Returning Students


In order to begin the process of returning, please review the following steps:

Step 1: Request a Former Student Evaluation.

This evaluation will confirm which classes are required to finish your degree, and provide confirmation of the catalog rights you have based on the dates you have attended Cal Poly. These details are crucial to academic planning, and we recommend completing this request before enrolling.

Former Student Evaluation Request

Step 2: Submit your Application

You will need to complete a returning student application through the CSU Application portal, for the same major you were pursuing when you last attended Cal Poly. Please note there are deadlines for each quarter of the academic year.

For important details regarding readmission to Cal Poly, please refer to the Admissions website below.

Returning Student Admissions

Step 3: Meet with an Academic Advisor

Once you have received your Former Student Evaluation, and have been successfully readmitted to Cal Poly, we recommend meeting with an academic advisor to develop a registration plan to complete the remaining degree requirements. If you are having any trouble with the steps listed above, please reach out to advising for assistance.

Meet with an Academic Advisor