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Non-Degree Policy & Procedure

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester (Towards the end of August - December) July 1
Winter Session (Three weeks in January) October 15
Spring Semester (End of January - May) December 1
Summer Session (June- Mid August) April 15

Please note: This status is intended only if you would like to take GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES, not undergraduate level courses.


In order to be considered for admission to Hunter College as a graduate non-degree student, you must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree.

Application Fee:

A $75 application fee is required of all applicants.  It will be collected at the time of your first registration. DO NOT SEND THE APPLICATION FEE WITH YOUR APPLICATION. If you register and drop your courses prior to the first day of the semester, you will be responsible for paying the application fee. Regardless of whether or not you choose to attend the College, the application fee is non-refundable because the College provided a service to you. 

Review and Notification:

Once the application is processed (provided your application and the supporting proof of BA degree conferral are acceptable), registration materials, including submitting proof of immunizations records to the health services office will be sent with further instructions VIA EMAIL about two weeks prior to the start of registration.

Please Note the Following Restrictions:

  • The School of Education offers non-degree courses on a limited basis, pending departmental permission and availability of space.
  • The Silberman School of Social Work DOES NOT offer courses to NEW graduate non-degree students for the Summer or Winter Session.
  • The following programs DO NOT OFFER NON-DEGREE ADMISSION: School of Nursing, Art History, Art Studio, Creative Writing, Urban Policy and Leadership, and Urban Planning and the Physical Therapy Program.
  • Admission as a graduate non-degree student does not guarantee approval to take a specific course. You may be required to present additional copy of your academic transcript to the program advisor to obtain course approval prior to registration
  • Acceptance as a non-degree student does not imply admissibility as a degree student in a future semester
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for student visas or exchange visas (unless they are part of a College approved exchnage program)

Schedule of Classes

*Prospective applicants are also encouraged to consult with the Graduate Catalog , and the current Schedule of Classes (if you have access to CUNYfirst)

**Silberman School of Social Work - Graduate Non-Degree applicants will receive an email notification including a list of approved courses.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM

*On 11/22, 12/13, 12/26, 12/27 and 12/28 all offices will close at 3:00PM

**Our office is currently assisting students and prospective applicants at the Welcome Center, Rm 100 North Building (located on the first floor-main Hunter College campus)

Please direct all inquiries via:

Telephone: (212) 396-6049


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