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Hi to all at Cal Poly

verdimomverdimom Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
edited June 2008 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
I am new to this site and the mom of a current H.S. Junior son hoping to go to Cal Poly fall '09. It has been wonderful and enlightening to read all of your posts. I want you all to know I was up very late one night reading posts from back in Nov '07 to present, rooting for all of you to get in! Congratulations to those who did and best of luck to those going elsewhere and onward. I was pulling for you jackht27 to get into Arch., but I am sure your future is bright at Oregon. My son will be trying for the Arch. major as well. We visited campus in March and his first choice which had always been Notre Dame quickly became C.P. (I was very happy for that as C.P. is alot closer to home)My sons stats are very good and he plans to apply ed...however, he is under no illusions, he knows it's going to be tough as an Arch. major so he is doing all he can to improve his chances.
I have learned a great deal from all of you and appreciate how helpful you all seem to be with one another. If my son is fortunate enough to get in, he will be in good company...sounds like your parents have done their jobs well.
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Replies to: Hi to all at Cal Poly

  • historymomhistorymom Registered User Posts: 3,467 Senior Member
    hi...I am another mom hoping to be sending a child to Cal Poly SLO in the fall of 09. She is looking at a Biological Sciences major I just wanted to say Hi and best of luck to you and your S.
  • verdimomverdimom Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Hi historymom,
    Thanks for the reply...best of luck to your D in her senior year and getting to C.P. Hope to see you there! Are you in state or oos?
  • historymomhistorymom Registered User Posts: 3,467 Senior Member
    In State. How about you?
  • sdk4kidsdk4kid Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    HI. WOW week seems involved..how are the parents involved?
  • verdimomverdimom Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Hi historymom,
    We are oos, by about 1/4 mile...too bad they dont' consider how close you are, lol....although we do have a house on Donner Lake.
  • historymomhistorymom Registered User Posts: 3,467 Senior Member
    sdk4kid I don't think the parents are really involved at all past the drop off day. On our tour WOW seemed to be all about getting new students familiar with Cal Poy and eachother.

    verdimom: Are you in the Tahoe area?
  • CalPolyMomCalPolyMom Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Hi VerdiMom!

    My Mom lives in Verdi - in California (2 streets over from the Nevada border)! She said it is such a pain because of the border going through their neighborhood - some workers in Reno are not licensed in CA. Where in Verdi do you live?

    Our son will be going to Cal Poly Fall 08 - majoring in Animal Science (he wants to be a vet).
  • logicaldoglogicaldog . Posts: 69 Junior Member
    My son will be there in Sept., it was his first choice and we were overjoyed when he got in -he chose Cal Poly over U. Va which would have been much cheaper-we live in Virginia. (also chose over Tulane, Pratt, Cornell, Penn State, scholarship to U of Kansas and Oregon) so this means alot. But I tell you the 3000 mile thing is really starting to scare me. I guess I will get over it. Tomorrow will be bittersweet.
  • historymomhistorymom Registered User Posts: 3,467 Senior Member
    logicaldog: Congratlations on rasing such a smart boy with what obviously is good taste ;). Good Luck at graduation tomorrow night!
  • Mr PayneMr Payne Registered User Posts: 8,850 Senior Member
    Arch at Cal Poly is extremely good. I've only felt one major worked more than Engineering majors....it's architecture. :)
  • logicaldoglogicaldog . Posts: 69 Junior Member
    history mom- thanks, I just hope I dont get the 2 am phone call and be 3000 miles away. Do you know anything about elective credits? It seems thats all we get for all the hard work for IB.?
  • verdimomverdimom Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    hi calpolymom...I've been away for a few weeks...Verdi is a great area, we have lived here 15 yrs. on Nevada side. Don't know if I know your mom, but I know the area she lives in. Good luck to your son in the fall.

    Hi to historymom...Verdi is 30 min. north of Tahoe on the I-80 corridor along the Truckee river.
  • historymomhistorymom Registered User Posts: 3,467 Senior Member
    I love the Trukee River! You live in a beautiful part of the world!
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