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Chance me please

kobysteelkobysteel Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited January 2012 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
GPA: 3.25
ACT: 32
(32 English, 33 Math, 33 Reading, 28 Science)
(31 Combined English/Writing)

SAT IIs: 730 US History, 800 Hebrew
APs: 5 AP Spanish, 4 US History
Senior Classes: Contemporary Lit, AP Gov/Econ, AP Statistics, CP Physics, CP Psychology/Sociology, Yearbook, and ROP Business Internship
Major: Business Admin

California Resident, Hispanic
Lots of extra curriculars and community service hours
Great personal statements (reviewed by lots of people)
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Replies to: Chance me please

  • kobysteelkobysteel Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    and around when are acceptances expected to be posted? (RD)
  • matarkmatark Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    Just wanted to let you know, Cal Poly doesn't accept personal statements and puts almost no emphasis on ECs in their admittance. The overwhelming majority of your admittance is based upon your GPA and test scores. That being said, your GPA is pretty low for Cal Poly, but is balanced by your ACT score. I'd say you have a chance of getting as a business major, but don't count on getting in. I have not yet personally met a person here with a 3.25 GPA in high school.
  • kobysteelkobysteel Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Sorry, I know there's no personal statement or ECs. I just copy and pasted that from a different post. Percentage-wise what would you say my chances are?
  • almostmattalmostmatt Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    You have a really high ACT. I had a good GPA but a low ACT score (26), so I think they will level out your GPA with your ACT scores. I think you have a good chance.
  • jturn711xyzjturn711xyz Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Your ACT score is really good, 5 above the Business average which is really good. However, your gpa (3.25) is realistically really low for cal poly slo. Hopefully these level out, but no one really knows the exact distribution of significance. I'd probably have to guess somewhere in the 60-65% range.

    Business Avg- Gpa: 3.82 Act: 27
    you.............. Gpa: 3.25 Act: 32

    Prospective Students - Admissions - Cal Poly
  • OsakaDadOsakaDad Registered User Posts: 1,200 Senior Member
    What is you weighted GPA? In your case this could be a huge difference. If the 3.25 is unweighted then there is a good chance.
  • kobysteelkobysteel Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    well that is my weighted 10-12 based on uc which I think is the same for cal states
  • HPuck35HPuck35 Registered User Posts: 1,912 Senior Member
    A word of caution looking at admission stats from prior years. Seems that more and more people are applying to Cal Poly. That means that they are more selective and what may been accepted in the past will not in the future.
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