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Welcome to PolyPlanner

PolyPlanner is a required planning tool that enables students to select either their course choices or a message for future terms. These plans provide valuable course demand data to Cal Poly, and departments use the information to determine their future course offerings. PolyPlanner data improves course availability and helps students graduate on time.


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Compliance Guidelines

There are two required components each term:

  1. Login requirement—Log in at least once each term. The login window is between the end of Add/Drop for the current term and the end of Add/Drop for the next term (excluding summer). The Add/Drop deadline falls on the 8th business day of each term. Check important dates on Compliance Calendar (below) or the Office of the Registrar’s Calendars and Deadlines page.
  2. Planning requirement—Always have the current and future two terms planned. Update PolyPlanner any time your plans change. This alerts campus about your new course preferences. Accuracy also helps during registration, since data is exported directly to PASS.

Students should immediately update PolyPlanner to reflect any necessary changes to current or future plans.

Compliance Calendar

Year Registration Term Login Window Terms Required
2018-19 Fall 2018 1/19/18 – 4/11/18 5:00 p.m. Spring, Fall, Winter
  Winter 2019 4/12/18 – 10/1/18 5:00 p.m. Fall, Winter, Spring
  Spring 2019 10/2/18 – 1/16/19 5:00 p.m. Winter, Spring, Fall
2019-20 Fall 2019 1/17/19 - 4/11/19 5:00 p.m. Spring, Fall, Winter
  Winter 2020 4/12/19 - 9/30/19 5:00 p.m. Fall, Winter, Spring
  Spring 2020 10/1/19 - 1//15/20 5:00 p.m. Winter, Spring, Fall

Although PolyPlanner compliance standards are strictly enforced, non-compliant students can request an exception. Non-compliant students must demonstrate that their non-compliant status is due to circumstances beyond their control. The PolyPlanner Non-Compliant Exception Request Form is submitted online.


Exploring PolyPlanner

Understanding the PolyPlanner Legend and Icons

Updating and Planning Your PolyPlanner Terms

Contact Us

General Assistance:

Mustang Success Center

Phone: 805-756-6211


Technical Assistance:

Office of the Registrar

Phone: 805-756-6037


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