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Virtual Drop-Ins
The Transfer Center is open virtually! We are offering virtual drop-in and support sessions via Zoom from now until the end of spring break.

Wed March 18th - Thurs April 2nd
Monday - Thursday, 10AM to 1PM

If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment during another time that's not listed, please contact our coordinator, Heather Domonoske, at

Prospective and conditionally admitted students should direct all questions to

1. Prospective Student Information

Admissions To Cal Poly

Cal Poly Admissions Office provides all the information needed to apply to Cal Poly. Helpful sites to check out are:

2. Committed to Attending Cal Poly

Next Steps

Recently Admitted

Financial Aid

Student Accounts

International Center

Housing and Transportation

Each student has different plans when it comes to living and transportation options. Below are links to different opportunities for students:

3. Preparing for Orientation and Fall Registration

Open House and Orientation

Learn more about campus life, your desired major/department, the San Luis Obispo community, campus resources, and much more through the Open House weekend. This even is held typically in April and more details can be found on the Open House website.

Orientation at Cal Poly is a two-part series prior to classes starting. All new transfer students are required to complete both parts of orientation, Student Life Orientation Days (SLO Days) (August) and Week of Welcome (September).

How to Register for Classes

Registration Video

How to use Cal Poly Registration Tools 

Timeline for Registration

Suggested course offerings

4. Current Cal Poly Transfer Students


Advice from Other Transfer Students

"Stay focused and enjoy being at Cal Poly, take in all they have to offer. Go to all of your classes."

"WOW is an amazing experience, it opens up networking opportunities and builds lasting friendships, with people you might not meet otherwise. It's also an excellent introduction to activities in San Luis Obispo."

"Join and attend. Invest yourself into at least one club."

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