Hunter College

College Now at Hunter College offers college-credit courses for motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college education.

How It Works: Courses

  1. Qualified students begin by taking one of about 13 CN-only sections (also known as “cohort classes”) in a wide variety of subject areas. Students from various New York City public high schools fill these classes, which are taught by Hunter College professors at the bustling 68th street campus.
  2. After passing a cohort class with a grade of B+ or better, students are eligible to waive out of the cohort schedule and enter any (regularly scheduled) undergraduate course for which they fulfill the prerequisite(s).

Additional Perks:

  • a Hunter student ID, which you can use to explore the campus;
  • access to the college’s library, computer labs, basketball courts, and student study centers;
  • an open invitation to the College Now office for refreshments, socializing, or just catching up on homework after the high school day.

Important Insight:

A College Now student enrolled in a physics class at Hunter notes that the experience has greatly enhanced her understanding of the subject—and of how college teachers teach. She was especially impressed that her professor “knew how to reach out to students and [apply] physics to the real world.”

Getting Started

  1. Search for your high school. If your high school is a partner, make a note of its Hunter College Now liaison. The liaison is the person you’ll need to contact to see exactly what courses and activities are open to you, deadlines for enrollment, etc.
  2. If your high school is not officially partnered with Hunter, you can contact Central Office CN staff to inquire about your options.