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Every semester, students from across the globe transfer to NYU, eager to kick-start their academic, professional, and personal lives. Some students transfer from a four-year institution. While others transfer from a community college. But no matter where their journey starts, one thing remains true: all NYU students are hungry for growth and knowledge. In addition to the “traditional” route to NYU, students can join the NYU Violet community by participating in one of our partnership programs or articulation agreements. Below, we explore each one in more detail.

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Pipeline Opportunities for Inter-Collegiate STEM Education (POISE)

In collaboration with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), NYU’s POISE Program creates a pipeline for talented sophomore-standing BMCC students pursuing STEM-related majors (i.e., students studying science, technology, engineering, psychology, or math). Students selected for the program gain access to unique benefits. For example, they can receive one-on-one mentoring from NYU students and access workshops led by the Wasserman Center for Career Development. What’s more, they’ll make personal connections with NYU faculty members and attend sessions with professional advisers. Every spring, POISE students compete for one of five full scholarships to the NYU College of Arts and Science (CAS).

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NYU College of Arts and Science American Honors Program

The American Honors program helps international students prepare for and earn their bachelor’s degree at leading US universities. CAS has an agreement with the program at three two-year colleges: Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA; Community College of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Union College in Union County, New Jersey. As a member of the American Honors program, CAS admits highly qualified community college students from the national transfer network. Once admitted, students can complete their bachelor’s degrees with the support of a dedicated community.

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Accelerated Nursing Program at the NYU Meyers College of Nursing

Students who earn a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, the Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, or St. Lawrence University can apply to the Accelerated 15-Month nursing program at the NYU Meyers College of Nursing. To be eligible for the program, students must have a bachelor’s degree in a different field. Additionally, they need to complete certain prerequisite courses, including nutrition, chemistry, statistics, and microbiology.

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Math and Science Education Minors for Yeshiva University Students

Yeshiva University students who are preparing for careers in teaching can take select courses in mathematics and science education as nondegree, visiting students at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. These courses serve a dual purpose. First, they can be used to meet academic requirements at Yeshiva University. Second, they fulfill prerequisite requirements for pursuing a master’s degree in Math Education or Science Education at NYU Steinhardt.

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Coordinated Engineering Program at Brooklyn College

After two years in the Coordinated Engineering Program at Brooklyn College, students can transfer to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Once there, they can complete their bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. Before admission to NYU, students will study topics like chemistry, mathematics, and physics, preparing them for success at NYU and beyond.

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Gallatin Undergraduate Initiative for Discovery in Education (GUIDE)

GUIDE is an invitation-only program created by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). With a focus on social justice studies, it prepares top-performing BMCC students for the rigorous workload at Gallatin. In the fall of their sophomore year at BMCC, up to eight GUIDE finalists take one tuition-free course at Gallatin. With the support of Gallatin faculty and advisers, they immerse themselves in the community as they complete their transfer applications. Then, in the fall of their junior year, up to five of these finalists transfer to NYU Gallatin as full-scholarship students. Once there, they study topics like social movements, identity formation, and urban democracy.

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University of the People and NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU partners with University of the People (UoPeople) to improve access to higher education, especially for students with financial constraints. Top-performing students who have studied for at least one year at UoPeople and meet the standards of admission can apply to transfer to NYU Abu Dhabi. Qualified applicants may also receive financial aid. In addition to undergraduate applications, NYU welcomes UoPeople applications for graduate-level programs.

Whether you transfer to NYU from a four-year institution, a community college, or through a partnership program, there’s a place for you at one of our global campuses. Ready to transfer to NYU but not sure where to start? Review our guide for transfer applicants or contact our admissions team today.