I have several questions regarding applying to Cal Poly and its GPA system and statistics:
- Why does Cal Poly, in their Student Profile for fall 2018, state that their average GPA for engineering is 4.21, when the GPA caps at 4.2? I know the Cal Poly GPA could be higher than a 4.2 but was just curious as to why they would list it as such.
- Would my GPA (hypothetically) being exactly 4.2 be considered less competitive than someone else's if he/she has a CP GPA above that despite having that 4.2 cap?
- I have straight A's so far and my honors points are maxed out at 8 semesters, yet my CP GPA is still 4.18. How are students able to have GPAs higher than that?
- Does my projected GPA being lower than average put me at that much of a disadvantage? I feel like my test scores and ECs and work experience make up for it but was wondering if admissions is solely based on the MCA system.
Thank you to whoever is willing to respond!