Preparing for College

Planning Ahead to Transfer from Community College to Selective Schools

Question: I graduated from high school when I was 19 and will start a two-year community college at 20. I haven't taken the SAT's yet and am wondering what I can start doing now to help me get into an elite institution such as Columbia or NYU.

"Elite" colleges such as Columbia and NYU are indeed interested in candidates from atypical backgrounds, and this often includes transfer applicants from community colleges. So you're wise to be looking far down the road as you begin your community college career.

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