Student Exchange Programs

Cal Poly International Exchange Programs

See the Cal Poly International Exchange Programs web page for details on each exchange program available and how to apply. For more information, contact iep@calpoly.edu, call 756-1477, or visit IEP in 38-145.

Exchange students pay fees and earn credit at their home campus. Course credit from the host campus is posted as higher education transfer work on the Cal Poly transcript. The grades earned at the exchange campus are averaged in the higher education GPA.

CSU International Programs

Students can access the application online and additional information from the CSU International Programs website. IEP can be reached for general information, deadlines and further questions at 756-1477, or visit IEP in 38-145.

Participating students pay fees to Chancellor's Office and earn resident academic credit at their home campus.

Course work and grades are sent from the host campus to the Chancellor's Office where the work is transferred to Cal Poly credit. When the Office of the Registrar receives the Academic Report from the Chancellor's Office it adds the course work as resident credit on the official Cal Poly transcript, and applies it toward graduation reqiurements.

National Student Exchange

These programs allow students to attend another U.S. or Canadian campus and are coordinated by International Education and Programs. For more details on the program visit the National Student Exchange web page or contact IEP at 756-1744 or visit 38-145.

Course credit from the host campus is posted as higher education transfer work and individual courses are not included on the Cal Poly transcripts. The GPA earned at the exchange campus is averaged into the higher education GPA.

Intrasystem and Intersystem Enrollment Programs

Students enrolled at any CSU campus have access to courses at other CSU campuses on a space available basis unless the campus is impacted or admission to the desired program is closed. Students do not need to be formally admitted to attend the host campus.

Requirements & Limits for Applicants:

  • Applicants must be a current Cal Poly student in good academic standing.
  • Approval may be given for one host campus term only.
  • Undergraduates students have completed at least 12 units as a matriculated student at the home campus.
  • Graduate students have completed at least one term at the home campus as a matriculated student in a graduate program.

How to apply:

Intrasystem Visitor Application

Students complete Part I of the Intrasystem Visitor Application and submit to the Office of the Registrar, 01-222, at least four weeks prior to the host campus deadline. Part II is certified by the Registrar and sent to the host campus. Students contact the host campus for program availability, registration fees and enrollment policies. Students pay fees to the host campus.

Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment Application

CSU students may attend another CSU while attending their home campus without applying to the host campus or paying tuition fees at both campuses. Student complete Part I of the Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment application and submit to the Office of the Registrar, 01-222, at least four weeks prior to the host campus deadline. Part II is certified by the home campus and forwarded to the host campus. Students contact the host campus for program availability, deadlines and enrollment requirements. Students pay fees to the home campus.

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