Prospective Transfer Students

Transfer Selection Criteria

Cal Poly will accept applications for admission consideration from upper-division transfer applicants who will have 60 or more transferable semester units (90 quarter units) by the time of transfer.

For Information regarding the selection criteria for incoming Transfer Students, go to Cal Poly's Transfer Selection Criteria web page. The navigation bar on the right hand side will answer questions related to application date(s), selection criteria, and the selection timeline.


ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

Go to the ASSIST web site

Transferable Courses

Revised 12.17.09

Cal Poly Course Cuesta Course
ARCH 105/106 CTECH 250
BRAE 239 CTECH 201
BUS 207 BUS 218
BUS 212 or BUS 214 BUS 251 OR BUS 201A
BUS 215 BUS 201B
ECON 221 ECON 201B
ECON 222 ECON 201A
GEOL 201 GEOL 210
MATH 141 & 142 MATH 265A (Talk to the Dept before taking this class)
PHYS 131 & 132 PHYS 208A (Talk to the Dept before taking this class)
CHEM 124 or 127 CHEM 201A
STAT 251 MATH 247
CM 211 ARCH 242 w/ Portfolio Review (Talk to the Dept before taking this class)


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