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Welcome to PolyPlanner

PolyPlanner is a required tool that enables you to select course choices or share a “message” (regarding an intended absence) for future terms. Updating PolyPlanner improves course availability and helps you graduate on time by providing valuable course demand data to Cal Poly.


Compliance Guidelines

There are two requirements each term:

  1. Login requirement—Log in at least once 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 two future terms planned (excluding summer). 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 (Plan a Student Schedule).


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
2020-21 Fall 2020 1/16/20 - 4/15/20 5:00 p.m. Spring, Fall, Winter

All undergraduate students are required to use PolyPlanner. Non-compliant students can request an exception by submitting the PolyPlanner Non-Compliant Exception Request Form 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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