Your Academic Journey

Your path to earning a degree in the world's most exciting city starts with Queens College GSSP.

At Queens College, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals from the moment you apply through to graduation. The Global Student Success Office is here to support you in all aspects of student life. From offering orientation programs as your transition to the American classroom, providing a space for students to hang out with friends or study on their own, and planning academic and social experiences throughout the year for students. Think of us as your home away from home.  

We offer two types of entry, including our Global Student Success Program (GSSP – equivalent to year 1 of bachelor’s degree studies), or our General Admission (Direct Entry).

What our students say

"Through GSSP, I easily made new friends and interacted with other people by attending lots of social events; the social programs were so active that I quickly adjusted to school life."

Sumin Nam
Accounting Student
South Korea

GSSP and Your Academic Journey

  • Smaller class sizes with more personalized attention 
  • Access academic advisors and tutoring 
  • You’re a full-fledged university student from day one 
  • Access all university facilities  
  • Connect with other students through social activities, clubs and organizations 

Meet the QC GSSP Team

Program Schedule

A typical QC GSSP course program might look something like this:

3-Semester GSSP

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
DRAM 100: Introduction to Acting ECON 102: Intro to Microeconomics PYSCH 101: Introduction to Psychology 
ENGL 110: College Writing 1 ENGL 130: Writing About Literature in English ECON 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENGL 115: Topics in Writing FNES 163: General Nutrition URBST 103: Urban Diversity 
MATH 115*: College Algebra for Precalculus QNS 005: Academic Support Tutorial

GSSP 102: Transition Support Course 
QNS 100: Navigating Your Path to Success    
*Depending on math placement results, students may be placed in a different math level

3-Semester Mixed GSSP

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
DRAM 100: Introduction to Acting ECON 102: Intro to Microeconomics ENGL 130: Writing about Literature in English
ENGL 109: Introduction to Academic Writing

ENGL 110: College Writing I

ECON 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
MATH 115:* College Algebra for Precalculus

ENGL 115: Topics in Writing 

URBST 103: Urban Diversity
QNS 100: Navigating Your Path to Success

FNES 163: General Nutrition

GSSP 102: Transition Support Course
  GSSP 101: Academic Support Tutorial 

 
*Depending on math placement results, students may be placed in a different math level