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Cal Poly SLO Waitlist 2016

slaaaylaslaaayla Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
I applied for Cal Poly SLO as a Biochemistry major. I just checked my admission portal and saw that I was waitlisted. Slightly surprised by this since it seems a little too early to even have a waitlist. I would assume that a waitlist would be created after the first couple rounds of acceptances/rejections in March. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with Early Applicants and their housing deadlines. Does anyone have any other ideas? Also, has this happened to anyone as well?

For additional academic information:
GPA: 4.5 (CSU Weighted), 4.0 (UW)
SAT: 1950, 1260 (No writing)
ACT: 28
Already accepted to: SDSU, UC Irvine, UCSB
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Replies to: Cal Poly SLO Waitlist 2016

  • CollegeMama987CollegeMama987 Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    edited February 2016
    You may want to ask this over on the 2020 decisions thread.

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/cal-poly-san-luis-obispo/1854004-official-cal-poly-slo-class-of-2020-regular-decision-thread-p1.html

    From what I understand, the waitlist is created as soon as the admissions go out. Cal Poly and all other universities have a very good idea of how many students will accept their decisions. I believe Cal Poly is around 33% based on the other threads. From what people are saying over on the other thread, it is very rare that you will move from waitlist to accepted.

    I copied this from a reply on that thread:
    Waitlist numbers for 2013-2015
    2015: Qualified for Waitlist: 1888 Admitted: 134
    2014: Qualified for Waitlist: 1598 Admitted; 67
    2013: Qualified for Waitlist: 1603 Admitted: 15
  • flaminhauteflaminhaute Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    How did you already get into Irvine and SB? Regents for both? I honestly wouldn't even care about SLO if I got into those two!
  • ayymigayymig Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    @flaminhaute it depends on the program, for engineering Irvine is trash (i'm a uci student). I would rather much go to SLO, engineering department is leagues ahead of irvine. Idk about SB though, I heard its a pretty good school.
  • flaminhauteflaminhaute Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    @ayymig true, I wasn't thinking about programs. I don't think I have a shot at either school though (1950 SAT, 3.75 w gpa, non-stem major lol)
  • ayymigayymig Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Has anyone gotten the waitlist email? I still haven't got mine and its been a week
  • awkwardmammalawkwardmammal Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Mechanical Engineering
    GPA 4.33 (CSU weighted) 4.0 (UW)
    ACT Composite: 33
    SAT Subject tests: Math 2:800 Physics:770
    Took Calc 3 and differential equations at a local community college
    Took linear algebra through Stanford

    Just looked at the portal today and got wait-listed, have yet to receive an email from them
  • slaaaylaslaaayla Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @flaminhaute no I didn't get regent. I checked my portal last week for Irvine and it said I was admitted. Also, I just received a packet in the mail. For SB, I got the invitation to attend the top applicant reception, which isn't really a formal acceptance, but from what I've read from different threads, it's basically a reception where they admit the students who received an invitation (present or not present at the reception) and then have a question panel.
  • slaaaylaslaaayla Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @awkwardmammal Wow! Those are amazing stats! And same for me, I still haven't received an email from them. :(
  • ajgoodyajgoody Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Just got my waitlist email. Is the link provided in the email not working for anybody else?
  • nickstud650nickstud650 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    @ajgoody i got the email an hour ago too and the link wouldn't go to anything either.
  • awkwardmammalawkwardmammal Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    got the email too but it just says cal poly San Luis Obispo and then a blank page
  • meganrfmeganrf Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I checked the portal last night and saw that I was wait-listed. I received an email at 9:01 pm tonight and the link to the survey looks broken! Agreed @ajgoody @nickstud650 @awkwardmammal. We should call the admissions office tomorrow and see what they say. We can't lose a spot within a five-day time frame since the survey is not even working.
  • slaaaylaslaaayla Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    As everyone else has posted, I too have received an email regarding the waitlist status, but the link is broken. I'm going to call admissions office tomorrow morning. Hopefully they fix this seeing that it expires in 5 days.

    On a good note: I just received a letter in the mail from UCI saying that I've been selected for the Campuswide Honors Program (CHP). :)
  • nickstud650nickstud650 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I called admissions and they send they would resend the waitlist email.
  • meganrfmeganrf Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    They didn't resend the email for me. I just went back to the old link and it worked.
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