirst. The date that the withdrawal is completed in CUNYfirst is considered the official date of withdrawal from the college. No portion of the Student Activity, Special, Penalty or Miscellaneous Fees is refundable except when a student’s registration is cancelled or when the college cancels courses.
From a Course
After consultation with an academic advisor, a student may withdraw from a course using self-service in CUNYfirst. The date that the withdrawal is completed in CUNYfirst is considered the official date of withdrawal from the college, NOT the last date of class attendance.
If a student withdraws from a course during the first 17 days of the Fall or Spring session (or the first seven  days of the Winter or Summer module), that course will be deleted from the student’s transcript.
If a student withdraws from a course after the deletion period, but before a deadline that approximately coincides with completion of 2/3 of the session (see Academic Calendar for specific date), the student will receive a “W” grade for that course.
If a student registers for a course, does not attend, and fails to participate in an academically related activity, the student will be assigned a “WN” grade for that course.
Room A-101, Ext. 5136
Kingsborough Community College’s Registrar’s Office maintains an inventory of approved academic programs. The Registrar’s Office maintains academic records for all students and protects the integrity of academic regulations and records management policies. The Registrar’s Office maintains an inventory of approved courses including changes, additions, and deletions that are pertinent to academic records and transcripts as well as administers and publishes the college’s schedule of classes for each term. In conjunction with the Faculty and Administration, it establishes dates in the Academic Calendar for enrollment and student records’ processes.
The following services performed by the Registrar’s Office are available upon application:
- Certification of enrollment to outside agencies
- Change of:
- Address, name and/or social security number
- Major (Plan)*
- Matriculation Status (Degree/Non-Degree)*
- Permit to attend other CUNY colleges; see CUNY Portal for filing dates
- Records access
- Withdrawal from college and/or course(s)*
*The latest Academic Calendar, with information on filing dates and deadlines, is available on the college’s website.
Change of Plan (Major)
For any plan (major) change, except Emergency Medical Service/Paramedic, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Polysomnographic Technology, and Surgical Technology* which have special admission requirements, students must file Change of Plan (Major) Form found on the Office of the Registrar Forms web page. Filing deadlines can be found on the Online Academic Calendar.
The new plan goes into effect the current term if the application is filed on or before the last date to drop classes as noted on the Academic Calendar. Change of plan applications filed after the deadline will be processed for the following term. The most recent information on college policy, and all proper forms, can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.
*Please refer to the Department and Course Descriptions section for further information
Kingsborough Permit-Out Students
Kingsborough students may submit a permit request online using their CUNYfirst Student Self-Service. Applications must be filed well in advance of the deadline date established by the other CUNY college (host college) since several areas must approve the permit. Students who register and subsequently cancel their permits without deleting their course(s) at the CUNY host college are subject to penalty grades. These students may also be subject to tuition liability for the permit course(s). Kingsborough students on permit to another CUNY college will pay tuition for the permit course(s) at Kingsborough. For more information, go to http://kingsborough.edu/registrar/e-permit.html
Academic Advisement Academies
Kingsborough’s Advising Academies are supportive environments that guide students through academic goal setting and decision-making processes. Each Academy is associated with specific academic programs. Our advisors assist students with exploring and interacting with their chosen major and career paths in thoughtful and purposeful ways. Students are paired with an academy advisor who is dedicated to providing guidance on major exploration, degree requirements, career and transfer planning, and making connections to campus resources. There are four Academic Advisement Academies, which include the Business Academy, Education and Justice Academy, Health Sciences and STEM Academy, and Liberal Arts and Humanities Academy.
