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Admission Requirements

Admission Information

Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves an application, a writing sample and an interview.

Students must apply by October 15 for the spring term and by March 15 for the fall term. Applications are available online only.


Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of at least 65 credits but no more than 90 credits
  2. A Hunter College GPA of 3.0 or better (3.0 for the BA/MA program).
  3. A grade of B or better in ENGL 120.
  4. No more than 6 credits of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major in biology.
  6. Transfer students will have to complete 12 credits of coursework at Hunter College before applying. However, transfer students with 60 or more credits and a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission.


Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements

BA/MA in Adolescent Biology: complete the full Major I, replacing 10 credits of elective courses that they take towards the BA with graduate courses. Complete an extra 19 credits of graduate biology courses for a total of 29 graduate biology credits.


Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

  • 6 credits of English courses
  • 6 credits of social studies (at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography)
  • 3 credits in the arts
  • 6 credits of language other than English (English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)
  • a college course in calculus


Other State Certification Requirements

  • Get fingerprinted in advance of any placed fieldwork experience.
  • Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.
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