Most students come here with the intent to transfer to a four-year school. Cuesta has transfer agreements with the University of California (Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz) and others. Each year, Cuesta sends hundreds more students to neighboring Cal Poly University than any other community college in the state. Other students seek out our career technical ed classes to begin a career or return for additional training and a specialized certificate that allows them to climb up the career ladder.

Whatever your goal, Cuesta College can help turn your dreams into reality.


Admissions and Registration ›

Admissions and Registration in the Student Success and Support Programs Division is responsible for determining student eligibility for admission and enrollment services. Our office processes admission applications, including International Students.

We provide Outreach services such as Cougar Welcome Days.


CalWORKs, EOPS/CARE, Foster Youth ›

Find resources for CalWORKs, EOPS/CARE, Foster Youth. These programs empower, motivate, and encourage students to reach their educational, career, and life goals in a welcoming and safe environment.

Counseling ›

New students start here! Counselors are master’s degree prepared professionals who are trained to provide personal, academic, and career counseling services. Counseling appointments are offered in various modalities.

Disability Support Programs & Services ›

Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) promotes the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of their postsecondary education. DSPS advocates and facilitates equal educational opportunities through appropriate support services, curricula, instruction, policies and funding allocations. DSPS works to eliminate discrimination against students with disabilities and to promote their independence, growth, productivity and equality. Our goal is to provide academic accommodations and other services to assist students with disabilities in achieving their academic goals.


Financial Aid ›

Financial aid programs are available to help students who might otherwise be unable to complete their education. Students may apply for financial aid in the form of grants, fee waivers, student loans, work study and scholarships.

Library ›

The mission of the Cuesta library is to support and enhance the college’s instructional programs by developing and maintaining collections of print and electronic resources to meet the information needs of students and faculty, and by teaching students to access, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically.

Student Health Center ›

The Student Health Center offers free, confidential healthcare services for every enrolled Cuesta College student that has paid the mandatory health fee. Our dedicated staff of professionals include: Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care Clinic), Registered Nurses, Marriage and Family Therapists (M.F.T.), and caring support staff.

ASCC Students

Student Life and Leadership

The Student Life and Leadership department is here to help you with adjusting to life as a student while having fun doing it! Through collaboration with campus departments, programs, and organizations we develop, plan, and implement College activities and resources for Cuesta College students. 

Resources include the Cultural Center, Food Pantry, Student IDs, Student Clubs, ASCC, and much more!

Student Success Center & Tutoring Options ›

Student Success Centers (SSC) at Cuesta College promote the academic skills, learning strategies, and habits necessary for academic success in all disciplines. The SSCs at both the SLO & NC campuses create a responsive, accessible, and learner-centered space for ALL students to attain independent learning and achieve their personal, educational, and vocational goals. Additionally, the SSCs support the instructional objectives of faculty by advancing the SSCs as curricular extensions of the classroom.

Transfer Center ›

The Cuesta College Transfer/Career Counseling Center assists students in making a smooth transition from Cuesta to a four-year institution, and in exploring career possibilities.

Veterans Services ›

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is the heart of the college’s veteran community and serves as a gathering place for student veterans to connect and socialize. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome and can expect to receive professional, courteous, and compassionate support as they pursue their educational and vocational goals at Cuesta College.