Queens College

For motivated high school students who want to get an early start on college and a feel for the college experience, College Now at Queens College offers courses for college and high school credit at Queens College’s beautiful hilltop campus.

College-Credit Courses

Qualified high school juniors or seniors begin with a CN-dedicated section of a Queens College introductory-level college course in subjects that range from philosophy to psychology, dance to political science, and a number of others. All classes meet on the Queens College campus and are taught by Queens College professors.

Students who have successfully completed one CN-dedicated section of a Queens College course can take regular sections along with Queens College students.

High School Credit Courses

Taught by experienced high school teachers, Saturday classes in Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Explorations of Aquatic Systems, U.S. History and Government for ESL students and College English for ESL students carry elective high school credit at the discretion of their high school and meet on the Queens College campus. Students use campus resources such as computer and science labs and go on field trips related to their classes.


The Action Now project is a Saturday service learning workshop for high school students in their freshman or sophomore year.  In small teams, students research a particular community’s needs, design a project to address a problem they’ve identified and put their solution into action, earning service hours.

All students in the Saturday activities take part in short workshops on college awareness topics, such as what colleges are really looking for in an applicant, discovering the personal reasons to go to college, as well as the process of choosing, applying and paying for college.


A Queens College student ID gives College Now students access to the college library and all recreational facilities:

  • swimming pool,
  • weight room,
  • tennis and basketball courts, and
  • track.

A Satisfied Student Speaks

A CN student enrolled in Philosophy 101 at QC wrote: “Philosophy teaches us how to think and be skeptical. And the professor was just awesome. I learned a lot.”

Getting Started

  1. Search for your high school. If your high school is a partner, make a note of its QC College Now liaison. The liaison is the person you’ll need to contact to see exactly what courses and activities are open to you, deadlines for enrollment, etc.
  2. If your high school is not officially partnered with QC, you can contact Central Office CN staff to inquire about your options.