so this is my issue

<p>Ive been wanting to go to NYU for the longest but i have pretty subpar SAT scores. I'm a black female from Miami, Fl. President of the NHS and Publicity Commissioner for SGA. I worked,volunteered, I tutor, and all that good stuff. I have a 4.7 GPA W. and a 3.8 GPA U.W. my sat scores are 1170/1600 and a 1720/2400 and a 25 on my ACT. I'm taking my Subject tests in October so I don't have those available yet. I want to attend Stern but i am terrible at taking these kinda tests. So here are my two options: I can apply Early decision and hope my transcript and ECs outweigh those eh scores. Or apply regular decision and retake my SATs in November and hope for a better score. </p>

<p>Advice please?</p>

<p>retake SAT's</p>

<p>retake, and apply RD</p>

<p>i think you're gonna get in anyways with that gpa. id be lazy and just go ed, unless i really thought that id improve o n my sats</p>

<p>her GPA is average.</p>

<p>3.8/4 and 4.7/5 is average?</p>

<p>Whatever it is, her SAT scores are subpar. I think she should apply RD after retaking, because everything else about her is stellar.</p>

<p>Remember that the OP is a URM. This gives her a significant boost (particularly in standardized test scores) in the game.</p>

<p>what's an OP and URM</p>

<p>OP = original poster
URM = under represented minority (ie, black)</p>

<p>I had a similar GPA (4.4 w 3.9 uw) and a 1300 SAT and got GSPed.</p>

<p>Did you apply to stern?</p>

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<p>gnarshphlogistonbooyah!</p>

<p>(I'm sorry, but that's just how I normally talk)</p>

<p>lol....nice</p>

<p>No I applied to CAS.</p>

<p>I would say that unless you boost those SAT scores, you have little chance, regardless of the URM factor (which isn't a huge factor at NYU).</p>

<p>what does GSPed mean?</p>

<p>Referred to the General Studies Program. Here's the info.</p>

<p><a href="http://gsp.nyu.edu/page/aboutgsp.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://gsp.nyu.edu/page/aboutgsp.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Are hispanics considered an Unrepresented Minority as well nowadays ??</p>

<p>yes they are</p>