Do cal state universities look at senior grades when regarding admission?Answered
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On the CSU online application, there is a section to enter your 12th-grade coursework and grades but I think whether they scrutinize your senior grades depends on how early you apply and where you apply to since some CSU schools have rolling applications and others like CS SLO have fixed deadlines. If you apply early when the applications open 10/1 then your application readers may have more guesswork to do with your GPA but if you apply 11/30 and you are on a quarter system, there will be grades for them to look at. I think it would be safe to say that the more competitive CSU schools pay more attention to 12th-grade marks than lesser competitive ones with rolling admissions. That being said many CSU school give applicants "Provisional Acceptances". Once you turn in your final transcript, they review it and decide to let you pass or they can rescind your "provisional acceptance."
(Here is the policy from CSU Northridge that fully details what I'm taking about.)
Its the same for CS SLO as well https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwii98rrio_rAhXrFjQIHeAqAK8QFjARegQIBRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cpp.edu%2F~academic%2Fcatalog11-12%2Fgen_info%2FAdmissions.pdf&usg=AOvVaw22BG4wwREoq-_0f81sh-P8
CSUN may rescind admission decisions, cancel financial aid awards, withdraw housing contracts and cancel any university registration for students who are found not to be eligible after the final transcript(s) are evaluated. If your offer of provisional admission is rescinded, please see Admission and Deadline Appeals.
Provisional Admission for First-Time Freshman
CSUN may provisionally admit first-time freshman applicants based on their academic preparation through the junior year of high school and planned course work for the senior year. The campus will monitor the final terms of study to ensure that admitted students complete their secondary school studies satisfactorily, including the required college preparatory subjects, and graduate from high school.
Students are required to submit an official transcript after graduation to certify that all course work has been satisfactorily completed. Official high school transcripts must be received prior to the deadline set by the university. In no case may documentation of high school graduation be received any later than the census date for a student’s first term of CSU enrollment.
Applicants will qualify for regular (non-provisional) admission when the university verifies that they:
Have graduated and received a diploma from high school,
Have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index,
Have completed the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory “a-g” subjects,
Have met all supplementary criteria for first-time freshman impaction at CSUN, and,
If applying to an impacted program (major), have met all supplementary criteria for the major.
Please note: First-time freshmen who qualify for regular admission must still complete the following tasks in order to register for classes in their first academic term:
File Intent to Register online, and
Enroll in classes and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester to which they were provisionally admitted. Students who do not enroll in classes and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction will need to reapply for admission to the University in the next available semester.
No it does not. CSU GPA uses sophomore and junior year grades only. Cal Poly has a different policy and uses 9-11th grade grades. The deadline for all CSUs is December 4th, and they do not ask for a midyear report.
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