As a Hunter grad, I can tell you, the old days were easy: you went in, you took the Hunter test, you prayed, and sometimes you made it.
These days, it’s not so simple. The test prep wave has raised the bar for everyone.
If you can afford it, get a tutor. Contact me for the best Hunter tutors: one of them I have known since I went to Hunter. (He was the student body president.)
If you can’t, take a class.
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