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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are several "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) about the Percy E. Sutton Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program at Hunter College.

What is the SEEK Program?
The Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program (SEEK) Program is a higher education opportunity program offered in the senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). It was established to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances. Students are admitted into SEEK regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, or creed.

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program at Hunter College provides a network of comprehensive programs and services in order to assist participants to maximize and enhance their academic potential. Through academic advising, academic skill building, career seminars, personal counseling, and mentoring opportunities, participants enrolled in the CUNY-funded SEEK Program receive personalized support during their college experience. More >>

What are the Eligibility Requirements?
To be eligible for SEEK, you must:

  • be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to entering college;
  • be a high school graduate or recipient of a state-approved equivalency diploma;
  • be a first-time freshman or previously enrolled in an HEOP or EOP program;
  • have a gross family income that meets the New York State guidelines;
  • be inadmissible according to the freshman admissions criteria established for the CUNY senior college you want to attend.

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How Do I Apply?

You must complete the Special Programs (SEEK and College Discovery) section of the CUNY Freshman Admission Application on-line at You must also complete the Financial Aid Student Application (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be submitted in paper form or (for a faster response) electronically through the Internet at You should list all of the CUNY colleges you are considering in step 6 of your FAFSA. Be aware that not all eligible students are accepted to SEEK; therefore, you should submit your applications early to increase your chances of being accepted.
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View Freshmen Applicants Admission Application Worksheet

When is the Application Deadline?

In order to be considered for admission to the SEEK Program you must apply for fall admission. The deadline to apply is February 1.

What are the academic criteria to get accepted into Hunter College?

The average high school academic grade point average (GPA) for students accepted into Hunter College is an 88. 6. The average SAT Score is 1203 (Math and Critical Reading only). The SAT is required for all applicants (domestic and international). More >>

What majors and academic programs are offered at Hunter College?

For a complete list of majors, minors and academic programs offered at Hunter, view the Undergraduate Catalog.

What are Hunter’s Graduation Requirements?

You must earn a total of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. These credits must include credits to satisfy the Hunter Core Requirement in addition to a major field of study. More >>

How are Advanced Placement (AP) and College Now credits transferred?

To earn credit at Hunter College for AP courses, a score of 4 or 5 must be attained. For a list of accepted AP courses and their Hunter equivalent click here. If your AP Exam is not listed, see the appropriate department for possible exemption departmental exam. It is important that you mention any pending AP credit when discussing course selection with your advisor.

To receive credit, you must request that the College Board send your official AP score report to Hunter College, either at the time of testing or afterward through a score report request. The College Code for Hunter is 2301.

Only official score reports will be accepted. To send official score reports to the Hunter College Admission Office, contact:

Advanced Placement Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541
Phone: (609) 771-7300
Web Site:

If you have taken courses through the College Now program, please contact the participating college and request an official transcript be sent Hunter College Office of Admissions. More >>

Official AP scores and College Now transcript(s) should be sent to:
Office of Admissions, Room 203N
Transcript Evaluations
Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

If I am accepted, what is next?

Admission to SEEK is conditional until you have completed the following:

  • taken the CUNY Assessment Test in reading, writing, and mathematics unless you are exempted based on your SAT and/or Regents scores;
  • provided required documents that prove your economic eligibility for SEEK;
  • fulfill immunization requirements; and
  • attended the SEEK Summer Bridge Program.

What is the SEEK Summer Bridge Program?

The SEEK Summer Bridge Program is a mandatory five-week, non-residential, academic program for incoming participants. The program provides participants with rigorous course work in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Writing. More>>

What are Hunter’s immunization requirements?

There are certain vaccination requirements to register for classes. Please visit the Office of Health Services for details.

Will I need to take any placement exams?

Freshmen are not required to take the Math Placement Test (MPT).  It is optional if a student wants to enroll in a higher level math course.  Freshmen will be assigned Math Milestones.  Math Milestones authorize students to take math courses at Hunter College.  Students can appeal their Math Milestone by taking the Hunter College Mathematics Placement Test if they would like to enroll in a higher level course. 

Transfer students need to officially establish course equivalency for all prerequisite mathematics and statistics courses required by the courses they need to take. They are required to take the Math Placement Test if they need to enroll in a math course for their major that they do not have equivalency for. 
For practice material, click here.

You may also be required to take CUNY Assessment Test to demonstrate proficiency in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Students that meet CUNY proficiency skills requirements based on SAT, ACT, or NY State Regents test scores will be exempted from the CUNY Assessment Test.

Where can I find additional information regarding the SEEK program, in general, and/or the SEEK Summer Bridge Program?

Please feel free to contact the program office at (212) 772-5725 or via e-mail at



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