ENGINEERD wrote:Just my 2 cents... Your major doesn't matter
lawbuddha22 you can believe me a engineering major or pineapple guy who made up his own major
lol you're getting quite defensive, but i suppose? you're entitled to that? i dont want you to take this so personally...esp. since neither of us can definitively prove our stance
that being said, lawbuddha already said he was an international studies/political science major, so it doesnt even apply
besides, like i said, i only think it'd help in some situations, like applicant's w/ near or the exact same GPA's going head to head (all else being equal), which is hardly grounds for anyone to switch majors lol
merichard87 wrote:lol @ pineapple guy.
If it makes any difference I have asked several deans/admissions officers who all indicated that they do weigh science majors differently. I'm not implying that it would be a huge boost I imagine if all other things are fairly equal 3.5 poly sci < 3.3 engineering.
ive heard the same w/ the adcomms ive spoken to. your last bit though, the 3.5 poly sci < 3.3 engineering? i never heard specifics, and that seems to be quite a bump
i always imagined it as a very small positive soft, more reserved for situations like what i described above
wasnt there some TLS thread a few days ago about how certain schools like boalt and SLS want
potential IP applicants?