Terrible first SAT score?

<p>I never realized Cornell has chosen to opt out of score choice until I went to send my SAT scores and had to send them all :( My first SAT was in the 1700s I think (don't even know exactly what, I try to block it from my memory) and included a CR score in the 500s, my second about a 2200 and my third about a 2300. Will my my bad first score ruin my chances at Cornell? :(</p>

<p>No it will not.</p>

<p>yeah i would agree with goud123 it shouldn't hurt you especially if you got up to a 2300. that is a suspicious leap did you take that test when you were younger?</p>

<p>Ya you aren't from long island are you? Joking of course (I hope)</p>

<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/education/on-long-island-sat-cheating-was-hardly-a-secret.html?pagewanted=all%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/education/on-long-island-sat-cheating-was-hardly-a-secret.html?pagewanted=all&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>cpctc1, I had a bit of a similar situation. I first scored 2040 [620 cr, 700 math, 720 writing]. After studying, I pulled it up to 2290 [720 cr, 780 math, 790 writing]. The admissions people might get a bit suspicious about the huge jump (you did improve 600 or so points), but if anything, it only shows that you can work hard and improve.</p>

<p>I think I was just having a bad day on the first try. Wasn't feeling well, nervous, first time. My real improvement (the one I worked for) was from my second to third SAT, 2100 to 2300.</p>

<p>I was sick the first time I took the SAT and got a 1750 on it but by the third time I took it I got ~2200. I sent all my scores and still got accepted so I don't think it matters that much.</p>