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Early Decision!

USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
edited December 2007 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
When you find out your results, post them! And make sure you post your stats and major as well!

my sister got in!! she found out this morning!!

GPA: 3.95
SAT: 1150 (v+m)
ACT: 26

major: City and Regional Planning
edited December 2007
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  • marley123marley123 10 replies7 threads New Member
    GPA: 3.0
    SAT: 1410
    ACT: 29
    Work Experience: 16 Hours/week
    Major: Ag Engineering
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  • vbgirl4vbgirl4 10 replies5 threads New Member
    i got into cal poly!!!
    GPA: 3.48
    SAT: 1180
    Work experience: 15 hours per week
    I have a question though. it says that i have to take the elm unless i am exempt. for one of the exemptions it says: "a score of 550 or above on the Math SAT I/II". i did really bad on the sat II math section but for the SAT I i got a 610. Am I exempt?
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    i'd assume so. my sister never took the SAT II, but she scored well over 550 in math so i think she's exempt. i believe they said that you only need one to be exempt, but i'm not sure. contact the school to make sure though. oh, and what major did you get into?
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  • DECAmsDECAms 24 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I'm in!!

    GPA: 3.9
    SAT: 640 m, 540 r
    ACT: 27

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  • logicaldoglogicaldog 55 replies14 threads. Junior Member
    Got in, very happy, architecture. I accepted Cal Poly over Tulane and Cornell because of the quality of the architecture program-over UC Berkeley absolutely. I interviewed practicing architects and Cal Poly is number one to most I talked to. This years Design Intelligence rates VA Tech as #1, that is insane, Va Tech is not well thought of here in VA.
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    that's great logicaldog! they do have a great program! what were your stats?
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  • tomtomtomtom 10 replies1 threads New Member
    And UC Berkely isnt thought of as highly here in CA either. Not compared to most east coast schools of equal or lesser academic merit, at least.

    PS- congratulations to those who got in. I've got to play the waiting game until february it seems.
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  • NJlaxfan169NJlaxfan169 265 replies19 threads Junior Member
    VA Tech is very well thought of in VA in terms of architecture and engineering....that's about it.
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    UC Berkeley is still thought of highly, but not for architecture. it's a 4 year BS program and it's not that great. Cal Poly's program is way better plus it's a 5 year BArch.

    Although, USC's program is very good as well :)
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  • ddjeh5ddjeh5 5 replies2 threads New Member
    I didn't get in E D. I thought my math sat score of 780 would be a plus. I guess not! Anyone want to tell me my chances of getting in regular decision?
    GPA 3.65
    math 780
    verbal 520
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    ddjeh5: even though your GPA is low, i would have thought you would have got in with those SAT scores. i'd say you have a good shot at regular though. only 10% of admitted applicants come for ed so i wouldn't stress out about not getting in early. you've still got a shot at regular.
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  • logicaldoglogicaldog 55 replies14 threads. Junior Member
    my stats: GPA 3.85 weighted
    Full IB Dip
    ACT- 26 (retook it but havent sent these yet 31)
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  • jackht27jackht27 702 replies12 threads Member
    Well, I got deferred today.
    I'm not sad or happy. I am actually kind of surprised i didn't get in yet, i thought i had a good chance.

    Architecture
    3.7
    SAT: 1150 (v + m)


    Does anyone know if i have a good chance of getting in for the RD? Maybe i will send a letter saying how im still very interested and that cal poly slo is my first choice. i would die if i have to go to cal poly pomona. its like the loser school for arch students ahaha
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Architecture is super hard to get into. My sister applied under City and Regional Planning because she thought she couldn't get into Architecture and she had a 3.95 GPA, 26 ACT, 1150 SAT. Lucky for you, the stats this year seem to be a lot lower for students admitted, so you might have a chance.

    and don't bother sending a letter. they won't look at it anyways so don't waste your time. they won't look at any additional information unless they ask for it.

    if you don't get in, go to cuesta. you can easily transfer to cal poly that way. all the arch teachers there also teach at cal poly. you're basically automatically in when you transfer from there. you don't even have to do a portfolio, but if you go to another school and want to transfer into their arch, you have to have a portfolio. if you really don't wanna get stuck in pomona, then don't go. cuesta is a really good school and you'll easily be able to transfer to cal poly, and if it's your dream school.. the it's worth going to cuesta.
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  • jackht27jackht27 702 replies12 threads Member
    yeah i thought about the city/regional planning but decided that it was worth giving architecture a go because that's definitely what i want to do.
    i have thought about cuesta. do they have arch courses? because if they don't i might as well go to a jc that's near my area and save myself the expense of living away from home.

    i wouldn't mind going to pomona. their program is decent i have heard, and it is a cinch to get into as well...its just that slo would be so much better because their program is so much more respected and the area is beautiful.

    are my chances of getting in really that slim? i checked the selection criteria and i fall within the average of enrolled/accepted students.

    oh and im confused, i know it says not to send any additional documents that support the application, but they don't have an email adress so if i'm supposed to get in contact with them, like they encourage you to do on the letter they sent me, how am i supposed to reach them without sending a letter into the admissions office?!
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  • nschuchertnschuchert 507 replies22 threads Member
    Chances are the average SAT and GPA will go up for admitted students this year but you still have a good chance at getting in.
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    your chance aren't that slim. it's just that most of the students i know that are there for architecture had way higher stats.

    and cuesta definitely has arch courses. basically all of the arch teachers at cuesta also teach at cal poly. that's way you're basically guranteed a spot when you transfer and you don't have to make a portfolio like all of students that want to transfer into architecture. all of the courses you'd take a cuesta perfectly transfer over so you'd be a junior for sure when transferring. sometimes, when you transfer from other jc's, they don't always match all the classes and you're stuck repeating a quarter or two.
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  • jackht27jackht27 702 replies12 threads Member
    i'm definitely looking into cuesta, but my school counselor just spoke with a rep at the admissions office. the rep said i have actually a better chance of being accepted because of my early decision app. it shows my motivation and committment to going to cal poly.

    plus, many people that are accepted do not accept cal poly as their final pick.

    also, for anyone who hasn't heard, cal poly is building more dorms so they need to be filled up...so they are accepting more applicants to fill them.
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  • nschuchertnschuchert 507 replies22 threads Member
    They're building more dorms because they don't guarantee housing to anyone. I went to an admitted students day thing there last year and they kept stressing that they have a huge housing problem. I'm sure they're idea with the new housing is that they might be able to accept more students, but they made it sound like the new housing was going to address the current housing problem.
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  • USCArchieUSCArchie 82 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Just because they're making more dorms doesn't mean that they'll be accepting more. They already can't provide dorms for all the students they've accepted. This will just allow more of the students they've accepted housing, possibly gurantee all freshmen housing, which they currently don't. Although, my sister took a tour there in november, and she was told only some of the housing would possibly be done by fall 2008. It'll be complete in fall 2009.
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