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Message to the financial aid office at CUNY. I’m actually not complaining about them if you can believe it. So far they have treated me like gold.

I’m complaining about everyone else.

Good Morning,

I just received an email showing my Tap has been removed for Fall 2020. Was that because of our conversation yesterday? I changed my mind and I’m going to try to earn 12 credits towards my major during Fall 2020. I’m signed up for 21 credits for Fall 2020. At least 15 credits count toward my major. All I need is 12 if I’m correct.

Also, the digital journalism class might count towards my major. I have to figure it out. If not I’ll try for 15 credits. For $700 it’s worth it. I’m working on school stuff every day during the break and studying. I’m not waiting for school to start. I have half of my books already and I’m studying for 5 hours or more per day now.

I appreciate all your help. The opportunity for someone in my position to go to school and get all the electronic equipment (laptops, phones, tablets, etc.) is amazing. I appreciate it as much or more than anyone. I want to maximize the opportunity and earn hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars before I graduate by doing marketing or creating a startup with crowdfunding. It might sound far fetched but I once sold an apartment at The Trump World Tower for $3.8 million that was owned by the President of the United States. I also recently got my New York State real estate brokers’ license back. Anything is possible, it’s still America. I believe in it.

I would love to show you and everyone at CUNY that I pay off all the debt in 1 check before I graduate and get a roof over my head. It would be a great story and I believe you would be proud of me after seeing how low I started from LOL.

Please advise when you are available.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

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Questions for transfer services at my CUNY community college.

YouTube video: Understanding Transfer at CUNY from the OAA CUNY YouTube channel.

Questions for transfer services at my college. 

I am a community college student at the City University of New York. I’m not too concerned about earning an associate’s degree. I’m focused on obtaining a bachelor’s degree. I’m an all or nothing type of person. Also, I plan on starting my own companies so I’m not going to require an associate’s degree for a job. There are a lot of magnificent jobs that might require an associate’s degree. If you fall into that category it makes perfect sense to go for the associate’s degree before transferring. 

So far I have a 4.0 GPA after 27 credits. I’m not exactly sure when I want to transfer. Probably in the next 1 to 3 semesters. Now that I started to think about transferring I have questions about how to ensure the transition is seamless. I find it best to ask as many questions as possible as early as possible so I stay ahead of the game at college.

Because of everything that is going on all the appointments with transfer services at my school are being held via video call, chat, and electronically. Personally, I prefer to communicate with teachers and staff at my school via email. The following are a few questions I’m sending to the transfer services office at my community college. 

Greetings Transfer Services,

I’m thinking about transferring to a 4-year CUNY college in the next couple of semesters. I’m not exactly sure when yet. It might be either Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. I have a few questions regarding how to make the process as seamless as possible. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Currently, my GPA is a 4.0 after 27 credits. Fall 1 starts in a month and I’m already studying 5 to 10 hours a day for my classes to ensure I maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. 

  1. How do I sign up for classes at the 4-year college once I am accepted and am 100% ready to make the switch from community college to the 4-year school? 
  2. How do I move my financial aid over to the 4-year college? 
  3. Please provide any additional tips that can help make the transition as smooth as possible. What else should I look out for? 

Please provide any information you deem appropriate. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine 

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Email update to the CUNY EDGE office from me.

CUNY EDGE is my bridge between The City Univerity of New York and The New York City Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS).

YouTube video: CUNY EDGE at Hunter by Cesar Perez. Video from the Hunter College Journalism YouTube channel.

Greetings, 

I started studying at least 5 to 10 hours a day for MAT 115. I have PDFs, downloaded the textbook, and subscribed to 3 different video tutors in addition to YouTube. I’m studying as if the final is in a week and the class doesn’t start for a month.

I want to have studied at least 200 hours for MAT 115 between now and when school starts in September. I contacted all my teachers and asked if I could buy the textbooks so I can read them during the break. One of my teachers in addition to math told me what textbook to buy and I rented a digital copy for less than $20. 

I earned a 4.0 GPA with a 100% attendance after 27 credits. I’ll always have above a 3.0, hopefully, higher. One thing I know for sure is that I’m a 100% better student now than I was 12 or 6 months ago. I know how to stay ahead of the game and keep learning fun. 

The key for me is to obtain the information for classes as early as possible and get moving on assignments the minute they are assigned or earlier. I’m getting help from the library, writing center, and several additional sources. I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times and I can’t wait to see what doors open up for me when I have a college education.

I visited the Waverly Job Center last week and updated my information so they have my new mailing address. They might start paying my storage again which would be magnificent. I’m making the best of my situation and I have my eye on the future. 

Please let me know if you require any further information from me. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.