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.
New Student Support
New Student Checklist
Use the list below to support you in getting started at Hunter College.
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.
You may also find your enrollment appointment, also known as your registration date after you claim your CUNYfirst account. If you need support, please view the CUNYfirst Quick Guide on finding your Enrollment Appointment.
For support on using many features in CUNYfirst, please review the CUNYfirst Quick Guides. These step by step guides provide instructions on getting started with CUNYfirst, enrolling in courses, and reviewing your student financials among other topics.
For support with how to register, please review this CUNYfirst Course Registration video.
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 email@example.com.
- Email an official stamped copy of immunization records from a former high school, college or university to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email partial immunization records to email@example.com. The Office of Wellness Services will provide you with a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for support with obtaining immunization documentation from the CityWide Immunization Registry (CIR).
Review the Academic Calendar
Review the Academic Calendar for important dates including first day of class and holidays.
Review the Registration Information table for add/drop deadliness.
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 Spring 2021.
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.
More information on Financial Aid for Professional and Graduate students can be found at the studentaid.gov website.
The Hunter College Office of Financial Aid is also hosting monthly workshops on Financial Aid Wellness, Filing the FAFSA and more.
For more information about financial aid and to RSVP for a workshop, visit the Office of Financial Aid page.
You can review School of Education Scholarships and other financial opportunities such as CUNY CAP, TEACH Grant and NYC Men Teach on the Scholarships and Opportunities page.
Attend Graduate New Student Orientations and Program Advising Sessions Online
Most new students will attend two events, a Part 1: General New Student Orientation and a Part 2: Program Advising Session to cover all the information needed to start your program. If needed, you can attend Part 2 prior to attending Part 1.
Please review the upcoming Part 1: General New Student Orientation dates at the bottom of this page.
You can find the information for your Part 2: Program Advising Session on our Orientation page or via your School of Education Program Page, visit the Academics page and Graduate Programs or Doctoral Program.
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, especially at registration.
Register for Courses
Students register for courses through CUNYfirst after completing the steps above. After reviewing your program page, if you have questions on which courses to register for in your first semester, then plan to attend your program’s Program Advising Session if you have not already done so. To find your School of Education Program Page, visit the Academics page and Graduate Programs or Doctoral Program.
Review the School of Education Registration page for technical assistance and troubleshooting guides. On this page you will also find the The School of Education Course Lookup Tool under the class locations and details drop down.
For support with how to register, please review this CUNYfirst Course Registration video.
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.
Students in the Childhood Education Clinically Rich program must complete the fingerprinting process by the start of their first semester. Students in all other programs must complete the fingerprinting requirement during their first semester. Again, starting early is best.
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.
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.
For tutorials and directions on using your myHunter email, please review the help resources on the Hunter Instructional Computing and Information Technology page.
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.
Request your Google Apps and Zoom Accounts
With a School of Education Google apps account (@huntersoe.org) students get a 10,000 gigabyte FERPA compliant drive to store your videos, templates, and other materials. This account will also give you access to Google Classroom.
Request an account via https://cuny.zoom.us and login with your CUNYfirst ID.
For troubleshooting, please refer to the Zoom help information provided by Zoom.
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.
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. To make an appointment to obtain your One Card, please schedule a time on the One Card Scheduling 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 email@example.com
Review Certification or Licensure Requirements
Every program in the School of Education has a dedicated page for program specific information that includes details on your certification or licensure requirements. Make sure to bookmark this page as you will refer to it often throughout your program.
Additionally, plan to make an appointment to meet with your Administrative Advisor in your first semester or attend a Certification Workshop to go over your specific requirements and any questions you may have.
Review Progress Standards
Every program in the School of Education has a dedicated page for program specific information that includes details on the specific progress standards (minimum grades and GPA) for your program. Make sure to bookmark this page as you will refer to it often throughout your program.
Review COVID-19 Updates and Guidance
The current public health emergency is ever evolving and so is information from New York State, CUNY, Hunter and the School of Education. You can review all past and current updates via the Hunter College Focus on Fall page and the School of Education COVID-19 Updates page.
Hunter College Emergency Resources
You can review all Hunter College and School of Education emergency resources, including emergency funding, laptop loans and other resources on the Student Concerns and Emergencies page. Additionally, you can review other supportive policies and procedures on the Appeals, Special Circumstances and Transcript Requests page.
Hunter College Academic Resources
Supportive academic policies and procedures can be found on the Appeals, Special Circumstances and Transcript Requests page.
Hunter College has various tutoring centers available to support students with writing, math and science. The use of these centers has proved helpful for School of Education students looking to hone their academic writing skills as well as pass certification exams.
Office of AccessABILITY
For students with documented disabilities who need to coordinate accommodations, the Office of Accessibility is here to support you. In addition to accommodations coordination, the office also provides workshops and student clubs.
International Students Office
The International Students Office (ISO) supports international students and exchange visitors in their cultural and educational transition to the College. The ISO can assist you in reaching your educational goals by informing you about your rights and responsibilities regarding your immigration status in the United States and creating a supportive environment. The ISO helps to ensure legal compliance with the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the Students and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP).
Student Veteran Services
Student Veteran Services (SVS) is the central hub that connects student veterans with academic and personal support resources on and off campus. SVS is here to support your academic and personal endeavors at Hunter, from acceptance to graduation.
Equity and Action at Hunter College
School of Education Equity & Advocacy Committee
The School of Education Equity & Advocacy Committee supports anti-racist practice and advocacy through resources, public events and committee work. The committee hosts a conversation series that focuses on issues of justice, diversity and advocacy and an Equity Eats lunch time reading and discussion series. Students are also invited to join the committee to launch events and help develop the School of Education’s Equity Plan. For more information, please visit the Equity & Advocacy page.
Presidential Task Force on Racial Equity and Speaking of Justice: Race, Racism and Reform
Established by President Raab, the Presidential Task Force on Racial Equity, convenes conversations between students, faculty and staff that connect various initiatives underway across campus to be collaborative, productive, and effective. The President also hosts a discussion series, Speaking of Justice: Race, Racism and Reform which are virtual events that feature faculty, scholars and activists who speak to topics such as the history and current impact of protests, health inequities, voting rights and voter suppression among other topics.
Professional Learning Opportunities
School of Education Student Council
The School of Education Student Council is a student-led group composed of undergraduate and graduate students. The Student Council amplifies the student voice in the School of Education and provides opportunities to participate in community building efforts. Students have input on school wide projects and develop professional skills while enhancing the experience for all School of Education students. If you are interested in joining the student council, please review the School of Education Student Council page.
National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success, also known as NSLS, is a leadership based honor society. NSLS offers lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. NSLS also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. All matriculated students with a GPA of 3.5 are invited to join. Invitations are sent during the second semester of attendance. If you are interested in learning more about NSLS, please review the National Society of Leadership and Success page.
Career, Professional and Partnership Development
The School of Education’s Career, Professional and Partnership Development division, or CPPD for short, is here to support you in starting, changing or continuing your career. CPPD offers an online job board and opportunity listing through the School of Education Opportunity Bulletin. The bulletin is sent weekly to your myhunter email account. CPPD also hosts job fairs and professional learning sessions to support you in growing your networks and enhancing your skills.
In addition to virtual resources and events, CPPD also supports students with cover letter and resume writing through one on one appointments. You can make an appointment with a career advisor through the Advising page.