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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 online application, a writing sample and an interview. 

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

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of at least 65 credits with at least 6 credits in dance for BA/MA applicants 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 (or a 200-3000 level writing course).
  4. No more than 6 credits of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major in dance.
  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 in Dance Education: 34-credit major in dance.

BA/MA in Dance Education: 34-credit major in dance plus 20 additional graduate credits including the following courses - DAN 740 , DAN 742, DAN 746, DAN 701, DAN 705, DAN 730, DAN 735.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

The courses listed below are required for BA in Dance Education 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 113;
  • 9 credits in Math, Science or Technology with at least one science course with a lab component;
  • 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)
  • 6 credits of language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)
  • 9 credits in math, science or technology with at least one science course with a lab component (DAN 350 does not count towards this requirement)

State Certification and Other Requirements

  • Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.
  • Get fingerprinted in advance of any placed fieldwork experience.
  • Plan to take the EAS exam and CST exam prior to graduation.  
  • Consult their program advisor on a regular basis.
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