Cal Poly

Open University

Your unique pathway to Cal Poly academic courses!

As a member of the community, you have access to any Cal Poly credit course on a space-available basis via Open University.

If you reside outside of California, please read State Authorization for Distance Education.

Through Open University, you have the opportuntity to:

  • Access courses only available at Cal Poly
  • Get ahead and fulfill requirements for your degree
  • Take intro classes to discover interests in specific fields

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Summer Sessions 2017

First 5 Week
8 Week
10 Week
Second 5 Week
First day of classes
Thurs, June 22
Thurs, June 22
Thurs, June 22
Thurs, July 27
Last day of classes
Wed, July 26
Thurs, August 17
Tues, August 29
Tues, August 29
End of final exams
Last Class Meeting
August 21 - 23
August 30 - September 1
Last Class Meeting

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Six Easy Steps to Enroll

  1. View available Cal Poly Classes.
    • View courses online at PASS by using the "Guest" pass. Course descriptions and prerequisites, if any, are also shown.
    • Summer 2017 class offerings are available online on 4/10/17
  2. Complete the Application/Authorization form.
  3. Get the signatures of the instructors
    • Your approval is based on space availability. Note: Matriculated Cal Poly students have priority.
  4. Return the completed Application/Authorization form to Cal Poly Extended Education.
    • Go to Science Building 52, Room E34
    • Or fax your forms to (805) 756-5933
    • Or email your forms with signatures to
    • Check deadlines to see when registration closes. See deadlines here.
      Cal Poly Extended Education will enroll you in your courses once the signed Application/Authorization form is approved. Note: Cal Poly Matriculated Students do not qualify for Open University.
  5. Activate your Cal Poly email address and Cal Poly web portal the day after your registration is processed. Instructions will be emailed to you.
  6. Pay your fees as directed on your student portal. For information on how to make a payment, click here.

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