All students are strongly encouraged to register for classes with the CUNY Schedule Builder. Schedule Builder is a real-time class scheduling tool that enables you to plan and register for courses that meet your schedules and other needs.More About How to Register for Classes
All matriculated students must declare a major before completing 60 credits. Transfer students entering with 60 credits or more must declare their major by the census date in their first semester which can be found in the Academic Calendar.More About How to Declare a Major
To graduate from Hunter means that you have officially completed your academic degree. You must apply to graduate; it does not happen automatically.
Once you’ve met the following requirements, you are ready to apply to graduate:
- 120 Credits
- GPA of 2.0 (C average) or better
- Completion of the Hunter Core Requirements (HCR) or General Education Requirement (GER)
- Completion of a major
A negative service indicator (a small red crossed out circle) or hold on your record means there is an issue that requires you to make a correction. Make sure all holds are cleared or you will be unable to register.
To view any holds on your record, log into your CUNYfirst account, then go to the Student Center in the Self Service area and you will see them listed in the upper right corner under Holds. Select Details to determine the academic or administrative office that issued the hold on your record. Reconcile the hold by contacting the issuing office.
If you see holds on your record from other CUNY colleges, you will not be prohibited by the system from registering for classes at Hunter College.More About Holds and Registration Issues
In many courses, it is possible to obtain credit for the course without receiving a letter grade. If you decide to receive a grade based on this system, you will receive a Pass (P) instead of A, B, C, or D and will receive No Credit (NC) instead of F.
To request grading according to this system, you must satisfy all requirements regarding attendance, assignments, and examinations set by the instructor. Course requirements and standards are the same as in the letter grading system, but P/NC grades are not counted when a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by Hunter College. You may choose whether you want to take a course for a letter grade or P/NC, but certain restrictions apply.
Note that taking a class as Pass/No Credit is not the same as Auditing a class. More About Hunter's Auditing PolicyMore About How to Request a P/NC Grade
If you would like to exceed the number of maxium credits allowed (Fall/Spring → 17.5 credits, Summer → 7.5credits per session), you will need to request a credit overload. To be considered for a credit overload, you should satisfy the following specific criteria:
- Have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher at Hunter College
- Have demonstrated the ability to complete 15 credits or more successfully in prior semesters at Hunter College with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and without receiving grades of F, W, WU, CR or NC
- Have no pending grades of Incomplete (IN) or Z
In addition, your selection of courses will be considered. For example, semester programs consisting of more than two lab science courses or multiple intensive writing (W) courses may not be approved. The desire to graduate earlier than planned is not a valid reason and is not a substitute for satisfaction of the above criteria.
*Credit overloads are usually not accepted for the Winter semesters.
You may request a credit overload accessing the Credit Overload Request form with your Hunter College NetID username and password.Go to Credit Overload Request Form
Non-degree students take classes with many different intentions: pre-requisites for graduate programs, job requirements/enhancements, returning to college after some time away and for many other reasons. As a result, your coursework needs are unique to your situation. Therefore, we suggest that when choosing classes, you consult with specific academic departments regarding pre-requisite work, transfer credit, etc.View the Non-Degree Enrollment Guide
Hunter College offers a variety of options for making your bill payments, including:
- Online Options
- In-Person Options
- Wire-Transfer Options
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Third-Party Options
If you wish to take a class at another CUNY college, the process is paperless and known as an “ePermit.” Taking a class at a non-CUNY college or university while attending Hunter College is known as taking a class “on permit.”
Students must have an approved ePermit (via CUNYfirst) or permit from the Hunter ePermit unit in order for the course and grade to be applied to their Hunter record and transcript. Guides for each are located below under Take a Class at Another CUNY via ePermit and Take a Class at Another Non-CUNY College via Permit.
It is recommended to check course scheduling and availability at the host colleges using the CUNY Global Search Tool before submitting your request.More About ePermit and Permit Courses
The MPT is a timed, multiple choice, computer-based test. The exam does not affect acceptance to the college. The MPT can be used to determine a student’s Math Milestone. Math Milestones are used by Hunter College to establish a student’s past level of math achievement. Math Milestones enable students to register in mathematics and statistics coursework at Hunter College for which they show competent preparation.
First time freshmen will be assigned a Math Milestone based solely on their high school math coursework and math GPA. After that, students should take the MPT only if they have reason to believe their assigned Math Milestone does not reflect their background and history of achievement in mathematics.
Transfer students must take the MPT before they can take a mathematics or statistics course, unless they have college-level transfer credit that is equivalent to Hunter prerequisites needed to take a mathematics or statistics course. The MPT must be taken before they register for any mathematics, statistics, science or liberal arts course at Hunter College that has a mathematics or statistics course pre- or co-requisite, unless they satisfy one of the few exemptions listed here.More About Milestones and MPT