Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

The Orfalea College of Business is dedicated to supporting our transfer students before enrollment, 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.

Academic Advisor dedicated to supporting transfer students:

Yovani Alexander

Orfalea Student Services, Bldg. 03, Room 100

Starting Fall 2017…

Transfer Suggested Coursework

Check out the Transfer Suggested Coursework PDF handouts based on your major. The second page of the handout includes suggested coursework for each concentration.

Business Click HERE                     Economics Click HERE                   Industrial Technology & Packaging Click HERE

Movable Flowcharts

Use this new cool tool to plan your classes for the next two years at Cal Poly. Download the Microsoft Excel Movable Flowchart based on your major by clicking below. The first tab of the document contains instructions. After downloading, make sure you save it to your documents!

Business Click HERE                   Economics Click HERE                   Industrial Technology & Packaging Click HERE

Get Connected! NEW FOR Winter 2018

Have a quick question? Need to talk about an urgent matter? Stop by during Transfer Drop In Hours:

Transfer Tuesday's Drop In Hours 
 11:10 am to 12:30 pm, Building 3 Room 100. Every Tuesday, starting week 2!

Other Upcoming Events

Coming soon.

Important Information:

Graduation Writing Requirement

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.

United States Cultural Pluralism Requirement

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.

Declare Your Concentration

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 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 a 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.

Student Resources

 Career Fairs, Resume Advice, and Preparing for Your Career

  • Visit the Career Services Website for upcoming Career Fairs & Events HERE
  • Make an appointment with Orfalea’s Career Readiness Advisor, Chelsea Kidwell, via email at
  • Orfalea’s academic year resume review drop-in hours: Drop into 03-300D to meet with a Career Peer Advisor Monday – Friday between 10:00am and 3:00pm!
  • Make an appointment with Orfalea’s Career Services Counselor, Katie Ottoson by calling 805-756-2501