Spring Semester Begins
Cuesta College’s spring semester began Tuesday, January 19, 2016, and there is still time to register for courses. Students can continue to sign up for classes until January 31 with instructor approval. Currently, there are many courses still available in areas such as architecture, art, biology, business, chemistry, computer information systems, early childhood education, English, engineering, mathematics, Spanish and more. Courses are being offered at three locations – the San Luis Obispo Campus, the North County Campus in Paso Robles and the South County Center in Arroyo Grande – and online.
Additionally, the college offers a variety of less-than full-term courses that run between 17 and three weeks, and short-courses that can be completed in two weeks or less. For a look at course availability, go to www.cuesta.edu and click Find Classes.
This spring, the South County Center is offering a new mix of courses; those include traditional college courses that apply toward college degrees and transfer, courses for students who are still in high school that apply toward high school credit and/or college credit, and GED preparation non-credit courses for residents without a high school diploma. The Center is also offering free Emeritus College non-credit courses for adults. More information on the South County Center, which is located on the Arroyo Grande High School campus, can be found online at www.bit.ly/cuestasouthcounty.
Currently, 8,718 students are enrolled in courses at Cuesta College for the spring 2016 semester, which is nearly equal to enrollment figures from the opening of spring 2015. Approximately 56 percent of students are taking classes at the San Luis Obispo campus, while about 17 percent are attending the North County Campus. More than 24 percent are enrolled as distance education students and about three percent will receive instruction at the South County Center.
For the first two weeks of school, Cuesta College students can take advantage of free Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and South County Transit (SCT) rides. During the period of January 19 through February 2, students need only to show their college ID or a copy of a student schedule to obtain free bus service.
Course fees are $46 per unit. The spring semester will run through graduation day on May 20. Students with questions regarding registration are encouraged to visit http://www.cuesta.edu/student/getstarted/register/.