Frequently Asked Questions


Health and Wellbeing

For more information, see Health and Wellbeing

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When courses are online, will there be no time conflicts for classes?

This will depend on whether your courses are taught synchronously (meetings at specific days and times), asynchronously (no scheduled meetings) or a combination of the two formats. Classes taught in a Synchronous manner with established meetings days and times may still create time conflicts. Those taught in an Asynchronous manner will not create a time conflict during the registration process.

I am enrolled in an asynchronous class. If I am not required to log in for class instruction during established meeting days and times, how will I complete my final exam?

You should communicate directly with your instructor for more information.

I am enrolled in a synchronous class. When will my final exam be offered?

Your final exam will be offered per the Registrar Office's published schedule.

I want to crash a class, and the instructor has added me to the class Canvas or PolyLearn. Does this mean I am now enrolled in the class?

No. If an instructor adds you to the class PolyLearn or Canvas, you are not officially enrolled in the class. You must complete the registration process through your Student Center if and when there is an open seat or you are given a permission number to enroll.

Will taking a course (that is normally a graded course) as Credit/No Credit in summer quarter count towards typical Credit/No Credit limits?

Any Credit/No Credit-selected courses you complete during summer 2020 will NOT be counted toward the following limitations:

  • The 16-unit overall limit of Credit/No Credit-selected courses you may take during your career at Cal Poly
  • The 4-unit limit of Credit/No Credit-selected courses you may take in GE courses
  • The maximum of one-third of Credit/No Credit-selected courses allowed in a minor.

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Virtual Learning and Advising

For more information, visit the Virtual Learning page.

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Housing and Food

For more information, see Housing, Dining and Parking.

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Travel and Study Abroad

Cal Poly has suspended all study abroad programs for spring quarter and students studying abroad are required to return to the U.S. as soon as possible.

For more information, visit the Cal Poly International Center's website.

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Campus Initiatives

For more information, see Campus Operations

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Human Resources

For more information, see Human Resources

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