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Non-Degree

Are you looking to take a class or two at Hunter but not enroll full-time in a degree program? Non-degree courses are a great way for you to earn college credit. Each semester, hundreds of non-degree students take advantage of the wonderful coursework offered at Hunter College for a variety of reasons.


Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who has completed high school or the equivalency exam
  • Visiting students from other colleges
  • Students who have already earned a degree
  • High school seniors

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester. 

How to apply

To apply visit the Non-Degree Admission Application webpage*

Application Priority Deadlines:

Fall Semester - May 1 Winter Session - October 1
Spring Semester - November 1 Summer Session - April 1

*We will continue to accept applications based on space-availability.

Required Supplemental documents:

  • Proof of high school graduation (diploma or transcript)
  • Unofficial college transcript (if you have earned more than 24 college credits)
  • Written approval from your high school principal or headmaster, etc. (current high school seniors only)

How much does it cost?

Application Fee: There is a one-time application fee of $65 that will be added to your tuition bill once you register. You do not have to pay the application fee up front.

Tuition: Students taking a non-degree course pay the non-degree student tuition costs per credit. Review tuition details here.

*Unfortunately, financial aid or scholarship opportunities are not available for students taking non-degree courses.

Students on an F-1 Visa may only take non-degree courses under the following scenarios:

  • Students with a letter of authorization from his/her current school’s Designated School Official and copies of an I-20 and/or a copy of their OPT card (front and back) are included in their file; students should be able upload these documents to the non-degree application
  • Students enrolled in an ESL program such as with the IELI and the student provides an authorization letter from their Designated School Official  
  • Students in Certificate  programs, such as offered at Baruch College Continuing and professional studies
  • J-1 students enrolled in programs with which Hunter College has either agreements or memorandum of understanding
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