Second Degree Admission


Students who hold at least one bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university may seek admission to Hunter to earn a second bachelor’s degree. A student pursuing a second degree must select a different major from the first degree. Second-degree students are required to complete general education core requirements (GER) and courses required for the major.

Admission Profile

  • Average number of accepted students: 2,801
  • Average cumulative grade point average: 3.07
  • Average number of credits attempted: 70.3
    (This indicates the number of credits attempted on the total accumulation of all coursework at all colleges attended.)

How to Apply

All CUNY applications must be filed online. Any personal computer or laptop can be used to complete the online application. However, for optimal results, please use Internet Explorer as your web browser. Applicants who need access to a computer can visit a public library, a public access computer lab, or one of CUNY’s Manhattan Welcome Centers. You can begin the online filing process by going to the CUNY website.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: September 15

CUNY operates on a rolling admission basis; however, colleges and programs may close before the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I find out what courses have transferred from my previous college?

The Admissions Office will automatically evaluate your college transcripts once you have informed them that you plan on attending.

How do Skills Requirements Affect Admission to CUNY for Transfer Students?

Transfer Students from Outside CUNY:

  • Students with a 3 credit college-level English course with a grade of 'C' or better from an accredited college or university are considered proficient in reading and writing.
  • Students with a 3 credit college-level math course with a grade of 'C' or better from an accredited college or university are considered proficient in math at all colleges.
  • Transfer applicants to associate programs who are not proficient based on the SAT, ACT, NYS Regents exams, or prior English or math courses must take the appropriate CUNY Assessment Tests. These applicants do not have to demonstrate proficiency to be admitted.

Transfers from a CUNY College:

  • All students who wish to transfer from a CUNY associate program to a CUNY bachelor's program must meet the college's proficiency requirement in reading, writing, and mathematics to be admitted.

How can I receive a copy of my Hunter transcript?

You can request a copy of your transcript online here, or you can request one in person to OASIS, located in the North Building, Room 217.

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