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

Through Open University, you have the opportunity 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 2018

Event First 5 Week 8 Week 10 Week Second 5 Week
First Day of Classes Monday, June 25 Monday, June 25 Monday, June 25 Monday, June 30
Last Day of Classes Friday, July 27 Friday, August 17 Friday, August 31 Friday, August 31
End of Final Exams Friday, July 27 Wednesday, August 22 Thursday, September 6 Friday, August 31
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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 2018 class offerings are available online on 4/9/18

  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 E-34
    • Or fax your forms to (805) 756-5933
    • Or email your forms with signatures to
    • Check dealines 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
  6. Pay your fees as directed on your student portal. For more information on how to make a payment, click here.
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