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Admissions Information

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Acceptance to the program occurs in both fall and spring semesters for applicants who meet Nutrition & Wellness (NW) prerequisite and eligibility requirements shown below. Approximately 25-35 students are accepted each year; typically applicants with strong cumulative and prerequisite course GPAs. Both transfer student AND current Hunter students MUST submit our online NW major application linked below under 'Application Process' (we do not accept Hunter Registrar's major application.) Transfer students, complete our NW application AND the CUNY transfer application.

To learn more about the NW major, we encourage prospective students to join a chat session, offered once a month during the academic semesters, and/or attend an in-person NW Information Session offered 1x each Fall & Spring. Information sessions provide in-depth program information, review the admissions process, and offer the chance to meet the Nutrition faculty advisor. To sign-up for an info session, conducted via zoom at this time, click here.

After reviewing our website and the admissions process, if you have questions, email Nzinga Ajani, prospective student contact, at If a former or current CUNY student, kindly include your CunyFirst EMPLID in all communications.


Eligibility Requirements

    • ≥30 earned credits as of the start of the major
    • Completion of prerequisites with grade prior to submitting major application below
    • Earned grade of "C" or better in the Science and Statistics prerequisites and in the Allied Science courses. Letter grade vs CR/NC or P/F is required for NFS prerequisite, allied & NFS major classes shown below (exception for classes taken 2020 Covid year or confer with us couse was taken at a school offering no letter grades.)
    • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8

Prerequisites ( 7 credits)

  • Any 4 credit lab science course (grade required upon application)
  • Any Intro Stat course 100 level or higher or pre-calc or calc, 3cr minimum, or AP courses with a 4 or higher grade (grade required upon application)

Allied/Additional courses which may be taken pre or after acceptance to the NW major

      Food Science I - NFS 13100 or equivalent: 3 cr

      Introduction to Nutrition - NFS 14100 or equivalent: 3 cr

      (Note: most transferred Health Ed coded nutrition courses are not equivalent. If you've taken a non-equivalent intro nutrition class, contact us and include course, syllabus and electronic transcript so we may evaluate for NW major acceptance. Nutrition courses with a Science or Biology code are, typically, equivalent. Those with Public or Community health are often not officially equivalent but may be accepted.

*Note: 1. Majors must complete NFS 14100 before advancing to NW 300 level major coursework.

Note 2. Students should consider completing the majority of Hunter Focus/Foreign Language and Pluralism & Diversity requirements pre-major. Note, Hunter can waive the foreign language requirement for students with proven high-intermediate oral, written and reading fluency in another language -- see the Office of Academic Advising degree info website and consult with your main campus assigned Academic Advising about waivers or foreign language testing options in and outside Hunter, if required. Some languages available for testing at Hunter include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Mandarin but check for all languages as Hindi and others may now be "testable" @Hunter. Some testing is via computer and, for the majority of languages, at the main campus language department (Contact the respective Hunter language department. See the Hunter Academic Advising website-Focus/language for additional information.)

Hunter Focus & Course Equivalency Links

Information about General Hunter College admission requirements
Course equivalency evaluation table for non-CUNY transfers (if your college is not listed, please contact Hunter Academic Advising ).
Click here for information on CUNY to CUNY transfers.

Application Process

For all students:

    • The NW online application for Fall 2022 is open till - 7/3/22. Application review will be ongoing (will require grade for those doing prerequisites in Spring or Summer.) For questions or help with the Nutrition (vs CUNY) online application, email

NW MAJOR APPLICATION: required for both Hunter & incoming transfer students:
Submit the application here

Applicants will need to upload an electronic version of their electronic unofficial transcript(s) for all colleges attended (best to combine multiple transcripts to one PDF). CUNY students can find the unofficial transcripts in CunyFirst.
UPH/NW does not accept the Hunter Registrar paper major declaration form.

TRANFER STUDENTS also submit CUNY's UAPC "Undergraduate Transfer Application" online: ($70 application fee for non-CUNY transfer students; the fee is waived for current CUNY students.) Only list the NW major if you have completed major prerequisites. The CUNY UAPC Central office processes transfer applications which you can track on their website.

Other Required Documentation

Proof of Immunization. If accepted to Hunter, submit Hunter's immunization form (alternatively, Hunter accepts other forms, such as those from an employer, another college attended, or a WHO card).
**The form is not required if it was previously submitted to another CUNY college.

The meningitis form section can be completed online if not included on a submitted non-Hunter immunization form. See the Wellness Center immunization page for the link.

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