Each year, over 2000 students from New York City public high schools attend one or more Hunter College Now activities. Students applying for college credit courses must be enrolled in a NYC Department of Education affiliated high school. Registered home-schooled students and students with disabilities whose private school tuition is supported by the DOE (Department of Education) can participate in College Now. We primarily enroll high school juniors and seniors but sophomores can also apply as well. To take a writing-based, humanities, or non-quantitative science course, students must have either a minimum score of 75 on the ELA or ELA (Common Core) regents, 480 on the EBRW PSAT, or 480 on the EBRW SAT. To take a Mathematics or Quantitative Science course, students must have a minimum score of 70 on the Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, or Algebra (Common Core) regents, or 530 on the Math PSAT, or 530 on the Math SAT. A minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 75 is required to qualify for this program. Placement exams may be required for some Math and/or Science courses. Recommendation letters can be accepted in lieu of standardized test scores.
Hunter works closest with schools primarily located in Manhattan giving preference to students at these schools in the College Now admissions process.
Current Partnership List
- Art and Design High School
- Beacon High School
- Bronx High School of Science
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- Democracy Prep Endurance High School
- East Side Community High School
- Eleanor Roosevelt High School
- Emma Lazarus High School
- Global Learning Collaborative
- Grammercy Arts High School
- Harvest Collegiate
- Heritage High School
- High School of Art & Design
- High School of Economics & Finance
- High School of Environmental
- High School of Fashion Industries
- La Guardia High School
- High School for Climate Justice
- Manhattan Academy High School
- Manhattan International High School
- MS/HS 141 Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
- Promise Academy II
- Innovation Charter High School
- Repertory High School
- Richard R. Green High School of Teaching
- School of the Future
- Stuyvesant High School
- Success Academy Charter High School
- High School of Health Professions
- Humanities Preparatory Academy
- Lowe East Side Preparatory High School
- Talent Unlimited High School
- Urban Academy High School
- The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem
If you are interested in College Now but do not attend one of Hunter’s College Now partner schools, you can still apply but preference is given to partner schools. Therefore, it is in your best interest to apply first to the college they are partnered with. To find out which college your High School is partnered with below.Find Your High Schools College Partner
The application is completely online and is available on the Hunter College Now site. Once the application opens for the upcoming semester, you can fill out the online application and upload or email your supporting documents.Learn how to apply
You will receive an email about your acceptance. It’s particularly important that you check your email account (spam or junk folders as well) that you provided on the application daily because this will be our main source of communication with you.
College Now students are allowed to use most Hunter facilities – including the library, computers, lounges, tutoring/support services, and the cafeteria. Students receive Hunter ID cards which enable them to explore the campus and take part in typical Hunter student events such as attending athletic events and are also eligible to receive discounts for performances at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
Yes! College Now courses are college level classes taught to high school students by Hunter College faculty. These same courses are taught to Hunter College Students. The credits are generally transferable within the CUNY (City University of New York) college system but not limited to CUNY. Credits can be transferable to other colleges as well. In order to pass a College Now course a C grade or better is needed. In addition to earning college credit, having taken part in a college level course looks great on college applications. Students taking part in the College Now program throughout CUNY may earn a maximum of 15 credits and can only take one course per semester at a CUNY campus.
Participating in College Now is absolutely free! Books and materials for courses are also provided by the program as well.
Please feel free to contact anyone at the College Now office. We are located in the East Building (Rooms 809 & 810) or you can reach us by phone or email. The College Now team is happy to help you at any time!Contact Us