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Committed and current Transfer students can find transfer specific advising information from their college academic advisors to support their academic journey at Cal Poly.

Transitioning from your former college or university can be made easier by connecting early and frequently (at least once a year) with your academic advisor.

Prospective and conditionally admitted students should direct all questions to


Prospective Student Information

Admissions To Cal Poly

If you are a future Cal Poly transfer student, please visit Cal Poly Admissions for application criteria and deadlines.

Committed to Attending Cal Poly

Non-academic related information - Transfer Center

Financial aid, housing, transportation, engagement opportunities, and more!

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

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How to use Cal Poly Registration Tools 

Timeline for Registration

Suggested course offerings

Current Cal Poly Transfer Students

College Advising Centers provide specialized advising for Transfer Students. Talk with your college advisor about any academic question you may have: taking classes CR/NC, substitution forms, taking a quarter or more off, and many more!

Click on your college for information regarding different majors, suggested flowcharts for taking classes, and resources available for transfers within their college.

Learn about the change of major process.


For non-academic related information including the transfer experience, community, resources, and events connect with the Transfer Center.

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