<p>I've always wanted to get into UPenn, it's an amazing school and I've been hearing stories about it from my dad (who was a Wharton undergrad and grad) all my life. I take a rigorous course load in an international school, challenge myself academically as best as I can, but when I took the SAT in November '09 my score was a 1760 (580 CR, 640 W, 540 M). I tried it again in May and got even lower (PS - I studied A LOT during these months in between the tests meaning I was extremely nervous and that affected my results).</p>
<p>I got my Subject Test results 2 days ago - 720 in Spanish and 570 in Lit. Considering I want to be an English major, my Literature score was terrible. I really don't know what to do since I have always wanted to apply ED. My GPA is 92/100, I'm a columnist for the school magazine, captain of the cheerleading team, worked intensely in a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, got chosen into a top leadership position for my senior year (Peer Group Connection), and started my own tutoring classes, or Writing Help for 8th graders in my school among other activities. I also got accepted to Creative Writing summer courses in Columbia in 2008 and in Yale in 2009.</p>
<p>I have a great idea for my common app essay, which reflects entirely who I am. And my passion for UPenn is pretty obvious, and I'm sure it will reflect in my "Why Penn" essay. I'm not so worried about that, although I really don't know what to write for my page 217 essay.</p>
<p>However, what really hurts my application here are my SAT scores. I am scheduled to take subject tests again in November, and the SAT I in October. I already talked to the admissions rep at Penn and she said those dates are still valid and I can still apply ED.</p>
<p>What should I do? I really need help!!
Thanks a lot!</p>