Prior to the first class meeting, students may add classes online and enroll in an available seat or waitlist slot for a closed/full class. Once a course begins, only the instructor may authorize enrollment by issuing the student an add code if there are seats available at the first class meeting.  Students must enter add codes online by the add deadline, which is the day prior to the census date. The census date is the date course enrollment is reported to the State for apportionment funding.  Add codes must be entered by the student online in myCuesta within the add deadline to officially enroll in a course. Add codes will not be accepted online or at in-person registration prior to the first class meeting as the waitlist is in operation.

To add a course online, students login to myCuesta and go to the Student Web Services portlet then click on "Register Add/Drop Classes."  Enter the 5-digit course reference number (CRN) for the course in the Add Classes Worksheet then click "Submit Changes." (Locate CRNs in the Class Finder.) Once the class begins, a box will appear to enter the 6-digit add code to "Validate."   Add codes have letters that are case-sensitive and must be entered in caps.  How to register in myCuesta.

  • Full-term course add deadline: The day prior to the posted census date, which is the end of the 2nd week of the fall/spring semester.

  • Short-term or Summer course add deadline: Within 20% of the course or the day prior to the posted census date.

PLEASE ALLOW 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS FOR PROCESSING. FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR EMAILED BY DEADLINE. CHECK YOUR STUDENT PORTAL OR STUDENT EMAIL ON STATUS OF APPEAL. 

Submit forms by the following methods:

  • From student email account to admit@cuesta.edu
    For the security and protection of your student record, submit all forms via your myCuesta student email which requires login authentication. 
  • By fax (805) 546-3975
  • By US postal mail: Cuesta College Enrollment Services, PO Box 8106, San Luis Obispo CA 93403-8106