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A few questions (Cornell supplement, ED)

FreeFocusFreeFocus Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in Cornell University
Hey guys,
When does Cornell usually put out the Cornell supplement online? Also, I'm planning on applying ED. I took one SAT II so far (US History, got an 800) and I know I have to take another, so I'll be taking the Bio SAT II. However, I also have to retake the SAT to get my score up to a 2200+. The first two test dates are Oct. 10, 2009 and Nov. 7, 2009. I would prefer to take the Bio SAT II first to get it out of the way and while the info is still kind of fresh after studying this summer, but can my SAT I scores be rushed to Cornell if I took them in Nov., keeping in mind that the ED deadline is Nov. 1?

I'm thinking it would be better to take the SATs in Nov. because I still have my June 2009 scores to submit until I can send in the new ones. My Bio score would be better this way as well because the info will be fresher in my head. However, would sending my June SAT score just as a placeholder hurt my chances? I got a 2070.

Thanks guys!
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Replies to: A few questions (Cornell supplement, ED)

  • Feral24Feral24 Registered User Posts: 888 Member
    i'm pretty sure if you tell them you're rushing november sat scores it should be fine.
  • FreeFocusFreeFocus Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    Thanks Feral.

    Second opinions? Anyone have success with this in the past?
  • ZFanaticZFanatic Registered User Posts: 1,591 Senior Member
    I remember I was told the same as well. If you tell them (via email and on the app that you are taking the Nov SAT) the scores are being rushed, they will wait to make their final decision until they have those scores.
  • j.robinson :)j.robinson :) Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Does anyone know if we have to send all SAT 2 scores taken (even if they're not very good) as well as all SAT 1 scores? And will it look bad if you get a low score and then jump up, say, 200 points?
  • ZFanaticZFanatic Registered User Posts: 1,591 Senior Member
    They take only your best scores into consideration.

    Granted, if you got a 390 on the math one time... that's a little suspect.
  • FreeFocusFreeFocus Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    bumpizzle. Anyone have an idea on when the supplement will be out?
  • dewdrop87dewdrop87 Registered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    The ED application filing period begins on September 1, so the supplement should be out by August at the latest. Check the admissions website for the latest information.
  • irarchiedwirarchiedw Registered User Posts: 208 Junior Member
    when you submit your SAT scores, ALL your scores are sent to the school (including reasoning test and ALL subject tests, and even previous ones). however, i think Cornell only looks at your best 2 subject test scores.
    The supplement should be out before september.
  • Feral24Feral24 Registered User Posts: 888 Member
    irarchiedw, that might change this year with their score choice or whatever program. not sure though
  • TboonepickensTboonepickens Registered User Posts: 1,037 Senior Member
    im pretty sure the essays are pretty much the same each year. You may be able to find last years essays somewhere on the interwebs n get a head start. Other then the essays, the supplement is not hard at all.
  • thefoolthefool Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    I know for a fact that they can rush them. It shouldnt really matter either way cause even if you took it first, they would see all the scores in the score report.

    If you are nervous about it though, I would just call them.
  • civomorthcivomorth Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
    what were the supplement questions last year? i just want to have a general idea before it is released.
  • civomorthcivomorth Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
    o wait
    nevermind. i found it
  • j.robinson :)j.robinson :) Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Civomorth - can you post the link for last year's supplement?
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