Parent Resources

Welcome Cal Poly parents and thank you for visiting our site! Student Academic Services is excited about working with and supporting your student.

Our department offers a variety of academic support to students; it provides access to higher education for a diverse student population; and facilitates students’ transition to the university environment. Our programs are designed to promote the development of academic and personal skills that lead to academic success and graduation.

Your continued support of your student is vital to their ongoing success. Help your student by becoming familiar with the following supports and campus resources while encouraging them to take full advantage.

Academic Support and Accelerated Learning for all Cal Poly Students

  • Study Session

    Your student can join an interactive structured study group led by trained peer leaders for over 40 challenging entry-level science and math courses.

  • Supplemental Workshops in Science and Math

    Students can enroll in 1 unit workshops designed to help them to master course concepts, promote collaborative learning, and provide accelerated learning environments linked with specific challenging science and math courses.

  • Study Skills Library

    Students have access 24/7 to on-line articles associated with college and academic success.

  • Free Tutoring Resources

    Your student can download our quarterly list of free campus tutoring resources.

  • General Academic Support

    You and your student can also review this list of additional campus resources and supports.

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Advising Programs That Support First Generation, Low-Income Students

  • Educational Opportunity Program

    Eligible students receive comprehensive advising services designed to improve the access, retention and graduation rates of those from historically, economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • Partners Program

    Students from high schools affiliated with the Partners Program are from various socio-economic backgrounds, including low-income and first generation college. They are made aware of advising services and other support to help them achieve their academic goals.

  • Student Support Services

    Students who meet the eligibility requirements are provided with advising services designed to enhance their academic skills, increase their retention and graduation rates and help them access graduate and professional school opportunities.

  • Summer Institute

    Summer Institute (SI) is an academic orientation program held annually for newly admitted freshmen participating in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). If space permits, students in other programs affiliated with Student Academic Services (SAS) may participate. It is a three-week residential program that includes academic and social activities to help students make a successful transition from high school to college.

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University Resources for Parents

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SAS Staff

If you are concerned about your student and would like to talk with one of the advisors, please contact us. However, please note that student information is protected by the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). We CAN explain a process or procedure in general but are not permitted to discuss information about your student without his/her written permission. We encourage you to discuss issues directly with your student.

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