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Misha
10-16-2015, 06:59 AM
HCHS ADMISSIONS: WHO CAN TAKE THE HUNTER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM?

In order to be eligible to take the Hunter College High School Entrance Exam, students must score exceptionally well on their 5th grade New York State standardized verbal and math tests. (To be eligible to take the Hunter Exam in 2016, cut off scores on NYS tests were 358 in math and 345 in ELA, though please note that the qualifying score changes each year). Only students who are NYC residents can take the exam.

WHAT IS ON THE HUNTER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS EXAM?

The Hunter College High School test can be a stressful ordeal. It is a three-hour exam, with an essay section, multiple choice math section, and multiple choice critical reading/verbal skills section. The essay section is a full half-hour segment where students must respond to a specified prompt, and then craft a well-written, proofread writing sample. The test requires students to have above-average vocabulary and writing skills, high-level quantitative reasoning abilities, and the fortitude to make it through a three-hour test. Thatís nearly as long as taking the SAT! Because of the length and difficult content of the exam, it is a challenging assignment for sixth grade students.

PREPARING FOR THE HUNTER TEST:

While there are no specific test prep books or companies endorsed by HCHS, any review that your child can do that contains math drills, critical reading problems, and logic problems will help your child prepare. A sample Hunter test is also available on the Hunter website.
Read more (http://www.originstutoring.com/blog/hunter-college-high-school-entrance-exam-what-you-need-to-know)