New Student - Steps to Success
You are a new first-time college student if you:
⇒ have never attended college before.
⇒ previously enrolled as an Enrichment student but have now received a HS diploma or equivalent (completed GED or CHSPE).
You must re-apply to update your status to a first-time college student.
⇒ received a diploma/certificate of graduation from a foreign secondary school.
⇒ are enrolling in continuing education (non-credit) courses
If you provide your Social Security number on the admission application, you will be able to retrieve your login to the myCuesta student portal within the hour, unless further review is needed. You will also receive an email from Admissions within 2-3 business days with your myCuesta login. (View instructions)
⇒ Advanced Placement (AP) Scores
⇒ High School transcripts
⇒ College transcripts, if applicable
⇒ If you received a U.S. high school diploma or equivalent within the past 10 years,
you will automatically receive your
English and math placement results by completing the online admission application. To view your results, login to
your myCuesta portal and access your email account under the "Student" tab.
⇒ Submit Form A if you have AP scores (3 or above)
⇒ If you completed assessment testing at another California Community College or have CAASPP/EAP scores, submit
Placement Request Form along with your test scores
⇒ If none of these apply to you, please take the assessment test
OPTIONAL IN-PERSON ORIENTATIONS (only available in June and July)
⇒ For additional information and individual help selecting your first semester classes, small group advising sessions
with academic counselors are available throughout the months of June and July.
Reservations are REQUIRED to attend in-person myCuesta Orientations
Please call (805) 546-3952 to reserve your spot.
⇒ San Luis Obispo Campus: Orientations on Mondays and Wednesdays
⇒ North County Campus: Orientations on Tuesdays
Cougar Welcome Days (Summer 2018 and Fall 2018)
For First-time Freshman and Reentry Students
Attend our Student Services & Academic Programs Resource Fair on either:
⇒ Saturday, April 21 @ North County Campus
⇒ Saturday, April 28 @ San Luis Obispo Campus
Reservations are required. Students will participate in an in-person orientation, tour, resource fair and are provided a free lunch.