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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:17 am

If you desire to apply to a competitive college, you need to plan your steps carefully.

Though you can apply for admissions by meeting the minimum requirements, the likelihood of being accept is not in your favor. Being eligible to apply to the CSU system is great, but meeting minimum requirements only allows you to be one of many applicants.

Last year, Cal Poly broke a record receiving a whopping 51,000 applications! If you plan on receiving an acceptance letter, you better plan on exceeding the requirements! Minimum Requirements = Minimum Choices.

What do Cal Poly’s admission counselors look for on a transcript to set a student apart from the rest?

  • 5 years of English
  • 4 years of Foreign Language
  • 2 years of Advanced Math
  • 4 years of Lab Science
  • 2 years of Visual Arts

You can read it yourself on the Cal Poly admissions web page.

Talk to your guidance counselor and let him/her know your goals. The advice offered to you will be different that the direction of a student who is planning to travel a less competitive road. You won’t be in for a “lighter load” your senior year. The academic rigor for all four years matters!

Want to know how competitive you need to be? Start researching! Is your dream college on this list? http://clamorup.com/college-admission/ Plan accordingly and you could be “the one” in 51,000.

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