Engineering Student Services Team
Thank you for your interest in readmission! We are here to help you navigate this process and hope that this page will answer many of your questions about returning to Cal Poly.
You are considered a "former returning student" if you are no longer matriculated at Cal Poly (did not attend for three consecutive quarters and are not on an official leave).
You are considered "not in good standing" if you were formally disqualified from the university, you left with one or more grade point averages below a 2.0 in your last quarter at Cal Poly, and/or if you have one or more registration holds due to academic or administrative probation. If you were formally disqualified, you must meet the readmission criteria prior to returning to the College of Engineering. If you broke your enrollment when you were not in good standing, you must also meet this criteria prior to returning to the College of Engineering.
Please 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 you have left to complete and are available to you at a community college. Readmission is also possible if you only have upper-division units remaining (see Category 3 below). You must create a Readmission Agreement with the College of Engineering indicating the courses you plan to take to meet the readmission criteria (listed below). If you meet the requirements, you are guaranteed readmission to your former major.
Please start the Readmission Agreement. After you submit the agreement, it will be reviewed by an advisor and the advisor will contact you with the next steps.
The Admissions website provides more information on application term deadlines and the readmission application. Prior to submitting the application, you must confirm with your advisor that you are eligible to apply for readmission.