Engineering Student Services Team
Former returning students are students who are no longer matriculated at Cal Poly (did not attend for three consecutive quarters and are not on an official leave).
Students considered not in good standing include those who were formally disqualified from the university, those who left with one or more grade point averages below a 2.0 their last quarter at Cal Poly, and/or they have one or more registration holds due to academic or administrative probation. Students who are formally disqualified must meet the readmission criteria prior to returning to College of Engineering. Students who break their enrollment when they are not in good standing must also meet the readmission criteria that formally disqualified students must meet prior to returning to the College of Engineering.
Students should read through this presentation in detail before moving forward. This will provide guidance and clarity on the readmission process and will help identify your category for the next step.
The readmission criteria is based upon how many lower-division units a students has left to complete and available to them at a community college. Readmission is also possible for students with only upper-division units remaining (see Category 3 below). Students must create a Readmission Agreement with the College of Engineering indicating the courses they plan to take at a community college to meet the readmission criteria (listed below). Students that meet the requirements are guaranteed readmission to their former major.
Now it is time to start the Readmission Agreement. After the agreement is submitted it will be reviewed by an advisor and the advisor will contact the student with the next steps.
This link will provide more information on application term deadlines and link to the application: https://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/returning. Prior to submitting the application, the student must confirm with their advisor that they are eligible to apply for readmission.