|Room M-201, Ext. 4911
|Business of Fashion
|Culinary Arts (Degree and Certificate)
|Education and Justice Academy
|Room M-101, Ext. 4911
|Physical Education, Recreation and Recreation Therapy
|Health Sciences and STEM Academy
|Room E-102, Ext. 4903
|Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate (CASAC-T)
|Chemical Dependency Counseling
|Computer Information Systems
|Earth and Planetary Science
|Mental Health and Human Services
|Physical Therapist Assistant
|Science for Forensics
|Liberal Arts and Humanities Academy
|Room F-123, Ext. 4806
|Graphic Design and Illustration
|Journalism and Print Media
Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)
Room M-211, Ext. 5616
CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) assists students in earning their associate degree within three years by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tuition scholarships, MTA MetroCards, and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks. ASAP also offers block programming options to ensure that our students enroll in the classes they need and attend classes at times that accommodate their work and personal schedules to facilitate timely degree completion. Our advising team also works with students to develop individualized transfer and career plans that support their academic and professional goals. For more information on ASAP visit: https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/asap/
College Discovery (CD)
Room L-516, Ext. 5520
The College Discovery Program (CD) is a CUNY Higher Education Opportunity Program for students who demonstrate college potential, but who might otherwise be excluded because of academic or economic circumstances. CD students receive financial assistance, academic and career counseling, and tutorial services. The CD program offers students a unique opportunity to continue to a baccalaureate program by transferring to CUNY (SEEK), SUNY (EOP), and private college (HEOP) programs in 96 colleges across the New York State area, where they continue to receive financial and academic assistance. Prospective students must apply before entering the college by completing the Special Program section of the CUNY Admission Application. In addition, they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application, available at www.tapweb.org. Students are accepted into the program only during the fall term. For additional information about College Discovery go to https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/cd/Homepage.html and to sign-up for an info session go to https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/cd/DiscoveryOrientation.html
Career Development and Experiential Learning
Room C-102, Ext. 5115
The Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning offers career counseling to all Kingsborough students, from their first day on campus through graduation. The mission of the Center is to provide equitable career services to students and alumni through career exploration, professional resources, and programming, so they are well equipped to make informed career choices. Career advisors assist students in career planning and in the development of skills needed in the job search. Listings of part- and full-time jobs, as well as internships, are available to students via the KCC Online Jobs Board. The Career Center’s recruitment events, such as Job Fairs and On-Campus Recruitment, bring representatives from major corporations, government, and social service agencies to the campus. Job search assistance is offered to all students from résumé writing to interview technique workshops.
For more information on the jobs board go to https://kbcc-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php
The Kingsborough Learning Center (KLC)
Room L-219, Ext. 5118 & 5405
The Kingsborough Learning Center fosters the potential of each student by having a comprehensive tutoring program that empowers students to cultivate the skills, strategies and behaviors of confident, independent and lifelong learners. The Center provides an array of tutoring services free of charge for all Kingsborough students.
Tutoring: Small group appointment based tutoring in almost all KBCC courses where the tutor can provide individual attention. For certain subjects, walk-in tutoring is available.
English/Writing Tutoring: students develop their own academic skills in essay writing, rethinking and revising papers, or identifying and correcting their own mistakes in writing. Walk-in tutoring & one-on-one tutoring is available
Supplemental Instruction: with funding from a Carl. D. Perkins grant, we offer specialized tutoring for students in the following courses: Biology 1100, Biology 1200, Science 2500, Accounting 1100, and Accounting 1200.
Nursing TEAS Workshops: workshops are available in English, Math, and Science to assist students in preparing for the Nursing TEAS exam and entrance into the Clinical Nursing Program.
For more information on The Kingsborough Learning Center, go to https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/KLC/
Room D-106, Ext. 5358
The Immersion Program is a CUNY-wide initiative offering tuition-free developmental workshops during the winter and summer modules. Immersion workshops are short, intense and targeted experiences designed to help students meet their remedial requirement(s). Day and evening sections are offered to accommodate a variety of schedules. Academic, career, and personal counseling are available and students have access to all campus facilities while in the Immersion Program.
