Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of computer should I buy?

  • We do not require students to purchase a computer, nor do we recommend any particular brand. DELL provides a student discount on the Cal Poly Dell website.

Can I access lab programs and software from home?

  • Virtual Computer Labs enables the Cal Poly community to access academic software previously only available in on-campus labs using a web browser. Access and Instructions

I would like to talk to someone about curriculum advising.

What is the Blended Program?

  • The Blended program is an accelerated path for Cal Poly undergraduates who would like to graduate with both a BS and MS degrees upon completion. In this program, students are able to double-count 8 units of 400 or 500 level of Approved Engineering and/or Science electives for both their undergraduate and graduate requirements.