CAL POLY SUMMER

Your Summer. Your Schedule. Your Success.

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Summer 2021 classes will be held virtually.

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

$225/UNIT

Undergraduate Fees

Grad Fees: $250/unit

700+ Classes

Summer term offers four sessions for your convenience.

FINANCIAL AID

Expanded financial aid resources are available for eligible students.

Session Dates

First 5-week
Session

6/21/2021 - 7/23/2021

Final Exam: Last Class Meeting

Second 5-week
Session

7/26/2021 - 8/27/2021

Final Exam: Last Class Meeting

8-week
Session

6/21/2021 - 8/18/2021

Final Exam: 8/16/21 - 8/18/21

10-week
Session

6/21/2021 - 9/3/2021

Final Exam: 8/30/21 - 9/03/21

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.

Every summer, incoming first-year students have an opportunity to accelerate their academic studies and begin their Cal Poly experience early through the Quarter Plus program.

Learn more about Quarter Plus

For community members, Cal Poly offers summer classes through its Open University. This unique program provides access to Cal Poly's quality Learn by Doing instruction without formally enrolling in the university.

Learn more about Open University
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Housing

On-Campus summer housing in available for continuing Cal Poly students and newly admitted transfer students considering taking summer classes.

Visit the housing website to learn more about summer housing options. Applications open May 11. 

Visit University Housing - Summer Housing Options
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Summer classes are fast paced, quick learning courses. Great opportunity to get ahead!

RIESE N.

2020 SUMMER STUDENT

Riese N.
students outside Kennedy Library

I enrolled in summer to get a difficult class out of the way.

SAM W.

2020 SUMMER STUDENT

Sam W.
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I loved being able to get ahead and work and my own pace with both synchronous and asynchronous class options.

JUSTIN V.

2020 SUMMER STUDENT

Justin V.

Why take Summer classes?

Degree Progress

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

Multiple Sessions

Summer term offers four sessions.

Save Money

Course fees are reduced for Summer 2021.

Contact Us

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