Admission Requirements

Program Options

Queens College recognizes that each student's needs are unique and offers programs tailored to support you to successfully complete your undergraduate degree.

Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

Queens College Global Student Success Program is a required first-year experience program designed by academic experts covering all aspects of your new living and learning environment in the United States.

As a Queens College student from day one, you will enjoy the added benefits of smaller classes where you will receive more personalized attention, access to academic advisors and tutoring as well as opportunities to connect with other international and American students through a variety of social activities, student clubs and organizations.

General Admission

Begin your studies as a Queens College student with orientation programs designed to assist with your transition to the American classroom and life in the United States. From there, you have the option to participate in academic and social experiences scheduled throughout the year to help you achieve your goals and of course have fun too!

English Language Institute (ELI)

Students who require additional English language preparation ahead of commencing their undergraduate studies will be offered admission to Queens College’s English Language Institute (ELI). ELI, the second oldest English language school in the United States, provides students with a full-time study experience focused on language development and the transition to living in the United States. 

Students wishing to study at the English Language Institute only (and not move on to further academic study at Queens College) are requested to provide academic transcripts but are not required to meet an academic minimum. Queens College GSSP regularly reviews its English Language and academic entry requirements, which are subject to change at any time.

 

How to Apply

Please complete our online application form and email any required documents to admissions@queensgssp.com. Our admissions team will review your academic qualifications and let you know which entry program is the best match for you!

Required Admissions Materials

1. Completed online application form.

2. Academic transcripts and other required documents (see academic qualifications for your country below).

3. English language proficiency results (optional for students applying for ELI only)

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Students applying to the Queens College Global Student Success Program must demonstrate appropriate academic preparation and proficiency in the English Language The Global Student Success Program is a first-year experience program and therefore students who have already undertaken post-secondary study are not eligible for GSSP admission, but are welcome to apply for General Admission.

Undergraduate Academic and English Language Requirements
  Undergraduate Admission English Language Preparation
General Admission Global Student Success Program (2 semesters) English Language Institute + Undergraduate Admission English Language Institute Only
Academic qualification Completion of Year 12 with demonstrated success Completion of Year 12 with demonstrated success Completion of Year 12 with demonstrated success Completion of Year 12 with demonstrated success
SAT/ACT required?  No* No No No
IELTS  6.0 5.5  5.0  <5.0
TOEFL iBT  70 60 50 <50
PTE: Academic 48 44 n/a n/a
PEARSON Versant  56 50 46 <46
Additional Requirements

2+ years of science

3+ years of math

     

*Students who completed their education in the United States are required to submit SAT/ACT scores for General Admission.


Academic Qualifications by Country

The below table can be used as a guide for admission, but please contact your GSSP advisor or apply today with your existing qualifications should they not be listed below.

Assessment is based on all years attended in your specific high school curriculum. The US equivalent of high school completion is required.

Country GSSP - 2 Semesters General Admission
Argentina

Bachillerato with a 6.5 average

Bachillerato with a 7 average
Australia Year 12 Certificate with a 57% average Year 12 Certificate with a B average or 63%
Azerbaijan Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with a 3.5 average Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with a 4 average
Bahrain Tawjihi (General Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 55% average Tawjihi (General Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 60% average
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate with a 45% average Higher Secondary Certificate with a 50% average
Bolivia Bachillerato with a 4.5 average or 45% on 7 point scale, 60% on 100 point scale Bachillerato with a 5 average or 50% on 7 point scale, 64% on 100 point scale
Botswana Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with a C average Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with a C average
Brazil Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Médio) with a 6 average Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Ensino Médio) with a 7 average
Brunei Second Class Honours, Lower Division Second Class Honours, Upper Division
Cambodia

Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) with a C average

Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) with a B average
Canada Secondary School Diploma with a 70% average (excluding Quebec) Secondary School Diploma with an 80% average (excluding Quebec)
Caribbean Commonwealth Countries CXC Certificate of Secondary Education with a B average CXC Certificate of Secondary Education with a B average
Chile

