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Junior Transfers Only

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  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I really don't think you have much to worry about. I don't want to get your hopes up or anything, but you have more than enough. And for a major like Civil Engineering, you are not expected to have an astronomical GPA. Anything at or above a 3.0 is saying a lot. SLO has a lot of apps to go through. You have everything, and you seem to be in a similar situation as me (I have the desired amounts of units instead of the just the required as well). Did you put down an alternative major on your application. You should have put down Physics (which I believe is slightly easier to get into), and then transfer into CE when your there. I put down CE as my alternate, but I don't have anything close to the classes you've taken (I went for my AS in Arch). I don't know how SLO is, but I know SDSU and Pomona like when transfer students are further along in the major. So if you've already taken diff equ., linear algebra, and all the calcs (that's 19 units in my school) that's something less that you need to take when you get there. You got the golden four down right? If so, then you're still in there.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    Yeah i put my alternative major as architectural engineering which I'm not regretting because that major is really hard to get into from what I heard. Yeah, i'm finishing my literature/critical thinking done this semester so yeah ill have the golden four done, im taking linear this semester so i'll be done with that, its crazy with calc, d.e. and lienar at my school thats 21 units. I just hope I get in haha. But my GPA is defiently around a 3.0. I have another question for you, at my school we have physics lab not together with our physics class so we have 4 units plus 1 unit for the lab. And you know how on the application you're only allowed 4 spots for each class sess. Well i was only able to put room for 2 physics classes 4 units each and then 2 lab classes 1 unit each. I put the last physics class plus its lab in the major related courses. Do you think that would be fine? It's like now your trying to think did i get everything down correctly haha.

    All i can do is just wait and see. have you heard anything different towards your major yet? end of march seems way too long for transfers but I know you guys have to do a lot of extra things.
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    When I did my application, I just combined the physics and their labs and for the title I put down something like "Principles of Physics/Lab". If they add up to the required number of units needed in Physics, then there shouldn't be a problem. When they eventually ask for transcripts, they'll see all of your classes and then articulate it with respect to their course work.

    Our school sent off 3 Architects to SLO two years back, none last year. I have both an Architecture and Engineering background, so I hope the school sees that, because SLO is more known for their incorporation of Physics-based Structures classes than heavy art-influenced design. Arch. Engr is neglected for some reason, even though that major is pretty badass.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    Yeah, when i was in middle school I always saw my mom draw floorplans for her "dreamhouse" and just loved how it looked, and started getting into that. Originally, I wanted to be an architect because I love to draw. However, the CC I attend too doesn't have a structured outline to transfer as an architect major so I decided to chose the next thing closest which was engineering, and then fell in love with all the concepts in physics. Don't know if I would want to be a physics major since some of those classes are pretty hefty. I mean im taking optics/modern physics and were in the optics portion, and I love that class so much better than the rest of the physics i've taken haha. Hopefully I'll hear something soon though, i'm tired of waiting haha. Why do you think Arch. Engr is neglected?
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    Students tend to see either the arts-based Architecture or the engineering-based CE, but little tend to see right down the middle. Arch. Engr. mixes both design and engineering, which is nice. And if you research into Arch. Engr. you may find that they actually get paid pretty well. I do enjoy Chem, Physics, and Math, but I am an Architect through and through. Even if I end up going to SDSU or Cal State LA for CE, I know I'll be going for my M.Arch or Doctorate in Architecture. That's actually a trend that I am seeing with most international Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright studied CE before going into Architecture, and most European Architects (the Starchitects) have some Engineering background. I've just got sick of my some of my fellow architecture students, because they design boxes with no art or function. I plan to meld art, design, and environmentalism. Hmmm, I've seen to babble on.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    It's cool, it's nice to see someone who enjoys what he's majoring in. And you seem to have a well understanding as well as background in the architecture/CE aspect of things. Truthfully, I'm glad I went to a CC first because if I didn't like what I was doing I could easily switch what I wanted to do and take a new structured set of classes, even though It'd be longer, but It's opened my eyes a lot, and I just love math, physics, a little bit of chem I guess but not too much haha. I just hope though whoever looks at my application that they realize that I put some classes that I couldn't fit into there primary class for example physics in the major related course. I mean I think it was okay since if you got on transfer selections for CE physics is under the required classes for that major. But as i said earlier we should defiantly meet up if we both get accepted to SLO.
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    Sure, I'll most likely be at Open House if I get in or not, because of Design Village. The CE and Arch students definitely need to keep in touch, because we might be working together some day.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    Haha this is true.
  • RobertMWRobertMW Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    long story short, Cal Poly SLO doesn't do transfer agreements with anyone. tust me if there was one i'd be all over it.

