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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission Information and Procedures

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 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:

Fall Term  
  Freshman approximately February 1
  Transfer approximately February 1
Spring Term  
  Freshman September 15
  Transfer September 15

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Freshman Applicants

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 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.

Transfer Applicants

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.

International Applicants

International applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, whose native language is not English and whose previous education was not in English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 475 if the test was taken on paper, 152 if taken on computer (CBT) or 53 if taken on the internet (IBT). Since it may take a considerable length of time for the TOEFL to be scored and many months for transcripts to arrive from outside the United States, applicants with foreign school documents are urged to complete their application for admission at least six (6) months prior to the start of the term. Kingsborough does not evaluate foreign school documents or make admission decisions for international students; all foreign school documents are evaluated by the University Application Processing Center (UAPC). The College is authorized to enroll non-immigrant alien applicants and issue U.S. Immigration form I-20 to those who are matriculated, in good academic standing and who register for at least 12 credits including equated credits. International students may not commence studies until they have an approved F-1 status.

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

My Turn Applicants

Room F-219, Ext. 5079

My Turn is a tuition free college education program for New York State residents 60 years of age and older. Proof of age and New York State residency must be submitted with the admission application. My Turners come into the program as non-degree students and have the choice of matriculating after one (1) semester. 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.

Second Degree Applicants

Students returning for a second degree file as a transfer applicant and must apply using the CUNY admission application. For further information call 718-368-6700, or go to V-101.


A former student who wishes to return to Kingsborough should complete a Readmission Form. After payment of the required readmission application fee, submit the completed Readmission Form to the Registrar’s Office, A-101, after obtaining approval from Health Services, A-108, as well as the Residency Office, V-101. 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.

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, along with a paid Readmission Application, should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, A-101. Consult the Registrar’s home page at 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:

  1. Have an official transcript certifying high school graduation or its equivalent on file in the Registrar’s Office, A-101.
  2. Complete the required CUNY Assessment Tests
  3. Be in good academic standing (at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average) at the end of the current 12-week session.

If a college was attended previously, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Meet requirements in 1, 2 and 3 listed above.
  2. 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. In the event of a student completing all equated credits, the academic progress units are used in place of attempted credits to determine the student’s grade point average. Consult the Academic Calendar for filing dates and deadlines.

Programs for New Students

College Discovery
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 academic and career counseling, tutorial services and financial assistance. 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 and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application, available at Students are accepted into the program only during the fall term. For additional information go to

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
Room A-228, Ext. 5029

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, speak with the KCC-CUNY BA Campus Coordinator or visit

New Start Program
Room M-101, Ext. 4911

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. New Start students are offered specialized support services, including counseling and academic advisement. After graduation from Kingsborough, students may continue their education at a senior college under the CUNY transfer policy.