For more information go to www.kbcc.cuny.edu/immersion
The Dean’s List at Kingsborough Community College recognizes the academic excellence of our matriculated students each academic term. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, students must meet the following criteria for a given term (defined as 12-week session and 6-week module):
- Earn 12 credits or more (not including developmental courses);
- Achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher for the term;
- Not have grades of ” D,” ” F,” ” FIN,” ” INC,” ” R,” or “WU” at the time the list is produced; and
- Be in good academic standing
Attainment of the Dean’s List becomes part of students’ permanent record and appears on their transcript.
Students who meet the above criteria will automatically be placed on the Dean’s List. Students do not need to apply to be consider for this honor.
Dean’s List Scholarship
The Dean’s List Scholarship Award is available to a select number of Dean’s List students as a way to further honor their achievement and encourage them to continue to pursue academic excellence. Students who have been on the Dean’s List for their first two semesters and enroll full-time for a third semester are eligible for the Dean’s List Scholarship award of $300. Upon eligibility, students are then selected based on their GPA. A total of 60 awards are given each year.
Transfer students and students who receive the WAVE scholarship are not eligible.
Students do not need to apply to be considered for the award. If eligible, they will be automatically contacted.
Chi Alpha Epsilon
Room L-516, Ext. 5781
Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society was founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1989. The Delta Pi Chapter at Kingsborough Community College was established in May 2012. The honor society was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to the college through non-traditional criteria and who are admitted to opportunity programs such as College Discovery, TRiO, and many others. The eligibility requirements are completion of ENG 1200 and maintaining a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average for two consecutive terms. In addition, member’s permanent transcript will note that they are a member of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honors Society. Students are expected to engage in civic engagement activities, expand on leadership skills and always strive for excellence. For additional information go to https://www.chialphaepsilon.org/
Mu Alpha Theta
Mathematics & Computer Science Department
Room F-309, Ext. 5931
Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, Mu Alpha Theta is the national two-year college mathematics honor society (www.mualphatheta.org). It is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in two-year college students. Membership is open to students who complete eight (8) or more credits in mathematics courses numbered 1500 or higher and/or in computer science courses while maintaining at least a “B” grade in those courses, and receive the recommendation of the Mathematics Department faculty.
Phi Theta Kappa
Room M-377, Ext. 5365
The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College was established in 1918. Today, it’s the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and abroad. The Phi Theta Kappa Chapter at Kingsborough Community College, Xi Kappa, was established in 1965, shortly after the College was founded. In March 2006, Kingsborough’s chapter was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa “Horizon Award” for the most revitalized chapter and in 2015 it was recognized as one of the Top 100 Chapters nationwide. Xi Kappa is a very positive force in the lives of Kingsborough students and offers tremendous opportunities for members to enrich their education while at Kingsborough by participating in a rich menu of co-curricular, on- and off-campus activities and events.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to nurture academic excellence at the college by promoting an intellectual climate and a special sense of community among the college’s highest achieving students. The hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa to which members pledge fidelity are scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. Phi Theta Kappa affords numerous benefits to its members including thousands of dollars in transfer scholarships offered by many four-year colleges and universities. For a complete listing of scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members go to http://www.ptk.org/default.aspx
To be eligible for Xi Kappa chapter membership, a student must have:
- Earned 12 or more credits (beyond developmental courses)
- Achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher with no grades of “D,” “F,” “FIN,” “INC,” “R,” or “WU” and
- English Proficient as per the CUNY Proficiency Index or Exemptions.
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa requires a one-time $65 lifetime membership fee, which is sent to the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa. In return, members receive a membership package containing a membership certificate, ID number, and the Society’s gold pin of excellence. In addition, members’ permanent transcript will note that they are a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and at graduation, they will be eligible to purchase and wear the Society’s gold silk stole and tassel and be seated in a special section.
If you are eligible to join Xi Kappa, an email is sent at the beginning of each fall and spring term with details regarding the online application and payment.
