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Given the high demand for CS these days, a 3.1 GPA and a 17 ACT isunlikely to get an applicant into one of the "strongest CS departments" that you are probably thinking about - and even if they could, it may not be a good fit.
We are excited to have a pathway for students to earn an associate degree at Bay College, and—with proper advising—transfer to Michigan Tech and earn a bachelor's degree after two additional years of study,” Frendewey added. “Our experience working with the staff at Bay College has been very positive, and we look forward to a successful collaboration.”
Michigan Tech’s electrical engineering technology program already has articulation agreements with Macomb Community College in Michigan, College of Lake County in Illinois and Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin. “The curriculum development at Michigan Tech will assist those three community colleges in updating their curriculum in robotic automation and in teaching topics that are in line with industry expectations,” Sergeyev said
Likewise, CS will skew more towards the "Applied Math" end of the spectrum than the Computer Engineering
There can often be some flexibility in what CS and CE contain, and some schools just call the major CSE (computer science and engineering). EE can include topics not normally considered CE, such as electric power systems, signals and communications, etc., although someone designing such things will certainly include computers in them.
This student has mediocre credentials for getting into top tier colleges of any kind.
It has more to do with how the material is taught. If one introduces theory via applications rather than applications via theory then the same material can become more interesting and more accessible to a wider range of students.