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Senior Citizen Auditors

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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.

In order to be admitted as a senior learner you must be a New York State resident and 60 years of age or older.


How to apply

The application must be filed online.

If you are a first-time applicant, please submit the Non-Degree Application

If you have taken courses at Hunter previously, please submit the Readmissions Application.


Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application electronically:

  • Proof of age (Medicaid card, or Driver's License, or birth certificate, or passport)
  • Proof of New York State address
  • Immunizations: Proof of MMR (Click HERE for requirments) and COVID-19 (Click HERE for requirments) vaccines.


Application Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - August 10
Spring Semester - January 15
Summer Semester - July 5
Winter Session - Not available to senior learners 


How much does it cost?

While the Senior Citizen Auditor program is free, there are processing fees that you will be 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


Application and Registration Timeline

  1. Once you have applied and submitted all of your documents, you will be notified of your admission status within 2-3 weeks via email. Write down your username, password, and CUNYFirst ID #.
  2. Course registration will begin on the 2nd day of each semester. For exact dates and semester schedule, please visit the Academic Calendar
  3. You can pay your fees after you register for courses. Please review information on how to submit your payment


Registration Tips

One you have been notified about your admissions and are ready to register for classes on the schedule registration date on the 2nd day of each semester, below are some tips to help you:

CUNYFirst Account: Confirm your account is activated, write down your username, password, and CUNYFirst ID #. 

New user? Activate your account here.

Returning user and having trouble signing in? Try "forgot your password" option.

More Info? Visit the FAQs on CUNYFirst.

Class Offerings and Availability: Prepare a few courses you may be interested in before your registration date. Should your first choice course be full, prepare to have some alternatives. 

To find the most up to date course availability, please visit the CUNYFirst Golbal Search and select Hunter College. 


Need Help?

Contact the admissions office by emailing


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