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What is the GSSP?

The Global Student Success Office

The Global Student Success Office is committed to supporting your journey at Queens College from your initial application through to graduation. The office assists with many aspects of your student life, including expediting your admission process, offering orientation programs as you transition to the American classroom, and providing academic and social experiences scheduled throughout the year. Whether you are required to participate in the Undergraduate Global Student Success Program, a study in the English Language Institute or enroll through General Admission, you will have access to service and support provided by the Global Student Success Office.

Undergraduate Global Student Success Program

Designed by academic experts, the Queens College Global Student Success Program is a required first-year experience program 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 small 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.

Program Structure:

The table below is a sample program structure for the Undergraduate Global Student Success Program. The program has been designed to ensure that students completing this program make satisfactory progress with their studies at Queens College and to declare the major of their choice.*More information about the majors available can be found on the Programs pages

3-Semester GSSP
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
DRAM 100 Introduction to Acting - 3 credits ECON 102 Intro to Microeconomics - 3 credits ASTR 001 General Astronomy - 3 credits

ENGL 110 College Writing 1 - 3 credits

ENGL 130 Writing About Literature in English - 3 credits
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics - 3 credits

ENGL 115 Topics in Writing - 1 credit

FNES 163 General Nutrition - 3 credits QNS 101 Queens Community - 3 credits
QNS 100 Navigating Your Path to Success
MATH 115 College Algebra for Precalculus - 3 credits QNS 005 Academic Support Tutorial
  QNS 005 Academic Support Tutorial  
3-Semester Mixed GSSP
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
DRAM 100 Introduction to Acting - 3 credits ECON 102 Intro to Microeconomics - 3 credits ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics - 3 credits

ENGL 108 Introduction to College Writing 1 - 3 credits

ENGL 110 College Writing - 3 credits
ENGL 130 Writing About Literature in English - 3 credits

ENGL 109 Introduction to College Writing 2 - 3 credits

ENGL 115 Topics in Writing  - 1 credit
QNS 101 Queens Community - 3 credits

QNS 100 Navigating Your Path to Success

FNES 163 General Nutrition - 3 credits QNS 005 Academic Support Tutorial 
  MATH 115 College Algebra for Precalculus - 3 credits  
  QNS 005 Academic Support Tutorial  

*Refer to the Programs pages, the Queens College Bulletin or ask your GSSP advisor for further information about declaring majors, required GPAs and courses. Above is a sample program structure only and is subject to change without notice. Students are required to maintain good academic standing and achieve a 2.0 GPA in credit courses to progress to second-year studies.