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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.


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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.

Priority Application Deadlines:

   Fall Semester- August 10      Spring Semester- January 15      Summer Semester- July 5   

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 each semester/session:
$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.

Spring 2020 Registration begins on 9AM on January 31, 2020 through 11:59PM on February 2, 2020.

You can pay online after registering! Instructions can be found here: How to Pay.

Get help

Hunter offers in-person assistance with online registration to accepted auditors on a first come first serve basis during a one-day event. 

One-Day Registration Help Event
When: January 31st, 2020 | 9 am - 3 pm
Where: Hunter College Main Campus | Glass Café (small, glassed-in side of the Cafeteria, Third Floor, West Building) 

Know Before You Go

Accounts: Confirm your CUNYfirst account is activated, know your username, password, and Empl ID.

 New user? 
Activate your account     
  Trouble signing on? 
     Try “forgot password”    
        More Info? 
     Visit: CUNYfirst FAQ’s   

Immunizations: If you were born before January 1, 1957, you are exempt from the immunization requirement. Seniors only need to acknowledge the Meningococcal Meningitis. If you are not exempt: bring proof of 2 measles, 1 mumps and 1 rubella shot

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Application Deadline

Summer 2018: July 5

Fall 2018: August 10

Spring 2019: January 15




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