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heard from NYU - got into GSP

faxmachinefaxmachine Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited December 2004 in New York University
hey guys,
i got a letter from nyu saying that i was referred into the gsp program. does anyone know the disadvantages of this program? please reply ASAP. thanks!
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Replies to: heard from NYU - got into GSP

  • thuhuyenthuhuyen Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    when did you get your letter and did it come in a large or small envelope?
  • ahellkahellk Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    faxmachine, what were your stats?

    and does anyone know if all GSP acceptances come earlier than regular acceptances?
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,311 Senior Member
    GSP, or the general studies program, is composed of students who, for one reason or another, were not admitted to their first choice of NYU college. The majority of these are CAS applicants. Approximately 10% of students who are not offered admission are referred to GSP. The students remain in GSP for their first two years at NYU and as long as they maintain a certain gpa, they are then guaranteed entry into the college to which they first applied, in their junior year. I don't see there being a huge disadvantage, it's an acceptance, just in a bit of a different way. :)

    GSP acceptances usually are sent prior to regular acceptances because there's an interview involved to explain the program. It is not binding.
  • RKATCRKATC Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    What school did you originally apply to?
  • faxmachinefaxmachine Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    my stats are

    1310 SATS
    took them 3 times
    horrible SAT IIs - 590 ( math 2c...im a loser i kno), 580 Lit and 630 writing
    3.9 GPA
    took most challeging courseload and ended up with either As or at the most B+s except in math for 3 years, i got a C+ (which is more like a B in most schools but w/e)
    excellent exracurriculars
    president of 2 clubs and VP of one
    NHS, FHS

    great recs
    decent essay
    applied early

    hope that helps

    GSP doesnt seem that bad and i dont want to go to far from home so looks like ill be in the big city next year ;)
  • ahellkahellk Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    is that 3.9 GPA weighted or unweighted?
  • sarahatjaxsarahatjax Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    what ec's do you have specifically? also, how recognized is your highschool?
  • hmanxhmanx Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    congrats faxmachine
  • sarahatjaxsarahatjax Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    taken any APs?
  • kjayson7kjayson7 Registered User Posts: 516 Member
    Where did you originally apply to?
  • faxmachinefaxmachine Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    i originally applied to CAS. i took AP Calc AB and BC, AP Physics, AP chem and english lit, rest is honors

    i really want to know the caviat to GSP. Yea, I know ill probably be taking bs courses freshman and sophomore year but what else??
  • kjayson7kjayson7 Registered User Posts: 516 Member
    Congratulations. but too bad you are in GSP. bug again at least you are in, at least GSP.

    It sucks for you because now you have to take those unnecessary liberal-arts courses and you are stuck with CAS.
  • Razorsharp911Razorsharp911 Registered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    did u have a rank
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,311 Senior Member
    I spoke to my D about getting you guys some information on GSP (she has a couple of friends in GSP) and she sent me this information so I'll post it for you. This is the description by the Admissions office:

    "Although the core curriculum in GSP typically satisfies the core curriculum requirements you’ll find in the four-year programs, the GSP core curriculum is different from say, the core curriculum required for NYU College of Arts and Science students. The General Studies Program has a unified curriculum, where one course relates to another. This interdisciplinary core curriculum is based on the Great Books, and focuses on the study of art, literature, history, philosophy, and political and social theory. The curriculum covers the development of civilization from ancient times to the present, and the subject matter is organized to concentrate on one historical period at a time, with interrelated courses that deal with material from all of the humanities."

    Also, this is a link to a livejournal community of GSP students where you can ask actual students how they enjoy it. I hope this helps.


    Just one more comment. Those 'unnecessary liberal arts courses' are required of every NYU students to a certain degree. :) Also, although it's true that you are only guaranteed entry to the program you first applied to, after the two years of GSP, you are permitted to apply to other NYU colleges. You're just not guaranteed entry.
  • Hoo_29Hoo_29 - Posts: 552 Member
    It doesn't really sound like a bad deal to me. I would do it if NYU is your dream.
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