Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hunter College with an overall GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in accounting courses.
In addition to the general requirements for graduate admission to Hunter, the following departmental requirements must be met:
Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0 for accounting courses.
Accounting Core Requirements
Undergraduate courses in accounting, including:
- Principles of Accounting I and II (ACC 27100 and ACC 27200)
- Intermediate Accounting I and II (ACC 37100 and 37200)
- Advanced Accounting I and II (ACC 47100 and 47200)
- Business Law I and II (ACC 28000 and 38000)
- Cost Accounting (ACC 37400)
- Individual and Business Taxation (ACC 37300 and 47300)
- Auditing (ACC 47500)
Prior to submitting your application, you are required to upload scanned unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions where you earned (or will earn) a degree, studied for one semester or more, or took classes. For more information, see the Transcripts section of the Graduate Admissions page.
A GMAT score is required. You may direct the Graduate Management Admissions Council to send your GMAT scores to the Hunter College Graduate Admissions Office. It is strongly suggested that all nationally administered examinations be taken no later than February for fall admission and no later than September for spring admission.
TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers
Applicants are expected to have a firm command of the English language before they apply. Foreign students are required to have taken the TOEFL at least 9 months prior to their intended date of enrollment. Such applicants are also advised to take the TWE and the TSE.
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
- Paper Based Test: 550
- Computer Administered Test: 213
- Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component)
Letters of Recommendation
Students must submit two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are submitted by recommenders electronically via the online Graduate Admissions application. Once the applicant inputs the names and corresponding contact information of each recommender, an email will be sent to them with a link and detailed instructions on how to submit the letter online. This is explained in the Letters of Recommendation section of the Graduate Admissions page.