    It's just gotten very annoying, living down here in SLO i've met so many of the other students and there are so many of them in for things like engineering or architecture that just don't know why they are doing it. They either drop, change majors or go through with it for no reason. Whereas yeah i spent my first year at my CC slacking, but then i really clicked and i've been working by butt off, get rid of my first 2 semesters i would have a 3.5, probably better. Hell, last semester i took dynamics, and both strengths of materials classes and got B+, A, A respectfuly. Plus took welding and psycology and got A's in those too. But those are grades that poly doesn't get to see. and wont help me.

    There were 2 girls from Poly in my strengths class, one archy and one civil, barely could do the statics. Just kills me that they are where i want to be and i could tutor them and not be there.

    I just hate myself for that first year, it's what's gonna kill me if anything does.

    Oh and about the avg. GPA being a 3.38. That year i knew a few people who got in for engineering (civil) with 2.5's. so if you have a 3.0 with all required classes done, you should be in a very good position. That's the GPA for all the transfers, not just engineering and architecture. No offence, but there are some majors where the material just isn't the same. Where I am going through semesters with 3 or 4 solid major related courses, multiple labs in a semester. There are some students taking bio classes that 90% of which i learned in high school.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    yeah thanks for the information robert, 2.5 seems low for civil. I will tell you this, you and I are in the same boat i too kind of slacked first year but doesn't seem as bad as you were, the last 2 years where i really decided to want to become a civil engineer i quit the slacking and what not, and this year so far has been phenominal for me. I hope both of us get into the engineering college. I'm sure with you going to cuesta you have a shot, since majority of transfers are from that school. What major are you in again? mechanical?
  • RobertMWRobertMW Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    yeah I'm an ME.

    I know 2.5 sounds a bit low i know, but it's what I was told about the guy, He transfered after my first year at SRJC. It was kinda funny, gave us all hope :P

    But yeah, i think i got flat C's my first year except 2 B's, one in first semester physics and the other in my engineering graphics. Chem, calc, english, and a others i just didn't put in the effor for homework or anything. But that's all behind me now.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    yeah especially for me since im a CE lol. But yeah i have all the pre-reqs done plus much more, so hopefully the pre-reqs get me through. A bunch of my friends are majoring in ME, so far only one has gotten accepted as a transfer, and 3 more are still waiting to hear back. My friend and I are the outcasts since were civil majors but oh well haha. How is cuesta?
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I spoke to my friend. She got in for CE a couple weeks ago. She had a 3.6GPA and all the classes for transfer credit. She has an AS in Physics and Math, and Pres. of the Engr. Club at my JC.

    RobertMW, I understand what you mean about people in CE and Arch that really don't take it seriously. What ****es me off about other Arch. majors at my school is that many of them don't take the structures classes seriously or they don't take the designing seriously. How they hell can you be inspired to design multiple simple square floorplans, seriously? There are a couple bright lights down here, but most think that Arch. is a load of bull. I heard that one of our students went out to UNLV. She was awesome in designing, but when she was at my JC, she didn't take structures seriously, so she failed up at UNLV. These committees need a better decision making process that determines the students that will really go the distance. I don't mind people changing their majors, that's cool, but people need to understand that CE is more than math and Arch is more than art. Respect your major.
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I spoke to my friend. She got in for CE a couple weeks ago. She had a 3.6GPA and all the classes for transfer credit. She has an AS in Physics and Math, and Pres. of the Engr. Club at my JC.

    RobertMW, I understand what you mean about people in CE and Arch that really don't take it seriously. What ****es me off about other Arch. majors at my school is that many of them don't take the structures classes seriously or they don't take the designing seriously. How they hell can you be inspired to design multiple simple square floorplans, seriously? There are a couple bright lights down here, but most think that Arch. is a load of bull. I heard that one of our students went out to UNLV. She was awesome in designing, but when she was at my JC, she didn't take structures seriously, so she failed up at UNLV. These committees need a better decision making process that determines the students that will really go the distance. I don't mind people changing their majors, that's cool, but people need to understand that CE is more than math and Arch is more than art. Respect your major.
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I spoke to my friend. She got in for CE a couple weeks ago. She had a 3.6GPA and all the classes for transfer credit. She has an AS in Physics and Math, and Pres. of the Engr. Club at my JC.

    RobertMW, I understand what you mean about people in CE and Arch that really don't take it seriously. What ticks me off about other Arch. majors at my school is that many of them don't take the structures classes seriously or they don't take the designing seriously. How they hell can you be inspired to design multiple simple square floorplans, seriously? There are a couple bright lights down here, but most think that Arch. is a load of bull. I heard that one of our students went out to UNLV. She was awesome in designing, but when she was at my JC, she didn't take structures seriously, so she failed up at UNLV. These committees need a better decision making process that determines the students that will really go the distance. I don't mind people changing their majors, that's cool, but people need to understand that CE is more than math and Arch is more than art. Respect your major.
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