More than 9,000 Cuesta College students are enrolled for spring classes that begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. They will see increased library hours in North County and can ride area buses free the first weeks of the semester.

Students can add a class with an instructor’s approval until Feb. 3. Check class availability by clicking on “Find Classes” link on

As of Friday, Jan. 18, 9,031 students were registered to take courses on Cuesta’s San Luis Obispo and North County campuses, its South County Center at Arroyo Grande High School or online through the college’s Distance Education Program for the spring semester, which continues through May 24.

The student population is down compared with last year, but spring students are taking a greater number of classes. As a result, the college’s full-time equivalent student count, which is based on a state-funding formula, is ahead of where it was in 2012.

Thanks to a generous grant by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, the college is again teaming up with Regional Transit Authority to offer free bus service for Cuesta students the first two weeks of class — Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. Students attending the college’s North County campus in Paso Robles ride free on Route No. 9 year-round. Reduced rates on 31-day RTA passes for Cuesta students are available at the Main Campus Cashier’s Office for $40 while supplies last.

Cuesta College's North County campus will offer extended library hours from February to April. The Schwartz Learning Resource Center will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Feb. 9 and 23; March 9 and 23; and April 13 and 27.

To enroll in spring classes, call 546-3100 or visit

Jay Thompson | (805) 546-3100, ext. 2636 | Email: | Posted Jan. 22, 2013