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Chances for Civil Engineering

calmom2016calmom2016 Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
What are my son's chances of getting in as a Civil Engineering major?

Cal Poly GPA - 4.05
ACT - 31 (Math / English)

He thinks his MCA score is 2250. Extra points for 10 semesters of math, EC 11-5 hrs/week, work 1-5, leadership role in EC. No misc bonus points.

On a side note, I can't believe how many kinds of Engineering degrees there are compared to 30 years ago! Yet very few of the UCs offer Civil Engineering.

Replies to: Chances for Civil Engineering

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,053 Forum Champion
    GPA and ACT look competitive. Civil Engineering has around a 36% acceptance rate. MCA score looks low for Engineering. If he applied ED, I think he would have a better chance than RD.
  • Reef2ReefuserReef2Reefuser Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    Your GPA and ACT are competitive, but I think something must be wrong with your MCA score. Your GPA and ACT would produce a MCA score above 2250. I would guess you have somewhere near 4300+ MCA score. (That is just a guess in my head). I would say a decent shot for civil in ED.
  • calmom2016calmom2016 Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    edited November 2015
    Reef = You are right. That's what I get for not looking at his notes first. His MCA is 4262 by his estimate. Might still be a little low for many of the engineering degree programs. Applying RD, as he is not sure enough to make SLO his first choice.
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