Advanced Standing Information

Welcome to Silberman SSW! Below you will find information specific to the Advanced Standing Pathway. This information provided is designed to support you in your path to graduation. Please make sure to read thoroughly. If you have further questions about your Advanced Standing path requirements, please reach out to one of the staff listed below.


Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement at Silberman supports your course registration and degree completion process. Please meet with your designated academic advisor regarding any questions or planning around course requirements, academic concerns, or any other questions you may have. An academic advisor may refer you to a variety of resources to support your academic progress. Click here to find more info and to email or call to schedule an appointment.


Advanced Standing Course Requirement

As an Advanced Standing student, you may need to complete the required course SSW 712, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (if you have not taken this prior to your commencing this program).  If you need to satisfy this requirement, you will receive notification from academic advisement  after your official acceptance informing you of your status. PLEASE NOTE: this course requirement will determine when a student can begin matriculation into the program. Please review the Advanced Standing program grids so that you can register appropriately.  For more information around the requirement and how it will affect your trajectory, please meet individually with your designated Academic Advisor.


Registration Options

Registration can be challenging for the Advanced Standing cohort given the trajectory of course requirements. Please meet with your academic advisor prior to your registration time to confirm correct registration and trouble shoot around any possible difficulties.  As you register for subsequent semesters, if you find you are having difficulties completing registration, please reach out to your academic advisor for assistance and next steps.

Once the registration period begins, you may find that a course you are interested in registering for may be closed. If this is your experience, you may use two options to assist you in moving to resolve the situation:


  1. Remember that certain courses or sections may fill up faster than others. If you have been unable to register for a specific course or section, it is advisable to continue checking CUNYFirst to see if an open seat becomes available. During the registration period, students drop and switch courses on a regular basis (up until the first day of classes). These changes provide an opportunity to register for a course prior to the start of the semester
  2. Another option is to request to be placed on the waitlist. In the first step of the waitlist process, you will receive an email from Marit Sadaka of the Registrar Office via your @MyHunter email   (a notice regarding waitlist procedure will be sent to all students once the preliminary registration period is completed).  This email will inform you about the waitlist process- as well as contain a link to a waitlist form for you to complete and submit. For further information regarding the waitlist, please contact  Marit Sadaka at

**Please note- all requests for seats in a class must go through the registrar (Marit Sadaka). Please do not contact professors directly requesting access to registration for their course.

Finally, if you have not been able to successfully register for required courses, please check in with your academic advisor for assistance.



Curriculum Grids

Click here to see the curriculum grid(s)



Transfer Credit Process

There are a number of different options available to you as a student if you have relevant classes you would like to transfer to Silberman. These courses can include courses taken at Hunter College while enrolled in another masters level program, or other masters level courses taken at an accredited institution (***Please note: in general, only masters level courses not used towards another degree are considered for transfer. As an advanced Standing student, there may be special consideration made around Research courses taken in your undergrad program. You may submit supporting documents for review- following the steps outlined).

You will be required to submit a Transfer of Credit Waiver Request Form in addition to an official copy of your college or university transcript to the Office of Enrollment Management for review. Please note, transfer of credit is subject to the approval of the department or graduate advisor- and to the regulations of the Hunter program in which the student is enrolled. The following additional limitations apply:

  • The course(s) for which transfer of credit is requested must have been completed within five years prior to the awarding of the Hunter graduate degree
  • Credits for courses in which the student earned a grade below “B”, or took a non-letter grade such as a pass/fail are not transferable.
  • A maximum of 12 credits may be transferred.


On the Silberman website, navigate to this form by going to Quick Links, Forms, and clicking on the Transfer of Credit Waiver Request Form

***Please note: There are specific deadlines each semester for the submission of the Transfer of Credit Waiver Request form. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Management or your academic advisor to confirm submission deadlines for the semester you are considering.


Hunter College Offices and Resources

As a Silberman student, you will have access to resources and offices not only in the Silberman building on 119th Street, but also to offices located at the 68th Street campus. Please see below for important offices that will support your access to the Hunter College community.


OneCard ID

Hunter College requires you to have a OneCard to enter the college, unless there are special events. OneCard is a Hunter College photo ID card that is also used to pay for printing and copying, dining, and paying library fees. You can add money onto your card and check your account balance through the OneCard website or at any of the Account Management Centers (OneCard Kiosk) around campus. CUNY students can also borrow book at the Hunter College Libraries. Replacement cards are $10 and must be obtained at the 68th Street office below:


OneCard Office
695 Park Ave, 203 West Building
New York, NY 10065


Office of Financial Aid
695 Park Avenue, North Building Room 241
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4820
Fax: 212-650-3666


Office of the Bursar
695 Park Avenue, Room 238 North
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 772-4401
Phone: (212) 772-5017
Fax: (212) 772-4411


Health Services
Immunization Services
695 Park Avenue, 307 North Building
New York, NY, 10065
Phone: (212) 772-4800
Fax: (212) 650-3254 / (212) 396-6703


Registration and Program Requirements

Please read carefully below about requirements for registration and for completion of your degree.


Immunization Requirements

Before you register for your classes, NY State law dictates that you must show proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella and indicate receipt of meningitis information. You will not be permitted to register until you submit this proof. Here are your options to fill this out:

Please submit this proof in person to Hunter College’s Health Services Office, Room 307 (3rd floor) in the North building OR fax a completed form to the Health Services Office (212) 650-3254 or (212) 396-6703.

If you do not have proof of required immunizations or need above mentioned immunizations, please note that Immunization clinics are offered free of charge prior to the start of each semester. Contact the Health Services office via Telephone (212) 772-4800 for dates and details.

Click here to download the required immunization form


Claim your CUNY First Account (and obtain your EMPL ID)

Your EMPL ID is like your personalized identification code that you will use during your time at SSSW. Please click on the link below for information on how to obtain your EMP ID as well as to update your personal information and password on CUNYFirst:


SPARC Training:

New York State Education Law requires that all NYS colleges provide students with ongoing education and training about sexual misconduct, including domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence. CUNY has implemented an online Sexual Misconduct Training Requirement called SPARC (Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course) which Advanced Standing students must complete in the start of their Fall semester. Once you complete the program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Please Note: Failure to complete the online training in a timely manner will result in a block on subsequent registration, which could adversely affect your registration options.

Your SPARC training can be found under a link in your “To Do” list under CUNY First (some students may need to search for this), or on a link in your Blackboard page. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that includes a number of steps for trouble shooting:

Students are encouraged to call the IT helpdesk if they have repeated technical difficulties in completing this program: (212) 650 – 3624

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Assistant Director of Student Services (

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