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The Cal Poly SLO Application Fall 2014. Disclaimer 20 years of transfer counseling experience20 years of transfer counseling experience 8 years of intensive.

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1 The Cal Poly SLO Application Fall 2014

2 Disclaimer 20 years of transfer counseling experience20 years of transfer counseling experience 8 years of intensive STEM counseling8 years of intensive STEM counseling Feeder CCC to CPSLOFeeder CCC to CPSLO Trained other counselors in CA on CPSLO in partnership with Cuesta counselorsTrained other counselors in CA on CPSLO in partnership with Cuesta counselors NOT a CPSLO admissions employee or representativeNOT a CPSLO admissions employee or representative Established working relationships with CPSLO admissions staffEstablished working relationships with CPSLO admissions staff This presentation is from a CCC perspective – what we, at AHC, know to be true and effective (highest acceptance rate in the state to CPSLO)This presentation is from a CCC perspective – what we, at AHC, know to be true and effective (highest acceptance rate in the state to CPSLO)

3 Our Purpose Today Overview of STEM educational planning for CPSLO (tools!)Overview of STEM educational planning for CPSLO (tools!) Explain how the CPSLO application process differs from other CSUsExplain how the CPSLO application process differs from other CSUs Overview of the CPSLO application process (again, tools!)Overview of the CPSLO application process (again, tools!) Answer your questionsAnswer your questions

4 STEM educational planning for CPSLO (tools!) www.assist.org – articulationwww.assist.org – articulationwww.assist.org –Course equivalency for lower division courses required for GRADUATION from CPSLO CPSLO Transfer Selection CriteriaCPSLO Transfer Selection Criteria –http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/transfer/criteria.html http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/transfer/criteria.html –How applicants are evaluated for admissions selection (competitive) –Four primary areas – pay close attention to required coursework Transfer GuideTransfer Guide –Developed specifically by your Community College

5 Strategies while working on course completion Define your major!Define your major! Develop a plan using (including semester by semester)Develop a plan using (including semester by semester) –ASSIST –CPSLO Transfer Selection Criteria –Transfer Guide – developed by your CCC –GE (CSUGE or IGETC) Get GOOD grades – use tutoring, office hours, good study habits, group study sessions, etc.Get GOOD grades – use tutoring, office hours, good study habits, group study sessions, etc. Ask yourself what you would do if you never get into CPSLO? Develop your educational plan with a back up in mindAsk yourself what you would do if you never get into CPSLO? Develop your educational plan with a back up in mind

6 Strategies while working on course completion (cont.) Get connected with CPSLO (VIP page) and make regular counseling appointmentsGet connected with CPSLO (VIP page) and make regular counseling appointments Make sure you know how to use ASSIST and the transfer selection criteria and check them regularlyMake sure you know how to use ASSIST and the transfer selection criteria and check them regularly Prioritize your course selection with major coursework being #1 as well as Area A of CSUGE (use ASSIST and the transfer selection guide)Prioritize your course selection with major coursework being #1 as well as Area A of CSUGE (use ASSIST and the transfer selection guide) GE course completion is secondaryGE course completion is secondary Participate in internship/work experience related to the major and leadership and/or club/extra curricular involvementParticipate in internship/work experience related to the major and leadership and/or club/extra curricular involvement

7 Time to Apply - Tips Understand the uniqueness of the CPSLO application – use the guide.Understand the uniqueness of the CPSLO application – use the guide. Have a counselor review the application before you submit itHave a counselor review the application before you submit it Wait to submit your application until you can confirm spring schedule will workWait to submit your application until you can confirm spring schedule will work Print off confirmation of submissionPrint off confirmation of submission Understand that getting any D or F grades in the year prior to transfer will jeopardize your admissions to CPSLO – it is conditional!Understand that getting any D or F grades in the year prior to transfer will jeopardize your admissions to CPSLO – it is conditional! ALWAYS accept their offer of admissions right away.ALWAYS accept their offer of admissions right away.

8 Cal Poly Specifics Pages 1-12 of CSU application are same as any other CSU campusPages 1-12 of CSU application are same as any other CSU campus The last three pages are important!The last three pages are important! Evaluated in four areas, all weighted differentlyEvaluated in four areas, all weighted differently Compete by majorCompete by major Minimum GPA vs. selectionMinimum GPA vs. selection This is your first Cal Poly ExamThis is your first Cal Poly Exam

9 “READINGS” OF YOUR APPLICATION 1 st reading 1 st reading GPA GPA CSU & Cal Poly program required coursework CSU & Cal Poly program required coursework General Ed General Ed Extra-curricular activities & work experience Extra-curricular activities & work experience 2 nd reading 2 nd reading California resident recently released veterans California resident recently released veterans Service area (Based on high school graduation) Service area (Based on high school graduation) California community college junior transfers California community college junior transfers SB 1440 applicants SB 1440 applicants Father/mother level of education Father/mother level of education Faculty/staff dependent Faculty/staff dependent www.calpoly.edu 9

10 CSU Application www.csumentor.edu

11 Questions?


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