What does MCA stand for?
MCA = Multi Criteria Admission
Is this really used within Cal Poly SLO for admissions?
There's strong indication that it is.
Why does MCA matter?
Cal Poly has a computer algorithm to rank students by MCA score. Acceptances are based on this figure.
What is a good MCA?/What is an MCA that will get me in?
That's not really data that Cal Poly makes public. But you can take a look at accepted student profiles on College Confidential to get an idea of where you stand.
Who are you?
I call myself u/WizardApple on Reddit. I'm an applicant just like you and was frustrated with the rate decisions are coming out. I decided to make a little MCA calculator for my fellow applicants to release that nervous energy.
My intended major is CS, and my MCA is a measly 4644.
Do you collect my data?
Hell no. I have no reason to. Your MCA is your data, and you can share it as you choose.
If you do decide to share stats, I recommend doing it on my post on r/ApplyingToCollege.
What if I took the ACT?
Use the table below to convert ACT scores to Cal Poly "SAT" scores:
I want the nerdy details on how this was made.
This was a hacked-together hour-long project. There's no Github repo, no fancy build tools, and no corporation behind the design. I'm just one person hacking away on a keyboard.
The CSS is Bulma, the interactivity is done in Vue, and the MCA algorithm was translated into code by me. That's it.