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I am transferring from a community (2-year) college with an Associate (AA/AS) degree

Requirements for the Hunter Focus vary according to the type of program in which students matriculated at the beginning of their college careers. Students who first enrolled in a baccalaureate program have different requirements from those who initially enrolled in associate's degree programs. Transfer students should be sure to check with the Office of Advising Services to determine precisely which requirements apply.

You need to complete the Hunter Core Requirement (HCR), as specified below.

CUNY Common Core (CCCR)

Transfer students who have earned an AA/AS degree from an accredited institution and who matriculate at Hunter College in fall 2013 and after will have fulfilled the CUNY Common Core requirements by obtaining the AA/AS degree.

The Hunter Focus (College Option)  (6 credits=2 courses)

Beyond the CUNY Common Core, students who transfer to Hunter from a community (2-year) college with an Associate (AA/AS) degree must complete 6 credits for the Hunter Focus.  These credits are part of the CUNY College Option. The Hunter Focus emphasizes foreign language and concentrated study – two areas of study that highlight Hunter’s current and historical focus on the liberal arts.

Students who transfer to Hunter from a community (2-year) college with an Associate (AA/AS) degree, are expected to attain second, third or fourth-semester proficiency (depending on the student's language knowledge at the time of matriculation) in a foreign language, regardless of where the learning took place. After this goal has been met, students should begin concentrated study in an area outside of their first major. The composition of the Hunter Focus will vary depending on students' language proficiency at the time of matriculation.

Students who have to take a beginning language course but have already fulfilled their World Cultures requirement with a different class may apply all 6 language credits to the Hunter Focus. Students in the Hunter College School of Nursing may fulfill their entire 6 credits of Hunter Focus by taking "STEM variant" science courses in addition to the STEM courses used to fulfill the CUNY Common Core.

a.     Hunter Focus in Foreign Language

The goal of the foreign language competency requirement is to help students attain cross-cultural knowledge and communicate in a language other than English. Students who transfer to Hunter from a community (2-year) college with an Associate (AA/AS) degree are required to complete up to 6 credits in a foreign language depending upon a student’s language knowledge at the time of matriculation and a student’s matriculation status.  Students may apply only one course at each level (Elementary level 1, Elementary level 2, Intermediate level 3 and Intermediate level 4) toward the CUNY College Option.  Intensive courses can be used to satisfy two levels.

It is strongly recommended that students complete their foreign language study as early as possible so they can benefit from it in their college career. Foreign language courses should be taken in consecutive semesters because gaps in language instruction are undesirable. 

b.     Hunter Focus: Concentrated Study

This requirement encourages students to begin concentrated study outside of their major. Students who have gained fourth-semester language proficiency should make progress toward a minor, second major, or certificate (they will not complete such a program within Concentrated Study, but take first steps towards it). The number of credit hours that must be completed in the Concentrated Study requirement depends on a student's transfer status and foreign language proficiency prior to entering Hunter and ranges from 0 to 6. It is necessary for students to indicate a minor, second major, or certificate program.  Credit for Concentrated Study is granted only for courses completed within that same declared course of study.

Concurrent Course Requirements

1.     Writing Intensive Courses

The ability to write clearly and persuasively is a valuable skill that is important for advanced study, professional advancement, and personal development.  Writing Intensive courses carry the designation "W" in the catalog and may be offered in any field. Students who transfer to Hunter with 60 or more credits must complete 1 "W" designated course. This course can be part of the Hunter Focus or any major or minor requirements, or electives. All "W" courses must be taken at Hunter College.

2.     Courses for Pluralism and Diversity

This group of courses addresses topics that help students broaden their horizons and gain new perspectives. The Pluralism and Diversity courses are grouped into four categories (A, B, C, and D): 

Two courses from Groups A, B or C, but not two courses from the same group, are required for students transferring to Hunter with 31 or more credits. Any one course with a Pluralism and Diversity designation can satisfy only one Pluralism and Diversity category. A course with a Pluralism and Diversity designation may also carry a “W” designation and may fulfill any other requirement.

Quick Reference Table:

Transfers from a community (2-year) college with an Associate (AA/AS) Degree starting at Hunter in fall 2013 or later

 

The Hunter Focus

Concurrent Course Requirements

 

Foreign Language (FL) Status Upon Matriculation*

 

# Foreign Language Credits you are required to take as part of the Hunter Focus in Foreign Language

 

# Courses toward a minor, second major or certificate that you are required to take as part of the Hunter Focus: Concentrated Study

 

Writing Intensive Courses (W)

 

Pluralism and Diversity (P&D)

Exempt from Foreign Language

0 credits

6 credits

 

 

1 W course if transferring with 60 or more credits, must be taken at Hunter College

 

W courses (see college catalog for courses designated as W) can also be used to satisfy a Hunter Core Requirement, the major or electives

 

2 P&D courses, from Groups A, B or C, and the two courses may not come from the same Group, transferring with 31 or more credits

(see college catalog for courses designated as P&D)

 

A P&D course can satisfy only one of these groups, but it may be used to also satisfy a  a Hunter Core Requirement, the major, minor or electives

Completed 3 semesters of Foreign Language

3 credits, must be the fourth course in the sequence

3 credits

Competed 2 semesters of Foreign Language

6 credits, must be the next two courses in the sequence

0 credits

Completed 1 semester of Foreign Language

6 credits, must be the next two courses in the sequence

0 credits

Completed 0 semesters of Foreign Language

6 credits, must be the next two courses in the sequence

0 credits

*See Foreign Language Department for placement.

 

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