Is a 1800 SAT score enough?

<p>Hi! This time I'm trying to help a friend out, this friend of mine came to the United States about a year and a half ago, he didn't speak english quite well so he got put on ESL, he graduated ESL last year, he also took his first SAT last year (junior year) and did pretty bad (1200) but after we studied together over the summer his score improved by 300 points on October, yesterday he got his last SAT scores and got a 1800 after studying on his own for 2 months, my question is if this is enough for an Ivy league school such as Cornell? (taking into account his personal situation)</p>

<p>With 1800 on SAT, I am afraid your friend's application is automatically headed to a garbage can.</p>

<p>LazyKid, are you sure? because I would like to think of admission officers as nice people who are going to notice all the effort the kid's put in preparing for his SAT, I mean the guy barely spoke english when he arrived and now he's above average (550-CR/690-M/570W, a 6 essay, but a 61 writting subscore) some native speakers don't even get his score, and besides he doesn't have a bad gpa either, he's got a 3 (i know most people here will look down at his gpa, but remember that he barely spoke english his first year of school in the US)</p>

<p>No. He is inadmissable with a 3 and an 1800 unless he's a world-class athlete.</p>

<p>Ok, I understand, but what if he takes the TOEFL to prove that he's proficient in english and then takes 3 SATs II, his strongest subjects are math, physics and biology, and gets an 800 in all 3 of them (I think I could be able to help him with that) and he's also taken both spanish SAT subject tests (with listening and without listening) achieving an 800 in both of them, that would make 5 perfect sat ii scores, could that help?</p>

<p>Admissions officers don't consider subject tests in an applicant's first language...especially not when you pretty much retake the same test twice (with and without listening don't count as two different subject tests).</p>

<p>what if he's able to get an 800 in bio, physics and math 2? would that improve his chances?
He's also planning on self-studying for a lot of AP exams, like AP Chem, AP Bio, AP physicis B and C, AP Calc BC and some others, would putting in his application that he's self-studying for all of these APs beneficial?</p>

<p>Can he throw a football?</p>

<p>placido240, No, he lacks athletic abilities, he also lacks ECs, he can only rely on test scores for admissions, and maybe on AA, his essays and RCs but nothing else.</p>

<p>bro, people are telling you and you keep asking same thing. There is NO WAY that someone with 1800 SAT is going to get into Cornell, unless he is black or hispanic. And, even then, it would be a huge reach. Seriously.</p>

<p>Anyone else notice that the OP's screen name is similar to troll?</p>

<p>Look at his posting history.</p>

<p>well, Lazykid, the kid i am talking about is hispanic, and he's a mixture of a lot of races, his dad is black, his dad's mom was asian and his mom is mestizo, so he is a white, native american, black, and asian hispanic.</p>

<p>tomofboston, I am not a troll, I chose the username i have because i really like this video: trololololo</a> (full version with lyrics as seen on the Colbert Report) - YouTube</p>

<p>No, I think you are a troll because of the only other thread you ever started;
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1230234-chance-me-ivies-ucs.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1230234-chance-me-ivies-ucs.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>And you have nothing better to do tonight.</p>

<p>Well, that only says that i don't post as much as you do, i am sorry that i only come here when i need help, but i am sure coming back to help others once i am in college.</p>

<p>Honestly, the effort he put in doesn't matter. If he got a 1200 (up to 1800 now), there is no way that they will think he can handle the classwork. </p>

<p>Going to Cornell wouldn't be good for either party -- Cornell would get a dropout because of the hard work, and your friend would be left dejected, frustrated, and trying to find a new college at his ability level.</p>

<p>I don't understand why people on this forum ask questions as if they're asking for a "friend." Please stop it. I guarantee you that most people see right through it, even if they pretend to go with it. Saying that your SAT score was an 1800 will not give away your identity.</p>

<p>I got a 2400 on my last SAT, the reason my friend went up 600 points was that I tutored him over the summer, and the reason I am the one asking instead of him is that he does not have an account.</p>

<p>Come on, dude...</p>

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I got a 2400 on my last SAT, the reason my friend went up 600 points was that I tutored him over the summer, and the reason I am the one asking instead of him is that he does not have an account.

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<p>Perhaps you should tutor your friend more and help him score higher on SAT. Also, congrats on scoring within 0.05% percentile of all test takers. Very credible.</p>