New York State residents 60 years of age or older may audit undergraduate courses at Hunter College on a tuition-free, space-available basis. Along with verification of having reached the age of 60 and New York State residency, applicants must file the undergraduate non-degree application to be considered for this program. Individuals over the age of 60 who do not wish to audit their courses may receive academic credit provided the appropriate tuition is paid. Auditors receive neither grades nor academic credit for their courses. Individuals enrolling under this program pay fee totaling approximately $80 each semester.
Each semester we welcome over 500 lifelong learners to the Hunter community. Individuals over 60 years of age can audit undergraduate courses at Hunter tuition-free on a space-available basis. As an auditor at Hunter, you'll benefit from world-class faculty and a diverse, dynamic student body, while enriching others through a multi-generational classroom experience.
In order to be admitted as a senior learner you must be a New York State resident and 60 years of age or older.
How To Apply
The application must be filed online.
If you are a first-time applicant, please submit the application available here.
If you have taken courses at Hunter previously, please submit the readmission application available here.
The following documents must be submitted with your application electronically:
Proof of age (Medicaid card, or Driver's License, or birth certificate, or passport)
Proof of New York State address
Immunizations: You will need to provide proof of 2 measles, 1 mumps and 1 rubella shot (MMR).*
Application Priority Deadlines
Fall Semester - August 10
Spring Semester - January 15
Summer Semester - July 5
Winter Session - Not available to senior learners
How much does it cost?
While the Senior Citizen Auditor program is free, there are processing fees that you will be responsible for each semester/session:
$65 general fee due at the time of registration
$15 consolidated services fee due at the time of registration
*Auditors are also responsible for the costs of any course materials, such as textbooks
Application and Registration Timeline
Once you have applied and submitted all of your documents, you will be notified of your admission status within 2-3 weeks via email. Write down your username, password, and CUNYFirst ID #.
Course registration will begin on the 2nd day of each semester. For exact dates and semester schedule, please visit the Academic Calendar.
You can pay your fees after you register for courses. Please review information on how to submit your payment.
One you have been notified about your admissions and are ready to register for classes on the schedule registration date on the 2nd day of each semester, below are some tips to help you:
Class Offerings and Availability: Prepare a few courses you may be interested in before your registration date. Should your first choice course be full, prepare to have some alternatives.
Contact the admissions office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.