Due to strong demand for academic classes by Cal Poly enrolled students this summer, the Open University access program for non-enrolled students and community members will not be available.

Please check back in the fall when we hope to relaunch Open University.

Former Cal Poly students in pursuit of reinstatement and wishing to enroll in summer academic programs should contact Extended Education (

Cal Poly Courses

Welcome community members! Open University provides an opportunity for individuals, not currently admitted to Cal Poly, to enroll in courses at the university. Open University enrollment is managed by Cal Poly Extended Education.

Extended Education

Open University is a unique opportunity for students that are not currently admitted into Cal Poly to take classes and get academic credit.

Contact Us

Have questions about Open University? Open University is happy to help.

Am I Eligible for Classes?

Read our FAQ page to learn more about Open University eligibility, units, and other topics.