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We are thrilled you are interested in transferring to Hunter College. We know we can provide you the opportunities you are looking for as you take this next crucial step in your education. We will be proud to welcome you to our community and have you become a Hunter Hawk!

 

  • Previously attended any college or university after your high school/secondary school graduation
  • Already completed a Bachelor's degree and are seeking an additional undergraduate degree
  • Currently a non-degree student at Hunter (or anywhere else) and would like to enroll as a matriculated student

If you have ever attended Hunter College before as a matriculated student, and did not complete your degree at Hunter, you can skip this process and simply apply for readmission.



How to apply?

The Hunter College transfer admissions application is filed online through the City University of New York (CUNY). You start your application here: www.cuny.edu/apply. Before you get started, we recommend that you review the resources and the Required Supplemental Documents list.

Transfer Applicant Checklist:

☑ Completed CUNY application for transfer applicants and application fee
☑ All College, University, and Proprietary School Transcripts*
☑ High School Transcripts (if applicable)
☑ Supplemental Application for Selective Programs (if applicable)

*Please submit transcripts for all the schools you have attended, including institutions outside of the US. Official transcripts must be supplied for every college, university or proprietary school you attended. Applicants do not have the discretion of omitting any part of their educational history. Omission of any postsecondary institution you have attended may result in a five-year bar from CUNY.

Additional Items for Applicants Educated Outside of the U.S.

  • Secondary School Transcripts/ Statement of Marks**
  • Postsecondary School/University Record**
  • Official English Translations of Foreign Records
  • TOEFL - If you are on a temporary visa and educated in a non-English speaking environment, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting test scores from TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Level) or PTE (Academic level) or Duolingo. Please request to have your official test scores sent to CUNY University Processing Center (CUNY/UAPC) and/or list our University code 2950 when registering for the exams. Visit the TOEFLIELTSPTE or Duolingo website for more information. Please review our TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo Scores Comparison Chart for more information.

**Students who have Secondary School Transcripts/Statement of Marks and Postsecondary School/University Records from Outside of the U.S. and have not obtained 24 college credits or more in an accredited U.S. college or university must submit secondary records in addition to postsecondary academic records for admission consideration.

 


Admission to Individual Programs and Majors

As a transfer student, you should list your intended major on your application. You will work with your advisor to officially declare your major once you enroll.

If you are applying to one of the following programs, you will have to submit additional supporting documents along with your application and meet certain prerequisites prior to enrolling. Please visit the Selective Programs Overview page or individual website below for more information:

*Students applying for the B.S. in Nursing will need to spend at least one semester at Hunter College before being considered for admission to the program. RN-to-BSN and Accelerated Second-Degree Nursing applicants can be admitted directly into the program if they qualify.

 


How to send official transcripts?

Official transcripts must be supplied for every college, university or proprietary school you attended, including institutions outside of the US. 

  • If your school offers an electronic delivery option for official transcripts, please request them to be sent to admissions@hunter.cuny.edu. 
  • If electronic option is not available, please send them to the UAPC PO Box listed under the "University Admissions Office Address" section of Step 3 at www.cuny.edu/apply.

 


Admissions Timeline and Deadlines

Spring 2021 
Priority Deadline: September 15, 2020
Admissions decisions will go out starting in November on a rolling basis. 

Fall 2021
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2021
Admissions decisions will go out starting in January on a rolling basis.

Please note: Hunter College will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline on rolling basis until the class is full. 


Credit Transfer

Once you accept our offer of admission, we will conduct and official credit evaluation for all admitted students once you have made the commitment to attend. However, we want you to be able to get an idea as early as possible.

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy 

In general, credits earned by taking college-level courses from other regionally accredited colleges and universities will transfer, provided that the courses are similar in scope and content to those offered for credit at Hunter College. A maximum of 70 credits can be transferred from Associate Degree granting institutions and 90 credits from Baccalaureate granting institutions. 

Below are examples of coursework Hunter does not accept for credit:

  • ESL/Remedial/Developmental courses
  • Freshmen orientation/experience courses
  • Firemen/police studies
  • EMT training
  • Secretarial/office technology courses
  • Hospitality management
  • Pharmacological
  • Non-CUNY nursing courses (CUNY nursing courses are transferable for transfer students from CUNY community colleges who have earned an AA or AS degree and have also been accepted in the Nursing Program)
  • Medical professional training
  • Non-Transferable CUNY courses (Click here to view)

 

AP, IB CLEP and College Courses Taken While in High School

Advanced Placement (AP)

Hunter College accepts Advanced Placement (AP) for transfer credit. Students who completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses in secondary school and who passed the AP Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) with a grade of 4 and above will receive credit for the equivalent requirement at Hunter. Students with grades of 3 may also receive credit for corresponding courses or elective credit. 

