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Senior Citizen Auditors

Each semester we welcome over 500 lifelong learners to the Hunter community. Individuals over 60 years of age can audit undergraduate courses at Hunter tuition-free on a space-available basis. As an auditor at Hunter, you'll benefit from world-class faculty and a diverse, dynamic student body, while enriching others through a multi-generational classroom experience.

How to Register in CUNYFirst Apply for Fall 2018 Apply Fall 2019 Apply for Readmission 

Admissions Requirements

In order to be admitted as a senior learner, you must meet the following criteria: Be a New York State resident and 60 years of age or older.

How to apply:

The application can be filed online.
   • If you are applying for the first time, file the Non-degree Application online.
   • If you have taken courses before at Hunter, file the Readmission Application online.
If you need assistance with filling out the application, please visit the Senior Citizens Student Association in the North Building, on the Commons Level, Room 117.

Application Deadlines:

   Fall Semester - August 10, 2018      Spring Semester - 2019 TBA      Summer Semester - 2019 TBA 

The Winter session is not available to lifelong learners

Additional Required Documents:

In addition to the application, you will have to submit the following documentation with your application.
   •Proof of age (Medicaid card, Driver's License, birth certificate or passport)
   •Proof of New York State address


While the Senior Citizen Auditor program is free, there are processing fees that auditors are responsible for:
$65 general fee due at the time of registration
$15 consolidated services fee due at the time of registration
Auditors are also responsible for the costs of any course materials, such as textbooks

Once you have applied and submitted all of your documents you will be notified of your admission status within 2-3 weeks via email.

Get help in person

Once your application has been accepted, Hunter offers in-person help with online registration to any senior auditors who need it. Assistance is available at the following time and place:

August 31, 2018
Where: Hunter College on the 3rd Floor of the West Building, the Large Cafeteria. Located in the West Building near the escalator at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. A limited number of hard copies of open courses will also be available. Please note, however, that courses continue to close throughout the day as late registration for students continues during the first week of classes. Help will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Application Deadline

Summer 2018: July 5

Fall 2018: August 10

Spring 2019: January 15




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