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Application Procedure and Fee


Applicants may apply to only one program for any given semester; please decide which of our programs is the most appropriate before filing the application. The deadline for applications varies by program. The earliest deadlines are January 15 for fall admission and September 1 for spring admission. Applicants are responsible for submitting their application and supporting application materials by the deadline for their desired graduate program.

Applying for admission to a graduate program at Hunter College is a fully online process. Hunter College offers a web-based application for graduate degree admission which can be accessed at: Applicants are required to complete the core application form, upload a statement of purpose, upload scanned/electronic transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended, and complete any program-specific supplemental forms. Required letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the recommenders through the online application system. (application requirements)

Admitted Students Submitting Official Transcripts

Admitted students must submit official copies of all academic transcripts. Official transcripts will be compared to the unofficial copies submitted along with the application. In the event of discrepancies or false reporting of any information Hunter College reserves the right to change/withdraw its offer of admission.

Applicants admitted to the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, and School of Nursing  must submit all official transcripts to:

Graduate Admissions
223 North
695 Park Ave.
New York, NY, 10065

For Applicants admitted to the School of Social Work must mail their official transcripts to: 

Silberman School of Social Work
Enrollment Management 7th Floor
2180 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Specific information on submitting of academic transcripts can be found at University Transcipts.

Applying: Additional Materials

Applicants to some graduate programs may be asked for additional materials and may be interviewed by a member of the program to which the application is made.

Application Fee

A $75 application fee is required of all applicants. Applications submitted without the fee cannot be processed.  You can pay your application fee via credit card online when you are ready to submit your online application form or you can mail a check or money order to the Bursar’s Office.  Please make checks or money orders payable to Hunter College. If a check is written for you by someone else, be sure your name appears on the face of the check. Those currently attending Hunter as graduate non-degree students who are applying for degree status need not pay this fee. As the application fee is devoted to the administrative cost of processing all applications, it is not refundable under any circumstances, regardless of the outcome, the date of filing, the time of review and final decision, or, if for whatever reason, the application is withdrawn.