Transfer Students

 Join us in person on Monday evenings from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Building 3 (College of Business) Room 207.

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.

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.

Meet the Transfer-Mation Peer Leaders:



Information Systems



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. 

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

Location: Building 3 Room 207 (College of Business)

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.

Schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor or Graduate Advisor to review any of the following:

  • Degree Progress/Graduation Checks
  • Registration Questions/Course Scheduling
  • Concentration Exploration
  • Academic Probation
  • Personal/Sensitive Situations
  • General Advising/Resources
OCOB Peer Advising
Peer Advisors are highly trained on Cal Poly’s academic policies and can answer many of the same questions that professional advisors can. 
Visit our advising web page to access our Virtual Office and schedule appointments.
Nayeli Perez Gonzalez
Graduate Assistant
  • Personal and Professional Goal Setting
  • General Academic Advising Questions
  • Sensitive Student Concerns
Click here to schedule an appointment with Nayeli.
Academic Advisor
  • Transfer Student Support & Advising
  • General Academic Advising Questions
  • Sensitive Student Concerns
Click here to schedule an appointment with Chris.

Do you have quick questions that don’t require an appointment? Come to Transfer Drop-in hours: 

Thursday 10 AM – 11 AM

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!



I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Career Fairs, Resume Advice, and Preparing for Your Career

Whether you are trying to decide on a concentration or starting the internship search, the Career Readiness Center is here to help you with all your career questions. Career Peer Advisors can help you write your resume, apply for jobs and internships, and prepare for interviews. If you need any support or have any questions, visit our drop-ins (located in the Business Lab 03-300D), make an appointment or email 

  • 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 9 AM – 5 PM
  • APPOINTMENTS: Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 5 PM & Friday from 10 AM – 2 PM

Contact Information:

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


Cal Poly Career Services:

  • Visit the Career Services Website for upcoming Career Fairs & Events HERE
  • Make an appointment with Orfalea’s Career Services Counselor, Travis Raynaud by calling 805-756-2501

Cal Poly’s Transfer Center is committed to supporting all transfer students on campus and they have tons of resources and events going on all the time. We encourage you to get involved with their programs and use their resources as well.

Transfer Center Website

Transfer Programs and Events 




Transfer Suggested Coursework 

Starting Cal Poly in Fall 2021? 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.



Click here to view PDF



Click here to view PDF


Industrial Technology & Packaging

Click here to view PDF



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