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Doesn't add up ...


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  • ralph4ralph4 Registered User Posts: 393 Member
    Here's a thread about partner schools:


    Looks like there are almost 200 of them.
  • ralph4ralph4 Registered User Posts: 393 Member
  • ralph4ralph4 Registered User Posts: 393 Member
    Shrinkrap, that documet is from 2005.

    This is from 2009:

    "Cal Poly does not give priority to applicants in the Central Coast region, and only 9 percent of the current student body is from the Central Coast region. More than half of the current student body comes from the San Francisco or Los Angeles areas."


    Scroll down to the article about record number of applicants.
  • ZungraZungra Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    I believe last year location was a factor, but they have since gotten rid of that determinant. I like to think of Cal Poly admission as a crap shoot.
  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Registered User Posts: 11,788 Senior Member
    0kay, I see. I was thinking of CSU's in general.The enrollment management document is dated 1/28/10.

    It says

    "Admissions management tools—
    CSU campuses must accommodate all qualified applicants from their designated local
    service area who apply during the priority application period (October 1 through
    November 30) and who meet all other requirements and deadlines
    • Exempt from this CSU policy are fully impacted campuses (whose every academic program is impacted), which are not required to accommodate local service areas. Currently Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Diego State are the
    only fully impacted campuses."


    "• Two campuses are fully‐impacted, in that ALL of their academic programs
    have been declared impacted: San Diego State University, and Cal Poly San
    Luis Obispo.
    • Fully impacted universities may employ more rigorous admissions criteria to
    all undergraduate applicants, regardless of their geographic origin (local area
    or beyond).
    • These two universities (CPSLO and SDSU) are allowed to use impaction criteria for both LSA and non‐LSA applicant groups because all of their
    academic programs are fully impacted and students must be admitted both to the university and to a specific academic major."
  • BayAreaCAMomBayAreaCAMom Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    very interesting information

    it appears that Cal Poly may be exempt from that service area clause, but I thought I heard that they DID take service area into consideration at a Cal Poly Admissions session last spring...so, who knows??

    I had actually heard 2 years ago that San Diego State was going BACK to using their service area, and they are also listed as a fully impacted school. But, bottom line is that I just simply don't think there is the population in the service area (SLO) to affect the outcome greatly.

    think the whole process was very different this year due to the numbers.

    as far as getting admission rates and statistics BY MAJOR, that sure would be interesting and helpful, but from Cal Poly's perspective they probably don't want to release the info because then everyone would jump to the easiest major. People have already switched to the AG school in big numbers for that reason - imagine what would happen by major.

    unfortunately for us here in California, with the huge population of kids, there just is not enough space at the "desirable" schools - Cal Poly is now harder to get into than UCSB, UC Irvine, Davis. Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD are really really tough. San Diego State is pretty hard to get into, for the caliber of school that it is. And, notice how many parents are on this forum. I think we wanted our daughter to attend Cal Poly almost more than she did - because of cost. Private college, here we come.....but, at least she can get classes and graduate in 4 years....
  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Registered User Posts: 11,788 Senior Member
    We are just hoping Sonoma State will still have its service area guarantee next year.
  • naixn92naixn92 Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    Sorry, but we should get over it. it might be a good thing if we did not get accepted to cal poly. it might not be the school for you! i know you guys are disappointed ( i am too, i just got rejected twice by Cal Poly - dream school, but got in Cal Poly Pomona the same day for CE). I don't want to be mean, but maybe you guys were not for Cal Poly. Maybe for UCB? eh? just saying. i know how it feels to be "denied admission" but move on guys!

    Good luck with your future endeavors! and i hope you'll get into your other colleges!
  • momofmvmomofmv Registered User Posts: 595 Member
    I think it will be interesting to see how the UCs accept students this year. The CSUs were harder and I expect the UCs will be too. I certainly think that some of the UCs will be easier than Cal Poly in many majors and a good fit for most students. The Ucs are much larger in general and therefore they should be able to accomodate more students. Ccal Poly can only take so many.

    For those who did not get in, I hope you get into another school that you would be happy to attend.
  • karbl92karbl92 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    "level the playing field" for GPA. What a load of B-freaking- S. Sorry I went to a good school, got a 4.0 and didn't do up to the standards on ONE TEST, and now I might not get in cause it's "JUST NOT FAIR!!!!" that someone doesn't go to my school. Lol...pathetic liberalism

    CP can shove it. Still no determination, and I've been accepted at 4 UCs already. Pretty cool that those schools actually reward you for hard work IN SCHOOL.
  • naixn92naixn92 Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    ^ dude, karbl92! calm down! at least you've been accepted to 4 great UCs ( i believe UCD, UCI, UCSB, right?) you should be happy with what you got. i know it sucks but still. maybe the college wasnt right for you... or maybe you were too good for them ? plus, you still have the "no determination"... you should be lucky. i just got rejected two days ago!
  • bigxcmanbigxcman Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    karbl, you can't base admissions decisions on GPA. You likely went to a weak, public high school and got a 4.0, while there are many out there that go to a private HS/rigorous public high school and only get a 3.7. Test scores are a far better way of judging kids for admissions decisions.
    Pathetic liberalism? What are you talking about? Obviously you weren't a government scholar. This system is all about protecting against ridiculous grade inflation that weak, public high schools give.
  • ralph4ralph4 Registered User Posts: 393 Member
    It's not your perfomance on only 1 test. Cal Poly doesn't care how many times you take the SAT or the ACT, and they use only your BEST score. They also use SUPERSCORING which gives you every opportunity to get your highest score possible. While certainly an SAT or ACT test can not tell the whole story, it's the only objective measure they have.
  • Mariner116Mariner116 Registered User Posts: 219 Junior Member
    karbl92, you can say almost anything about my post, but don't call me a liberal! I'm not from CA, but one only needs to look at your state government to see the train wreck liberal thinking leads to....

    It is great that you got a 4.0 at your school. Congratulations. Here is the issue. How do you compare your GPA to my daughters? She goes to a choice shool with a rigerous, 6-year academic program. Every class since 9th grade is honors or AP; no other options. She has a 3.4 GPA and is not in the top 50%. The AP test (score 33) allows her to demonstrate her relative level of academic achievement compared to kids in other schools. Hopefully her score is the payoff for the school choice she made, where she had no chance at getting a 4.0.
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