Time Frame to Obtain a Baccalaureate Degree
- All baccalaureate degree requirements will be completed within a period of ten (10) years preceding award of a Cal Poly degree.
- This ten-year time frame applies to all newly-admitted students and returning students.
- All major and support courses required for the baccalaureate degree must be completed within the aforementioned ten-year period immediately preceding award of the degree.
- Courses completed prior to this ten-year period may be revalidated by a demonstration of competence, knowledge of the subject, and/or currency in the discipline, as may be prescribed by the department offering the course. The instrument for this is the Petition for Special Consideration.
Academic Senate Resolution: AS-389-92/IC "Resolution on Time Frame to Obtain Degree" (PDF). Adopted 26 May 1992.
California Code of Regulations: Title 5, Section 40401 "Election of Regulations". Amended 4 December 1984.
Cal Poly Academic Catalog: "Choice of Catalog / Catalog Rights".