Licencia de Educacion Media (academic) with a 4.5 average

Licencia de Educacion Media (academic) with 5 average
China

Senior Middle School Graduate Certificate with a 75% average

Senior Middle School Graduate Certificate with an 80% average
Colombia Titulo de Bachiller Academico, Bachillerato with a 7 average Titulo de Bachiller Academico, Bachillerato with an 8 average or Alto 
Ecuador Bachillerato with a 7.5 average Bachillerato with an 8 average
Egypt Thanawiya A'Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 60% average Thanawiya A'Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 65% average
Fiji Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with a 5 average Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with a 3 average and Form 7 Certificate
France Baccalauréat Général with an 11 average Baccalauréat Général with a 12 average
Ghana West African Senior School Certificate with a C4 average West African Senior School Certificate with a B3 average
Hong Kong HKDSE with a level 3 average HKDSE with a level 4 average
India Completion of CBSE Certificate with a C-1 average (X-XII) or Completion of Standard XII Certificate with 45% average (X-XII) Completion of CBSE Certificate with a B-2 averge (X-XII) or Completion of Standard XII Certificate with 50% average (X-XII)
Indonesia SKHUN with an average of 65% SKHUN with a 70% average
Iran Pre-University and Certificate of Secondary Education (High School Diploma) with a 13 average Pre-University and Certificate of Secondary Education (High School Diploma) with a 14 average 
Israel Teudat Gemer Tichonit with a 7 or 65% average Teudat Gemer Tichonit with an 8 or 75% average
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with  a 3.5 average Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a 4 average
Jordan Tawjihi (Academic)/General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 65% Tawjihi (Academic)/General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 70%
Kazakhstan Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 3.5 average Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 4 average
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C+ average  Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a B average
Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with Rank 5 average Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with Rank 4 average
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-All-A’Ama (Secondary School Diploma) with a 75% average Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-All-A’Ama (Secondary School Diploma) with an 80% average
Laos Baccalaureate II with a 13 average Baccalaureate II with a 14 average
Macau See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE See criteria for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or GCE
Malawi Malawi School Certificate of Education with an 8 average Malawi School Certificate of Education with a 6 average
Malaysia SPM with C+ or with an 8 average SPM with B or with a 10 average
Mauritius See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements
Mexico Certificado de Bachillerato with a 7 average Certificado de Bachillerato with an 8 average
Mongolia School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with a 75% average School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with an 80% average
Morocco Successful completion of Baccalauréat with an 11-grade average Successful completion of Baccalauréat with a 12-grade average
Myanmar Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma (Academic & Vocational) with a 45% average  Basic Education Standard Exam Diploma (Academic & Vocational) with a 50% average 
Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a  50% average Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a  60% average
Nigeria Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) with a C4 average  Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) with a B3 average
Oman Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with a 75% average Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) with an 80% average
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a 45% average Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a 50% average
Panama Diploma de Bachillerato with a 76% average Diploma de Bachillerato with an 81% average
Peru Bachillerato Académic with an 11.5 average Bachillerato Académic with a 12 average
Philippines High School Diploma with an 80% average High School Diploma with an 85% average

 

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari/General Secondary Education Certificate with a 3.5 average or 65% average Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari/General Secondary Education Certificate with a 4 average or 70%  
Russia Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 3.5 average Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 4 average
Saudi Arabia Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 70% average Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 75% average
Singapore See GCE/ O requirements See GCE/ O requirements
South Africa National Senior Certificate with a 55% average National Senior Certificate with a 60% average
Sri Lanka See GCE/ O requirements See GCE/ O requirements
Sweden

Högskoleförberedande Examen with C average

 

Högskoleförberedande Examen with B average

Taiwan Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a 65% average  Senior High School Graduation Certificate with a 70% average
Tanzania East Africa General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level with a D/4 average East Africa General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level with a C/3  average
Thailand Matayom VI (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 65% average.

2.5 out of a 4.0 scale 
Matayom VI (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 70% average.

3.0 out of a 4.0 scale 
Turkey Lise Diplomasi (General Secondary School Diploma) with a 65% average Lise Diplomasi (General Secondary School Diploma) with a 70% average
UAE Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 75% average Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an 80% average
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education with 7 average Uganda Certificate of Education with 6 average
Ukraine Attestat with Grade 6 average on the 12 point scale or Attestat with Grade 3.5 average on the 5 point scale Attestat with Grade 7 average on the 12 point scale or Attestat with Grade 4 average on the 5 point scale
United Kingdom See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements
USA Successful completion of Year 12 with a GPA of 2.75 Successful completion of Year 12 with a GPA of 3.0 and SAT with demonstrated success
Uzbekistan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 3.5 average Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with a 4 average
Venezuela Bachillerato (Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate) with a 12 average Bachillerato (Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate) with a 13 average
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School) with a 6 average Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School) with a 7 average
Zambia Zambian School Certificate Examination/GCE with a 5 average Zambian School Certificate Examination/GCE with a 4 average
Zimbabwe See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements See GCE/ O and AS/A LEVEL requirements
  Other Accepted Qualifications
GCE: IGCSE/O Level
 
AS/A Level
5 subjects overall average C/5

AS/A Levels can substitute or add additional subjects for review.
5 subjects overall average B/6

AS/A Levels can substitute or add additional subjects for review
Accredited Foundation Year University accredited foundation courses, equal to NQF level 3; equivalent to high school year 12 with GPA of 2.5 University accredited foundation courses, equal to NQF level 3; equivalent to high school year 12 with GPA of 3.0
IB Curriculum IB Certificate with overall 23 points or IB Curriculum with a 5 average IB Diploma with overall 24 points or IB Curriculum with a 6 average

English Test Waiver

All students applying to the General Admission program need to provide an English proficiency test (SAT/ACT or TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/PVT). English proficiency tests are not required for GSSP admission for students who have studies for at least two years and completed their secondary education in an English language-based curriculum.

Age Requirements

Queens College does not accept students under 16 years of age at the commencement of their studies. Students between 16 and 17 years of age must have parental/guardian consent to attend Queens College. Application forms must be signed by a parent/guardian.

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.