There is a symbiotic relationship between the Xi Kappa Chapter and the Honors Program at Kingsborough. Both are housed in the Honors House in M-377, providing Honors students with an intellectual gathering place. For additional information go to https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/honors/pages/student_organizations.html
Sigma Alpha Pi
Career Development and Experiential Learning
Room C-102, Ext. 5115
Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership and Success) is a lifetime membership in one of the largest college leadership honor societies in the United States. The society is by invitation only for students with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Eligible students will receive a registration code in the invitation to register for the fall or spring session. If students do not receive an invitation but have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, they are encouraged to nominate themselves through the society’s website at https://www.nsls.org/ To receive more information email email@example.com
The Honors Program
Room M-377, Ext. 5365
The Honors Program provides students who have a 3.20 or higher grade point average with the opportunity to challenge themselves academically in Honors classes that emphasize critical thinking, independent research, analytical writing, oral debate, and public speaking.
Students can select from a variety of Honors coursework: they can enroll in All-Honors courses, which are smaller in size than regular classes and where all participants have a 3.20 or higher grade point average, or add an Honors Enrichment Component (HEC) to one of their regular courses. Highly motivated students may also work with a professor to do a substantial research project called an Honors Contract, which usually involves writing a 10-page paper using documentation appropriate to the discipline to earn Honors credit.
The Honors Program celebrates student success. Distinctions: The Honors Student Journal, is the bi-annual publication of the Kingsborough Honors Program. Honors students are encouraged to submit scholarly work in Distinctions.
An “Honors” designation is entered on the student’s transcript for every Honors course taken. Honors academic participation is also noted in the commencement program for students who have successfully completed a minimum of nine (9) or more Honors credits.
The Honors Program also seeks to enrich students’ lives outside of the classroom. Through participation in a number of special programs, such as the Presidential Scholars Honors Program, and Honors sponsored student groups, such as the Honors Assembly and the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society.
In keeping with the college’s mission to prepare students for transfer and for the workforce, the Honors Program enables students to become “Citizen-Scholars.” Co-curricular programming empowers students to successfully transfer to top public and private four-year colleges and universities. As a result of their involvement in the Honors Program, many students are competitive candidates for scholarships such as the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship.
The criteria for admission into the Honors Program are as follows:
- Day or Evening, full-time or part-time students who have completed 12 credits or more in residence at Kingsborough and are English Proficient as per the CUNY Proficiency Index or Exemptions, earned a grade of “B” or higher in ENG 1200 or ENG 2400, and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher are eligible to participate in the Honors Program.
- Kingsborough students who have accumulated less than 12 credits locally with a grade point average of at least 3.20, but have additional transfer credits, may participate in the Honors Program if they can produce transcripts of their transferred credits showing a grade point average of 3.20 or higher.
- Transfer students with 12 transferred credits or more who are English Proficient as per the CUNY Proficiency Index or Exemptions and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher for their transferred credits will be allowed to participate in the Honors Program upon presentation of their transcripts to the Honors Program Director.
- Entering freshmen with a high school average of 85 or higher, and/or a combined SAT score of 950, and are English and Math Proficient as per the CUNY Proficiency Index, are eligible to participate in the Honors Program. They must present a one- to two-page essay expressing their interest in the Honors Program to the Honors Program Director.
- High school students entering Kingsborough with College Now credits who received a “B+” or higher in every College Now course they have taken and have maintained a high school average of 80 are eligible to participate in the Honors Program.
The Honors Office in M-377 and Honors Lounge in M-378 serve as a one-stop shop for all Honors needs and services. For more information go to www.kbcc.cuny.edu/honors
Department of Student Affairs
Room A-216, Ext. 5563
The mission of the Department of Students Affairs is to provide an inclusive environment in which students engage in innovative, stimulating, and high quality learning opportunities designed to facilitate personal growth and academic success. Our students will exemplify the core values of leadership, civic engagement, civility, and responsible global citizenship while moving forward successfully toward their academic and career goals.
Areas under the Department of Student Affairs include, Access-Ability Services, Athletics, Child Development Center, Community Standards/Student Conduct, CUNY EDGE Program, Men’s Resource Center, New Student Orientation, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, Office of Student Life, Scepter Newspaper, Student Handbook, Student Union and Intercultural Center, Student Wellness Services, TRiO, and Women’s Center.
