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You will need to write "Former/Returning Student" at the top of the application and either bring it to the Admissions Office on campus (Administration Building (1), Room 206, M-F, 8am - 5pm) with a check payable to 'Cal Poly' for , or you can send both the printed application and check by mail to: Cal Poly Admissions Office, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407.
The term degree in this context means the moving from one stage or level to another (from French degré, from Latin dē- gradus), and first appeared in the 13th century.
Although systems of higher education date back to ancient Greece, ancient Rome, China, the Indian subcontinent and Arabian Peninsula, the concept of postgraduate education depends upon the system of awarding degrees at different levels of study, and can be traced to the workings of European medieval universities, mostly Italians.
Once you have missed 3 terms, you must complete a returning student graduate application.
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This article outlines the basic types of courses and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history.
There are two main types of degrees studied for at the postgraduate level: academic and vocational degrees.
Contact the Office of Graduate Education if you suspect you will not be able to complete your degree within 7 years from beginning your program.
Former Cal Poly students who have not completed an undergraduate degree, who wish to return to Cal Poly in a new major will be given the same consideration for admission as new transfer applicants.
To solicit approval from your program to return you will need to complete a , which is also found on the Graduate Education website:
Former graduate students who would like to return to their program after an absence of 2 or more years are encouraged to review the continuous enrollment policy and the 7-year completion policy found in the .
University studies took six years for a bachelor's degree and up to twelve additional years for a master's degree or doctorate.