Denied from University Park-what should I do now?

<p>Just to clarify, Penn State is my top choice school to attend.</p>

<p>I applied Engineering to University Park.
OOS
My SAT was 1100/1600 and 1600/2400.
My GPA was 93/100 weighted.
Extracurricular was very impressive
I even sent in 3 very excellent letters of recommendation.</p>

<p>I put summer session on my application when applying.</p>

<p>I was denied from University Park but was given the option to attend a branch campus.</p>

<p>So I also called in today to be reviewed for DUS (undecided studies) and they said they will reevaluate my application and let me know if I can attend University Park for undecided.</p>

<p>My questions are this.
1. Is Undecided studies for engineering worth it? What if you cant maintain the certain Gpa to transfer over to engineering? How many semesters must you take before going to engineering?</p>

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<li><p>Since I was given the option to attend a branch campus, does this mean Im going to accepted in a branch campus 100% sure? Or do they have to re evaluate my application?</p></li>
<li><p>Is it even worth going to a branch campus for 2 years and then transferring over to university park? Does the branch campus have "lower standards"?</p></li>
<li><p>Which branch campus is the best for engineering with housing?</p></li>
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<p>thanks so much for your time to answer my troubled times</p>

<p>thank you</p>

<p>I can only answer #3; all the branch campus have the same standards as UP. (At least thats what they told us).</p>

<p>No matter which campus you are in, it is all Penn State and still has the prestige.</p>

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<li><p>Yes going as an undecided is worth it! You get to stay at the UP campus and then at the end of your sophomore year you can transfer into engineering!</p></li>
<li><p>I think you will definitely get accepted into a branch campus but I mean I'm not in admissions so I'm not 100% sure...but I personally think you will.....they do have to re-evaluate your app tho</p></li>
<li><p>It is worth doing the 2+2 plan. Branch campuses are just as good as the main campus also on your diploma it will just say Penn state nothing else :) </p></li>
<li><p>The best branch for engineering is Behrend, for sure! It has a great program that many people choose to go to over UP campus! Here's a link with some information on it: School</a> of Engineering Ranked in Top 50 — Penn State Behrend</p></li>
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