To view exact AP exam equivalencies:  click here →
For more information on CollegeBoard AP score reporting click here →

How to submit your scores
To have your test scores sent directly to Hunter College, enter the Hunter College code number, 2301, when prompted for your "Score Report Recipient" at the time of your examination.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

To view the International Baccalaureate (IB) Policy and which courses may be awarded, please   click here →

How to submit your scores?
To have your test scores sent directly to Hunter College, please have them mailed to Transfer Course Evaluation, 695 Park Avenue, Room 203N New York, NY 10065 or sent to trceval@hunter.cuny.edu electronically. 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Hunter College participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), which provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Registered degree-seeking Hunter students may receive college credit by completing certain CLEP Subject Examinations and earning specified scores.

To view exact CLEP exam equivalencies please   click here →
For information on scheduling the CLEP exam at Hunter, please click here →
For more information on CLEP, visit the CollegeBoard CLEP website here →

How to submit your scores?
To have your test scores sent directly to Hunter College, enter the Hunter College code number, 2301, when prompted for your "Score Report Recipient" at the time of your examination.

College Coursework Taken in High School

Hunter College will conduct an evaluation of college courses to ensure appropriate transfer credit can be awarded. Students who were part of the College Now program at their high school will automatically be reviewed for course credit.  Students who took non-CUNY college courses while in high school should request for official college transcript to be send directly from the institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Hunter College. 

How to submit your scores?
Non-CUNY official transcripts should be sent directly to Hunter College, please have them mailed to Transfer Course Evaluation, 695 Park Avenue, Room 203N New York, NY 10065 or sent to trceval@hunter.cuny.edu electronically. 

 


Hunter Requirements

Regardless of your transcripts credit evaluation and how many credits transfer into Hunter, all students must satisfy these requirements to receive a Hunter College degree:

  • Complete at least 30 credits in residence at Hunter College
  • Complete one-half the credits in their major and half in their minor or half the credits in an interdisciplinary program

Grades from previous college credits do not transfer; the student’s grade point average at Hunter is calculated solely on the basis of work taken at Hunter College.


 

Information for students from CUNY Community Colleges

Students with an AA, AS or AAS degree from a CUNY college should be awarded 60 transfer credits. Students with an AA or AS degree from a CUNY community college will be deemed to have completed CUNY Pathways Common Core requirements. Credits will be granted for courses with a grade “D” or better. There is a 70 credit maximum on the number of credits that may be transferred.

Information from students from SUNY Community Colleges

Effective fall 2018 and in accordance with the University Provost Memorandum, SUNY transfer students who have completed a bachelor’s, AA or AS degree or the entire 30-credit General Education Requirements (GER) from SUNY will be deemed to have completed CUNY Pathways Common Core requirement. SUNY transfer students who completed a portion of the 30-credit GER requirement will have the completed GER credits applied to the Pathways areas as appropriate.  Credits will be granted for courses with a grade “C” or better. There is a 70 credit maximum on the number of credits that may be transferred.

Articulation Agreements and Dual Admissions Programs

Hunter has many established partnerships and agreements with various Colleges and Universities. To view our articulation agreements and dual admissions programs, please visit: www.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/articulationagreements

 

Students may use the resources below to find course equivalencies at Hunter:

CUNY students:  www.cuny.edu/evaluatemytransfercredit
Non-CUNY students: www.hunter.cuny.edu/transfercredit

Grades from previous college credits do not transfer; the student’s grade point average at Hunter is calculated solely on the basis of work taken at Hunter College.

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships

One of the most important aspects of pursuing your Bachelor's degree is figuring out the best way to finance it. As a transfer student, we want to make sure you are aware of all the different opportunities you have available to help you fund the next step of your education. Did you know that each year Hunter College awards over 3.4 million dollars in scholarships? Some of these funds are even reserved strictly for transfer students.

Transfer Scholarships - Different scholarships are awarded each year to incoming students who have performed exceptionally well at their previous institutions. The scholarships range in amounts and provide various programming opportunities throughout students' career at Hunter College. Learn more about transfer scholarships.

Financial Aid

There are many options in financing your education at Hunter College. We encourage all transfer students to apply for financial aid so we can consider you for both merit and need-based assistance. We recommend that you file your FAFSA and TAP (New York State only) applications by December 1st of every year. 

File FAFSA at fafsa.gov

Learn more about Financial Aid at Hunter College: Hunter College - Financial Aid

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