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Architecture Chances?? :/

ARCHIfractureARCHIfracture Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited June 2009 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Hello everybody and thank you in advance for taking your time to reply

I am currently enrolled in a California community college (my first year) and I plan on transfering next fall(2010), but as some of you know applications begin this fall.(2009).

I want to transfer to Cal Poly SLO for architecture. <--(hint my nicname lol)
By the end of summer, I will have a 3.675 GPA completing both Calculus 1 & 2, most of my major prep classes and a big chunk of General Ed. classes.

MY QUESTION IS : WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF BEING ACCEPT INTO CAL POLY'S HIGH RANKED ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM?

Other info about me:
-I will most-likely be the president of the AIAS (american institute of architecture students) club starting fall 09.
-I am a first generation college student as well as an immigrant (from Europe)
-I do some community service every now and then.


Once Again Thank you soooo much for taking your time, I can't stress enough how much I appreciate the replys.
Post edited by ARCHIfracture on

Replies to: Architecture Chances?? :/

  • BestIndaWestBestIndaWest Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    I would definitely say that you will have an small-50/50 chance of getting accepted as a transfer alone... Cal Poly is notoriously hard with admitting transfer students.. I would highly encourage early decision if you are able to as a transfer student, that would maybe boost your chances a bit. This year my friend got denied into Orfalea School of Business with a 3.8 CC GPA, and from what I hear its harder to get into Architecture. But who knows, you might be one of those lucky acceptances. Good Luck
  • ARCHIfractureARCHIfracture Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Thnx for the reply :]
  • d22md22m Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    i know a lot of the teachers on the transfer / change-of-major selection committee and definitely your chances depend heavily on the strength of your portfolio.
  • ARCHIfractureARCHIfracture Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    thnx d22m for taking ur time to reply!
    much appriciated :]
  • CaliMelCaliMel Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Actually, Poly is much easier on transfers than they are high school grads. They figure you've been in college, you know how it works and you're less likely to screw up and get bad grades. The GPA requirements are signifigantly lower for transfer students than they are for high school grads. They also don't care about the SAT or any of those tests. If you can move to the area and go to Cuesta that would also help your chances out greatly. Cuesta and Poly work closely together and many of the profs teach at both places.

    the business major at Poly is so badly impacted that they actually flat out deny anyone who tries to switch majors into it now. I'm not sure if Archi is the same.
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