Student Development Course Offerings
SD 1000 - Freshman Seminar
1 Credit(s) Hours: 1 hr.
This freshman seminar course assists incoming students in their college transition, facilitates interactive earning, and helps to develop knowledge and skills important for attaining academic success. In order to provide students with an opportunity to develop personally, academically, and socially, the course addresses the topics of learning styles, skills for academic success such as note taking and time management, career exploration, academic policies and procedures, information literacy and diversity. Students are encouraged to think critically, to develop an academic plan, and to learn outside of the classroom through out-of-class experience events such as slam poetry, yoga, and cultural diversity workshops. The class also promotes the development of a strong bond between students and their instructor as well as with the college community. This course supports Learning Communities.
Department: Student Affairs
SD 1100 - Career and Life Planning
1 Credit(s) Hours: 1 hr.
Students have an opportunity to explore careers with emphasis on their interests, abilities, aptitudes and college experiences. They learn how to plan for future work and leisure time. Topics include the nature of work, contemporary changes in careers and work ethic, self-assessment, jobs, and changing lifestyles. Current labor market information is introduced followed by intensive, individual research and exploration of occupations. Instruction and practical assignments explore the dynamics and techniques of job-seeking, decision-making, goal-planning and priority-setting.
Department: Student Affairs
SD 1200 - Strategies for College Success
1 Credit(s) Hours: 1 hr.
This course examines typical problems encountered in college and the strategies to overcome these difficulties. It offers an assessment of personal academic strengths and weaknesses and an examination of the internal and external barriers to academic success. Students are assigned a counselor/advisor to explore issues that often correspond to the course curriculum.
Department: Student Affairs
Student Life Office
Room C-123, Ext. 5597
The Department of Student Affairs’ co-curricular activities program, coordinated by the Office of Student Life, is designed to enrich students’ total college experience. The mission of the Office of Student Life is to provide programs and services that support the activities of student organizations to sponsor and support extra- and co-curricular activities designed to supplement students’ classroom (both in-person and online) experiences, and to contribute to students’ personal and intellectual development.
Students and faculty work together to make decisions in areas of college governance and leadership training. Opportunities are available for students to participate on College Council, the Kingsborough Community College Association, and many other college-wide committees.
Over 60 student organizations, organized and administered by students with assistance from full-time faculty and staff advisors, develop academic, cultural, educational and social programs. Included are theater, special interest groups, academic, cultural and social groups, a radio station, newspaper, yearbook, literary and arts journal and a student ambassador program.
Student Life organizes many in-person, virtual, and hybrid events throughout the term in order to foster a sense of belonging and campus life. These events are open to all students. Events include IG Live and Zoom meetings with guest speakers, films, cultural festivals, trivia, BINGO, meditations, dance and work-out sessions, and opportunities to win various prizes. Dates and campus locations of events are published monthly on the Student Life web page, in Scepter the college newspaper, as well as posted on easels, the main college website, and on Instagram. In addition, students can follow the Student Life Instagram page @kccstudentlife for upcoming events and IG Lives.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student Government Association (SGA) works with Kingsborough senior staff, faculty, and students to make sure student interests and needs are reflected in college decisions. SGA students sit on campus and university-wide committees and boards to address everything from student complaints and curriculum changes to campus policies and how tuition/fees are spent. SGA also collaborates with and supports the programming efforts of other student clubs and organizations on campus through mentoring, volunteering, and event co-sponsorships. SGA hosts a variety of events to entertain, educate, and build community on campus. Past evens have included trivia, live performances, trips to see Broadway shows, raffles/giveaway events, and more. SGA also works with the CUNY University Student Senate (USS) and CUNY administration to drive change, and support lobbying efforts with the NYC local and NYS state government. Membership in SGA is limited and is based on election, as set forth in the SGA Constitution. Follow @kccsga on Instagram for Office Hours, in-person and virtual events, and updates on how SGA is serving you.
