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CAL POLY REGISTRATION

Students search for classes, plan and save potential class schedules in PASS (Plan a Student Schedule) and register for classes in your Student Center. Registration appointment times are found in your Cal Poly Portal Academics tab, in your Student Center or on the Registration Rotation Schedule found in Calendars and Deadlines. PASS and your Student Center are available in the portal on the Registration and Enrollment tab under single click links.

Student Definitions

CONTINUING STUDENT

Enrolled in classes at Cal Poly without being absent more than two consecutive quarters (excluding summer term). Students on approved leaves of absence, Cal Poly Study Abroad or Exchange Programs are considered continuing students.

If you have not attended any of these consecutive quarters: Then the Next quarter you have to attend to avoid discontinuation is:
Winter, Spring, Summer Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall Winter
Fall, Winter Spring

If you are not eligible to register at the university, the registration system will direct you to contact the Admissions Office at (805) 756-2311 for information and instructions.

QUALIFIED STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (with prior approval)

Some students with documented disabilities may qualify for Priority Registration. Please review the eligibility criteria at http://drc.calpoly.edu/content/services/priority_registration and contact the Disability Resource Center (805) 756-1395 for more information.

EXTENDED EDUCATION STUDENT

You may enroll in regular classes offered by the university through Open University if you meet eligibility requirements and are not a matriculated Cal Poly student. You may also enroll for extension or vocational courses, workshops, or other programs which offer academic or professional credit. For more information, contact the Extended Education Office at (805) 756-2053.

FORMER STUDENT

You matriculated previously but have not enrolled in classes for two consecutive terms (excluding Summer term) and must reapply for re-admission (See chart above in Continuing Student).

POSTBACCALAUREATE STUDENT: (Graduate Student)

Hold a bachelor's degree and admitted to a master's degree, credential, or certificate program. A new post baccalaureate student qualifies for registration as a New Student for the first term. A Cal Poly student admitted to a post baccalaureate program will not be allowed to register for more than one term without proof of bachelor's degree completion. Courses taken during that term will not automatically apply toward post baccalaureate work without special approval.

POSTBACCALAUREATE STUDENT

(2nd Bachelor's Student) Students that hold a bachelor's degree and admitted to pursue a second bachelor's degree or to enroll for professional development courses. Students fall under the same rules as other undergraduate students for honors and probation considerations and register as a New Student the first term and then as a Continuing Student.

NEW STUDENT

First-time freshman, first-time transfer student from another college, or first term in a post baccalaureate program. (You do not qualify if you are a California resident aged 60 or older, a CSU intra-system visitor, or a transitory student who has been admitted for one term only.)

SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS

If you are in a program which qualifies you for Special Exceptions registration, confirm with your sponsor that your name and correct ID number have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar at least two weeks before registration begins.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Admitted to the university and have not yet been awarded an initial bachelor's degree.

POLYPLANNER NON-COMPLIANT

Students that have not met the PolyPlanner requirement are assigned the last registration appointment and are not eligible to select a priority or receive a special exception.​

 

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