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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. 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 chemistry.
  6. Transfer students usually 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 in Adolescent Chemistry: 24 -27 credits of chemistry plus 27 credits of biology, math and physics.

BA/MA in Adolescent Chemistry: minimum of 138 credits to include the chemistry major (minimum of 26 credits) and associated auxiliary courses (41.5 credits) at the undergraduate level; 14 graduate credits in chemistry.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

The courses listed below are required for BA Adolescent Chemistry students. Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:

  • ENGL 120 and 220;
  • Two courses selected from: HIST 151/HIST 152/GEOG 101;
  • STAT 213;
  • 6 credits in the arts;
  • One course that focuses on communication (see Program Advisor for acceptable courses); and
  • 12 credits of study in a language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency).

Additional courses required for BA/MA students include:

  • 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)
  • 6 credits in math or technology (or 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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