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SDSU Kinesiology Chances? High School Class of 2021

SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
edited August 18 in San Diego State University
Weighted GPA: 3.7
Unweighted GPA: 3.45
ACT: 31 - 25 Math, 35 Reading, 30 English, 32 Science
AP'S: Human Geography - 4
World History - 4
Art History - 4
Biology - 3
Seminar - 3
English Language - 5
I am taking Research, Government, Macroeconomics, Statistics, English Literature, and Environmental Science my senior year
CSU Eligibility Index: 1050 (Weighted CSU GPA is 3.7)
I was just wondering about my chances within the Kinesiology major since that is what I am going to be applying under.
edited August 18
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    was also wondering if I should try to apply under a different major if the acceptances chances for this major is bad?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    edited July 23
    SDSU like all CSU’s will not use your test scores this admission cycle along with no EI. Your AP scores are also not considered by admissions so it will come down to GPA and what other criteria SDSU decides for this admission cycle. HS course rigor and being in the local service area will be considered.

    Average CSU GPA for SDSU was 3.97.

    I would say you have a chance but not a definite Match school. If Kinesiology is your preferred major, then apply with that major. All majors at SDSU are impacted meaning more qualified applicants than spots.

    For 2019, SDSU had a 38% acceptance rate for Kinesiology (2797 applicants and acceptance of 1060).

    2020 data should be out in the Fall prior to application submission.
    edited July 23
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    will they still look at my ACT score? it is the best part of my application.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    edited July 23
    No, according the new guidelines, test scores will not be considered at all but I have heard rumors that some campuses may use them as supplemental criteria (this has not been confirmed and goes against what the Cal states originally posted).

    This is the information posted by the Cal States:
    Cal state admissions for fall 2021
    * California residents and graduates of California high schools will be eligible for admission by earning a 2.50 or greater “a-g" GPA.
    * Any California high school graduate or resident of California earning a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 may be evaluated for admission based upon supplemental factors such as number of courses exceeding minimum “a-g" requirements, household income, extracurricular involvement, and other available information that would inform the campus admission decision. Each CSU campus will determine the supplemental factors used with GPA to determine eligibility in these cases and communicate these criteria publicly for prospective students.
    * Non-California residents may be eligible for admission to the CSU by earning a 3.00 or greater “a-g" GPA along with other supplemental factors utilized by the individual campus, including those outlined by impacted campuses and programs.

    Campuses and programs designated as impacted may utilize higher “a-g" GPA thresholds for applicants, as well as identify supplemental criteria and their relative weights, in making admission decisions. However, in no case will standardized test scores be utilized in making admissions decisions for applicants during the 2021-2022 academic year.

    I have bolded the comment regarding the use of test scores.
    edited July 23
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    I have a couple of data points from last year’s admission for Kinesiology.

    My niece was accepted with a CSU GPA of 4.0 and an SAT of 1160.

    Another poster had a 4.16 CSU GPA and SAT of 1290.

    Accepted: CSU GPA 3.90 SAT 1410
    Accepted: CSU GPA 3.83 SAT 1300

    Just for reference.

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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    This is not good news for me, as my GPA is the weaker point of my application. However, do you know what that supplemental criteria is so I know what to improve upon
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Without the test scores, should I look elsewhere?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    edited July 23
    None of the CSU’s have yet published their supplemental criteria for admission beyond what is stated in the above information I posted. All CSU’s are test blind this admission cycle. If you are looking for Kinesiology Undergrad programs that will accept your test scores, then you might need to look at some private schools such as USC or Chapman. A 3.7 is within range and SDSU is not the only school that offers this major. My niece did decide to go to Cal State Long Beach instead of SDSU but she applied to Sonoma State, San Francisco State, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, Chapman University, Oregon State, Portland State and Cal State San Marcos.

    The school you attend for Undergrad Kinesio will not determine your chances in succeeding with your eventual career goal. If PT school is your goal, then getting a competitive college GPA will be far more important. You should have plenty of options.
    edited July 23
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    what about course rigor and high school competitiveness, I go to Wilson High School in Long Beach, and will have taken 12 AP's, 2 Honors, 5 Accelerated, and 3 college courses including one in Kinesiology.
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10566 replies74 threads Senior Member
    All you can do is apply.
    You’re asking for guarantees, and no one can give you that information-other than SDSU admissions.
    You need to look at your unweighted GPA. You also need to make sure you’ve taken a course in the “F” area of required Fine Arts.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    edited July 24
    Agree ^^^^. Apply widely and there are no guarantees when it comes to college admissions unless the school offer auto admissions which Cal states do not. Having good HS course rigor in a competitive school will help but schools also want to see you get good grades in rigorous courses. There is a fine line when it comes to challenging yourself but still maintaining good grades. CSULB which would be your local Cal state has an excellent Kinesiology program. Like I stated above, my niece chose CSULB over SDSU for their program.
    edited July 24
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    I did my unweighted GPA and got a 3.4, but with about 3/4 of the classes being AP or Honors. Will SDSU look at the rigor of my schedule?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    Yes, all CSU’s consider rigor but still expect good grades to go along with the rigor. Check the common dataset for each school you plan to apply section C7.

