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Cal Poly SLO Class of 2024 New Applicants Thread

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  • Pepper50Pepper50 15 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited January 21
    @eyemgh Thank you. I told her as much but maybe it will help seeing it from someone else!
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  • Pepper50Pepper50 15 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited January 21
    @Gumbymom Thank you! This was my hunch as well but it’s hard to argue with “that’s what everyone says” LOL
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    @Pepper50: Also another “that’s what everyone says” is that you cannot be accepted to both UCLA and UC Berkeley, but that has been proven wrong many times over.
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  • theintmom888theintmom888 2 replies0 threads New Member
    My daughter(international Applicant) got into Cal poly SLO- she checked the portal on Jan 9 and it said Admitted. She hasn't gotten an email but her guidance counselor told her that happens often (that the email isn't sent properly).
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  • jaypearowsjaypearows 18 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited January 22
    any idea on when OSS will receive decisions? i've heard around february 20th or so. any one know how accurate this is? SLO is my #1 and i'm so anxious and just want to know already!!
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    @jaypearows: Last year, OOS decisions started February 28th.
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  • HopefulMadreHopefulMadre 11 replies2 threads New Member
    My son is suddenly worried he didn't request his ACT scores to be sent in...would Cal Poly reach out to him if those were somehow not received yet? (I can't imagine there's actually a problem but I think he just heard some horror story from a friend applying to a different school!)
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  • 1mo1bo1mo1bo 26 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Pepper50 Both my daughter and my son were accepted to SDSU and at SLO in 2018 and 2019.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    @HopefulMadre: He can check his student portal to see if the ACT scores have been received. Also he should be checking all his student portals for the “to do list” to see if anything else is being requested to be sent.
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  • kikiobkikiob 97 replies10 threads Junior Member
    @HopefulMadre I'm pretty sure you can login to your ACT account and see if the scores were sent, and to whom.
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  • chaispicechaispice 8 replies0 threads New Member
    @HopefulMadre I applied to Cal Poly on a whim on the night the app was due. I am not accustomed to California’s application as an OOS student, and I forgot to send my ACT scores. I received an email a few weeks ago that told me to send my scores.
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  • Pepper50Pepper50 15 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @1mo1bo where did they each end up going?
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  • JandTsDadJandTsDad 90 replies10 threads Junior Member
    My wife and I both graduated from Cal Poly SLO in business administration.

    Our oldest son has applied to UC Berkeley, UCLA, Davis, Santa Barbara, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, and San Diego for aerospace engineering.

    GPA - 4.2
    SAT - 800 math and 690 reading
    10 semesters math, 8 semesters lab science, 8 semesters english, 8 semesters foreign language, and 2 semesters art.
    Zero hours work
    15 hours extracurricular (sports) activities with leadership
    No other bonuses
    MCA - 4686

    He was accepted at San Diego within about two weeks after applying.

    Now we just wait!
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  • trustworthytrustworthy 6 replies0 threads New Member
    @Gumbymom and @eyemgh Thank you for all your insight and support!!!
    I have a Senior applying. We LOVE Cal Poly! QuickQ~Would VPA include concert band (2 semesters) and/or Symphonic band (4 semesters)? With given 50 points of VPA, I
    calculated his MCA to be=4939. How would you rate his chance of acceptance as a Math Major?
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  • JandTsDadJandTsDad 90 replies10 threads Junior Member
    What is VPA?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    @JandTsDad: Visual performing arts a CSU a-g course requirement.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    @trustworthy: Band would qualify for VPA and bonus points. Based on his MCA points, he is competitive as a Math major.

    You can check last years MCA points by searching this thread: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/cal-poly-san-luis-obispo/2128373-cal-poly-slo-2019-final-status-p3.html
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  • 1mo1bo1mo1bo 26 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Pepper50 They both chose SLO. One is majoring in Kinesiology. The other is majoring in engineering. They were both accepted into SDSU Honors college as well and were impressed with what they had to offer. In the end, they chose SLO because they are nature lovers and loved the small town feel of SLO. Though lack of good food is a common complaint but they are both still finding that SLO is a good fit for them and have adjusted quite well, academically and socially.
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  • eyemgheyemgh 5747 replies124 threads Senior Member
    @trustworthy, I would think 4900+ would be competitive for most any major. That said, without added bonus points like Hayden Partner School, living in the service area, etc., it is very hard to amass 4939 MCA points. It requires a perfect SAT, perfect GPA, all rigor points, all EC points including leadership AND working in a major related job at least 10 hours per week or 16 hours per week in a non-major related job. Are you certain you calculated it correctly?
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  • trustworthytrustworthy 6 replies0 threads New Member
    @eyemgh I just redid it using the netlify calculator, and now have 4899. We don't have any of the added bonus points you mentioned. For ACT, he does have 800 CR, 780 M, 10 semesters of math, 8 lab science and 8 english, 6 foreign language, 6 VPA. 10 hours work week, related to major, and 20 extra curricular, including a leadership role. GPA is 4.25 according to Cal Poly application. Does this new MCA (4899)sound about right?
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