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    Hunter College High School (HCHS):
    Admissions into HCHS for the 2025-2026 school year will open in the Fall of 2024 at a date TBD. When admissions for the 2025-2026 school year open, you will be able to find a link to our admissions system on this page. The only entry points into Hunter College High School (HCHS) is the 7th Grade.

Welcome to Hunter College High School (HCHS)

Hunter College High School (HCHS) is a part of the Hunter College Campus Schools, the laboratory schools of the City University of New York administered by Hunter College. Our high school serves students in grades 7-12. The only entry year for HCHS is 7th grade.

We serve students who demonstrate advanced cognitive ability and prepare them to be life-long learners and leaders. We assist in the development of creative, intellectually-curious, and original thinkers who are passionate about learning. Our schools use the principles of gifted education, including depth, complexity, challenge, enrichment, and acceleration of the curriculum, to meet the needs of intellectually-advanced students.

On these pages you will find general information about the HCHS admission process for 7th grade. HCHS does not accept inquiries or applications for any other grade. (Students are not admitted into grades 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. There are NO exceptions to grade entry.)

We welcome your interest in Hunter College High School. It is our hope that you find this information helpful.

7th Grade Admissions for Fall 2025

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  • 7th Grade Admissions for Fall 2025

    The application for entry into Hunter College High School (HCHS) for entry in Fall 2024 is now closed. Applications for 7th grade entry in Fall 2025 are projected to open again in Fall 2024.

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  • Procedure to Apply

    The Hunter College High School (HCHS) application for entry in Fall 2024 closed at 4:00pm on Friday, December 15, 2023, as scheduled.

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  • How to Apply to HCHS


    You must have an email address to complete an application for your child. If you are submitting an application for more than one child, you must use a different email address for each application.
    At the application page, select "I am applying to 7th Grade" and click “Create Application.” You must check the box regarding use of email, provide the email address you will be using for the application, and click "Get Application ID." An email will be sent to you from with the information you will need to proceed - be sure to check Junk or Spam folders. Click the link in the email OR copy and paste it into your browser. (Remember, if you are submitting an application for a second or third child, you must provide a different email address on each application.)
    When completing the application, please keep the following in mind:
    • Application fields that appear in red are mandatory.
    • Your child's test scores must be entered. If your child has not tested, please consult the section regarding students without test scores.
    • When the application is submitted, you will receive instructions on how to have test scores verified by your child's school.
    • Verification will begin later in the season, though we will accept documents from schools as soon as applications open.
    • Children whose scores cannot be verified will not be seated for the HCHS Entrance Exam.
    • The application may be saved and edited at a later date. Click "Save" if you are unable to complete the entire application and return to it later by clicking "Edit."
    • Once you have saved the application, you can submit it by clicking "Submit" on the save confirmation page.
    For parents needing assistance with completing the application, including assistance with language, please call 212-860-1261 or email the Admissions Office at The email should include:
    1. Parent's name,
    2. Child's name,
    3. Name of the child's school
    4. The application ID number, and
    5. A daytime phone number for the parent.
    6. A request for language assistance, if necessary.
    The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 4:00pm.
    Please CLICK HERE to review eligibility and to access the link to apply.

    Thank you for your interest in applying to HCHS!
Hunter College Campus Schools
71 East 94th Street 
New York, NY 10128

Elementary School: 212-860-1292
High School: 212-860-1267
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