Newly Accepted Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to the School of Education!
- New graduate students entering a partnership program should consult the Newly Accepted Partnership Program Students page.
- New undergraduate education majors should consult the New Education Majors page
- All other new graduate students must complete the following:
New Student Support
Accept Your Enrollment
All admitted, matriculated students, must accept their decision in the Apply Yourself application portal to indicate their intent to join Hunter.
Claim your CUNYfirst Student Account and Review CUNYfirst Guides
Once you have accepted your enrollment, you may claim your CUNYfirst student account after you receive an email from the Hunter College Graduate Admissions Office. Please note this follow up communication may come 2 – 3 weeks after you receive communication from the School of Education.
The CUNYfirst student account contains your academic record and is used to enroll in courses. All students will be assigned an EMPLID, which serves as your student ID number.
If you previously attended a CUNY college you can log into your existing account via CUNYfirst.
For support on using CUNYfirst, please review the CUNYfirst Guides. These step by step guides provide instructions on getting started with CUNYfirst, enrolling in courses, and reviewing your student financials among other topics.
Submit Immunization Documentation
All students must have immunization documentation on file with the Office of Wellness Services.
If you previously attended a CUNY school, you do not need to resubmit your immunization documentation.
If you plan to register for less than 6 credits, review and complete the Meningococcal Meningitis Requirement. This can be done via CUNYfirst Student Center page, or through email submission of the Immunization Record Form (part 3).
If you plan to register for 6 or more credits, complete the Meningococcal Meningitis Requirement, and review the following options for submitting your MMR Immunization Documentation:
- Email a pdf copy of your full record or vaccination titer result, with your name and EMPL ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email an official stamped copy of immunization records from a former high school, college or university to email@example.com.
- Email partial immunization records via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Wellness Services will provide you with a Temporary Waiver and a Fall 2020 deadline date to submit the remaining immunization documentation.
New students born in New York City during the 1990s, may contact the Office of Wellness Services at email@example.com for support with obtaining immunization documentation from the CityWide Immunization Registry (CIR).
Attend Graduate New Student Orientations Online
Most new students will attend 2 orientations, a General New Student Orientation and a Program Orientation or advising session to cover all the information needed to start your program.
For a full list of upcoming Orientations, visit the New Student Orientation page.
Find Program Specific Information and Advisors
Every program in the School of Education has a dedicated page for program specific information that includes details on your course of study, advisors, fieldwork and certification or licensure requirements. Make sure to bookmark this page as you will refer to it often throughout your program.
Review the Academic Calendar
Review the Academic Calendar for important dates including first day of class, registration and add/drop deadlines, and holidays.
Review Deposit, Financial Aid and Payment Options
As a response to the COVID-19 public health crisis Hunter College will not be requiring the $250 commitment deposits from newly accepted graduate students for Fall 2020.
If you are applying for financial aid, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov and forward your financial aid information to Hunter College using code: 002689. For more information about financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid page via One Stop for Students.
Register for Courses
Students register for courses through CUNYfirst after immunization documents have been processed. Consult your program’s Academics Page to review the recommended course sequence for your program. For technical assistance with course registration review the Registration page.
Start Fingerprinting Process (Teacher Education & School Counseling Programs Only)
Fingerprinting is required for NY State Teacher and School Counseling Certification and select clinical experiences. Due to COVID-19, this process now takes longer to complete for candidates that have never been fingerprinted by New York State or the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and therefore we encourage all new students to start this process early. Please review the School of Education Fingerprinting page for all required steps.
Submit Official Transcripts
Submit your official transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office at 695 Park Ave, North 223, NY, NY 10065 as early as possible. Non-matriculated students must show proof of Bachelor’s degree conferral. Due to delays related COVID-19, new students have until August 15th to submit all official transcripts.
Access your myHunter Email
All email communication between students and Hunter College faculty and staff must occur via the Hunter email systems (@hunter.cuny.edu, @myhunter.cuny.edu). Access your myHunter Email account using your CUNYfirst login credentials.
Access Books and Articles for Courses
The Hunter College Bookstore is located on Lexington Avenue at Shakespeare & Co. Review book requirements on CUNYfirst or via the Hunter College Online Bookstore, if available. Note that some course materials will be assigned on the first day of class.
You can also access course materials, both books and articles, through the Hunter College Library.
Claim your Hunter NetID
Your NetID is used to access Hunter WiFi and log into all shared computers at Hunter College. You may claim your NETID after you are enrolled in classes. It may take 2-3 days for the system to automatically generate a NETID after you register. To claim your NETID visit the NetID Central page.
Obtain your Hunter Student Identification Card
The OneCard office, located in Room 203 West Building, issues Hunter Student Identification Cards. For office hours visit the OneCard office page.
Your student identification number, also known as your EMPL ID number is printed on the front of the card. This number allows faculty and staff to access your record in CUNYfirst. Include this number in all email correspondence. You can also find your EMPL ID number via the Student Center in CUNYFirst.
Complete Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students and our commitment to provide a supportive learning environment which fosters a safe, healthy relationship among students, Hunter requires you to complete the SPARC Online Training program. The Dean of Students will send a message to your myHUNTER email account in your first semester with a link to the training.
Review and Make a Plan to Meet Your Admission Conditions
If you are admitted with admission conditions, you will receive an email to your MyHunter account listing your conditions of acceptance. Review the Satisfying Admissions Conditions page and be in touch with School of Education admissions advisors with questions.
Students who were accepted without GRE scores have until March 15, 2021 to submit official GRE scores.
Students who were accepted to Master’s degree programs pending certification have until July 1, 2021 to submit proof of NYS Certification.
For questions about your admission conditions contact firstname.lastname@example.org