Transfer Center
Bldg 52 Rm E30
Mon. - Thurs. 9am – 5pm
Fri. 9am – 4pm

Winter Quarter
Virtual Zoom Drop-In
Mon. - Fri. 1:30 - 2:30pm

Join us for transfer hangouts! 

Summer & Winter Break 
Virtual Zoom Drop-In
Mon. - Fri. Noon - 1pm

"Welcome to the Mustang Family! As a former transfer student, I encourage you to make the best out of this experience. Meet new people, connect with professors, attend a Cal Poly sporting event, go bowl in the UU, hike to Architecture Graveyard, join a club...but most importantly, find a community! We will be here along the way to support you through your collegiate experience so don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your time here, YOU GOT THIS!"
— Danny Zavala, Cal Poly Scholars Academic Advisor

About Cal Poly Transfers

Cal Poly's transfer student population is incredibly diverse. We hope this page will help you learn more about our transfer population. To learn more about the transfer experience and hear about individual transfer students journey's before and during Cal Poly - check out our Transfer Student Spotlights.

753 New Transfer Students in 2019: Who are they?

Download the full fact sheet prepared by the Transfer Center to provide more visibility of the status and demographics of our transfer student population on campus. 

93.9% are California residents 40.5% of transfer students identify as underrepresented minority; compared to 20.8% of first-time freshmanage breakdown - 49.7% are 21 - 23 years, 25.77% are 18 - 20 years, 10.68% are 24 - 26 years, 6.95% are 27 - 30 years, 5.8% are 30+ years29% admitted transfer students were first generation; compared to 7% for first-time freshman. * CSU defines this as any college for either parent   44% female and 56% male * Data collected with a male/female binary CAFES 151 students, CAED 50 students, Engineering 198 students, CLA 161 students, CSM 81 students, OCOBS 112 students

Learn more about the overall Cal Poly transfer population 

Explore Cal Poly's Institutional Research Fact Book's

Explore the CSU Dashboard for the CSU GI 2025 Initiative 

The CSU is committed to utilizing evidenced-based decision making in support of our students’ success. The tools below are meant to engage our partners, foster cultures of inquiry, and help all stakeholders in this enterprise identify and pursue those changes with the greatest potential to benefit our students.

  • For Faculty, Staff, and Administrators, access detailed data analyses, visuals and predictive analytics with the CSU Student Success Dashboard.

    We encourage you to explore the equity gaps dashboard and the graduation initiative dashboard.

  • For the General Public, see information on enrollments, graduation rates and achievement gaps on CSU by the Numbers.

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