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Cal Poly SLO Class of 2023 Thread


Replies to: Cal Poly SLO Class of 2023 Thread

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,066 Forum Champion
    @TheJYWrinkle: No projected accepted stats and each major will have a different yield.
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,015 Senior Member
    @TheJYWrinkle, Cal Poly typically yields around 33%. That means they accept 3 times as many as they admit. As a result, you can multiply that number by three. As @Gumbymom pointed out though, every major has a different yield and those figures are not public. They do publish yields by college, but because every major has an individual yield, using any number, whether it be 33% for the university as a whole, or choosing the specific college's yield number, it is a wild guess to apply either to a specific major. I choose 33% because it makes the math easy, knowing it could be well off.
  • jckdlmttjckdlmtt Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Could anyone tell me what my chances of getting in as a CS major are this year? I've calculated my MCA and it's somewhere between 4500 and 4600 but I'm not sure if I did that right...
    I have a 1450 SAT (770 math, 680 reading/writing)
    4.27 Cal Poly GPA
    Thanks, and good luck to all who applied this year.
  • patertriumpatertrium Registered User Posts: 628 Member
    Thanks eyemgh - I'd never seen that before. Yikes - computer science applicants to spots! S3 is going for stats fortunately.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,066 Forum Champion
    @jckdlmtt: Your stats look competitive but your MCA looks low so you may have calculated incorrectly. Figure on at least a minimum MCA of 4700+ to be competitive. With around a 6% acceptance rate, CS is always a tough admit.
  • BZ3BoysBZ3Boys Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Do 1st semester senior grades need to be input into application? Is it even possible?
  • StacysMom24StacysMom24 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    does anyone have the link to admission results for class of 2022 in college confidential?
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,066 Forum Champion
    @BZ3boys: 1st semester Senior grades are not usually available by the Nov 30th application deadline. Senior grades are not used in admission decisions, only 9-11th grades.
  • drumminggeek87drumminggeek87 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    @Gumbymom I don't know a lot about the Cal State system so this is the first I'm hearing of an MCA score so I was wondering if you'd by any chance know what the minimum MCA score would be for Comparative Ethnic Studies? I'm missing 1 yr of world language due to a disability and while I've notified the admissions office, I'm a little worried about how it will impact my MCA score. For reference I have 4.47 CP GPA and a 1580 SAT.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,066 Forum Champion

    SLO is the only Cal state that uses the MCA points for admission. The rest of the CSU’s use the Eligibility index instead.

    SLO uses 9-11th grades for the a-g courses with a cap of 8 extra honors points so the maximum CP GPA you could have is 4.4 but for the MCA points they cap at a 4.2 GPA.

    There is no MCA point data for Comparative Ethic Studies but based on the Freshman profile for the College of Liberal Arts, you are a very competitive applicant.

    You state that you are missing 1 year of world language (foreign language) so does that mean you only have 1 year?

    The Cal State requirement is a minimum of 2 years so if you are missing 1 year out of the 2, your application could be automatically rejected. Did you get an answer from admissions regarding this issue? SLO recommends 4 but that is not a hard and fast requirement.
  • StacysMom24StacysMom24 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    so helpful! thank u!!! @eyemgh
  • drumminggeek87drumminggeek87 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    @Gumbymom Thanks for the clarification, that's good to know! I do only have one year of world language, and I've been told by Cal Poly admissions that I would be considered a "less competitive" applicant as a result but that because that missing year is due to disability, I should repeal my decision if I were to be rejected. So I'm basically expecting initial rejection at least, and then wondering how I look against other applicants in the case of an appeal.

    I also am unclear on if there is a way to waive the world language requirement during application evaluations rather than after getting rejected, because I've been told by SDSU that that's how they handle it. Obviously they're different schools and Cal Poly is a little more competitive, but I'm hoping they might at least share that policy.

    Thanks again for your help.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,066 Forum Champion
    Ways to meet the FL requirement:
    SAT Subject Examination

    The following scores satisfy the entire requirement:

    Chinese With Listening: 520
    French/French With Listening: 540
    German/German With Listening: 510
    Modern Hebrew: 470
    Italian: 520
    Japanese With Listening: 510
    Korean With Listening: 500
    Latin: 530
    Spanish/Spanish With Listening: 520
    AP or IB Examination

    Score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam in Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Spanish Language, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture or Latin;
    score of 5, 6 or 7 on an IB Language A2 HL exam

    College courses

    Grade of C or better in any transferable course(s) (excluding conversation) held by the college to be equivalent to two years of high school language. Many colleges list the prerequisites for their second course in language as "Language 1 at this college or two years of high school language." In this case, Language 1 clears both years of the requirement.
  • CLDMomCLDMom Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Cal Poly gives all of its decisions through their portal. A few days later they'll also send a "welcome" email, but nothing comes by snail mail. Good luck!
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