Only taking 2 classes this semester. Will that affect my transfer chances?

Im currently a sophmore at my local community college. I have already completed 30 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.8. However, this semester i decided to only take 2 classes (7 credits). Ive completed basically all of my general education requirements, and my local college doesn’t have any classes in my preferred major (film), so i didn’t really see the point in spending money on courses i didn’t need. My question is this, will this decision look bad on my transfer application? Would it lessen my chances of getting into my preferred college (NYU)? Also, should i be apply to an internship for my non-school hours?

According to NYU’s site:

“Admission for transfer students is highly competitive. NYU’s evaluation will focus primarily on your college/university grades and your high school/secondary school performance. Our most competitive applicants have completed at least 32 credits/points of coursework by the time they enroll at NYU.”

So, you have several questions to ask yourself: 1) how were your HS credentials (NYU will consider them, as it states)? 2) do you want to take a chance on applying, knowing that you are under 32 hours?

Good luck, by the way. Your GPA is fantastic, and like you, I went to a CC (albeit twenty-five years ago) and eventually transferred to a private college, though it was located in a more rural environment (it was a CTCL school). NYU is a fine institution, and I do like the stories of those of us CC students who try to attend the best colleges/universities possible. Oh, and search around online. There must be a discussion thread somewhere that’s dedicated to NYU transfers, or CC transfers, and so on. You know–something that gives you an idea of what is required for a CC student to attend a school that often isn’t seen as a target for CC students (although it does happen; Holyoke CC for instance has a transfer agreement with Mount Holyoke College; I am guessing that NYU, being a prestigious but very large city university, probably has many CC students in its population).