Veterans Applying to Hostos

Applicants who are Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves may obtain an application fee waiver by answering the US Military Status question on the CUNY application and submitting proof of their Veteran/Military status (i.e., DD-214, Current Military ID Card, or Deployment or Pre-separation orders). Veterans are also exempt from paying the commitment deposit.
Veteran Status for Educational Purposes: Students currently serving in the Active Reserve Forces, or entitled to benefits accrued in the reserve component, while not technically veterans, are entitled to certain resources.

Hostos Community College and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions will:
  • Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible, and;
  • Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, and;
  • Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
If you are interested in applying to Hostos Community College click: How to Apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation
Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited post-secondary institutions in or outside the U.S.A., provided that:
  • The courses were taken at institutions that are accredited by a national or regional accrediting commission recognized by CUNY, and
  • The courses are comparable to those offered at Hostos Community College. The Transfer Credit Evaluator evaluates transfer credits prior to the first semester of enrollment, as well as upon readmission to the college.
The maximum number of credits that may be transferred is determined by a review of eligible coursework satisfactorily completed. Credits may be accepted if a grade of at least ‘C’ was obtained. However, students transferring from other CUNY Colleges may have credits transferred with an earned grade of ‘D’ or better provided. To view CUNY to CUNY course equivalencies, please click here.

Departmental Criteria
CUNY students transferring into Hostos for any allied health and/or joint programs with City College or John Jay College will not be granted transfer credit for course work completed with a “D”; they will be held to the same standards that Hostos students in those majors are, which require higher grades.

Transfer Credit Timelines
Students seeking entry into any program offered at Hostos must adhere to any additional departmental requirements. Also, prior college work cannot exceed timelines established by the Department Chairs and/or their designees.

Veterans Transfer Credit Assessment
Effective the fall 2012 admissions cycle, the Central Admissions Process will request that all veterans applying for admission submit their military education transcripts (AARTS or SMART).  The transcript will be scanned and will be accessible electronically for future use.  CUNY Admissions will provide a preliminary evaluation of transfer credit based on the ACE suggested equivalencies and will communicate this to the college.
For information on evaluation of military programs please refer to the guidelines on the American Council on Education website.

Readmit Students
If you are applying for readmission, courses taken after attending Hostos Community College must be evaluated. Please visit the Admissions and Recruitment Office to submit a Readmission Application and official transcripts from all institutions attended after Hostos.

Transfer Credit Re-evaluation
Students may submit a request for re-evaluation of transfer credits to the Transfer Credit Evaluator, if they believe a re-evaluation is warranted and/or an exception should be granted regarding the awarding of transfer credits and/or issues relating to CUNY Pathways; the Transfer Credit Evaluator will then process the appeal expeditiously, including but not limited to escalating the appeal to the Academic Department Chairperson, Academic Unit Coordinator, and/or designee, etc.

For additional information relating to transfer credit evaluations, kindly email the Transfer Credit Evaluator at: