<p>Hello! This is my first time posting on here. I have a very important question that I haven't been able to find the answer to through Google. Also, I know this is an EXTREMELY long post. I really hope someone out there will take the time to read all of it and answer my questions honestly.
Does applying to NYU's Core Program require teacher recommendations? I have a COUNSELOR recommendation. But do I need a Teacher?
Also, how does getting accepted into the other NYU locations (London, Florence, Paris, Shanghai) work? Is it possible to get accepted into one of those instead of the NYC location? </p>
<p>So please chance me! And be honest, these past few days I've been telling myself I'm not going to get in just so I won't get completely destroyed if I do get rejected.</p>
<p>So I applied to NYU's Core Program Early Decision.
My GPA is a 3.7 unweighted.
My SAT scores are a 1820.
I know that those are EXTREMELY low, but I hoped to appeal to NYU through my personal life. I don't want to be pitied, but I just want my struggles to be acknowledged and accounted for because the things that I've gone through have had a serious impact on my school life obviously.
So I've gone through the cliche, parents being divorced, mother doesn't do the proper raising stuff. But during my last two years of high school, freshman and sophomore year, I have gone through Hell and back. I had a very verbally borderline physically abusive boyfriend, lost all my childhood friends, got into drugs and alcohol, survived and recovered from bulimia, suffered from anxiety/panic attacks and depression, and came out of all of that so much stronger.
I had regular appointments with a psychologist and I totally changed my life, I decided that the environment I live in is just not good for me. I can't be around the people I live with everyday anymore, so I've decided to graduate one year early from high school.
I emphasized the fact that I'm fully recovered and so much stronger as a person now.</p>
<p>I am planning to join the military (Coast Guard or Army) and I wrote that I will be joining ROTC at NYU. I don't know if that would have any help in my admissions at all, I'm wondering if it will?
I am planning to pursue Psychology, ultimately I would love to be a part of the Med Corps or a social worker.</p>
<p>I love kids, so all throughout my high school career, I've managed to volunteer as a private tutor for kids in kindergarten to 7th grade. </p>
<p>I have been on honor roll my whole high school career.
This year I'm taking all honor classes and two AP classes, except math which is Trig/Math Analysis.</p>
<p>I know my counselor will have written an amazing recommendation because he has helped me through all of my personal struggles.</p>
<p>I don't know what other information I should provide, but someone please answer and help me ease my anxieties!</p>