Oct 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Placement and College-Level Courses Taken while in High School

A maximum of 30 transfer credits can be awarded to students in a freshmen status through the following programs; College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement (AP), College-level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam and any college-level courses. Certain academic departments may have restrictions on the award of credits by examination. Check with the department.

  • Advanced Placement

    Students need to score at least a 3 on the AP exam to earn credit and/or exemptions from requirements (some exams may require a 5). For more information on how Hunter evaluates AP exams for credit see our Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Course Equivalencies sheet
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    In accordance with CUNY policy, students have two ways to earn credit from an International Baccalaureate (IB) program:

    Students who have completed an IB Diploma with 30 points or higher may be awarded 30 credits (7 credits for each HL exam and 3 credits for each SL exam). See the International Baccalaureate Policy for more detailed information.

    24-29 POINTS
    Students with 24-29 points may be awarded credits for HL (Higher Level) IB exams with a grade of “5” or better in accordance with the equivalencies in our International Baccalaureate Policy.  SL (Standard Level) courses are not transferable with 29 points or less. An official IB transcript and diploma (if applicable) are required for credit review. 

  • College Courses Taken While in High School

    Students who have completed college-level coursework offered by an accredited college while in high school may receive credit for courses in which grades of C or better are earned (Grade of D or better if taken in the CUNY College Now Program). 

    An official college transcript(s) is required in order to be evaluated for college credit at Hunter.

  • Courses taken at Early College Initiative High Schools

    Students who have earned college credits at an ECI high school may receive up to 30 credits (in combination with any AP, IB, CLEP, A-Level,  or GCE exams credits) provided that they have received a grade of D or better (grade of C or better is required for Bard Early College High Schools). Students who have earned their AA or AS degree from an ECI high school will be considered as freshmen, but may be awarded a maximum of 70 credits provided that they have received a grade of D or better (grade of C or better is required for Bard Early College High Schools) and these courses are deemed as transferable. AA or AS holders who accept the offer of admission for the Hunter College Macaulay Honors Program or any of the Honors Scholar Cohorts programs can only receive a maximum of 30 credits and must forfeit the additional credits earned from the Associate degree.