CCTOP for Faculty and Advisers

CCTOP has had over 1600 students graduate successfully since admitting its first group in 1990, and that's a testament to your dedication, advising and preparation. Thank you! 

The Program

CCTOP offers substantial scholarships that are equal to 50 percent of the student's financial need, in addition to state and federal aid and an additional PTK scholarship for students with a 3.8 GPA or better. Financial need is determined by the annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room & board or off-campus housing, books, etc.), minus the expected family contribution for the student, as determined by the FAFSA.  CCTOP also offers assistance beyond financial aid.

We want to help your students maximize their time at the community collegeand complete their associate's degrees. Students must transfer a minimum of 48 credits into their program of study as part of the eligibility requirements, but they may transfer in up to 72 credits. We offer pre-admission advising to allow students guided options that will work with their associate's degree and transfer the most credits into NYU.

Our goal is to see these students succeed, first with you, then with us. The CCTOP director is part of their academic and financial aid processes from their application through their graduation, and our office is a resource for them thoughout.

Eligibility and Admission

Eligible students should be nominated by a faculty member or administrator at their community college to be considered for the scholarship. This quick, online form alerts us to their interest and qualifications, and gets the student a fee waiver for the Undergraduate Application for Admission. Students then apply through the standard undergraduate online application, using their process and deadlines.

College Connections

We want to see your students. Our goal is to participate in as many of your on-campus transfer events as we can, every semester. If you have an upcoming event, or would like to arrange a presentation or workshop, please contact us.

We also have CCTOP Visit Days here on campus. If you have a student or group that you'd like to bring to campus, you can register for one of our scheduled days, or contact us to set up an alternative date. Visit days include a tour of campus and an information session with the CCTOP director. It's crucial for students to see the campus where they'll spend their time and money We hope you'll bring your group.

Contact CCTOP

Jacqueline McPhillips, Director 

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10003

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Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)