Hey psychiskool, I got denied Feb 11th. My major was psychology too. I’m sending my appeal next week like you. I was denied because my GPA was not high enough to meet the competitive cut off. So my stats were not nearly as high as yours (3.73/3.83).
gpa-3.15, I’m graduating in the Spring of 2021 with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from a non-California community college so I’m not sure about the ADT bump to a 3.25.
Golden Four- Written Communication (IB Exam), Critical Thinking (In progress), Quantitative Reasoning (B), Oral Communication (A).
Applied- CSULB (rejected), CPP (pending), CSUCI (Accepted), CSUSM (won’t go because they didn’t like the Golden 4 I had), SDSU (pending), CSUSB (accepted).
I am sending in my appeal explaining my personal illness that resulted in my low GPA. For some background information, I used to attend Pitzer College in the fall of 2017. It was there that I had personal illness resulting in me not doing academically well. After 3 semesters I made the mature and healthy decision to leave Pitzer and attend a different community college (CWC) online while living in California. I am asking that they consider my current community college GPA and not the combined GPA of Pitzer and CWC. My Pitzer GPA brought down my cumulative college GPA significantly. Without my combined GPA at Pitzer, my GPA at the community college I am attending is a 3.77, and if there is in fact a GPA boost if I get an Associate’s Degree, a 3.87. I am asking that they consider that GPA, not my combined 3.15 cumulative GPA. It was at this college (CWC) that I was able to recover from my personal illness and flourish. My grit, resilience, and motivation to do better academically is demonstrated in my documentation and hopefully CSULB will see this.
1-2 Doctor’s letters
Medical Bills/documentation of hospitalization
Extended personal Statement
Unofficial Transcript from CWC (3.77 GPA).
My basis for my appeal is different than yours, so I am not sure how that will play out.