Clubs and Organizations
Room C-123, Ext. 5597
From academic and social, to identity-based and special concerns, the more than 60 student organizations at Kingsborough Community College reflect the diverse interests and activities of both day and evening students. Student organization involvement can introduce a student to new cultural experiences, help develop valuable leadership and organizational skills required in all aspects of life, and can lead to lasting friendships and community building. The number and types of student organizations change constantly as students’ interests and concerns change. Student life hosts Involvement Fairs every Fall and Spring semester specifically for interested students to interact with the student organizations in-person or virtually. Students interested in creating a new club on campus should obtain a “Petition to Organize a New Student Organization” from the Office of Student Life’s website (http://kbcc.cuny.edu/studentlife/). Student Life staff will provide guidance through the process.
Student Ambassador Program
Room C-123, Ext. 5597
Student Ambassadors serve as peer mentors throughout campus. They can be found leading guided tours during Orientation, mentoring first-semester students in Opening Doors Learning Communities, providing support through the ESL program, Men’s Resource Center, and Women’s Center, and everywhere in between. Student Ambassadors also help with campus events from bi-annual Welcome Weeks, Heritage and Awareness Months programming, to award ceremonies and Commencement. Student Ambassadors will continue to support these programs, events, and departments both in-person and virtually. Interested students must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.00 and complete the training program facilitated by campus partners. Follow @kccstudentlife on Instagram for event calendars and resources from all over campus.
Radio Station WKRB
Room U-227, Ext. 5817
The college’s student-operated FM station, WKRB-FM, broadcasts on 90.3 MHz and covers South Brooklyn and major portions of Queens and Staten Island and webcasts at http://www.wkrb.org/ Serving approximately 200,000 listeners each week, WKRB provides entertainment, public affairs and community-oriented programming 365 days a year. Students in the Broadcast curriculum use the newly refurbished station as the lab in which to learn every aspect of radio broadcasting.
Room A-216, Ext. 5563
The Student Handbook, an important resource and guide, provides students with information on all aspects of college life - - campus rules and regulations, academic standards, counseling and related services, special programs, student activities, and more. Published in PDF format, The Student Handbook is available for download on the Kingsborough website.
Room M-230, Ext. 5603
Student publications provide an outlet for the expression of ideas, opinions, creativity and talent.
- Scepter, the college newspaper, prints college news, reviews college activities and sports, carries letters, opinions, commentary and items of interest to Kingsborough students and faculty.
- Antheon, the college literary and arts journal, encourages the expression of student poetry and fiction and the visual arts.
- Odyssey, the college yearbook, offers students an opportunity to produce an overview of the academic year and its graduates.
- Orenda Comics, the college comic book.
- Kingsloop, the college online magazine.
All publications are written, produced, managed and distributed by Kingsborough students with a faculty advisor. They are supported by the KCC Association and have been cited for excellence.
Room G-110, Ext. 5737
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs offers a program of intramural, recreation, and athletic activities geared to promote a variety of interests and skills.
The intramurals program is designed to enable students to participate in a wide variety of athletic and recreational activities on a voluntary basis.
The program consists of individual and team events such as touch football, volleyball, 3-man basketball, soccer, ping pong, handball, 5K run, and chess. In many of these intramural tournaments, Kingsborough students compete against each other with the winner representing the college in the CUNY-wide intramural championship. All events are co-educational.
The recreation program offers students an opportunity to participate, at their own convenience, in sports and physical fitness activities including basketball, swimming, tennis, handball, racquetball, and training with weights, ping-pong and run/walk fitness hours.
The Athletic Program is renowned in the northeastern part of the United States, offering men and women the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports. Emphasis is placed upon promoting enjoyment, fitness, skill development, athletic and scholastic knowledge, and sportsman-like competition.
For women, the growing program includes varsity basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball teams. The women’s program is sanctioned by The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), the local conference, and by Region XV District of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on the regional, district and national levels.
Male varsity team programs include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor) and soccer teams.
