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Confused about MCA score

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  • KES2022KES2022 Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    Thanks, MelloG!
  • momneeds2nomomneeds2no Registered User Posts: 755 Member
    I cant believe this silly urban legend still has followers. Yield management is alive and well.
  • cocoonuttycocoonutty Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    What's the typical MCA score of non engineering majors? Anyone know?
  • ForumGuyForumGuy Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @cocoonutty I haven't found an MCA breakdown, but Cal Poly does provide admitted student profile numbers by college, GPA, SAT and ACT

    Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences 3.90 GPA / 1315 SAT / 28 ACT
    Architecture & Environmental Design 3.99 GPA / 1366 SAT / 29 ACT
    Business 4.01 GPA / 1390 SAT / 30 ACT
    Engineering 4.16 GPA / 1467 SAT / 32 ACT
    Liberal Arts 3.95 GPA / 1343 SAT / 29 ACT
    Science & Mathematics 4.09 GPA / 1391 SAT / 30 ACT
    Total 4.04 GPA / 1391 SAT / 30 ACT
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    @Coconutty, CP never has released a MCA breakdown that I've seen. The best you can do is to search the Final Status threads from 2016 and 2017, and hope they are still calculating the MCA the same way. Good luck.
  • highschool3rhighschool3r Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    @eyemgh i'm currently a junior in hs but i calculated my mca score, which is 4818 (4.3 gpa, 1520 sat) is that good for an animal science major, bc i know its very competitive. also, do u know the average mca score or does it vary year to year? thanks!
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    @highschool3r, the MCA caps GPA at 4.2. You can look back through the final status threads and search for Animal Science. I would guess your MCA would be competitive, even with the recalculation at 4.2. MCA varies by how strong the applicant pool is and how many slots they need to fill, so it varies by year. Good luck.
  • bigfandavebigfandave Registered User Posts: 132 Junior Member
    Do explain your not on “automatic rejection” for <8 semesters of English in context of VPA, ie, must have 2 semesters minimum or automatically rejected, yes?
    Related, can VPA be fulfilled via summer college transferable Credit-not for GPA but to mitigate auto rejection?
  • VickiSoCalVickiSoCal Registered User Posts: 3,017 Senior Member
    Yes . Any requirements can be fulfilled with equivalent college classes. Many kids at our high school take art history over the summer at the local c.c.
  • crazycrabmancrazycrabman Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Are all the engineering scores the same? Looking particularly at industrial engineering.
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    @crazycrabman, what do you mean? Everyone's MCA is calculated the same, but each major competes only with itself. IE in general is a fairly easy admit relative to the rest of the CENG, meaning a lower MCA that might not get you into ME, BME or CS, might get you into IE.
  • svlab112svlab112 Registered User Posts: 472 Member
    @bigfandave. For VPA credit, class must be taken for grade.
  • hoppy1hoppy1 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    @acceptplease

    My son got waitlisted and got off eventually
    for Economics(2018).

    His stats: GPA 4.1(9-11th)
    ACT: Math 35, English 27
    In state

    The school’s target enrollment
    number was 50 for Economics
    (freshman).
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