ajs wrote:Anyone else know about whether it would hurt me in my situation? Also any other suggestions appreciated.
Credit card companies will see that you've been applying for a lot of credit recently and don't have any open accounts, so it will make them hesitate to give you a card, since they don't know you're just trying to get good rewards
My girlfriend got that Capital One card with no credit history, and I'm not sure you'll find a better one for someone with no credit history.
Like Meltdown said, if you can still qualify for a student card, some of them will be pretty decent. I think they have a higher APR version of the Citi Forward and Discover More just for students with little/no history.