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Transferring to Cal Poly SLO – any advice?

Hey guys! I'm thinking about transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. What are the transfer requirements, and do you have any tips for the transfer application process?

6 months ago

Hi! Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great choice and transferring can be an exciting opportunity. Here are some general requirements and tips to help you with the transfer application process:

1. Eligibility: To be eligible to transfer to Cal Poly SLO, you need to have at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) completed by the time you enroll. You must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in your college courses (higher for some majors). You can check if your courses are transferable using the ASSIST website.

2. Major-specific requirements: Cal Poly SLO admits students directly into their chosen major, so you need to fulfill the specific prerequisites for your intended major. Make sure to review the requirements for your major on Cal Poly's website and complete those courses before applying.

3. General Education (GE) courses: Aim to finish as many GE courses as possible before transferring, as Cal Poly SLO has specific GE requirements. Completing these courses can help improve your chances of admission and make your transition smoother.

4. Impacted majors: Some majors at Cal Poly SLO are impacted, meaning they are more competitive and have additional requirements. Research whether your intended major is impacted and if so, be prepared to meet those requirements and possibly have a higher GPA for a better chance of admission.

5. Stay organized: Create a timeline for the application process, including deadlines for submitting your application, transcripts, and any financial aid forms.

6. Resources: Utilize resources at your current college, such as your academic advisor or transfer center, to help with the application process. They can provide valuable insights and support.

Remember, each applicant's situation is unique, so focus on demonstrating your strengths and what you can bring to Cal Poly's community. Best of luck with your transfer application!

6 months ago

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