The men’s program is sanctioned by The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), the local conference, and by Region XV District of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on the regional, district and national levels.
E-sports are offered for both men and women and we are members of the NJCAAE. Kingsborough fields teams in various E-sport titles such as Madden, NBA2k, FIFA, League of Legends, Valorant, Hearthstone, and Call of Duty.
Kingsborough also has a co-educational cheerleading team that supports the Athletics Department in various campus events. The cheerleading team support the men’s and women’s basketball teams and competes in the annual CUNY cheerleading championships against CUNY senior colleges.
Kingsborough is a member of The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), Region XV District of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). There are 24 regions and 10 more encompassing districts geographically within NJCAA.
Victorious teams in the Regional structure compete against each other to determine District champions in each sport. Many of Kingsborough’s teams and individual athletes have won national and regional awards and gone on to win scholarships to four-year colleges in their sports.
The College will not monitor student participation in physical education, open recreation, intramurals, or athletics. Students are responsible for following the advice of their physicians in these matters. The College will take no responsibility whatsoever for any injury students may suffer should they participate without medical advice, or against medical advice, or for any injury suffered as a result of any physical incapacity.
Student Support Programs
Access-Ability Services (Students with Disabilities)
Room D-205, Ext. 5175
Access-Ability Services (AAS) is committed to opening doors of equal opportunity to students with disabilities at Kingsborough Community College (KCC). The goal of AAS is to equalize educational opportunities and to provide access through appropriate academic accommodations. Access-Ability Services serves as a disability resource, promotes equity, and provides appropriate accommodations and assistance to KCC students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who want to utilize accommodations are asked to complete an “Application for Academic Accommodations” and submit supporting documentation. For further information go to http://www.kingsborough.edu/access-ability/homepage.html
Access Resource Center (ARC)
Room E-115 & E-116, Ext. 5411
Access Resource Center ( ARC) connects Kingsborough students and campus community to government entitlements and resources. Whether it’s childcare, SNAP, clothing or housing assistance, you can receive a referral for services available to you. ARC also provides, financial, legal and tax preparation services. To learn more about ARC services visit, http://www.kingsborough.edu/arc/homepage.html. Students can also complete an intake form to be contacted by a coordinator through the following link, http://www.kingsborough.edu/arc/intake.html
Child Development Center
Room V-105, Ext. 5868
As a service for students who are parents, Kingsborough’s Child Development Center accepts a limited number of children, ages 18 months through nine (9) years, each term. The children receive low-cost professional care and education, including meals, at this licensed facility.
All Kingsborough students are eligible to apply for a slot for their child, according to their class schedule. Priority is given to full-time matriculated students. Fees are based on the number of hours children are enrolled; when possible, subsidized rates available through public funding are offered to parents who qualify. To apply, parents are encouraged to place their name on the Center’s waiting list.
The Center also offers 3K and 4K, which are free full-day pre-school programs through the New York City Department of Education. Children must be four (4) years old to participate in PKA.
Room T4-216, Ext. 4660
CUNY EDGE (Educate, Develop, Graduate and Empower) formerly known as the COPE program, is funded and operated in partnership between the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide matriculated CUNY students receiving public assistance with the supports they need to succeed in college, secure sustainable employment, and to become civically engaged members of society.
The program provides ongoing individualized academic, personal, and career advisement services as a means of promoting a culture of academic excellence to support students to persist to graduation and secure meaningful and sustainable employment.
CUNY EDGE manages the HRA Fellowship Program (FP), which offers on-campus paid work opportunities that provide students invaluable professional experience. HRA determines HRA Fellowship Program eligibility and CUNY EDGE ensures the appropriate assignments that align with students’ majors, interest, and level of experience
Men’s Resource Center
Room U-218, Ext. 5864
The Men’s Resource Center provides academic and peer support to self-identified men of color to help empower them and improve their college experience. Services provided to help students achieve their goals include professional and peer mentoring, intensive academic support, networking with other students, career exploration, and cultural and educationally-focused trips and activities.
