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.

Download the CCTOP digital brochure.

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.
Meeting all eligibility requirements does not guarantee applicants a CCTOP scholarship award, even if they are admitted to NYU. At present, NYU does not provide institutional aid to transfer students with the exception of certain partner or specialty programs such as CCTOP. Our financial aid counselors are here to help prospective transfer students consider financial options including federal financial aid.

Find out more about the application process and timeline.

CCTOP Partner Divisions

The CCTOP program partners with several divisions at NYU. Click on the links below to view the eligible majors within each division: 

Application and financial aid processes vary across divisions. Click here for more information on how to apply.

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