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Welcome to Queens College!

Congratulations on making the decision to study at Queens College! We’re ready to welcome you on campus in New York. Here's a quick and easy checklist of what you need to do before you arrive in Queens, New York on August 20, 2020

Pre-Departure Checklist

Step 1

Accept Your Offer and Pay Your Deposit

Step 2

Once you receive your SEVIS number, schedule a visa appointment

  • Visit and pay the SEVIS fee
  • Schedule a visa appointment at
  • Inform GSSP of your visa appointment date, so a mock visa interview can be scheduled with a member of our staff.
  • Bring the following to your Visa appointment:
    • Valid passport
    • Original I-20
    • Queens College Admit Letter
    • SEVIS Receipt
    • Original bank statement
    • Original transcripts
  • Tips for a successful visa interview

Step 3

Prepare for Arrival by Completing the Following

  • Course Schedule

    • GSSP students will receive their course schedules at orientation

    • General Admission students will work with GSSP staff to set up online advising appointments prior to arrival. In the meantime, all General Admission students should complete the online Math Placement Exam.

Step 4

Once you Have Received Your Visa

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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