    https://asir.sdsu.edu/Documents/CommonDataSets/CDS_2019-2020 Rev 6-18-2020.pdf
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    do they look at weighted gpa uncapped at all, because for me that is a 3.9
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10566 replies74 threads Senior Member
    People on this forum don’t know what and how the universities’ will look at this years’ applicants. You’re asking questions that we really can’t answer. They will probably look at everything.
    Apply.
    There are NO guarantees and we can’t tell you yes or no, which is what you seem to be asking. All you can do is apply.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    edited July 26
    Capped weighted with a maximum cap of 8 semesters of honors points is what the CSU’s have always used which has been the a-g GPA. For this year’s application cycle, the calculation remains the same. See below:
    The CSU will continue to calculate the GPA for admission purposes using all “a-g” courses that have letter grades in grades 10 and 11, including summer terms following grades 9, 10 and 11.

    This is what the CSU’s have so far posted:
    The CSU will consider course grades of “credit" or “pass" as fulfilling “a-g" requirements for those courses completed during winter, spring or summer 2020 terms. All other coursework must be graded and a grade of C- or better must be earned for the course to satisfy “a-g" requirements. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/no pass will not be included in the calculation of high school GPA.

    The CSU strongly recommends that ALL students enroll in a yearlong senior-year English course and a mathematics/quantitative reasoning course as student-specific Early Assessment Program (EAP) guidance will largely not be available at the time of senior year course registration. These courses could include Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC), Math Reasoning with Connections (MRWC), weighted honors, International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Placement (AP) and other advanced courses.

    The California State University (CSU) will temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for the fall 2021, winter 2022 and spring 2022 admission cycles. First-time freshmen must meet the following eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or equivalent; complete the 15-unit comprehensive “a-g” pattern of college preparatory course; and earn a qualifying “a-g” grade point average (GPA) as described below.

    California residents and graduates of California high schools will be eligible for admission by earning a 2.50 or greater “a-g” GPA.
    Any California high school graduate or resident of California earning a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 may be evaluated for admission based upon supplemental factors such as number of courses exceeding minimum “a-g” requirements, household income, extracurricular involvement, and other available information that would inform the campus admission decision.

    Each CSU campus will determine the supplemental factors used with GPA to determine eligibility in these cases and communicate these criteria publicly for prospective students.

    Non-California residents may be eligible for admission to the CSU by earning a 3.00 or greater “a-g” GPA along with other supplemental factors utilized by the individual campus, including those outlined by impacted campuses and programs.

    This temporary change of admission requirements will also apply to impacted CSU campuses and programs. Campuses and programs designated as impacted may utilize higher “a-g” GPA thresholds for applicants, as well as identify supplemental criteria and their relative weights, in making admission decisions. However, in no case will standardized test scores be utilized in making admissions decisions for applicants during the 2021-2022 academic year.

    ​The College Board recently has announced changes to the AP exam content and format for spring 2020. The CSU will honor all existing transferable credit articulation for spring 2020 AP exams on which scores of 3, 4, 5 are earned.

    https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/Pages/first-time-freshman-faq.aspx#
    edited July 26
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Okay!! Thanks for the Help! I really appreciate it!
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Hey, I totally realize that I was being persistent and annoying earlier and I am really sorry. It is really cool how you forum managers are so paitent and at the same time so knowledgeable and helpful. I apologize for breaching on that.

    I was wondering, with SDSU fall 2021 selection criteria posted, is their anything I can do to prepare for my application better? Since I am doing kinesiology, would taking honors anatomy help my application? Or what else do you suggest?

    Thank you!
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31317 replies532 threads Forum Champion
    edited August 7
    Taking Anatomy Honors or Regular Anatomy will help you since it will directly pertain to your field of study and is a required course for your major. Getting prior knowledge of the subject will make the class hopefully easier and allow you to get a solid grade.

    Other than continuing to do well in your Senior classes, there is really nothing you can do at this point other than making sure you have developed good study habits and have a solid grasp on your Math and Science fundamentals to help achieve a competitive GPA for PT school if that is your eventual goal.
    edited August 7
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  • SDSUHopefulClassof2025SDSUHopefulClassof2025 60 replies12 threads Junior Member
    I am building my college list, and was wondering if SDSU would be considered a reach, match or safety school?
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