The best preparation for success at Hunter College is a full program of college-preparatory courses. The college recommends four years of English, four years of social studies, three years of mathematics, two years of foreign language, two years of laboratory science and one year of performing or visual arts.
In addition to providing a strong foundation for college-level coursework, the program recommended above fulfills the 16 units of high school work in academic courses required for admission to a CUNY senior college under the College Preparatory Initiative (CPI). High school students should check with guidance counselors to determine which courses are considered to be academically within the English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign language and fine and performing arts curricula. Freshman admission to Hunter College is competitive. Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of the overall strength of their academic preparation, which includes SAT/ACT scores, high school academic average, the number of academic subjects and the distribution of those courses. A diploma from an accredited high school, an equivalency diploma or a United States Armed Forces diploma is also required for entrance to the college. Neither a high school certificate nor an IEP diploma is acceptable. For more information on how to prepare to apply to Hunter College, visit www.cuny.edu/prepare.