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

Recently Accepted Transfer Students

transfer students at beach bon fire at sunset  students at stadium event  library at dusk

Congratulations on being accepted to Cal Poly! We are excited to have you joining our Mustang community.

Now that you have been accepted, you will have to take some steps to complete your enrollment. You can review the information about steps for accepted transfer students on the Cal Poly Admissions website but you will need to manage everything through your My Cal Poly Portal.


Transfer Credits

  • Submit your final transcript no later than July 15th
    • Transfer credit processing (matriculation) will take some time, but you'll be notified when your credits have been evaluated - this process will be complete sometime in August before SLO Days. Learn more about transfer credit from the Office of the Registrar.
    • You will need to submit final transcript(s) from all colleges/universities you have attended.
      • Some students may need to submit other documents and will be notified accordingly. Any official AP or IB exams transfer students wish to receive college credit for should also be submitted by this date.
  • Cal Poly is unable to provide advising, consultation on courses to take, or discussion about course articulation for students until after they have committed, submitted their final transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended, and been matriculated by the Office for the Registrar.
    • ​​​​​During the summer SLO Days Orientation, you will have time to meet with your college to learn about which courses to take and the registration process.
    • Explore your degree flowchart (know that this is not the exact order you have to take things but rather a suggestion) - some colleges do have transfer specific flowcharts that can be found on their college specific transfer advising page.
    • If courses you thought would matriculate do not, you will be able to work with an advisor to evaluate if you should fill out a course substitution form for additional review and possible credit at that time.

Helpful Resources and Engagement Opportunities

Housing and Transportation

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

Registering for Fall Quarter

  • Incoming transfer registration happens after transfer SLO Days. Transfers are NOT given a block schedule - students will be registering for all their fall classes. 
    • Seats are held in classes for transfer students.
  • During SLO Days you will learn about Cal Poly's registration tools and have time to connect with an academic advisor about which classes you should register for.
    • You can look at the fall suggested courses lists on your colleges transfer page (from the resources page, click on academic advising, then choose your college).
  • Academic advisors cannot properly advise you until your courses have been matriculated and your degree progress report has been updated. This is why they cannot meet with you to discuss your courses for fall until SLO Days.


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