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Who is eligible?

A student is eligible for admission to Kingsborough through the New Start program if he/ she:

  • Has not attended Kingsborough previously (except in High School programs such as College Now)
  • Is a U.S citizen or permanent resident (students on a temporary visa are not eligible)
  • Has a grade point average below 2.0 and/ or has not passed the CUNY skills assessment tests within the required time at one of the following cooperating senior colleges (which must also be the last college attended)

    Adelphi University
    Baruch College
    Brooklyn College
    City College
    College of Staten Island
    Hofstra University
    Hunter College
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Lehman College
    LIU Brooklyn
    LIU Post
    Medgar Evers College
    Monroe College
    New York City College of Technology
    New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
    Polytechnic Institute of NYU
    Queens College
    St. Francis College
    St. John's University
    St. Joseph's College
    SUNY Buffalo State College 
    SUNY Cobleskill
    SUNY Maritime College
    SUNY Stony Brook University 
    SUNY Potsdam
    SUNY Old Westbury
    York College

What if the college I attended was not one of the cooperating senior colleges -
can I still be in New Start?

Only students from the cooperating senior colleges listed above are eligible for the New Start program. However, students from other colleges may apply to Kingsborough as regular transfers. Contact the Academic Village Center at 718-368-6700 for admission information.

What if I attended Kingsborough before?

If you were enrolled at Kingsborough during any time after high school (except on permit), DO NOT apply for the New Start program. Instead, you must file an application for readmission in the Registrar's Office (Room A-101). If you attended a senior college after attending KCC, you can apply for transfer of your senior college credit after you are readmitted.

Please visit the following website for readmission information and deadlines: Registrar: Readmission Info.

Will I still be eligible for New Start if I wait until next semester or some other future time to enroll?

Yes. There is no time limit on eligibility. Call the Academic Village Center at 718-368-6700 when you are ready to apply (please be mindful of application deadlines).

Fall Deadline - Feb. 1st

Spring Deadline - Sept. 15th