Your SAT, no doubt, is very low for ND. The most recent CDS for ND shows a composite of 1990-2260 as their middle 50%. Realize also that the lowest quartile probably encompasses recruited athletes, and applicants with some other hook. That having been said, don't listen to much of what you hear on these chance threads. No one can predict what will happen come April (or December for EA). You might want to think about retaking the SAT in December and spending a few days really preparing. My D did so last summer and her composite has gone from 1870 to 2250, and she did nothing but take lots and lots of practice tests. Also, really make your essays shine. From what I've heard, ND puts a great deal of emphasis on them. If ND is your "dream school", as it is for many, I would seriously consider another stab at the SAT. If not, no big deal. The only way you can say for sure that you won't get in is if you don't apply. Good Luck!