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Freshman Registration Information

Fall Quarter Registration

First-time freshman are enrolled in classes for fall quarter and will be able to view their schedules on their Student Center on August 10th, 2016. Block scheduling was designed to get freshman into classes chosen by their major and makes every effort to consider a student's academic history (placement exams, AP exam credit).

Freshman have the opportunity to add classes in Student Center after their scheduled appointment time begins. Please see the Registration Rotation Schedule for New Students to find your appointment time. We discourage freshman from adjusting their schedules unless they need to add additional units or a different class based on credit not yet reflected in their academic record.

Plan A Student Schedule - PASS

Students search for classes and plan and save potential class schedules in PASS before registering in Student Center. PASS shows available seats and a waitlist if one has started. Please note: if there is a waitlist and PASS indicates that there are seats available, you may opt to add yourself to the waitlist. When the waitlist process runs overnight, students are added to the class in the order listed on the waitlist if they have met the requisites, there are seats available, and there is no conflict with the student’s existing schedule. PASS enrollment updates every 5 minutes and the waitlist runs nightly. Please watch the PASS demo for additional information.


When your appointment time starts you will be able to access registration in your Student Center. Have the class numbers from PASS ready for the class(es) you want to add, or push the classes you want from PASS to your Student Center. Watch the Registration demos before you register to get familiar with the registration system.

Verify and print your schedule

Always print your schedule after you register or make any changes. Check your schedule online before classes begin for possible classroom changes. Some instructors line-drop students who do not attend the first class meeting, but many rely on students to drop the class. Students are responsible for knowing what classes are in their final schedule and have until the eighth day of instruction to add or drop a class.

Degree Progress Report

The DPR is an interactive advising tool that provides an up-to-date assessment of students' academic progress to graduation. Watch how to Access your DPR and then the DPR Demo for an explanation on how to use this resource.

Update PolyPlanner

After you have obtained your fall class schedule, you should go to PolyPlanner and make updates to your plan. 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. View our FAQs or our Video Tours and Tips.

Other Academic Credit

Watch the AP Matrix Demo for information on how AP and IB test credit scores can count towards Cal Poly credit. When scores are received by Cal Poly they become viewable on Poly Profile via the “Test Credit Detail” link. College transfer work can be viewed on Poly Profile via “Higher Education Credit Detail” link and will be processed later in Fall Quarter, as resources must be devoted to other degree evaluation activities during this time. The Poly Profile Demo shows how to find this information in your Poly Profile and what other academic information you will find there.

Fee Payment Information

For information on tuition and fee payments please visit the Student Accounts website.

Update address/email information

Keep your addresses and phone records current while you are enrolled at Cal Poly. To update go to the Personal Info tab on

Know your privacy rights

Additional information regarding FERPA.


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