Accommodations for Hunter High School Test | What You Need to Know

If students want to join the community at Hunter College High School in 7th grade, they must achieve top scores on Hunter’s entrance exam. This three hour test, covering a writing assignment, math problems, critical reading, and grammar questions, can be daunting to any test-taker, including students with disabilities. The administrators at Hunter welcome all students who qualify to take the entrance exam, and Hunter provides accommodations both for the exam itself and over the six year students spend at Hunter.  

Accommodations for Hunter High School Test | What Accommodations are Available for the Hunter Admissions Test?

Before students take the Hunter test, they must first show that they’re qualified to sit for the admissions test. This means beating Hunter’s cutoff scores for math and ELA state tests at the end of 5th grade, or showing a 90th percentile rank on an equivalent exam. These rules still apply for students with accommodations, but they need to take an extra step before sitting for the exam. In September, students need to fill out the application to take the Hunter test, and this is where students with accommodations provide evidence of their documented disabilities and the accommodations they have at their current schools. Based on this information, Hunter will provide similar accommodations during the entrance exam.

Accommodations for Hunter High School Test | What Support Does Hunter Provide to Students?

Hunter operates in accordance with Section 504, which means that it will not deny benefits or discriminate against any student with a disability. This also means that Hunter will provide appropriate education and accommodations for these students, and these accommodations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Once a student is admitted to Hunter, any IEP or previous 504 plan associated with that student should be sent to Hunter. This way, the school can plan the best ways to help educate that particular student. In addition to typical accommodations provided by high schools, Hunter can also bring in special education support teachers to work with students on an as-needed basis. Essentially, students with disabilities will be treated as well as Hunter as they would be at any other public or private NYC school. For more information, look at the 504 section in the school handbook.


Are You Considering Test Prep for Hunter High School?

Preparation for the Hunter High School Admissions Exam does not have to be daunting and exasperating; instead, it can represent an important opportunity along a student’s path to learning mastery. Indeed, the perspectives and abilities acquired during preparation can be transformative and last a lifetime.

Our two-track approach to mastering content and improving test-taking skills means that students will not only thoroughly understand the fundamental concepts and skills tested by the Hunter High School Admissions Exam, but they will also excel in using essential techniques to improve attitude, endurance and focus. Our students hone their independent thinking skills while developing a resilient mindset so they can perform on test day in a powerful, resourceful, creative and calm manner. Each student in our program receives the undivided attention and expertise of a dynamic and experienced coach who provides the framework to support each student on his unique path to becoming a master learner.

All students who work with Origins Tutoring undergo a diagnostic evaluation and are provided with full-length 'sample' Hunter practice tests. You can also access for free one of our sample tests here: 

Please call 917.287.7927 now for a complimentary consultation to discuss how we can help your child achieve his or her personal best on the Hunter High School admissions exam.


Origins Tutoring also offers the "Hunter College High School Preparation E-Guide"  The Preparation Guide is the only test prep book on the market devoted to helping students prepare for the HCHS admissions exam. It contains three practice tests and much more. You can learn about the Guide here.