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Junior Transfers Only

RobertMWRobertMW Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited February 2009 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Who has been accepted for fall 2009, whats your major?
I'm a Mechanical Engineer major from Santa Rosa JC and i recently moved down to SLO and am taking classes at Cuesta College. I've been hearing of a bunch of people being accepted in engineering, but no Mechanicals yet. Is there anyone that knows different?
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  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    there's a few who got accepted for mechanical, my friend in particular was one of them, along with another friend of mine who got accepted for civil. If you search some of the posts i believe 2 or 3 people got accepted for mechanical but if there transfers that i dont know. I was thinking about calling them today just to see what the whole selection process goes into detail and ask them about civil engineering since i know a few transfers already got accepted for civil. I'm sure were both fine though.
  • themediocrethemediocre Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    Waitlisted for ME. Robert what are your stats?
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    Alright I just called the admissions office just to clarify some things. First off, she said that there was no way to tell how many seats are available per major for transfer students after all the notifications are sent out. Here's a big thing right now, she did however say that we should hear something no matter what within the next 7-10 days acceptance/rejection. Don't know if this pertains for freshman's but transfers should hear soon. She re-assured me however that housing wont be a problem.
  • RobertMWRobertMW Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    2.7 GPA
    I've got all the reccomended classes, not just the min. for acceptance. And most my IGETC general ed will be done at the end of the semester here at Cuesta.

    Just wish there was some way for colleges to see grades from my last semester. bumps my GPA to just under 2.9. Was a pretty hardcore slacker my first year, and been having to work my but off cuz of it. Don't have anything below a C tho.
  • RobertMWRobertMW Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    anyone.... im freakin out!!
  • Sephorazn18Sephorazn18 Registered User Posts: 441 Member
    From last years Data:
    Number of transfer applications received: 4,179
    Number of transfer applicants offered admission: 1,623 (39%)

    Transfer students' average GPA: 3.38

    Depending on your major, with less than 3.0, I'd say it would be difficult for you to gain admittance.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    I have a 3.0 exact and applying for the civil engineering program. Don't know if you know anything about the engineering department, but if so do you happen to know which ones are extremely difficult to get into, most competitive or any info i need to know. Obviously I know all engineering programs are all difficult and competitive, but to me it seems aerospace, EE, and mechanical would be the top 3 competitive ones to get into and the ones with the highest transfer GPA's I could be wrong though.
  • Sephorazn18Sephorazn18 Registered User Posts: 441 Member
    Yeah any of the engineering programs are difficult to get into but I'd say give it a go with the 3.0 . You haven't applied yet right? So you probably still have time to raise the GPA a little more.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    I applied in November just like everyone else heh, and now it's up to a 3.1. I just wish they would see your updated grades before making a decision. And this semester I plan on even doing better. I mean i've done all the required classes plus more that they want transfer students to take, work over 25-30 hours a week, participate in about 1-5 hours in extra curriculors, which is an estimate, its hard since each week it changes ya know? I just hope I have a chance. I just saw someone who was a freshman student got into aerospace with a 3.02 unweighted GPA.
  • themediocrethemediocre Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    Robert, what kind of transfer agreements does Cuesta have with SLO? I heard those cc's up there get good priority...
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    From what I hear, Cuesta counselors know exactly what SLO is looking for. I was disappointed when I went on to the Arch Dept on the SLO site, because there were some recommended classes to take that not mentioned on sites like assist.org. I wish I knew, because I would have taken a different course of action to make sure I got those specific classes. Something as simple as that would prolly be common knowledge to the Cuesta students, it's indicative by the amount of damn students from there that get accepted to SLO.
  • themediocrethemediocre Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    I know, I wouldn't have taken the right classes if I didn't check out the slo website. On assist, it doesn't tell me to take many of the engineering (Required!) pre-req's to get in.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    Hey infinity, did you happen to get a chance to ask your friend about the civil program, any other news? I called on friday but the lady i spoke with couldn't tell me how many seats were available. Not trying to bug, just thought maybe you heard anything else.
  • infinityWOLFinfinityWOLF Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    Same thing here, there was a long pause when I asked about availability. I think there swamped with the amount of people calling in with questions about admissions. John, I would say that you should look at the stats last year on how many were admitted for civil engineering. If you google admissions you should be able to find a brochure that SLO released, "Cal Poly Profile" (or something like that), that breaks down the transfer admissions by major. I'll try and find it later and send you the link. I think those numbers are a good estimate of how many will be admitted this year. Engr is 4 times bigger than Architecture, engineers still have a good shot.
  • j.irvin020j.irvin020 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    since you and I have been posting back and forth lately infinity I guess I want your input. As you already know i told you i've taken all the pre reqs but I want to break it down for you and see what you think my shots are. So here we go with classes that were reguired, I'm gunna list what they list for transfer supplemental and tell you how many units i took for each class.

    English Composition 3 units required - took 4 units
    Speech 3 units required - took 3 units
    Physics 9 required, 12 desired - after this semester will have 15 units done
    Chemistry 4 required, 5 desired - took 11 units
    Analytical Calc/Differentials - 12 required, 15 desired - took 18 units
    Statics 3 required - took 4 units
    Graphics 3 required - took 3 units
    Materials/surverying 3 required, 6 desired - took only 3 units

    I also took 1 or 2 classes pertaining to general education, and here it is for my GPA it's a 3.0 I know its not as high as the average last year for engineering which i believe was a 3.34 but I figured with me taking the well above average of units taken that it may pull me in. I also work 25-30 hours a week and participate in extra curricular's. So what do you think infinity lol, hopefully its not too much, but if we both get in which i;m pretty sure you will we should meet up while were on campus, this is defiantly a good way to meet and communicate. Thanks for the info though. And hopefully you'll give me good feedback haha, but all I want is the truth.
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