Accept or Decline? NYU LSP

<p>Happy holiday everyone! First thank all the warm hearted guys in CC, all of your advice and suggestions have been very very helpful to me, Thank you for guiding me on the road to college!</p>

<p>I got admitted into the Liberal Studies Program in NYU in ED, I knew that is a second rate program. And need to spend the first year abroad then come back to NY in the second year and transfer to the College of arts and science in Junior year. But I think there are many risks in this process, and not sure what will happen after I complete the two-year LSP study. And worry about how my diploma will look like after graduation and my isolation from the other directly-admitted NYU student body. I am going to major in international relations and my parents say that some time in the future I will have to go to NYC to pursue my career. So NYU still seem like a good choice. So I am very confused now.</p>

<p>I wish some friends who have attended this program or some people who know well about this program can give me some advice. Should I decline the offer of NYU LSP? I have to make the decision by Jan.15.2012.</p>

<p>I am also admitted by the UIUC in EA and the major is Political Science, and I am worry about the liberal arts in UIUC cause they may not be as strong as Engineering and Acounting in UIUC. </p>

<p>Thank you very much!</p>

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<p>If you attend the NYU LSP, and then transfer into another program at NYU, your diploma will just read NYU when you graduate. Don't worry about that one.</p>

<p>If you are interested in the NYU LSP because of the guaranteed first year abroad, there are other ways that you can have that international experience that may be more cost effective. Here are three well respected organizations that may offer good options for you:
AFS</a> Intercultural Programs | Connecting Lives, Sharing Cultures
Youth</a> for Understanding
Rotary.org:</a> Rotary Youth Exchange</p>

<p>you applied ED, i'm pretty sure you have to attend.</p>

<p>LSP is not a bad program. All it is, is the cor program and you do not have to study abroad your freshman year, unless the NYC campus was not offered to you. </p>

<p>You have to take the courses in LSP anyways, and you're also allowed to take electives within your initial choice school.</p>

<p>So it really isn't a bad program. All it is, is cor curriculum in a smaller classroom setting. </p>

<p>Think of it this way....NYU didn't reject you.</p>

<p>HeyleyC -</p>

<p>The ED agreement is not an enforceable contract, and there are several ways out of it. The most common one is to simply inform the college/university that their financial aid offer is not workable.</p>

<p>I doubt that ED is binding for LSP- you should call and find out.</p>

<p>Thank you for the replies above, the admission letter from NYU say that they do not bind me because they offer me a alternate program, so I do not have to go. I am not interested in LSP, CAS is my first preference, but NYU seem not able to offer me CAS, so I am very confused now I don't know whether I should accept or not. The problem in here is I don't know if LSP is good, since I still have another choice UIUC.</p>

<p>Sit down with your parents, and talk about how your family would pay for these two places. NYU will probably end up costing about $60,000 each year. UIUC will be significantly less than that even if you are out of state.</p>

<p>The costs is not a problem.</p>