What Are My Chances At the University of Southern California and NYU

<p>I am a junior in New England. I have a 3.8-3.9 (UW) and 4.40 (W). I take all honors classes and am currently taking one AP class. </p>

<p>I have great ECs. I have been on major newspapers thanks to my ECs, they are that good! I am a part of five clubs. I am president in one of them and I started one club.</p>

<p>I was a lead volunteer at Yale hospital and have 224 hours of service. I am also a part of the student government. </p>

<p>I got a 149(0) on my PSATs, but I was sick that day and I studied for about 30 minutes. I am not making any excuses. </p>

<p>Will that ruin my chances for those schools?</p>

<p>I will STUDY HARD for the SATs and I have enrolled in Kaplan</p>

<p>I will shoot for a 2000+</p>

<p>Get a 2100 or so on your SATs and I’d say you’re in to NYU and USC.</p>

<p>A 2100 should give you a very good chance at both.</p>

<p>Don’t take Kaplan courses, they aren’t worth it. Look at the advice posted on these forums on how to study and take a bunch of practice tests. A kid in my school who isn’t very smart but tries hard got somewhere in the 180s on his PSATs but ended up with a 2100+ score on his SATs by sheer studying. If that kid can do it, anyone can (not to say anything bad about the student).</p>

<p>It also depends on what programs you’re applying for. For USC a 2100 will do the trick but if you’re applying to NYU’s Stern School of Business it may or may not be enough.</p>

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