The Transfer Center is here to:
- Support and connect students to resources (check out our transfer academic coaches.
- Create transfer community through events, our Instagram, and our center in Bldg 52 room E30.
- Advocate and amplify transfer student voices through our Transfer Student Advisory Council, be sure to connect with us if you are interested in sharing your story.
- If you experience a bias incident, please fill out this form and/or connect with our staff and we will support you with resources, how to file a report, and more. For any bias incident you experience on campus you can also reach out directly to the Dean of Students for support. We are here for you and want to support you.
Some questions you have be answered by other departments:
- We do not have access to your admissions files. All questions or concerns during the application process must be directed to Admissions.
- All academic advising is done through the college. Contact your College's Academic Advising Centers.
- We do not have access to your financial aid package, please contact Financial Aid for any questions you have.
- For orientation questions (Open House, SLO Days, and WOW) contact New Student and Transition Programs.
- For students who have served in the US Military or are the child/spouse of someone who served, reach out to the Center for Military-Connected Students for support and benefits.
If you need assistance in connecting with one of the offices above you can reach out to us.
Transfer Center Contact Information
Our physical space, Bldg 52 Rm E30, is closed because of COVID-19.
Spring Quarter Drop-ins
Mon - Fri. 12:00 - 1:00pm
Tuesday 5 - 7pm
Meet Our Staff
Coordinator, Transfer Center
Heather is the Coordinator of the Transfer Center. She is originally from Claremont, CA and studied Environmental-Sociology and Economics at Whitman College. She completed her M.A. in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University while working in leadership education, facilitating social justice programs, and mediating student conduct and conflict resolution at University of Michigan. She has been working for Outward Bound (in North Carolina, Florida, and Washington) as an instructor on backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing courses since 2013.
She strives to support students in thriving in and outside the classroom at Cal Poly and is very excited to be a part of the Centers team. Heather is passionate about education, advocacy, accompliceship and social justice and believes that Cal Poly will not be the best educational experience it can be until all students feel seen, heard, and that they belong here. In addition to her passion for supporting the college experience, Heather enjoys getting outside, cooking, spending time (in person or on the phone) connecting with friends and family, and playing with her cat Tux (often featured in our centers instagram).
Graduate Assistant, Transfer Center
Montana is the Graduate Intern in the Transfer Center. She is originally from San Diego, CA and studied History at UCLA. She is currently earning her M.S. in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs at Cal Poly. Along with working at the Transfer Center, Montana works closely with New Student and Transition Programs, specializing in the Transfer Orientation Experience. She previously worked as a study abroad advisor, guiding students through the study abroad process, which led her to her passion for higher education and student affairs.
Outside of academics, she enjoys working with students on their personal and professional development and is very excited to be a part of the Center's team. Montana is passionate about education, advocacy, mindfulness and relationship-building and believes in the power of community. Creating a sense of belonging for transfer students at Cal Poly where students feel seen, heard, and supported, is one of her biggest goals. In addition to her passion for enhancing the transfer experience, some of Montana's favorite things are: coffee shops, connecting with friends, reading, camping and traveling around the world.
Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Francisco is a student assistant at the Transfer Center and he focuses on our Transfer Dialogues and prospective student outreach. He is an Aerospace Engineering major who transferred here in fall 2019 from Sacramento City College. He is originally from Davis, CA. He enjoys providing support for students to achieve their goals. Francisco is also the Transfer Representative for Cal Poly's SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers).
Outside of school, he likes to work on cars, go out with friends, wok on projects, spend time outdoors, and he study at Front Porch. His goal is to help transfer students feel at home at Cal Poly.
Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Kaylee is a student assistant at the Transfer Center focused on community building and planning exciting events. She is a third year student who transferred from Cuesta College and she is majoring in Mathematics with a Teaching Concentration. Kaylee is originally from Salinas, CA where she fostered her love for traveling, mentorship, and community involvement. She is currently involved in the Student California Teacher’s Association as well as the Future Math Educators Club.
In her free time, Kaylee enjoys the outdoors such as hiking, camping, and going to the beach. Fun fact: she went skydiving in Hawaii for her 18th birthday! She also enjoys creative activities such as painting and knitting. She aims to foster a welcoming and encouraging environment at the Transfer Center and help all transfer students find their place at Cal Poly.
Outreach Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Amir is a third-year student in the Orfalea College of Business who transferred to Cal Poly from Cuesta College. Originally from Colorado, he loves hiking, camping and snowboarding and enjoys just about every sport there is. He also values quality time with family, being with friends, and gaining new insights and experiences through traveling.
Amir enjoys developing thought out, comprehensive approaches to help others succeed with their objectives. Through the transfer center newsletter, he hopes to help students be aware of the resources that are available to them, to be a helping hand to others, and to aid students in feeling empowered in their college journey.
Academic Coach, Transfer Center
Aziza is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center. She is an Environmental Protection & Management major minoring in Sustainable Environments from Sacramento, CA. She previously worked as a peer mentor at American River College before transferring to Cal Poly, where she grew passionate about helping her fellow transfer students prepare for transferring into a four year university.
Outside of school, she has strong interests in learning about the environment, zero-waste, sustainability, and environmental justice. In addition to learning about the environment, she enjoys hiking, nature walks, completing D.I.Y. projects, playing video games, and playing with her dog Pepper. She hopes to continue to provide support to help her peers smoothly transition and fully enhance their Cal Poly experience.
academic Coach, Transfer Center
Erik is a transfer academic coach at the Transfer Center. He is studying Aerospace Engineering and transferred from Shasta College in beautiful Redding, CA. Erik wishes to pass on the knowledge of campus resources onto future transfer students so they can have a welcoming experience here at Cal Poly. Erik is also part of several on campus organizations such as CORE and EPIC as well as different clubs such as SHPE (Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers).
As a NorCal native, Erik loves everything involving the outdoors ranging from hiking, camping, and even cliff-jumping! Getting to know people on a personal level is something he strives for, so he is excited to share his experiences and develop genuine connections with everyone who passes by the Transfer Center.
graphic Design Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Ryann is a student assistant and graphic designer at the Transfer Center. She is a Graphic Communications major, Design Reproduction Technology concentration, originally from snow-covered Wyoming. A passion of hers is effectively creating a visual that represents a mission, such as that of the Transfer Center, and impacts an audience.
Outside of school, she loves to go to concerts, explore new scenery, ski or snowboard, and live in the moment with friends and family. You may find her hammocking at Pismo Beach, talking to GrC professors or ordering her millionth chai at Kreuzberg California. By working at the Transfer Center, she is hoping to showcase the wonderful environment this community has to offer.