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  • jay956jay956 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    It's going to be a long wait til April.

    Coming from VA I know the odds are even more against me than normal and transferring credits may be difficult but Cal Poly looks to be worth it.

    Major: Aerospace Engineering
    IGETC: We don't have this classification but looking at the descriptions it seems I have most if not all equivalent courses complete.
    Major Prep: Will be complete by Spring
    GPA: 4.00 out of 4.00
    ECs: NASA internship
  • jay956jay956 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    How much emphasis is placed on the desired major related courses? I am considering adding materials to my spring schedule, however that would make for a very busy semester.
  • ntweeterntweeter Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    edited October 2015
    @jay956 Well, if you complete all of your "required" major-related courses, then you have fulfilled the minimum requirements for admittance to that major. However, per the advice of one of the admissions officers: completing the "desired" major-related courses helps strengthen your application and also adds some more points to your application score.

    They're not just going to outright tell you how much emphasis the desired courses are worth. Because they don't really know themselves. All of the classes you take are input into their admissions algorithm and they end up with a value for each individual who applies, and they base your acceptance/waitlisted-ness/rejection off of that value. All they really know is that completion of desired courses increases your chances of getting in, given you've already completed all the required classes.
  • jay956jay956 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Thanks. Application is in, now for an arduous 6 month wait.
  • shellebelle212shellebelle212 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    edited October 2015
    Hello... so I've applied for cal poly pomona and I know this is in the wrong thread but I thought I'd ask anyway..

    I have a 3.82 transfer GPA, not in their local area but a CA resident, non impacted major, and will have only 8 out of 19 pre-req courses done for my major by fall if I get accepted to CPP (just going by assist.org, idk if some or all are expected to be done upon transfer). I don’t know if SLO is the same way, but for my major there's many courses that are either only available at CPP or are so obscure that it has no articulation (like "accounting for dietetics" or something) Do you think they take the exclusivity/limited resources of the applicant's CCs into consideration? Or do they mostly just look at the numbers at face value?
  • PierreSimonianPierreSimonian Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Term applied for: Fall 2016
    Major: Art & Design emphasis in Graphic Design
    GPA: 3.54
    Transferring from Pasadena City College (Los Angeles Area)

    Will complete all IGETC courses after Fall 2015 (this semester) and will finish basic design courses by end of Spring 2016 with a total of exactly 60 units.
  • muffinpoptartemuffinpoptarte Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    With only 4% of transfer students who submit an application being accepted I am very nervous on being admitted. It is very impacted and therefore difficult to get into. It is my top choice school.

    In-State (San Diego)
    Major: Psychology
    IGETC: completed
    Major Prep: Completed
    GPA: 3.92
    EC's: I am a research assistant in a cognitive science lab at UCSD (I recommend reaching out to faculty at a UC or CSU school, if you show your a passionate they consider taking on community college students,) I am the president of Psi Beta (national honors society in psychology,) I started the Hart (Healing Art) project which won Psi Beta the national community service award from the National Psi Beta council this past year, I developed and run a preschool within an orphanage in Tijuana Mexico, I am an intern for an non-profit called Circles 4 Change that does restorative practices and trauma informed care with youth who are incarcerated. Last year I was the only student at my college to work in the psychology department doing marketing and events for the Institute for Human Development, I currently work for the county as a mental health worker in a psychiatric hospital, I developed and about to launch a marketing campaign at my community college by way of student blogging on the campus website, Stop the Hate train the trainer training which I was sponsored to do by my college president, I also conducted my first solo psychological research study last year which I am hoping to present at the WPA conference and to submit to have published.

    I have 2 B's and 1 W on my academic record. Application is submitted... the waiting is terrible.
  • rashomon369rashomon369 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Anybody hear back from Cal Poly yet? I applied on the 2nd of Oct and I haven't gotten the usual portal sign-in email that I got a week later from the other cal states.

    MAJOR: Computer Science
    IGETC: Complete this fall.
    CSU GE: Completed.
    Major Prep: Missing 2 "Support" courses
    GPA: ~3.50 by the end of this semester with upward trend
    EC: officer at CS club, works part time

  • mandastrawberrymandastrawberry Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited October 2015
    Out of State: Colorado (coming from Colorado State University)
    Major: Child Development
    IGETC: Almost all will be completed by the end of my spring 2016 semester (will just have a few left like fine arts, american exposition, and an upper division elective)
    Major Prep: I have completed all of the required and desired courses for the child development major that they asked for before applying.
    GPA: 3. 86
    EC's: The application only asked how much you work and do extracurricular/volunteer work per week and if it was related to the major of choice and my answer was 10 hours per week for both and yes it's related. I wish they would have asked for more than this! I've volunteered abroad, am a part of Chi Omega that partners with Make A Wish foundation and run a lot of the philanthropy events, was awarded the President's Volunteer Service award this past year, etc.
  • mandastrawberrymandastrawberry Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited October 2015
    I submitted mine october 1st and got an email back about a week or a week and a half later saying that it had been uploaded to the My cal poly portal @rashomon369
  • mandastrawberrymandastrawberry Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited October 2015
    Hey @ntweeter I was thinking maybe we can use this thread or start another for transfers that do end up getting accepted looking for a roommate. I know i personally will be if i do get accepted and I'm not sure how to go about it! Let me know what you think! I also couldn't tell who was a girl on here yet by there username so i just tagged you haha
  • ntweeterntweeter Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    edited October 2015
    I think that's an awesome idea!! But it might be in everyone's best interest to hold off on actually creating a thread for that until the acceptance notifications start rolling out. It would be taunting us every time we looked at the forum topics... ("Oh I hope I get in so I can post on that board and find my future roomie!") You know what I mean?
  • mandastrawberrymandastrawberry Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Totally agreed! I've just done some searching around and there isn't much out there for transfer students looking for roommates not on campus at cal poly haha so i think eventually it will be a good thing to make! @ntweeter
  • jay956jay956 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I am curious, there is a lot of talk about EC's, yet such a small portion of the application is devoted to it, are they even considered in the process?
  • wtb2525wtb2525 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    edited December 2015
    Transfer Student

    Southern California Community College Student.
    Major:Business Administration (BS)
    IGETC: (Yes)
    Major Prep: (Completed: Calculus 1, Financial Accounting, Microeconomics. In Progress Spring 16: Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics)
    ECs: (Sleep)

    Accepted: CSUF - Business Administration (Accounting)
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