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Are you going into your last year of community college and wondering what is next? If so, NYU may or may not be on your college list. However, if you are from one of our partner schools, you will want to read this. The Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP) at NYU is a scholarship-based assistance program to help students from partner schools transfer to NYU. Students just like you.

CCTOP is not only about the funding (yes, that’s a perk!) More importantly, it’s about finding a community of scholars, educators, and mentors to make the next step in your education as successful as possible. Therefore, you will receive the support you need to not only apply to NYU but also reach that graduation milestone.

What Is CCTOP?

Above all else, CCTOP is a full support program. Support that begins when you apply. For example, our dedicated team of counselors will assist you in completing your application. Similarly, if you are not sure how to submit your transcript, contact us! Further, if admitted, you will attend orientation and meet with your academic advisers. After that, you will attend events to learn about campus and prepare for life at NYU. During your semester, you will attend seminars held by the campus service centers to ensure a successful journey here at NYU. When we say support from the beginning to the end of this journey, we mean it. Here’s how it works.

Who Is Eligible?

CCTOP partners with local community colleges. In addition to students currently attending the partner schools, we consider students who recently graduated. Our partner schools include:

  • Bergen Community College
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Guttman Community College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • Nassau Community College
  • Queensborough Community College
  • Rockland Community College
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Westchester Community College

To clarify, you must attend one of our partner schools to apply for CCTOP. Not attending one of our partner schools? No problem! You can still apply as a transfer student to NYU.

What Can I Study?

Transfer students applying to NYU must select a school or program on their application. CCTOP students must pick certain schools or majors at NYU. For example, students applying to the College of Arts and Science can pick from humanities majors. At the Tisch School of the Arts, they can pick the BFA in Interactive Media Arts. On the other hand, some schools accept CCTOP applicants for all majors. Those schools include:

To sum it up, be sure to do your research on which of our schools or programs fit you best. You will need to put this information on your application.


Applying for CCTOP

First of all, you will need to follow the guidelines to apply as a transfer student. Then, to apply for CCTOP, you will need to meet the following additional requirements.

  • Attend or have graduated from one of the schools listed above
  • Be nominated by a faculty member from the partner school
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA (students applying to the Rory Meyers College of Nursing must have a 3.5 GPA)
  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable credits to NYU (30 credits must be completed at the partnership community college)
  • Submit your Transfer Common Application by the deadline
  • Submit proof of high school graduation, high school and college transcripts, and one letter of recommendation
  • Complete the FAFSA by the deadline

Keep in mind that meeting the requirements does not guarantee you’ll be selected for CCTOP. As a result, students can still be admitted to NYU without being admitted to CCTOP. Please note, NYU CCTOP is unable to sponsor student visas.

A Final Note

In short, we are here for you! Our team of counselors are excited to work with you. Virtual Information Sessions are available to support you through the admissions process. In addition, you can reach out to the team at [email protected].

Kelly Vann is a Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at NYU. Prior to joining NYU, she worked in Undergraduate Admissions at Seton Hill University and Carnegie Mellon. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and English Breakfast tea. A Pennsylvania native, Kelly currently resides in Hoboken.