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Art and design, music, wine and viticulture.Limitations
1:1 placements for business administration and economics Majors. Audition or portfolio may be required for admission to music, theater, architecture, and some art classes. Architecture requires a portfolio review soon after the March placement, and fourth-year status. Some upper-division graphic communication and journalism courses are restricted to majors and required permission. Priority will be given to students whose majors are similar to the majors of our outgoing students.
Please keep in mind that you will need to be flexible in the courses you can take in order to be successful at Cal Poly. Pre-approving more courses then you plan on taking is the best practice. Please keep in mind that courses may have specific prerequisites and it may take time to verify you meet them prior to receiving a permission number. Please note that enrollment in courses is not guaranteed even if the prerequisite is met at the home campus. Most departments are impacted so flexibility is key.Notable Academic Programs
- City Planning
- Aerospace Engineering
OptionsUndergraduate Majors Open to NSE StudentsAgriculture:
Honors Access: Yes
Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Fruit Science, Horticulture, Ornamental Horticulture
Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Area Studies: Asian Studies, Latin American Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Theater Art
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology
Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Communication, Graphic Communication, Integrated Marketing, Journalism
Computer Science: Computer Science
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science
Education: Child Development, English, French, Mathematics, Music
Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
English: English, Linguistics
Environmental Studies: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources/Science/Management
Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition
Foreign Language: German, Italian, Languages
General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Gerontology, Kinesiology, Public Health
Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism Management
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Technology
Information Studies: Computer Science
Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences
Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics
Performing Arts: Dance, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies
Political Science: Political Science
Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation
Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Technology: Computer Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus.
Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus.
Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available.
Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
Use FAFSA CODE: 001143
Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room / Meals
Figures are current as of 10/07/19
On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
- 32% living on campus
- Double: $4902 (includes meals)
- Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
- On campus living is limited
- Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Notes About Housing
- Approximate monthly cost: $650
- Proximity to campus: within one mile
- Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
For the 2019-2020 academic year, students were required to complete their housing contract and pay their first installment payment by May 1st. The date for the 2020-2021 academic year has yet to be set but will likely be similar.
Meal Plans Per Quarter
Notes About Meal Plans
- Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
NSE students typically live in apartments (Cerro Vista or Poly Canyon Village) and no meal plan required. There are two dining plan options - Mustang Flex Max, Mustang Flex Prime, & Mustang Flex Basic. For more information, see the Campus Dining website https://www.calpolydining.com/diningprograms/continuing-transfer-student/.