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High School Admissions

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  • HCHS Entrance Exam (2024)

    Hunter College High School (HCHS):

    The Hunter College High School Entrance Exam -- for Seventh Grade entry in Fall 2024 -- will be administered on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

    Cut scores from the NYS 5th Grade exams will be posted when the necessary data is received from the Department of Education (DOE). We anticipate being able to do so by late October 2023.

    The admissions application for Hunter College High School (HCHS) will open once scores are confirmed.

    The eligibility criteria for the 2024 Entrance Exam will be made available in October.

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 2024

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  • 7th Grade Admissions for Fall 2024

    The application for entry into Hunter College High School (HCHS) for Fall 2024 is not yet open.

    The eligibility criteria for the 2024 Entrance Exam will become available later this fall. Typically eligibility is based on performance on the 5th grade NYS ELA and Math Exams, or comparable exams taken in 5th grade.

    Thank you for your interest in Hunter College High School.

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