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General Transfer Admission


You are considered a transfer applicant if you have previously attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school or secondary school. This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit. You are also considered a transfer applicant if you are applying for the following admission status:

  • Second Degree Admission: Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and who seek admission to complete additional undergraduate study.
  • Non-Degree to Degree Admission: Students who are currently enrolled at Hunter under Non-Degree status and are wishing to achieve matriculated status.

Admission Profile (Fall 2016 Class)

  • Average number of accepted students: 2,905
  • Average cumulative grade point average: 3.22
  • Average number of credits attempted: 68
    (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. Applicants who need access to a computer can visit a public library or one of CUNY’s Manhattan Welcome Centers. Before you begin the the online process, the first step you should take is to view the CUNY Worksheet for Transfer Applicants. The next step would be to begin the online filing process by going to the CUNY website. CUNY has launched a video tutorial on filing the CUNY Freshman application.

Please Note:

  • Currently, we do not accept electronic transcripts from non-CUNY schools.
  • CUNY transfer students do not need to submit updated transcripts to us, these transcripts can be obtained electronically, unless one of our members of the Hunter evaluation unit request that you do so, you should not request a transcript from a CUNY school to be sent to us.
  • If you plan to pursue changing an elective course to a course equivalency contact the appropriate academic department.  For a list of Academic Department visit: and click on Faculty & Staff Directory to search for the department location and contact information.
  • Course Equivalency Search EngineTo determine, in advance, which credits will transfer upon matriculation, a Course Equivalency Search Engine is provided. 
  • Please present “Undergraduate Course Equivalency Form” to the Department/Advisor and follow the instructions on the form.
  • The Hunter College course equivalent for coursework taken at a CUNY Community College cannot be modified by individual faculty members, as the equivalent has been pre-determined through articulation.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please email us at: or call an evaluator at (212) 396-6048, they will gladly assist you.


Attend one of our Transfer Information Sessions. Click here for more information.


Transfer Achievement Scholarship (TAS)

The Transfer Achievement Scholarship (TAS) is awarded each year to incoming students who have performed exceptionally well at their previous institutions. This scholarship ranges in amounts from $1,000 - $2,000 per year and also provides exciting programming opportunities throughout their career at Hunter College. Learn more about TAS

Additional Resources:

Establishing New York State Residency

In general, to qualify for the NYS resident tuition rate based on residence in the State of New York, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status (see section below regarding qualifying immigration statuses); AND
  • Have continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes; AND
  • Have a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.

For more detailed information on City University of New York regulations regarding establishing New York State residency, please view or download CUNY's Tuition and Fee Manual: Residency. You can also  download the Residency form for submission to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: September 15

After the deadline, CUNY operates on a rolling admission basis until colleges and programs close.

How to Check Your Application Status

To check your application status, visit:

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 can I receive a copy of my Hunter transcript?

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

Will there be a Transfer Student Orientation and Advisement session I should attend before registering for (or enrolling in) classes?

All new transfer students are expected to attend a Transfer Student Orientation meeting for advisement prior to registering for (or enrolling in) classes. You will be invited by the Office of Advising Services to a Transfer Student Orientation meeting through your MyHunter page once you have:

  • committed to the College and paid your tuition deposit via your My Choice page, and
  • received your transfer credit evaluation.

Most transfer orientation dates are scheduled in advance of the new transfer student registration period in the Fall and Spring semesters. 

What is the average class size?

Class size at Hunter varies. We have classes in various sized lecture halls, which hold between 50-150 students. Our regular sized classrooms can hold as many as 20-40 students.

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