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"I Want To..." (FAQs and then some)

...visit the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.
...apply to the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.
...know if I can major in biology/childhood education/comparative literature/etc.
...do an internship in my freshman year.
...postpone the freshman year seminar and begin it in my second semester.
...get information about all the study abroad options.
...live at the dorm next semester even though I am living at home now.
...learn more about the Cultural Passport.
...get involved in student government.
...get the "stop" removed from my record.
...apply for a fellowship.
...start a new club at Hunter.
...apply to grad schools.
...get my laptop fixed.

 

 

...visit the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.

Wonderful! We look forward to having you visit. For more information, email honorscollege@hunter.cuny.edu.

 

...apply to the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.

Our online application will be available beginning in early September. All applications must be completed online and must be submitted no later than December 1. The Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College does not accept early decision applications. Click here to access the application instructions page.

 

...know if I can major in biology/childhood education/comparative literature/etc.

Hunter College is a liberal arts institution offering a wide range of majors and minors. As a Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College student, you can choose any one of these options. Visit our Majors and Degree Tracks page for a complete list.

 

...do an internship in my freshman year.

You will discover that you have many internship opportunities through both the Macaulay Honors College and Hunter College. Use your first semester to build your résumé and your relationships, making yourself a strong candidate for spring internships. Many internships require three references or letters of recommendation, so spend time with your honors academic advisor, discussing your academics and your professional goals. This will help your advisor identify appropriate internships for you, and will make them better able to serve as one of your references.

Also, be sure to visit your professors during office hours. By the end of the fall semester, at least two of your professors should know you well enough to provide a reference. Polish up your résumé and consider earning your community service hours now so that you’ll have one more activity to list. When you're ready to begin applying, you'll find plenty of internship announcements in the Macaulay Monday email newsletter, on the Macaulay Career Development website, and through Hunter's Career Development Services office.

 

...postpone the freshman year seminar from my first semester and begin it in my second semester.

Macaulay students experience the four seminars in order and as a class, meaning that you must take Seminar One in your first semester, Seminar Two in your second semester, etc.

 

...get information about all the study abroad options.

Macaulay students are encouraged to study abroad! You may apply to participate in any study abroad program offered by CUNY or SUNY. In some cases, students are approved to participate in programs offered by other institutions. There are many, many programs out there, but you can begin by:

  • Visiting Hunter's study abroad office in room 1421 East, or visiting their website
  • Visiting the Honors Lounge, where we have a bulletin board devoted to study abroad opportunities, as well as a book of programs offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium.
  • Reading about Macaulay Honors study abroad programs by clicking here

Be sure to consult your honors academic advisor as you plan your study abroad experience.

 

...live at the dorm next semester even though I am living at home now.

If you did not initially select the dorm room, you may apply for a room through the Living at Hunter website. Demand is high, so we cannot guarantee that you will be provided with a room if you did not select one at the beginning of your freshman year. Additionally, since you did not initially select the free dorm room, you will be charged for living in the dorm.

 

...learn more about the Cultural Passport.

Your Cultural Passport gives you free or greatly-reduced admission to many of New York’s cultural landmarks and educational institutions. Click here for a complete list and for information on how to replace your Cultural Passport if lost.

 

...get involved in student government.

 

...get a "hold" removed from my record.

First, you need to know what kind of hold you have. You can find out by logging into your CUNYFirst account and viewing the "Holds" sidebar on your Student Center page. After reviewing these details, follow up on any tasks or consult your honors academic advisor for additional support.

 

...apply for a fellowship.

Visit the Hunter College Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships website or CUNY's Prestigious Scholarships website to read about all the exciting options available to you. For more information and support, please contact Dr. Stephen Lassonde, Director of The Ruth & Harold Newman Office of Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships, and your honors academic advisor.

 

...start a new club at Hunter or Macaulay.

First, make sure that someone hasn't already started the same kind of club. A complete list of chartered student clubs at Hunter can be found here, and you can find a complete list of Macaulay student clubs on Club Macaulay. Click here for more information on how to register a club at Hunter, and click here for more information on how to register a club at Macaulay.

 

...apply to graduate schools.

Applying to graduate school is a long, complicated process, but your honors academic advisor can help. Talk with your advisor regularly and keep them informed as you make decisions about what type of degree you wish to pursue and which institutions appeal to you. Be sure to visit with your advisor at the beginning of your junior year to review the basic timeline for graduate school applications. You will need to have strong faculty recommendations, so make it a priority to build relationships with your professors.

 

...get my laptop fixed.

Click here for support.

 

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