Welcome! Cuesta College can help you pursue your dreams and achieve your goals. There is no fee to apply to Cuesta College except for International F1 Visa students. Cuesta College admits students who can meet certain requirements.
Prior to registering, you will need to submit an admission application if:
Additional admission requirements must be completed prior to enrolling for Enrichment students, International students and for the Allied Health Programs. Visit the Veterans web site for steps to complete to start your benefits at Cuesta or transfer to Cuesta if you have used benefits at another school. Information en Espanol.
Application dates and schedule availability:
Several Types of Financial Aid Are Available At Cuesta:
Applying for financial aid is a multi-step process that starts with FAFSA or Cal Dream Application.
State Grants and Cuesta Scholarship have a deadline of March 2nd every year!
You can apply for the other types of aid throughout the year!
Visit our Financial Aid Homepage for details!
Official transcripts are required to satisfy Course Prerequisites, Financial Aid Eligibility, Student Education Plans, GE Certifications, and Degree and Certificate Evaluations at Cuesta College.
Official transcripts from high school, college, or university can be sent:
Cuesta College Records Office PO Box 8106 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Transcripts should be submitted ahead of registration, in time for academic advising and prerequisite clearance. Read more about transcripts on this page.
(Go to Step 5 if you have completed English/math college-level coursework with a grade of C or better at another college for prerequisite clearance.)
Complete Math and English assessment tests in order to identify your skill level and appropriately direct you to courses for which you are prepared. Please see alternative to testing - Read More
Please review the testing calendar for days, times and locations that walk-in assessment testing is available. Remember to bring your student id number and photo id.
Effective Fall 2014,
will be given to students who complete assessment, orientation, and a student education plan - Read More
Prerequisites, corequisites, and advisories are intended to enhance your success in a particular class. If you have not met a prerequisite or corequisite, as listed in the online class finder, you may not be allowed to enroll or remain enrolled in the course. Read More
Various prerequisite clearance forms are available for different circumstances. Plan ahead; prerequisite clearance is not immediate. Read More
During your Cuesta College New Student Orientation, you will learn about the requirements needed to meet your educational goal and have the opportunity to build a first semester class schedule.
Login to myCuesta account, click on the Student tab, and choose Online Orientation from the Steps to Success channel. See Instructions
myCuesta Monday (only offered in the months of June and July). In person orientation and small group advising lead by Cuesta College Counselors. Appointment Required. Call (805) 546-3951 to sign up. See Instructions
Counselors are master's level professionals who are trained to provide personal, academic, and career counseling services. Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
Effective Fall 2014 Priority Registration will be given to students who work with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan, succeed in their classes and stay on track. Read more
To register for classes, students login to the myCuesta web portal. See Instructions (PDF)
Click here for registration dates/times, forms/policies, and waitlist information.
Fees are due at the time of registration. Students are not dropped for failing to pay registration fees and will not receive a billing statement. Students may pay fees owed by the following methods:
Please review the Fee Schedule and Refund Policy. Deadline to drop classes for a full or partial refund are posted on your myCuesta Class Schedule Receipt or by clicking on the CRN after search results in the online Class Finder.
Holds are placed on all student accounts with a balance due. Holds restrict access to official and unofficial transcripts, as well as, grades and future registrations.
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