Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP)

Currently enrolled Cuesta students must complete a Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) prior to reaching 15 credits completed at Cuesta to maintain priority to register.  A Comprehensive SEP is a roadmap to completion of your educational goal.  The SEP is a sequential plan per term that charts when to take the courses you need for your program/major and transfer plans, with guidance from a Cuesta counselor.   

Cal Grant recipients please note:

  1. A Cal Grant award is limited to four academic years, except for students enrolled in an institutionally required five-year undergraduate program or for students with baccalaureate degrees admitted to and enrolled in a program of professional teacher preparation
  2. A student needs to take 15 units per semester or quarter, or 30 semester units or the equivalent quarter units per academic year, in order to graduate within four years.

How to obtain a Comprehensive SEP?
CSEPs can only be completed during a scheduled counseling appointment.  Contact Cuesta Counseling Services to schedule an appointment.  Prior to your appointment, transcripts from all colleges and universities you have previously attended must be submitted to the Records Office.

Placement Process is changing!

A new law changes placement options into English and math courses for California Community Colleges.  Cuesta students now receive math and English placement via our online orientation in myCuesta.  Go to the Student tab and Steps to Success channel for the "Online Orientation" link.  More about AB 705.

Changes to Priority Enrollment Policy

  • Pre-RN priority has been discontinued.  Pre-RN students will receive priority based on number of credits completed at Cuesta, who have completed a CSEP prior to reaching 15 credits completed at Cuesta.
  • Cougar Welcome Day is a new priority for Cuesta Promise, new first-time college students who attend this Student Services & Academic Programs Resource Fair.  Reservations are required.

myCuesta Pathway

What is myCuesta pathway?   It's an academic advising, transfer articulation, and degree audit program that helps Cuesta students to reach their educational goals and graduate on time.

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