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PropanePropane Registered User Posts: 467 Member
edited May 2011 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
For Computer Science program (Out of state)

ACADEMIA:

Freshman GPA: 3.52
Sophomore GPA: 3.52
Junior GPA: 3.75 W, 3.7 UW
Overall GPA: About 3.6

SAT Critical Reading: 610
SAT Math: 680
SAT Writing: 680
Total: 1970

ACT: 27 (Not sending)

My School does not rank.

AP Courses:
Biology (This year)
Computer Science A (Next Year)
Economics (Next Year)

3 letters of recommendation (math teacher, club advisor, guidance counselor)

EXTRACURRICULARS:

President of Support our Soldiers Club
-Interviewed WW2 Veteran, contributed to National Archive

100 hours of Red Cross Volunteer work
-Office management, computer database organization, phone duty, etc.

4 Years of Varsity Swimming

Member of School Atmosphere Committee
-Helped create a video to send to New England Board of Accreditation to display information about our school
-Spread word about school ideals and beliefs in various ways

HOOKS:

I am of Hispanic descent.

I will not be applying for financial aid.
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Replies to: Chance?

  • ShaneS12ShaneS12 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    I think you stand a small chance, I wouldnt give up hope. You would probably be in the lower percentile, but maybe your "hooks" will let you in
  • vballmomvballmom Registered User Posts: 3,135 Senior Member
    Cal Poly admissions is entirely numbers-driven, with the most important numbers being GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Your "hooks" won't be considered, nor will letters of recommendation or ECs, with the exception the total number of hours of ECs (and hours worked if any). Only the CR and math scores on your SAT will be considered. You might have a better chance if you can retake the ACT to improve your score. Also make sure that you have all of the CSU required coursework covered:

    Freshman Selection - College of Engineering -Admissions- Cal Poly

    I think your chances are on the low side, to be honest. CS is very competitive for admissions at Cal Poly, as are all engineering majors. Why do you want to go out of state?
  • PropanePropane Registered User Posts: 467 Member
    UCONN CS is nearly as known as any school I am applying to and money is no issue.
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