First-Time Students

Welcome to Cuesta! This page has links to the information you’ll find most useful as a new Cuesta College student. Parking, tutoring, the Health Center, maps, and more!

Returning Students

You are a seasoned Cuesta College student, but you will surely need information on key registration dates, degree requirements, the emergency notification system, student clubs…all this and more can be found here.

Transfer Students

Looking to transfer to a four-year university, or explore career possibilities, but not sure where to begin? Look no further. Here you will find information on the college’s Transfer Center, current transfer requirements, the more than 20 transfer degrees available, and more.

International Students

Cuesta College welcomes students from all other countries. This page contains information you may find useful in making the decision to come to Cuesta, like tips on housing and public transportation, application and registration deadlines, student fees, and more. We can help you make a smooth transition to Cuesta College.  

Financial Aid

Yes, you can afford college! The Cuesta College Financial Aid Department is here to help you find ways to pay for college tuition and related expenses via grants, waivers, scholarships, and more. 

Cuesta Promise

All San Luis Obispo County high school graduates are eligible for a fee-free first year at Cuesta College! That’s a savings of about $700 per student! Details on eligibility requirements, application deadline, fees covered, and more.

Steps to Success

You’ve decided to pursue a higher education – congratulations! Let us guide you through the steps to success to ensure you are able to go from application to graduation smoothly!