Dec 22 2011Animal Studies Cal poly is interesting in that you must choose a major on your application. Because of this, you are judged against other students in your major... so a crop science major will not be compared to an electrical engineer.
I would say the most important factor are your grades and test scores. There is a very small short-answer section on the application for extra-curriculars and there is no essay section. So get good grades! Female
Apr 22 2011Electrical Engineering I went to a junior college - and knocked out all of my transferable undergrad general education requirements. This made it very easy to get for two reasons:
1) Pace is much slower (18 weeks vs 10 weeks), so maintaining a 4.0 GPA was easy. 2) Cost: I didn't want to pay university tuition for classes which could be taken for pennies on the dollar elsewhere.
For those who don't care about starting out in the dorms as a freshman, or are having trouble getting in because of the number of applicants, this is a sure bet way to get in - just keep your grades up. Male