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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).

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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.

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Transferring from one college to another is a little complicated in my opinion.

I’m in the process of transferring from community college to a four year school. I’m trying to figure out how to make the process as seamless as possible. For example, how do I move over my financial aid? How do I sign up for classes at the new school before they are all filled up?

The following is an email I sent to the four year school I’m transferring to. I hope it gives anyone in my position food for thought. If you have any feedback leave it in the comments.

Greetings,

I submitted the application for X College yesterday.

I would like to transfer to the X College as soon as I’m accepted. That can be this semester or one or two more into the future. I’m glad I started the process now because it’s a little complicated. For example, I’m trying to figure out how I line up signing up for classes at the new school before everything is booked up? How I move over my financial aid? Basically, how I make a smooth transition. I’m patiently taking it step by step. I’m going to read all the materials on the websites about it this weekend.

I have a 4.0 GPA after 24 credits at X Community College. I’m signed up for Math next semester. I’m not sure but I think someone said without Math I can’t transfer.

My question is once I pass math will I have enough time to transfer the next semester? Or will I have to wait one more semester after that to get everything lined up perfectly? I’m on public assistance so I have to be a full-time student at all times or my benefits are cut. Also, I have student loans/direct loans, etc so I can’t have a break without school.

Please advise with any information you can and I’m going to read everything there is on the web.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

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