Engineering Student Services Team
We're so glad you're here. Engineering Student Services is passionate about supporting our transfer students.
To help ease that transition, we’ve put together some information specific to our college – check it out below. Additionally, we encourage you to explore the general academic advising information for all Cal Poly transfer students and to connect with the Transfer Center for campus wide transfer resources, events, and support.
If you are a future Cal Poly transfer student, please visit Cal Poly Admissions for application criteria and deadlines.
To help you plan your future at Cal Poly, we believe it is important that you know the typical graduation timelines that you can expect for your major. As a whole, the College of Engineering has a 2-year transfer graduation rate of 8.9% (Fall 2018 admits).
Although this data* serves as a helpful guide, every transfer student is unique in that they bring in varied transfer coursework/credit. Once you begin classes at Cal Poly, we recommend making an appointment with an advisor to determine your expected graduation term.
Transfer flowcharts are posted under the "Major Specific Resources for..." section below.
*Data source: Based on data calculated from transfer students admitted Fall 2017. The timeline indicated is the term when 50% or more students have completed their degree.
Explore these helpful transfer specific resources for recently accepted transfer students. Read advice from Cal Poly transfer students, and staff and faculty that were transfer students themselves!
Register for and attend both SLO Days and Week of Welcome (WOW). During each of these orientation events, you'll get a chance to connect with us and the College of Engineering! We'll get you acquainted with Cal Poly and make sure you have all the important information about fall registration.
For general information on the registration process and tips, see University Advising's Transfer Student page.
Engineering Student Services is here to support you from day one! Currently, we are preparing Major Specific Resources to share with you so that you are prepared for fall registration.
You will be enrolled in the "College of Engineering Transfer SLO Days" Canvas course starting on July 15th. This course was created by advisors to give you all the information you need to prepare for registering for your first quarter! Please take time and complete it in its entirety.
Here are some important things to do during your first fall quarter at Cal Poly.
From now on, you'll register as a continuing student. The overall process remains the same, but the details will be different from when you registered for fall quarter.
Each quarter you will be assigned a date/time for registration, which is listed on the right side of the Student Center. This date and time is based on your actual academic progress level (how many degree applicable units you have completed), which is found on your academic progress gauge in PolyProfile. It will be updated after week 4 each quarter.
If you have questions about what to plan or how to use these tools, please make an appointment to see us.
Transfer Mentorship program
Our college has partnered with Mentor Collective to connect new transfer students with continuing students serving as mentors. We highly encourage all transfer students to register!
For questions or a link to sign up, please contact Ashlee Burt, one of our advisors.
People to Introduce yourself to
Connecting with the Transfer Community
The Transfer Center is a great resource and physical space to connect with current transfer students, find community, study, and more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have or for support in connecting to resources across campus.
Here are some wise things to do once you're starting to feel settled at Cal Poly.
This is just a sampling of the research opportunities in our college. Also talk with the LSAMP Program and your faculty advisor/mentor to find the right project for you!
Top 10 for Transfers Handout
Created for the National Transfer Student Week event on 10/21/21