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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


How to apply?

  1. Make sure to have the following required documents ready to attach to your application electronically:
    ✓ Proof of high school graduation (diploma or transcripts)
    ✓ Unofficial college/university transcripts (if you have earned more than 24 college credits)
    ✓ Written approval from your high school principal or headmaster, etc. (for current high school seniors only)
  2. File the Non-Degree Admission Application online



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.


Application Priority Deadline

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

After the priority deadline, we will accept applications based on space-availability.

How much does it cost?

Students taking a non-degree course pay the non-degree student tuition costs per credit. Tuition details can be found here 

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


Information for International Students on an F-1 Visa

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

1. Student currently enrolled on F-1 visa in another college/university - Please provide a letter of authorization from 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.

2. Students enrolled in an ESL program such as IELI - Please provide an authorization letter from the Designated School Official 
Students in Certificate programs.

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