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The Q

Frequently Asked Questions - The Q

The Q is Quinsigamond Community College's secure website or portal. Think of it as the gateway to the college; it's the one stop that allows current students and faculty the ability to access their personal college information twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The login page for The Q is accessible through any internet browser.  At this time we recommend Firefox (or Chrome) as your internet browser.

This video provides some basic information about what the Q and student email are, how to access and use them, and why they are important to use:

  • Your student id number is your username for The Q. Your Microsoft account is used for universal login to The Q. The initial password is set to the default of: The first two letters of your last name in lower case, followed by the last four digits of your SSN, then Qc. Ex. ab####Qc.
  • If you need help resetting your password please contact the IT Service Desk at 508.854.4427. Give them your name, your phone number or email address, your id number and a brief description of your problem. Mention that you have a problem logging in. Do not send your password.

The QCC Alert Notification System allows you to receive a text message on your cell phone in case of a school emergency or school closing. To add or update your text messaging information, Login to The Q. At the top of the Welcome page, click on the “My QCC Alert Contact Info” link.

Login to The Q. Click on the My Academics tab. Click on My Registration. Click on the My Degree Audit link on the right. Select "What-If Degree Audit" if you want to run an audit for a major other than your currently elected major. If your major is Undeclared you also should select a "What-If Degree Audit," as you do not have any "Your Curriculum Requirements" degree audit until you have applied and received a letter of acceptance from the Admissions Office.

Login to The Q. Look under the Blackboard Link on the left side of the "Welcome" page. Select “My Grade Report." Select the Term, and then click on “View Final Grade Report” or “View Midterm Grade Report”.

Please contact the Registrar's Office. You will need a photo ID.

If your student record is correct, but your Qmail name is incorrect (either the username or the viewable name), contact the IT Help Desk.

If any other information on The Q is misspelled or needs to be changed, you can update it by doing the following:  Click the Personal Info link next to your name. Click on the Biographical Info tab. Click on the pencil icon next to "Name, Address and Personal Details". Enter your changes, then Click [Submit]. Information will be updated within two to three business days.

To waive your health insurance online:

  • Go to 
  • Select “The Q” (student/faculty portal) DO NOT LOG IN.
  • Select the link at the bottom of the page under Helpful Links: Health Insurance Waiver Form. This will bring you out of our system to the web site of Gallagher/Koster, the company that manages the health insurance.
  • All students must “Create an Account” before waiving the insurance. Using your student ID: If your student ID is less than 9 digits, please add “000” to the FRONT of the ID for a total of 9 digits. Ex: If your ID is 123456, it should be entered as 000123456
  • Once the “Account is Created”, go to the top left corner and click “Student Waive”
  • Click on “I want to waive” red button

Please read carefully and answer all the questions then click “Click to Continue On”. Now you are ready to waive the insurance.

Fill out the required fields and select “Submit”. Print “Confirmation Sheet” for your records.

With Universal Login, students are prompted to enter only their username (Student ID number). You do NOT have the ability to change your password from this page.
Enter the Student ID number in the username field and Click [Continue] or [Enter] then user is prompted for their Microsoft login.

Full instructions for the login process can be found here: Students - How to Login to The Q with Universal Login.