The School of Education Office of Admissions and Recruitment reviews undergraduate coursework during the admission process to determine if an applicant has met all requirements for entrance to a graduate program. Graduate students can be admitted with conditions due to missing prerequisite coursework (up to 12 undergraduate credits missing), exams or pending NYS Certification.
In June 2017, the School of Education adopted new liberal arts and science admission requirements for a number of teacher education master’s degree and advanced certificate programs. In accordance with the requirements for certification by the New York State Department Education, applicants to the Hunter College School of Education programs listed below are now required to have:
“a General Education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression”
Students admitted prior to Fall 2018 may request a second review of admissions conditions using the new guidelines by submitting the re-evaluation request form. Students are advised to complete the form and await results prior to enrolling in coursework to satisfy the admission conditions
How to Satisfy Coursework Admissions Conditions
Undergraduate coursework conditions can be met in a number of ways. Evidence of course or exam completion must be submitted by email to email@example.com with the subject line: Admission Condition(s) Fulfilled.
- Complete an undergraduate level course* at Hunter College or at any regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C- or better. Online coursework is acceptable. Place a request for Hunter College undergraduate registration permission.
- Take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam offered by the College Board and pass with a score of 50 or higher. CLEP scores below 50/80 are not accepted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of approved exams.
- Provide evidence such as a course description or syllabus to demonstrate that an undergraduate course you completed fulfills a requirement.
- Provide evidence of a 4 or 5 score on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
- For Foreign Language admission conditions only: Provide a high school transcript showing 3 years of the same foreign language with a grade of C or higher. TESOL students can use high school study to satisfy up to 6 credits in foreign language.
You may request permission to enroll into foreign language coursework at Hunter in the Department of Romance Languages. You must first complete a language placement exam prior to being approved for course permission.
- For Science admission conditions only: Take any American Museum of Natural History online Seminar on Science, such as “The Diversity of Fishes.” Course registration should be completed directly on the American Museum of Natural History website.
* Students with a disability that prevents them from satisfying a course requirement must register with and provide documentation of the disability to the Office of AccessABILITY at Hunter College: Room 1124 East; 212-772-4857. Students whose disability prevents them from completing a foreign language, as assessed by the Office of AccessABILITY, will be allowed to substitute coursework in the culture or literature of another country, culture, or civilization.
Students can be admitted to a program with the condition that they submit official GRE scores within the first semester. Acceptance letters indicate the deadline by which the official score report must be submitted. Plan to take the exam 3-4 weeks prior to the deadline. Official scores should be sent by ETS to Hunter College using the code 2301. GRE scores are only valid for 5 years. You may register for the GRE at www.ets.org/gre.
For a complete list of programs that do not require the GRE, click here.
To confirm receipt of your official GRE score, check your application portal or contact the Graduate Admissions office at email@example.com.
Many School of Education graduate programs require prior New York State Teacher Certification for admission. In some situations, applicants are admitted with the condition that they receive NYS certification within a timeframe determined by the school. Applicants interested in learning more about certification should visit the New York State Education Department website.
For questions about admission conditions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org.