Transfer Students

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Transfer Students

The Orfalea College of Business is dedicated to supporting our transfer students once admitted, during transition, and through graduation. On this page you will find access to the upcoming events, on-campus housing, Cal Poly resources, and much more.

If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at 805-756-2311.

Academic Advisor dedicated to supporting transfer students:


Academic Advisor
Office: 03-100

*Working remotely – contact via email or come to Transfer Student Drop In hours for quick questions!

Transfer Student Drop In Hours:

Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Transfer-Mation Peer Leaders

The Transfer-Mation Peer Leaders are current OCOB transfer students in their second year at Cal Poly. The Transfer-Mation Peer Leaders assist current transfer students and incoming transfer students with transition to Cal Poly. The Transfer-Mation Peer Leaders also plan and implement academic programs to help support transfer students during their time at Cal Poly.

Weekly  meetings where OCOB transfers are able to engage in conversations around issues and trends with transition to Cal Poly/OCOB.  The weekly meetings allow transfer students to network and build a sense of community within OCOB/Cal Poly. Transfer-Mation Talks are open to all OCOB/Cal Poly transfers. 

Winter 2021: Mondays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Zoom Meeting Link:

For updates on meeting days and times, sign up on our interest list

or join our Group me:

Email us at using your Cal Poly email with any questions.

Cal Poly Career Connections- Orfalea College of Business Transfer Alumni & Student Group- a network for current OCOB Transfer students and Alumni transfers with a Business degree or Business experience to collaborate and foster an ever-growing Transfer Community.  

Join our Orfalea College of Business Transfer Alumni & Student Group here!


Transfer Suggested Coursework 

Starting Cal Poly in Fall 2020? Check out the Transfer Suggested Coursework PDF handouts based on your major. The second page of the handout includes suggested coursework for each concentration as well as other resources and information.



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Industrial Technology & Packaging

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Important Information

After deciding upon a concentration, it is important to declare and begin taking courses as soon as possible. Concentration course offerings are dependent upon the number of students in that concentration. Please be advised that Industrial Technology and Packaging (ITP), Business and Economics transfer students are required to declare a concentration as soon as possible and no later than by the end of your first year at Cal Poly. Economics majors do not need to choose a concentration, but they can if they choose. Economic students who choose not to declare a concentration must fulfill the requirements of General Economics.

The Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) is a CSU-mandated program designed to ensure that students can write proficiently before they enter the professional work force. All Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including Master’s degrees and teaching credentials, must fulfill the GWR. This degree requirement must be fulfilled before a diploma can be awarded. Click HERE for more information.

All students are required to complete one USCP course. This requirement is fulfilled by courses in Major, Support, General Education (GE), or Free Elective category. As a transfer student you might have already completed this requirement, please refer to your Student Center’s Degree Progress Report.

Student Resources

Career Fairs, Resume Advice, and Preparing for Your Career

  • Make an appointment with Orfalea’s Career Readiness Advisor, Mallory Stoffel, via email at

Orfalea Career Readiness Center Office Hours: 

  • DROP-IN: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • APPOINTMENTS: Monday – Thursday from 12 – 3 PM & Friday from 10 AM – 12 PM

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 03-300D 
  • (805) 756–7119

Cal Poly Career Services:

  • Make an appointment with Orfalea’s Career Services Counselor, Travis Raynaud by calling 805-756-2501