Former Returning Students in Good Standing

Former returning students in good standing are considered students who completed their last quarter at Cal Poly with GPA’s above a 2.0 and have no registration holds due to academic probation or administrative probation. These students will be accepted back to their former majors upon completion of a readmission application.

Former returning students must submit an application form to the Admissions Office. The paper application can be found at or at the Cal Poly Admissions Office (Building 172H, Second Floor).  The readmission deadlines to return to the same major are:

  • Summer Quarter: closed
  • Fall Quarter: July 1st
  • Winter Quarter: October 1st
  • Spring Quarter: February 1st

Former returning students in good standing can choose to apply to a different major at Cal Poly, yet they will compete for a slot as a new transfer student within the new major. They will be required to meet the transfer requirements listed on and must submit an application by the deadlines posted on the Admissions website.