Hi lovely friends! I have been always dreaming about transferring to NYU almost since the same time I attended college! Can’t believe that the new run of application has really come to us! Here are my stats:
Status: International student (Asian, more specifically)
Current school & major: Top80 U, Communication major
Intended major at NYU: Media, Culture and Communication (pertains to Steinhardt)
High school GPA: 3.7
Credits before entering new school: Around 60
College GPA: 3.92 (Dean’s list)
Student media (photographer and illustrator for a women’s magazine)
Photography club (staff member)
Asia-pacific culture club (core member, running PR routines)
U.S. local oral history organization (volunteer to conduct, edit interviews)
Social service NGO in my home country (volunteer to establish online platform to publicize sexual health knowledge for female workers, also help to start an oral history project for female workers)
Oral history project on village culture in my home country (volunteer to synthesize raw interview materials into readable products)
NGO on gender and sex in my home country (co-creator of social media contents)
Summer seminar of oral history studies in Taiwan
Please rate my chance and let me know any of your thoughts, advice, or confusion and I’ll share mine without reservation too! Also, I have some questions about the transfer process, please let me know what’s your sense of them:
- Should I include my high school EC? I have two that I kind of take pride of, but I think it's somehow childish to put up: an International prize for making short public-service video; Top 10 Leader of Student Council.
- Are transfer credits exclusively given for liberal arts and unrestricted elective courses? Steinhardt's website says they "...awards credit for courses taken at other accredited two- and four-year institutions with grades of C or better that satisfy the requirements for specific liberal arts courses and unrestricted electives in the degree program for which you have applied." Does this mean that students can't earn transfer credits for major requirements? I emailed many offices at NYU and all of them said they won't provide any counseling on transfer credits before the decision is made:(
- My TOEFL score is not the most impressive one. It's only 101, a little bit higher than the NYU requirement which is 100. I took it one year ago before I entered college. I didn't do SAT for some reasons so there's no way to waive TOEFL. Do you guys think it's necessary to redo TOEFL, or just let it be since my college coursework speaks for my language proficiency?
Let’s do our best in the application! Hoping to see everyone in New York City!