High School

High School Admissions

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  • HCHS Applicants for Fall 2022

    Thank you for your interest.  The application period for the May 26, 2022 Hunter College High School Entrance Exam has ended.

    Eligible applicants will receive a ticket to their test site following the verification of eligibility between their school and HCCS. 

    We appreciate your patience.   We remind you to monitor the email account used to submit the application.   Please do not contact the HCCS Admissions Office before Monday, May 23rd to inquire about the status of your child's application.

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 2022

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    The Hunter College High School application for entry in fall 2022 is closed.

    If eligible, 6th grade students who submitted a completed application will receive a ticket to take the HCHS Entrance Exam on May 26th.

    We thank you for your interest in Hunter College High School.

Important Documents


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  • Procedures Intro Text

    The Hunter College High School (HCHS) Application for 7th grade entry in fall 2022 is closed as of Wednesday, May 11th at 4:00pm.

    Eligible students who submit an application are applying to take the May 26, 2022 entrance examination. For detailed information about the entrance examination, and to see samples of the test, please click the "Entrance Exam" tab above.

    To learn more about eligibility, please click the "Testing Eligibility" tab below.

    We thank you for your interest in Hunter College High School.

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  • Testing Eligibility (Fall 2022 entry)

    Application to Hunter College High School is open ONLY to 6th grade students who meet the residency and academic eligibility requirements for the May 2022 HCHS entrance exam:
    • (a) reside within the five boroughs of New York City and (b) attend a school in the NYC area at the time of application submission.
    • Eligible 6th grade students must receive at least one mark of 95 or higher (or the equivalent, if using a different grading scale) in both core ELA and core Math in any marking period or final mark during the 2021-22 school year that ends on or prior to 3/1/22.
    •  Eligible students must not have any mark of 84 or lower (or the equivalent, if using a different grading scale) in either core ELA or core Math in any marking period or final mark in the same timeframe.
    HCHS appreciates the assistance from the NYC Department of Education's School Enrollment Office in developing the May 2022 eligibility and for notifying DOE candidates by both email and USPS.

    The DOE Office of Enrollment will directly email eligible families the week of April 11th (and follow-up later by letter in USPS) to eligible families. 

    The eligibility requirement can be more simply expressed as:

    Your child cannot have a marking period grade in core Math or English Language Arts (ELA) that is lower than 85, and must have at least one marking period grade of 95+ in BOTH core Math and ELA in a 6th grade marking period prior to March 1, 2022.    

    Please note:  Eligible DOE students will be invited to submit an application via email and USPS by the Office of Student Enrollment, starting the week of April 11th.  Eligible Charter, Parochial or Independent school students may apply by submitting an application to initiate eligibility verification.
  • How to Apply to HCHS

    The application for entry into Hunter College High School in Fall 2022 is closed.

  • Visiting HCHS

    Due to the ongoing health crisis, HCHS cannot yet confirm if it will host its annual, in-person High School Hunter Day event in 2022. If the event does not occur in person, those students who are offered admission or placed on the wait list may be invited to the school at a later date for an informational program. Any informational program will introduce parents and students to all aspects of academic and student life at the school. Information about any informational program would be sent at a later date.

    Admitted students must accept or decline their offers of admission within one week of decision day.

    For a more in-depth look at what HCHS offers in the classroom, please explore the rest of our website.

    There is no visitation program for prospective students going through the admissions process.