The CUNY Assessment Tests (CATs)
Degree seeking students enrolling at Hunter College must demonstrate that they meet college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics as outlined by the City University of New York at the time of application. Otherwise, degree seeking students enrolling at Hunter College can demonstrate that they satisfy college readiness by passing the appropriate CUNY Assessment Test(s).
Non-degree seeking students may attempt up to 12 credits at Hunter College without demonstrating college readiness unless it is required for a particular course. Non-degree students are required to demonstrate college readiness once 12 credits have been attempted; non-degree students who wish to register for courses that require demonstrating college readiness are subject to the same prerequisites as degree students. Examples of such courses are freshman composition and credit-bearing math courses. Non-degree students who fail to demonstrate college readiness will not be permitted to enroll in additional courses at Hunter College until they have demonstrated college readiness.
All incoming freshmen who have demonstrated college readiness will still be required to take the Math Placement Test (College-Level Math, Math 6) for placement into advance mathematics or mathematics-related courses. The exam is designed to measure knowledge of a number of topics in mathematics. Minimum scores for enrollment into advanced mathematics or mathematics-related courses at Hunter College are set by the college.
HOW TO REGISTER AND PREPARE FOR THE CUNY ASSESSMENT TEST
Most students being considered for admission will receive an appointment letter with a pre-scheduled date to test. If you do not receive this letter, or if the date presents a conflict, you can reschedule the appointment by emailing the Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-degree students should email the Testing Center at email@example.com to schedule a date and time to test.
For more information pertaining to these exams and for CUNY Assessment Test preparation resources, visit the CUNY website.