Chances Of Tranfer? Feedback Please. So Anxious!!

<p>Hello all. I plan on applying to NYU CAS as a transfer for fall 2012. I am 22, transferring from Nassau Community College with a 3.97 GPA and 7 honors courses. I have decent courses and math completed up to Intro to Statistics and Pre-Calc (which I hope is enough). My EC's are a drug free organization in my old neighborhood helping keep youth away from drugs and helping parents battle through their children's addictions. I also am a team leader for American Cancer Society and raised a decent amoutn of money. My mother recently passed battling breast cancer and my father is deathly ill himself. I am on my own and work two jobs and go to school full time. However, I have never taken the SAT's and I did terrible in High School as I was involved with some bad stuff. My high school average was like 77 but I barely even went. I had to graduate late and barely even got the degree. However, I consider myself fairly smart and I did extremely well in CC. I've been receiving literature from some very good schools such as Columbia, Cornell and UPenn among others. But I haven't heard anything from NYU, which is one of my top choices. Can anyone please tell me what my chances may be. I kno NYU is hot right now and difficult to get into.</p>

<p>p.s... I will have an Associates in Arts degree upon applying, with 72 credits. It is my understanding that they will not ask for an SAT score. Is this correct?</p>

<p>any one...?</p>

<p>Your GPA is good. If you're transferring in as a junior, you can only transfer in 64 credits (or 1/2 the 128 required to graduate), so you'll lose credits in transferring. </p>

<p>NYU, as most schools, does not require SATs for students planning to transfer in as a junior. </p>

<p>NYU will require your HS transcripts, but the emphasis will placed on your CC grades, course load and course rigor. </p>

<p>Can you afford the $55,000 tuition? Because transfers will get little to no financial aid from the school. Yes, you will get government grants and loans, but that still leaves around $40,000-$45,000 to pay. NYU financial aid <em>may</em> cover around $5,000 of that. Can you afford around $30,000/yr at NYU?</p>

<p>the fin aid is that bad? I thought it would be better than Columbia GS. If thats the case than I'd be better off at GS. I don't mind taking out loans, as I obtained my associates degree rather efficiently. I'd also be eligble for a decent amount of government aid and low interest loans. I don't mind taking the loans if the degree is worth it, I'm more concerned about actually getting in at this point.</p>

<p>Yes, Columbia will always give better financial aid than NYU. </p>

<p>Generally to take out loans for undergrad you need a co-signer. </p>

<p>The $30,000/yr I gave you is including your government aid - stafford unsub/sub loans, and grants, etc. and NYU scholarship. Obviously, it could be anywhere from $10,000 more or less than that figure. I would say $20,000-$40,000/yr depending on what aid you receive. But, like I said, all of the ivies will give you better aid.</p>

<p>I commend you on turning things around in your life especially with the loss of your mother and your fathers' illness.
Acceptance to NYU is dicey but, F/A is completely absent. NYU is notorious for being the "rich kids school".
Even requesting F/A will diminish the likelihood of acceptance.</p>

<p>"Even requesting F/A will diminish the likelihood of acceptance."</p>

<p>I'm sorry, but, you've been misinformed. NYU admissions is need-blind. Meaning that they don't look at need and/or whether you're applying for financial aid when you apply.</p>


<p>If you honestly believe that, I've got a bridge that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan that I can let you have real cheap.
Do you think it's simply a "coincidence" that the vast majority of students get little, to no, F/A?
You can argue that their $2.5 billion endowment is well spent on capital improvements or even the purchase of more real estate BUT, anyway you slice it, it doesn't go to students!</p>

<p>NYU is indeed need-blind. That does not influence the fact that many students with affluent backgrounds are attending. They will evaluate your application without knowledge of your necessity for F/A. However, most often the F/A packages that are given are insufficient for those who apply for it. This results in many students having to look toward alternate school choices, consequently allowing other students who are able to afford it to come in.</p>

<p>So requesting F/A will not diminish your chances of acceptance, but do not expect to get a substantial amount unless you have some special qualifications.</p>


<p>I don't understand what causation you're trying to imply. But, I can guarantee that whatever relationship you believe is causation is, in fact, correlational. </p>

<p>"Do you think it's simply a "coincidence" that the vast majority of students get little, to no, F/A?"</p>

<p>This has nothing to do with admissions being need-blind. This has to do with NYU's endowment being very small for the number of students that attend. Everyone knows that NYU gives little FA. That doesn't prove that NYU is not need-blind. It's quite a well known fact that many people who get into NYU can't afford to go to NYU because NYU gives very little financial aid. </p>

<p>Just in case, need-blind means that the university admissions office accepts students or rejects students regardless of what the family EFC is or if the student will need/apply for financial aid. </p>

<p>So, I'm very sorry to inform you but, your beliefs have been ill informed. NYU's website even states that they are need-blind.</p>

<p>If they were not need-blind, then they wouldn't accept students that couldn't afford to attend NYU. And it's a well known fact that many students accepted to NYU cannot attend because they cannot afford NYU.</p>

<p>Well, what if I apply to Steindhart through the CCTOP program, which can offer up to 20,000. Would I be able to major in social studies education, and perhaps double major in Political Science? If so, will the scholarship cover an extra year in this case?</p>


<p>Overview</a> Community College Transfer ProgramNYU Steinhardt - YouTube idk if you've seen this but only the majors in NYU Steinhardt offers are available through CCTOP. Poly-sci is in a different school/department, i dont think you'll get into that right away.</p>