Community College Transfer Opportunity Program By NYU

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Community College Transfer Opportunity Program by NYUWhat is the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program at NYU?

NYU offers a program that you may have heard of, which gives transfer students a special opportunity. The Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies has formed a partnership with the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  This is a scholarship that is focused on bringing qualified transfer students from community colleges to the Paul McGhee Division.

McGhee provides a superb learning opportunity, which encourages academic, professional and personal growth. The Community College Transfer Opportunity Program is ideal for many students since they can continue working as they earn credits due to the flexible learning schedules. It provides scholarship opportunities and other financial aid to students, along with a low-stress credit transfer system.

For those of you interested in transferring to other schools at New York University, such as NYU's Stern School of Business or the very popular Tisch School of Arts, click here to learn about transferring to top universities.

There are many advantages associated with joining McGhee for the four year university or college education. Firstly, it has study options with the choices of part-time or full-time, and onsite or online. These options enables a student to fully experience a diverse education, while still fulfilling other professional and personal needs as they study. Secondly, all the programs in the NY McGhee Division are taught by professionals who are  not only qualified, but also among the best in their academic fields.


Students from a community college hoping to transfer to NYU in this program must meet certain requirements.

These include:

• You must be a student from the community college, who has finished a whole year of full time study. Alternatively, you must have gained 30 consecutive credits at a partner school.

• You must be nominated by a faculty or administrative member from your community college.

• You should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the community college.

• You must also have at least 48 transferable credits that lean towards a study program by McGhee.

• You must be an American citizen or a permanent resident, who is allowed to fill out the FAFSA form.

Application process

The first step of the application process is the nomination of the student by a member of the administration or faculty in their community college. This will enable the student to be considered for this scholarship. The nomination should take place online at the beginning of the semester the student would like to join NYU. The student is notified via email once the CCTOP nomination is submitted by the administrator or faculty member. The email contains links to the undergraduate online application page. The student is expected to fill the admission application and submit it upon completion. After this, the student is expected to file for the FAFSA. Transferable credits can be obtained from AP or CLEP exams or previous institutions attended by the student.

Pre-admission advice

Not all students who meet all the requirements needed for the CCTOP are admitted into NY McGhee Division. This means you need to do everything you can to increase your chances. A student can better their chances of being selected by sending copies of the unofficial transcripts ahead of time. This way, McGhee can analyze all the courses that they have taken and those that they have earned credit. The university advisers will use these transcripts to assess which courses they'll advise the student to select in the remaining time of study in the community college by considering the major the student wants to pursue at McGhee. Students hoping to qualify for the scholarship are also advised to work hard and earn exemplary grades. Not only will this help their GPA, but it will also help them to earn more credits, which translates to higher financial aid for the community college transfer student.

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Dan Young is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. His blog focuses on Education bloggers. You can follow him on Google+

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Junior October 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

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Chad Agrawal October 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Hey Junior,

Thanks! Transferring from community college to NYU was a great experience for me.

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Abi October 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks for the helpful information. This is a great scholarship for community college transfers.


Chad Agrawal October 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Hey Abi, thanks for the comment. Yea, its a great opportunity. Although, students should still look at the other great schools at NYU.


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