Chances for NYU Tisch? Low sat, strong ec/portfolio

<p>I applied to NYU Tisch Film & TV BFA under the Early Decision I deadline for enrollment in Fall 2012, and I figured I would post my stats on here and see if anyone can help me figure out my chances of getting in. I'm really worried my SAT scores are going to immediately eliminate me from consideration because they're pretty low, but I'm still hoping for the best, and I hope you guys can give me some opinions/insight!</p>

<p>SAT Reasoning Test w/ Writing: 670 Critical Reading, 520 Math, 640 Writing and 8 on the essay (I took them 3 times and this was the best I could do)</p>

<p>ACT w/ Writing: 26 composite score, but I took it again on October 22nd and am expecting at least two to three points of an increase.</p>

<p>GPA (weighted/7 point scale): 3.9697</p>

<p>Class Rank (Exact): 41 out of 275</p>

<p>All AP Classes (Current and past): AP World History, AP US History, AP Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology, and AP Statistics (the only exams I've taken so far are APWH, APUSH, and APEL&C. I got a 4 on English but a 2 on both of the history exams)</p>

<p>In addition to my high school, I've been attending a secondary specialty school for a four-year Mass Communications course. This school is selective and I had to apply in eighth grade in order to be considered for enrollment. I will graduate with honors in June in addition to graduating with honors from my regular high school. </p>

<p>I have a strong resume that reflects:
-Summer internship with an advertising firm
-Work Experience (paid) including videography gigs such as filming and producing local wedding videos
-Extensive volunteer/community involvement
-Club involvement with leadership positions (Vice President of National History Club, BETA club officer, Captain of Forensics Debate team, President of local branch of National SkillsUSA organization, etc)
-Athletics: Track and Cheerleading (Four years varsity)
-Honors; nominated for Civic Seal and Governor's Early College Scholars. I was ranked 10th in the country including Puerto Rico at a national competition for Extemporaneous Speaking. I was awarded third place at the state level competition for Pre-Produced w/ Special Effects Public Service Announcement video. I have received multiple silver medals for exemplary scoring on the Television Production Technical exams at state level competitions. </p>

<p>I have letters of recommendation from my guidance counselor, math teacher, and media production teacher. I know you can only have three, but I also mailed a letter of rec from the CEO of the advertising firm I interned at along with my transcripts and Early Decision agreement just in case. </p>

<p>As for the essays and portfolio, I'm fairly confident. My essays were strong and personal according to the teachers and peers who reviewed them, and I spent a lot of time on them. For the creative submission I wrote/directed/produced/etc a short film, and I can honestly say it is the best work I've ever done. My media production teacher told me that he had a student a few years ago who got accepted to Tisch Film & TV, and that he thinks my film is much better than that student's. </p>

<p>Any feedback? I would appreciate any response, I just want to know if I have a chance :/ It's worth a shot right!? I find out on December 15th...</p>

<p>Update: my october 22nd ACT composite score turned out to be a 30!!:) ..im just really worried that nyu wont see this score in time</p>

<p>Congratulations on scoring a 30 on your ACT. As far as worrying that NYU won't see it in time, don't. The last available test date to submit your ACT score is December 11th. If they're accepting scores form then, I'm positive that they'll accept your scores from October 22nd. As far as your GPA goes, I'm not used to a 7 point scale, so I can't really say anything about that. Your EC's and ACT scores will look really good on your application. Just looking at your EC's and ACT scores, I would say that you have a decent chance of getting in. I'm not entirely sure about your GPA, because I'm not sure how that correlates with a 4 point scale, but I'm sure that it's fine. I'm not entirely sure how competitive Tisch is, so my estimate might not be 100% accurate, but I'd say that you have a decent chance. Good luck!</p>

<p>Thank you so much! Oh no its not out of 7 like that, i have a 3.9697 out of a 4.0 weighted gpa, but like our grading scale is 7 point so like 94-100 is an A, rather than on a 10 point grading scale where 90-100 is an A. But thank you for the vote of confidence!:) good luck to you too!</p>

<p>You seem like a very strong candidate. My friend got into the Dramatic Writing program with scores even lower than the ones you originally posted. With the 30 on the ACT, you're definitely academically qualified. (Don't send the AP scores if you don't have to/haven't already.) Of course, it all depends on how they view your essays/portfolio/resume, although those seem on par as well. I hope you don't need a lot of financial aid, though - the same friend of mine got completely screwed over in that regard ED.</p>

<p>Thank you, I was hoping my act score would put me within academic range so that they would actually consider my portfolio and all that extra stuff! And yeah don't worry I didn't send the AP scores ha. Thanks for chancing me, I feel a bit more confident now! The only thing I'm worried about is the financial aid.. I will need as much as I can get. If I get accepted then get screwed over on financial aid then I won't be able to go...</p>

<p>Well, just apply for a lot of merit scholarships. You might get more of a scholarship than my friend did though since you're slightly stronger than her academically.</p>

<p>i deff think you'll get in. im applying there too (:</p>

<p>Oh my gosh I'm so nervous haha I hope I get in!!! I can't wait til 5 pm December 15th.. Xxkerriklr go check out my thread called NYU TIsch film and tv Ed! Post your stats and we can freak out together haha</p>