CAED Transfer Students


We're so glad you are here! CAED Advising is excited to support transfer students transitioning to and through Cal Poly.

To help ease that transition, we’ve compiled some information specific to our college – check it out below. 
Additionally, we encourage you to explore the general academic advising information for all Cal Poly transfer students and to connect with the Transfer Center for campus-wide transfer resources, events, and support.

Future Transfer Students

If you are a future Cal Poly transfer student, please visit Cal Poly Admissions for application criteria and deadlines.

Newly Admitted Transfer Students


  1. Congratulations! Check out this Recently Admitted Transfer Student Information
  2. Don't worry about transfer credits just yet. The processing will take some time, but you'll be notified when your credits have been evaluated. Learn more about transfer credit from the Office of the Registrar.
  3. Explore these helpful transfer specific resources for recently accepted transfer students. Read advice from Cal Poly transfer students, and staff and faculty that were transfer students themselves!


Register for and attend both SLO Days and Week of Welcome (WOW). During each of these orientation events, you'll get a chance to meet us! We'll get you acquainted with Cal Poly and make sure you have all the essential information about fall registration.


First Quarter at Cal Poly

Here are some important things to do during your first quarter at Cal Poly.

Each quarter you will be assigned a date/time for registration, which is listed on the right side of the Student Center (open link in new tab). This date and time are based on your academic progress level (how many degree-applicable units you have completed), found on your academic progress gauge in PolyProfile. It will be updated after week 4 each quarter.

For more information on how to use these tools please click here (open link in new tab). If you have any other questions, please contact the CAED Advising Center (open link in new tab).

Getting Connected

  1. It's important to get to know your CAED Advisors.
  2. We highly recommend connecting with your faculty advisor right away.
  3. Your major department's administrative staff is a great resource.
  4. Schedule an appointment with your CAED Career Counselor, Jade Moreno
  5. Make connection with our college librarian, Jesse Vestermark
  6. Get to know the Transfer Center staff

The Transfer Center is a great resource and physical space to connect with current transfer students, find community, study, and more.

Email for any questions you may have or for support in connecting to resources across campus.

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