Not at all. The only people at your old college that will know about it will be the people you asked to write you reccomendations (and they likely know you well enough not to judge you by it). College admissions offices send out transcripts to other colleges all the time, and although they keep records, they don't use the records for anything or report them to anyone. Applying to schools isn't like applying for credit, and the only risk you are making is the time and money you invested in the application.
Apply to a community college.
You must use the new college's transfer application (and fulfill its other transfer requirements). See the 'new' college's website for details.
You can transfer from a community college to New York University. You should apply as a transfer if you are currently in any college.
He has not decided on the college yet.
The U Select service helps college students wanting to transfer college credits by connecting them with college transfer articulation data. One can select the credits they want.
Nope. It transfers to some other colleges but as far as I can find, it won't transfer to any community college that can transfer you to a state school or anything like that.
When you transfer you have to sit out a year. If you transfer within Division I-A. If you transfer to a sub Division I school. no sit out is nessecary.
Yes, absolutely. You should meet with a transfer counselor at the community college you attend to ensure you are in the appropriate transfer program.