The School of Education’s Office of Admissions reviews transcripts prior to offering acceptance to determine if an applicant has met all of the requirements for entrance to a program. Students can be admitted to a program with conditions in Coursework (up to 12 credits missing), Exams or Certification. Students can be admitted to a program with admission conditions in three areas:
Coursework conditions can be met in a number of ways:
- Complete an undergraduate course at Hunter or at any accredited college or university (including online courses) with a grade of C- or better. Put in a request for Hunter College undergraduate registration permission on this form.
- Take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP)exam in the subject in which you are conditioned and pass with a score of 50 or higher. Scores below 50/80 are not accepted. Review the list of approved CLEP exams to meet admission conditions.
- Provide evidence (course description, syllabus, coursework) to demonstrate that an undergraduate course fulfills the requirement.
- Provide evidence of a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
- Prior work or Personal study. Complete and submit this form for review.
- For the English Composition requirement only: Students in Childhood Education programs (including Special Ed, Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Bilingual Education) must fulfill an English Composition or college Writing Intensive course with a grade of B or higher. Courses with the title English Composition or Expository Writing can fulfill this requirement. AP exams cannot fulfill this requirement.
- For Foreign Language admission conditions only: Provide proof of completion of 3 years of the same foreign language at the high school with a grade of C or higher to satisfy 6 credits in foreign language. Request permission to take a language course in the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College. You must first register to take a language placement exam prior to being approved for permission.
- For Science admission conditions only: Take any American Museum of Natural History on-line Seminar on Science, such as “The Diversity of Fishes” or “In the Field with Spiders.” Course registration should be completed directly with the American Museum of Natural History. You can apply as an unaffiliated undergraduate student. Once coursework is completed, students should email evidence of course completion and course outcomes (grades, final report, transcript, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ADMISSIONS CONDITIONS FULFILLED.
* 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 (including ASL), 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 may be admitted to a program on the condition that official GRE scores are sent within the first semester. Acceptance letters indicate the exact due date for the official score report. Plan to take the exam 3-4 weeks prior to the deadline to prevent registration issues in the following semester(s). Official scores should be sent by ETS to Hunter College (ETS code 2301). GRE scores are only valid for 5 years.
Students who do not provide an official score report by the deadline are not able to register for more than one semester of coursework.
To confirm receipt of your official GRE score, check your application to Hunter College or email email@example.com
Many School of Education Master’s degree programs require New York State Certification for admission. In some situations, students are admitted on the condition that Certification is issued within a given time frame. Applicants who have certification questions should visit the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) website for information about pathways to certification.
For questions about admission conditions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.