Conditions of Enrollment

Student Visa Conditions

  • International students must be enrolled full time, for undergraduate students--at least 12 credits in all semesters the student is enrolled in the GSSP.
  • Student visas are usually issued for the period of the program. Students wishing to extend their study permit should first consult the Queens College Global Student Success Program (GSSP) staff for assistance.

Other Conditions

  • The student is expected to attend all classes, undertake all tests and examinations during a program, and abide by all rules and regulations of the Queens College GSSP that are in force at any time.
  • The contract between the applicant and the Queens College GSSP is governed by the laws of the United States and the state of New York.
  • The Queens College GSSP may, by written notice, vary the conditions of enrollment as may be necessary to comply with any law, regulation or amendment thereof, of the United States and the state of New York.
  • In the event of circumstances requiring urgent medical care and where it is not possible to contact the parent/guardian, the Queens College GSSP is authorized as a matter of urgency to seek and provide appropriate medical care. Students are responsible for any additional costs.

Deferral Prior to Commencing Studies

All deferral requests must be made in writing prior to the orientation date for that semester.

After the initial acceptance to a QC GSSP or General Admission program, the student may defer their program start date by a maximum of two terms. If the student requests for any further deferrals, they must re-apply to a QC GSSP or General Admission program and submit all additional documents including but are not limited to new English test results, bank statement, and gap statement.

If a student defers their program start date, QC GSSP will hold the tuition, fees, and charges paid until the student commences their program without interest or penalty.


If the student withdraws without commencing their program or has their enrollment terminated, the Fee Refund Policy will apply.

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Refund Schedule Policy

  • For the purposes of this Refund Schedule Policy, term fees are defined as one full-time term of study in any program at the Queens College GSSP based on a minimum of 12 credits.
  • All currency in this refund policy is in United States dollars (USD).
  • If an applicant accepts a place offered in the Queens College GSSP and pays the administration fee and/or fees, a binding contract is created between the Queens College GSSP and the student.
  • Notification of cancellation or withdrawal from a course(s) or withdrawal or deferral from a program of study must be made in writing to the Queens College GSSP, or by email to, only from the student's email address.
  • Students who dispute the Queens College GSSP's decision regarding a refund have recourse with the Executive Director of the Queens College GSSP.
  • In the case of cancellation or withdrawal, the cancellation fee (administration charge if relevant) will be calculated as shown in the table below.
  • In case of a deferral, the fees will be retained by the Queens College GSSP until commencement of studies; in case of a leave of absence, the fees will be retained by the Queens College GSSP until recommencement of studies. If the student subsequently withdraws, the Refund Policy will apply as of the date the Queens College GSSP was advised in writing of their withdrawal. The Queens College GSSP reserves the right to apply the Refund Policy to the date of the initial deferral or leave of absence.
  • SEVIS fees paid to the US Department of Homeland Security by the student are not reimbursed by the GSSP.
  • Students whose admission offer is withdrawn for submission of a false/misleading application or whose enrollment is terminated by the Queens College GSSP will not be entitled to any refund of fees. Any fee refund is wholly at the discretion of the Queens College GSSP.
  • Refunds for students who must withdraw for medical reasons will be based upon the table below.
  • The Queens College GSSP reserves the right to withdraw a program or course(s) from offer at its discretion. If a student is unable to enroll in a similar program or course(s) at the Queens College GSSP and the enrollment is cancelled, all fees will be refunded with the exception of any non-refundable fees.
  • Where an I-20 and/or F-1 Visa or any other immigration document is rejected due to a breach in student study conditions, a student must withdraw from the Queens College GSSP and the cancellation fee will be calculated as shown in the table below. Students withdrawing from a course must first consult with a GSSP advisor to ensure they maintain the minimum course load to satisfy their student visa requirements.
  • All refunds under this Refund Policy will be paid within four (4) weeks of receiving a written claim from the student.
  • Refunds are to be paid to the person who enters into the contract with the Queens College GSSP and to the original account from which the fees were paid.
  • Drop deadline refers to one day prior to the first day of the semester. Add deadline refers to 2 weeks after the first day of the semester for Spring and Fall term and 1 week after the first day of the semester for Summer term.

Refund Schedule Table

EventCancellation Fee
Student visa refusal (Proof of refusal necessary, for example, letter of visa refusal; rejection from the US embassy)US$500 administration fee



Withdrawal from program (in any semester)Cancellation Fee
Written notice given prior to first day of OrientationThe higher of $3500 or 20% of the balance of tuition on account (+ US$500 administration fee)
Written notice given on or after the first day of Orientation100% of semester tuition* or 100% of ELI tuition and fees



Withdrawal from single course(s)Cancellation Fee
Written notice given prior to Add/Drop deadlineNo cancellation fee. (Funds remain with Queens College GSSP and are credited against enrollment in a subsequent semester. 100% of tuition is forfeited if the student does not re-enroll in a subsequent semester.)
Written notice given after Add/Drop deadline100% of semester tuition*

*Semester tuition is equivalent to 12 credits or 4 subjects, whichever is greater.