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Cuesta College students' permanent academic records are maintained by the Admissions and Records Office. A transcript is the student's permanent academic record, which includes all courses completed, all grades received, all honors received, and certificates/degrees conferred to a student. 

Academic Policies

Academic Renewal - previously recorded substandard work may be disregarded
Academic Standing - good academic standing and dismissal status
Course Repetition Policy - grade alleviation for course repeats
Dropping Courses - withdrawal with or without W symbol, military withdrawal
FERPA - student rights to their education records, release of information
Grading - grading symbols, grade point scale, grade changes
Scholastic Honors - Academic Honor List
Transcripts - how to order official transcripts, paper or electronic format

Enrollment & Degree Verification

Cuesta College has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide students, alumni, lending institutions, employers, and other organizations the ability to obtain immediate (24/7), affordable, online enrollment and/or degree verification.

Verification Services - Degree and Enrollment

Students may also come in-person and request an enrollment verification at a Registration Center.  Photo ID is required.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Submission: 

The fastest and most secure way for student's Cal Grant GPA to be submitted is electronically to the California Student Aid Commission’s system. If you have a valid Social Security number submitted on your Cuesta admission application and have completed 24 degree applicable units at Cuesta, your GPA verification will be submitted electronically from Cuesta by the March 2nd and September 2nd deadlines every year.  Criteria to be submitted:  1) Have a valid Social Security number submitted with your admission application and 2) completed 24 degree applicable credits at Cuesta College. 

Refer to Financial Aid to determine your situation if you have less than the required credits completed at Cuesta (i.e. high school Senior, completed less than 24 degree applicable credits at Cuesta, completed some credits at Cuesta and another college or in high school, etc.).

If you do not have a valid Social Security number (i.e. Dream Act students) or did not submit your Social Security number on your admission application, complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form and submit to a Registration Center for manual submissions by Cuesta Records Office. 

Submit a Change of Information form with a legible copy of your Social Security card to update your Cuesta records for future electronic submission.

Please note it can take a few weeks before GPA verification information is updated on the California Student Aid Commission website.

Reference Information and Tools

Deferment and Forbearance - Federal Student Aid Information
GPA Calculator - calculates GPA
Unit Converter - converts quarter units to semester units or the reverse
FAQs - answers to frequently asked questions