TRiO Student Support Services
Room D-205, Ext. 5175
Affiliation with TRiO increases the chances of persistence leading to graduation by addressing the academic and vocational needs of students with disabilities or students who are first-generation or low income. The program provides advisement, counseling, technology and academic workshops, transfer assistance, and other initiatives such as academic coaching. Intakes are available throughout the calendar year.
KCC Urban Farm
Between T8 and T2, Ext. 6578
Established in 2011, the mission of KCC Urban Farm is to grow a variety of produce organically and to catalyze thought, dialogue, and action around food system issues. Managed by staff, students, and faculty, the quarter-acre site includes approximately 7,000 square feet for cultivation and learning experiences for the entire Kingsborough community. The Farm produces approximately 4,000 pounds of fresh vegetables each year most of which are distributed to students for free in partnership with Single Stop. KCC Urban Farm is an outdoor laboratory for examining how a wide range of issues intersect with our food system. KCC’s Urban Farm has become a place for Kingsborough students to explore sustainability issues in an engaging, hands-on environment.
Student Wellness Services
The mission of Student Wellness Services (SWS) is to promote and support students’ physical, social, emotional, and psychological health and well-being. Our umbrella of services consists of four separate programs - the Counseling Center, the Women’s Center, the Wellness Center, and the Health Center.
All currently enrolled Kingsborough students are eligible to receive free and confidential services through SWS. Students will find trained and caring health and mental health professionals committed to providing services in a safe and supportive environment free of judgment. All centers offer a mix of remote and in-person services.
For further information, please visit http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/sws/
Room D-102, Ext. 5975
The mission of the Counseling Center is to enhance students’ personal growth, nurture their mental health, and increase their ability to cope with challenges so that they may reach their fullest academic potential. We offer individual and group counseling, urgent crisis support, referrals to off-campus resources, as well as outreach and consultation to the campus community. Counseling sessions provide an empathetic and non-judgmental space for students to process their concerns, identify resources, and develop skills and strategies to help balance the demands of school and their personal lives. Outreach services include support sessions, workshops, and presentations on a variety of relevant topics. Lastly, consultations for faculty and staff can help identify appropriate interventions for students who may be experiencing psychological and emotional problems in class and on-campus.
For further information, please visit http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/sws/
Room A-108 E and F, Ext. 5300
The Wellness Center provides holistic education and prevention services, integrating the physical and mental aspects of health and well-being. The center’s main objective is to promote self-care in a safe space that considers Kingsborough’s students’ diverse needs and backgrounds. Students can make wellness visits, which are short-term individual sessions with a health educator or a mental health professional to discuss their general wellness concerns, create a plan, and develop solutions through positive changes and transformations. Appointments for wellness visits can be made through the Counseling Center. In addition to wellness visits, the Wellness Center offers mental health screenings and preventative psychoeducational events.
For further information, please visit http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/sws/
Room A-108, Ext. 5684
The Health Center evaluates the physical health status of students, reviews required student medical documentation, facilitates the removal of physical or emotional barriers to learning, and ascertains the need for accommodations that may be necessary to ensure the maximal development of each student. When classes are in session, Registered Nurses are present to administer first aid, emergency treatment, educational, preventative, and advisory services.
For further information, please visit http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/sws/
Room M-382, Ext. 4700
The Women’s Center is a welcoming and supportive environment for women to gather, to share, to network and to examine and address the changing roles of women and men in our society. Its main mission is to provide a space for students to develop to their full potential by offering services and resources that seek to enhance their college experience, inclusive of a quiet place to study in between classes. Students in need of “someone to talk to” can access free confidential mental health counseling services. For those students seeking short term services, our trained and dedicated staff will assist students in identifying and achieving goals, problem solving and life skills exploration. The Center provides a space for breastfeeding mothers to pump and store their breast milk while on campus. In addition, the Center partners with academic departments, programs and clubs to co-sponsor lectures, workshops and seminars aimed at addressing issues impacting our students.