Local Area High School Students are students who attend high school in San Luis Obispo County.  For all out of area high school students please refer to Online Orientation or myCuesta Orientations.

Local Area High School Students "Getting Started"

  1. Contact your local high school counselor
  2. Fill out a Cuesta College Application
  3. Fill out the FAFSA or Dream Act application, which is part of the Cuesta College general scholarship application.
  4. Send high school transcripts to Cuesta College Records Office
  5. Check Your Math and English placement results (Multiple Measure Placement).  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. 
  6. Complete the Online Orientation
  7. Attend Cougar Welcome Day (to receive priority registration) or attend a myCuesta in-person orientation over the summer