High School

High School Admissions

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  • HCHS Fall 2023 Application Now Closed

    The Fall 2023 Hunter College High School application is now closed. 
    The Fall 2023 Hunter College High School application is now closed. Counselor verifications of submitted admission applications will continue through March 2023. All Entrance Exam tickets for verified applicants will be received in randomized order by April 1, 2023. We appreciate your patience in this process.

    2023 HCHS Entrance Exam

    All applicants that applied for Fall 2023 must be current 6th grade students who are residents of the five boroughs of NYC and who met the exam eligibility criteria explained below.
    The HCHS Entrance Exam will be held on Wednesday morning, April 5, 2023.

    An alternate test date for religious observance on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2023, held at Hunter College, will be made available upon request.  Email the admissions office following submission of the candidate's application for more information. 
    Eligible 6th grade students are determined by their performance on their 5th grade NYS Math and ELA exams.

    An eligible candidate must meet or exceed both of the following scores: Math (622 or higher) and ELA (623 or higher). The DOE will email and mail notifications to public school students who meet this threshold, but eligible candidates are welcome to apply when the admissions application becomes available. School counselors will verify score submissions before exam tickets are issued to a candidate
    For schools that did not offer NYS Exams or students who opted out of state tests, submission of current report card grades (before February 1, 2023) with a minimum of 95 (or equivalent) in both Math and ELA will be required. Homeschooled students or students attending schools without grades will be required to provide attestation of performance by their Headmaster or Program Director.  

    Please contact the Admissions Office at  admissions@hunterschools.org with questions.  

    Thank you for your interest in Hunter College High School.

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 2023

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  • Fall 2023 HCHS Application

    The Fall 2023 Hunter College High School (HCHS) Application is now closed.

    Counselor verifications and HCHS ticketing processes extend through March. Entrance exam tickets are issued in randomized batches please be patient. All candidates should expect to receive notifications by April 1, 2023.

    Thank you for your interest in Hunter College High School.

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