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Mustang Success Center

Front Office, Building 52 Room D37

Virtual Drop-ins

Monday-Thursday 10 A.M.- 5 P.M.
Friday 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. 

In-Person Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10 A.M.- 4 P.M.                              Not offered week 1 of spring quarter. Will continue on Monday, April 9.




First year students (admitted fall 2023), please start by reviewing the First Year Advising Canvas to search for answers to your questions.


Fall 2024 | Newly admitted students

We are happy to answer your questions through email ( at this time. Starting June 24, 2024, you are welcome to drop-in to our virtual academic advising (Zoom) to meet with an advisor. 

Also check our our Newly admitted page.

Check us out on Instagram @MustangSuccessCenter and YouTube


Need to talk to an advisor?

Virtual Academic Advising Drop-Ins | For Current First Year Freshmen

Virtual Academic Advising Drop-Ins are suggested for the following type of questions:

  • Registration support
  • One quarter schedule planning
  • Interpretation of university policy (CR/NC, Grades, Leaves, Withdrawals, etc.)
  • Check-in or follow-up with the same advisor from a recent appointment (within last 2-3 weeks)
  • Referrals to campus resources
  • Questions regarding (transferring courses from community college)
  • Change of major information
  • Year 2+ and transfer students need to contact your college advising center

Directions on how to join virtual academic advising drop ins

  1. Sign-in to the queue
  2. Click the zoom link shared in the response page of the sign-in form
  3. Wait in the zoom waiting room for an advisor to become available
  4. Once admitted to the zoom room, our front desk supervisor will ask you some basic questions to make sure you get connected to the right person
  5. Be assigned to a breakout room with an advisor

In Person Office Hours (20 minutes) | will start on Monday April 9

During busy registration times of the quarter, in-person office hours are not offered in efforts to help as many students as we can via virtual drop-ins (specific dates are March 4-8 and 14 & 15). During these days, please use our virtual academic advising drop-ins.

If you are sick or not feeling well, please use virtual advising rather than in-person office hours.

Email and Phone

You are welcome to email or call our office with questions you have. We do our best to respond to all emails and voicemails within 1 business day.

Email us at

Phone 805-756-6211 *utilizing our virtual academic advising via Zoom is the preferred way to speak directly to an advisor (and quicker). Please see our available hours listed above.

Please ensure that your email is sent from your Cal Poly email account. This allows us to verify your student status and check your academic record when appropriate. This also lessens the chance of your email getting lost.

Zoom Tips and Tricks


Other Advising resources

First Year Advising Canvas

As you begin your journey at Cal Poly, you will encounter new academic requirements, deadlines, policies, and procedures. In this Canvas, you will find information about the most common topics that first year students ask academic advisors about. Review the First year Advising Canvas any time you have a question. If you cannot find your answers, contact an academic advisor in the Mustang Success Center.

First Year Advising picture of Canvas page

Athletics Academic Advising

Student-Athlete Academic Services, Mott Learning Center, Mott Athletic Center, Room 205.

The Mott Learning Center facility is open Monday-Wednesday until 7 PM, Thursday 5 PM, and until 4:00pm on Friday throughout the quarter. Go to Student-Athlete Academic Services

Change of Major

We encourage all students to review our change of major website prior to talking to an advisor. This ensures that you come with a list of questions for us to help you with.

Registration Process

Understanding the registration process can be complex. Here is a review of how the registration process works at Cal Poly

Schedule Builder Tutorials

Schedule builder will help you review class times, check prerequisites, build and save multiple schedules, and register for classes. These tutorial videos will show you how to search for classes, build schedules, add, swap, waitlist, and more.

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