Chance?

<p>Applying for math/sciences major department </p>

<p>SAT: 1370(math and reading)
Cal pol gpa: 3.66<br>
7 APs</p>

<p>When you submitted your application, what did you choose as your major?</p>

<p>Microbiology</p>

<p>Below is a link that shows the admission statistics for freshman admitted for the Fall term of 2011:</p>

<p>Prospective</a> Students - Admissions - Cal Poly</p>

<p>Notice that your GPA is slightly lower than the average admitted freshman, but you fortunately have a higher SAT score. Here is the biggest issue: if you have not taken the ACT test, then the odds of you getting into Cal Poly are very low. From my experience, Cal Poly bases their admission decisions strictly on numbers, specifically GPA and the scores you receive on both the SAT and ACT. The fact that you have completed 7 AP courses is of little significance to Cal Poly.</p>

<p>So what's your chance? Assuming you have not completed the ACT, it is incredibly likely that you will not get into Cal Poly. If you have completed the ACT and you simply neglected to post your score, then you are somewhere in the mid-reach range (i.e. your odds of getting rejected are somewhat greater than your odds of getting accepted). </p>

<p>Sorry if if I am coming off blunt. Cal Poly's admission process is rather cut and dry and I'm just stating my opinion on your current situation.</p>

<p>Best of luck to you!</p>

<p>30 ACT, but I thought my SAT score was a lot better.</p>

<p>Thanks for opinionn!</p>

<p>This is a big misconception. It is not all GPA and SAT/ACT scores. I get so irritated when I see people say that. It is not true. And Cal Poly uses the Math and English portion of the ACT and the Math and Reading Portion of the SAT. They will also mix and match scores. They also give weight to the classes you take. And your choice of major is very important. Also, they give some consideration to work experience related to your major and extra curricular activities. Don't let anyone tell you your GPA or SAT score is not high enough. If you want to go to Cal Poly, take the desired courses listed on the admissions web site, take the SAT and the ACT, do your best in school and just apply! Both of my sons were accepted and neither one of them had straight As!</p>