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Nondegree Students

Students who are not interested in earning a degree but wish to enroll in college credit bearing courses may be admitted as nondegree students. All students wishing to enroll at Hunter in a nondegree status must apply for nondegree admission from the Hunter College website The application must be submitted along with verification of at least a high school diploma or 24 earned college credits. Neither a high school certification nor an IEP diploma is acceptable (see the nondegree application for further information.) A nondegree admission fee of $65 will be charged at the student’s first registration. Nondegree students may register for any course for which space is available at the time of registration, provided they have met the prerequisites and have taken and passed applicable placement exams. (Check with the appropriate departments for more information concerning prerequisites and placement exams.) Such students are permitted to attempt up to 12 credit hours before they are required to prove proficiency in Reading Writing and Math (see the catalog section on Testing) and, must either matriculate or leave the college when they have attempted 24 credits. Courses in which the student receives a grade of “W” do not count toward the 12- or 24-credit limitations.

Baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree holders (from a college or university accredited by a regional U.S. accrediting association) are exempt from the 24-credit limit, provided proof of the degree is submitted along with their application for admission.

Students in an F-1 or J-1 Visa status are not eligible to attend Hunter College in a non-degree status.

Credits earned at Hunter College as a non-degree student are automatically transferred into a degree program upon matriculation at Hunter. Those credits earned at Hunter will be accepted as residency credits.

The priority application deadlines for non-degree admission are:

Summer: March 15

Fall: May 1st

Winter: October 1st

Spring: November 1st

Applications submitted after the deadlines will be considered based on space available at the college.