College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Entrance Preparation

There is no specific subject requirement for students entering Cal Poly directly from high school. The following courses are recommended:

  • College prep English
  • Foreign language (preferably Spanish)
  • Two years high school algebra/one year geometry
  • College prep lab science
  • College prep history and/or social science
  • Study in speech, music, art, typing, data processing, bookkeeping or accounting

Community college transfers are urged to consult with their counselors for information or transferability of courses and articulation agreements for courses other than basic general education requirements.

Please see department for information regarding current general education requirements.