Resources

There are many resources available both on campus and off to help you make the most of your college experience. 

Academic

All students are recommended to review and familiarize themselves with advising.calpoly.edu.  This website provides extensive information on a variety of advising topics including: upcoming workshops, tutoring, registration tools and much more!

Summer School Options this website goes over everything you need to know if you are planning on taking courses at Cal Poly, community college, online or out-of-state over summer.

How to use assist.org this handout will help you determine how to find equivalent courses from other California colleges that will transfer to Cal Poly.

How to find online course using CVC.edu

College Source (catalogs on-line) provides catalog information for colleges throughout the United States

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit lists Cal Poly courses that can be fulfilled through credit earned by passing Advanced Placement tests

Mustang Success Center The Mustang Success Center coordinates and provides timely, effective advising services to first and second year students, first year transfer students, and student-athletes.

Health and Counseling Services do not hesitate to take advantage of the many services offered by this department

The Academic Skills Center (ASC) offers a variety of retention programs and campus support services including Student Success Seminars, Online Study Skills Library available 24 hours a day, Study Session Program and Campus Tutoring Resource List.

Cal Poly Catalog provides general information, course descriptions, curriculum requirements for all majors, and university policy and procedures

Cal Poly Residential Life includes great tips to contribute to your academic success (i.e. tips on note taking, studying, test taking and many more)

How To Study a comprehensive online inventory of study skills strategies, including videos, links, articles, and virtual tools

Study Skills Resources for Engineering Students a list of links and articles specifically geared towards studying for engineering

Learning Style Inventory an online self-assessment to learn more about your individual learning style

Study Guides & Strategies comprehensive overview site of study skills from time management to test preparation and reading strategies

Cal Poly Study Skills Library from Cal Poly’s Academic Skills Center, online resources from Student Success Seminar topics. Includes time management schedules.

Office of the Registrar provides student information about registration, degree progress, calendars and deadlines as well as commonly used forms

Registration information about University fees, adding and dropping a class, exceeding maximum unit load, holds, CR/NC grading - engineering students may not take major/support courses CR/NC, withdrawal guidelines, and prerequisite overrides

Social

Wellbeing Resources  Campus Health and Wellbeing has developed a list of resources relative to five wellbeing elements: career, social/community, physical/emotional and financial

Clubs Extensive list of the clubs offered at Cal Poly

Student Life and Leadership Cal Poly’s department for student and campus life. Includes announcements of upcoming camps events and overview of department programs

ASI directory of all campus-wide clubs

San Luis Obispo County Events County Visitor’s Bureau Calendar of Events

Professional

Cal Poly Career Services  Career Services offers a variety of helpful workshops, services, and resources to help students prepare for a internship or career!

Engineering Informal Interviews Career Services has conducted interviews with alunmi from Cal Poly's engineering programs.  These are a great resource to research opportunities in the engineerings field.  

Mustang Jobs Mustang Jobs is Cal Poly Career Services’ online job database specifically for students and alumni.  Find and apply to on-campus and local part-time jobs, Federal Work Study jobs, internships, Co-ops, and career positions. MustangJOBS also provides access to On-Campus Interview signups, Company Networking Sessions, Career Fair information, and resume book opt-in. Access it through your Portal on the Main Tabs page.

LinkedIn  Professional Networking Site 

Sloane Career Cornerstone career planning tool with many Engineering and science-focused tracks. Includes overviews of each Engineering discipline