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Kellogg Honors College invitation

jjdog123jjdog123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited April 2013 in Cal Poly Pomona
Did anyone get the invitation email from Kellogg Honors College ? I know it doesnt mean i am admitted to Cal Poly. But does that mean i have higher chance ?
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Replies to: Kellogg Honors College invitation

  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 743 Member
    My son received the Kellogg Honors College invitation. I would assume you both are admitted.
  • mrsleonoremrsleonore Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    It's not a sure thing, but I think the invitation goes to higher qualified applicants.
  • jjdog123jjdog123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Congratulations to your son.
    My admission status is still " This application is Complete "
  • ocmomof3ocmomof3 Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    Congrats! I agree with 'MLM'. I think CPP admits first by major, therefore sent the email. My daughter also received a similar email......In addition to the invitation to apply to the Kellogg Honors program, they used the words "provisional" admission. It read, "Thank you very much for applying to the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.* Based on your excellent academic record, the College has recommended you for admission. As a reminder, your admission will be provisional, and you must meet all deadlines as required by the Office of Admissions.* Check your email regularly for messages from Cal Poly Pomona, and view your official admissions notification status in January by logging in to BroncoDirect."...congrats again to everyone who has heard back and best of luck for others still waiting.... :)
  • mrsleonoremrsleonore Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    @ocmom, will she be accepting? what were her stats? what major?
  • bl4ke360bl4ke360 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    I was invited sometime last year, I ignored it though
  • jjdog123jjdog123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Bl4ke360 did you get accepted by cpp ?
    Where did you end up going ?
  • bl4ke360bl4ke360 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    I'm a sophomore at cpp, last year after my second quarter they invited me to the honors college because I maintained a high enough GPA.
  • ocmomof3ocmomof3 Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    "mrsleonore" I'm not sure if my daughter will be accepting as she has applied at a number of schools. SLO and CPP are schools that she is considering plus a few UCs. A couple of privates. CPP and SLO are my top choices for her. Hands on learning and tuition are big factors for us ;)

    Major: Industrial Engineering
    GPA: 3.95 (CSU), 4.56 fully weighted
    SAT, math 680, reading 630, Writing 700
    Rigorous course load of math thru AP stats/4 years science/lab, 7 APs (but not English AP, not Am. Govt AP ..)

    Can anyone provide more first hand knowledge of the Kellogg Honors program? Also if it's attainable esp for engineering majors - to maintain such a high GPA to remain in the honors college in order to get the perks like priority registration?.... Thank you! "OCmomof3"
  • soleilviesoleilvie Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    I'm in the Honors program. Just keep in mind when planning out your years at Cal Poly, that you have to take a certain amount of Honors courses. You might be able to count some as general education classes anyway, so you get the general ed credit and credit for Honors. Sometimes it might not work out that way and you end up taking an extra course that you don't really need just for Honors credit. That's what it's like for me. Since I transferred in, I already had my general education completed so the classes I take for Honors aren't classes I need. Also, you don't get priority registration every quarter, only for the quarters in which you enroll in an Honors course.

    The Honors classes aren't supposed to be "harder", they're supposed to inspire more critical thinking, more discussions, etc. Not necessarily more work. I'm honestly not too sure how engineering students do in Honors. I'm new this year so I haven't really met many people yet. However, I can tell you that about half of the students in the program are engineering students (I think there's about 200 students total). Also it's not like if you have one bad quarter you're kicked out. You'll be put on a two quarter probation period to bring your GPA up. I've been told many times that it's very uncommon for students to be kicked out because of GPA. It's always because students don't complete their yearly civic engagement requirement (volunteering).

    I hope that gives you a bit of insight. If you have any more questions I'll do my best to answer them!
  • ocmomof3ocmomof3 Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    Soleilvie.... Congrats and Thanks so much for your reply about your first hand knowledge of the program. Do you know if it's likely that my D will get in if she received this "invitation to apply" as an entering freshman? One of the above respondents said that the invitation was sent to "higher qualified applicants". I see that there is an application for the Honors program and from your response only 200 students are in the honors program. In addition, is the Honors program different than the four year pledge program? Thank you in advance.....
  • franco101franco101 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    "Soleilvie.... Congrats and Thanks so much for your reply about your first hand knowledge of the program. Do you know if it's likely that my D will get in if she received this "invitation to apply" as an entering freshman? One of the above respondents said that the invitation was sent to "higher qualified applicants". I see that there is an application for the Honors program and from your response only 200 students are in the honors program. In addition, is the Honors program different than the four year pledge program? Thank you in advance....."

    Ocmomof3, the honors program is different from the four year pledge program. Both the four year pledge and the honors program will grant your daughter priority registration. However, that's where the similarities end. The honors program, on top of priority registration, will offer smaller class sizes, scholarships and research opportunities, and a "honors" distinction on transcripts and diploma. On the other hand, the four year pledge is simply a program that grants a student priority registration, given the premise that the student will lay out their classes for the upcoming quarters and will plan on graduating in four (or five for architecture) years.

    Know that a minimum GPA of 3.3 must be held throughout the duration of the honors college.

    Here are some statistics from the brochure I received last year. These are 2010 freshman class statistics.

    SAT Math: High/800 Low/580 Mean/673
    SAT Critical Reading: H/800 L/550 Mean/643
    ACT English: H/35 L/23 Mean/29
    ACT Math: H/33 L/23 Mean/28
    Weighted GPA: H/4.80 L/3.65 Mean/4.16

    According to this, your daughter has a good chance of getting in!
  • obravoobravo Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    I also received an invitation to the Honors program, is anyone attending to the showcase for excellence presentation they're offering?
  • ocmomof3ocmomof3 Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    "obravo"..... Congrats on your invitation! Yes, my daughter will be attending that event this month....she is a HS senior. We are looking forward to getting more info about their program! While we informally toured the campus, this will give us more info.
  • babyaztecbabyaztec Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    I received the invitation and a provisional acceptance in the same email!
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