Help us make Summer Term 2021 the best

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We want your feedback on Cal Poly Summer 2020. Please fill out our survey by September 1st above or in your My Cal Poly Portal whether you participated in classes or not so we can plan a better 2021.


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Undergraduate Fees

Grad Fees: $250/unit

700+ Classes

Summer term offers four sessions for your convenience.


Expanded financial aid resources are available for eligible students.

Session Dates

First 5-week

6/22/2020 - 7/24/2020

Second 5-week

7/27/2020 - 8/28/2020


6/22/2020 - 8/19/2020


6/22/2020 - 9/4/2020

Summer Planning Calendar

About Summer

Cal Poly Summer will provide a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes in 4 sessions for matriculated Cal Poly students. Students can take courses from all six of Cal Polyʼs colleges as well as those offered by Extended Education.

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Admitted Freshmen and Transfer Students

Due to strong demand for summer courses from our returning students, including graduating seniors, Cal Poly will not be able to offer courses this summer to admitted freshmen and transfer students. 

Student success is our highest priority, and to ensure the success of all Cal Poly students, we need to direct ample support and services to continuing students who are taking summer classes to make degree progress and achieve their educational goals. 

As an alternative, admitted freshmen can apply to the Quarter Plus program.

Quarter Plus

I like that there are 5-week options. I took two 5-week classes and was still able to work during the summer. I liked that I was able to get into [a specific] class and that the professors were available for any questions.

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Why take Summer classes?

Degree Progress

Catch-up or get ahead on your degree by taking classes in Summer.

Multiple Sessions

Summer 2020 offers four sessions.

Save Money

Course fees are reduced for Summer 2020.

Contact Us

Have questions about Summer at Cal Poly? We are available to help.