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The Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP) is a scholarship and assistance program for students transferring from partnership community colleges into NYU. 

Our goal at CCTOP is not just to help you get into NYU, but to help you graduate from NYU. We want you to enjoy your experience, keep everything running as smoothly as possible, and graduate successfully.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nomination required by a faculty member or administrator at their community college.
  • Be enrolled at a participating community college.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the community college.
  • GPAs and credits required vary between NYU’s programs. At minimum, you must have 60 transferable credits and a 3.0 GPA. Exceptions to this are detailed below. 
  • Must submit Transfer application by deadline.
  • Note: NYU cannot sponsor visas for CCTOP students.

Find out more about the application process and timeline.

CCTOP Partner Divisions

The CCTOP program partners with several divisions at NYU including the NYU College of Arts and Science Humanities Programs, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the NYU Silver School of Social Work, the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the NYU School of Professional Studies–Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies. Silver and Steinhardt both work through the same central offices for Admissions and Financial Aid, and all of the information on this page applies to the Silver School, as well as Steinhardt.

SPS-DAUS is structured for non-traditional students and offers different programs; please visit their website for information on their application and aid processes.

CCTOP Partnership Schools

The following community colleges are partner schools in the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program. Students not attending one of these schools are not eligible for the award currently.

The CCTOP program makes numerous visits to the partner schools every semester, for transfer fairs, presentations and workshops. If you're a current CCTOP student and would like to visit your former campus, or you'd like to set something up with a former club or organization you were involved in, please contact us. Your success is your accomplishment, but it's a source of pride for your community college and a source of inspiration for many of those who will follow you. Help us share that.

Contact CCTOP