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General Overview of What You Need to Know


Degree (Matriculated) Students

All newly accepted graduate degree students are required to submit a non-refundable commitment deposit of $250 (USD) to reserve their space in the graduate program. This commitment deposit will be credited to the student's first semester bill. Click here for more information on the commitment deposit procedure. 

If you have received your letter of acceptance but have not yet acknowledged your acceptance at Hunter College please log back into your online application using your Pin and Password and click on the "Your application decision is now available online" link. The link will lead you to the Hunter College graduate degree enrollment form where you can let us know whether you will be attending. To access the online application system  click here.

PLEASE NOTE: GRADUATE NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTS and STUDENTS WHO HAVE SHOWN PROOF OF MILITARY SERVICE/ACTIVE DUTY OR MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVES ARE EXEMPT FROM SUBMITTING A COMMITMENT DEPOSIT. 


Non-Degree (Non-Matriculated) Students

If you have submitted an application for Graduate Non-Matriculated status the Graduate Admissions Office will send you a notification informing you of your approval for admission two weeks prior to the start of registration. If you are approved for non-matriculated status you may register for courses provided that you receive permission for a particular class from the graduate advisor of the relevant Department.

Please Note:

All new graduate students must pre-register for courses prior to the beginning of their first semester.  Please click on your specific major (MA or MFA) in the navigation section of this page to learn more about your specific registration procefure.

In order to register for classes you must show proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella and indicate receipt of meningitis information. Click on Immunization Requirement to find details on how to submit your immunization information to the College.

For a complete Academic Calendar visit the Registrar's web site.