Future CCTOP Students

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the CCTOP scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled at a participating community college
  • Be nominated by a member of the faculty or administration at your community college
  • Have 3.0 cumulative GPA at the community college
  • Have 48 transferable credits towards an NYU Steinhardt program of study
  • Complete the undergraduate admission process, be offered admission to NYU Steinhardt and enroll full-time in one of its programs of study.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and eligible to complete the FAFSA form

Important notes

  • Eligibility and admission are very different things. Students may be eligible by these criteria, but these criteria do not take into consideration program-specific requirements, such as the portfolio review for Studio Art or the audition components for the various music programs. Additionally, some programs are highly competitive, where the practical cut-off for admission may be significantly higher than the 3.0 minimum for eligibility.
  • The Silver School of Social Work has a CCTOP program as well. All of the above requirements are the same, with the exception that students enroll there instead of Steinhardt. Nominations for that program should still go through this website , but all questions regarding that program should be directed to Dr. Robert Hawkins, Assistant Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Program.
  • Steinhardt is also partnered with  the NYU School of Professional Studies- Paul McGhee Division.  SPS-McGhee is structured for non-traditional students and offers different programs; please visit their website for information on their application and aid processes.  Eligibilty requirements will be the same as with Steinhardt and Silver, but SPS does allow for part-time enrollment.

Contact CCTOP

Jacqueline McPhillips, Director 

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

NYU Steinhardt
Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)