Quarter Plus 2021

Program Dates: Wednesday, August 11 - Friday, September 10

Accept the Challenge

Welcome incoming first year students! Quarter Plus program provides an intensive academic opportunity for you to accelerate your academic studies and begin your college experience during the early fall.

We are planning three program options for Quarter Plus 2021!

Residential Program

Pending university decisions to fully open campus, students will participate in a residential program and take two classes, COMS 101: Public Speaking as well as another lower level General Education course for a total of 8 units.

Virtual Program
with one course

Students will not live in a university residence hall during the program and will take one virtual class, COMS 101: Public Speaking for 4 units.

Virtual Program
with two courses

Students will not live in a university residence hall during the program and will take two virtual classes, COMS 101: Public Speaking as well as BIO 123: Biology of Sex for a total of 8 units.

In-person or virtual social activities to get to know classmates before the fall quarter are added benefits of all programs.

Move-in day schedule

August 11, 2021

Look for more detailed information (including your group number) via email in the upcoming weeks.

TIME EVENT
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Group One moves into Cerro Vista Apartments
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Group Two moves into Cerro Vista Apartments
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Staggered lunch in Vista Grande Dining Complex
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Campus Resource Fair Location: Performing Arts Center (PAC) Lobby (Building 6)
Learning Assistants will offer these optional activities:
  • PolyCard assistance (for those who need to obtain their Polycards)
  • Rec Center (assistance with setting up membership access)
  • Campus tours
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Welcome reception
Location: Spanos Theatre (Building 44)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner
Location: Vista Grande Dining Complex
Students are welcome to have dinner with parents/supporters at an off-campus restaurant
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mandatory rules & regulation meeting with University Housing staff
Location: Cerro Vista apartments
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM Meet & greet with Learnings Assistants for the COMS 101: Public Speaking
Location: Cerro Vista apartments
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM Meet & greet with Learning Assistants for all the other General Education courses
Location: Cerro Vista apartments

Benefits of Q+

  • Mentoring and encouragement from trained learning assistants, professional staff, and experienced faculty
  • Enhanced academic preparation and skills for university-level coursework
  • Accelerated progress-to-degree by earning 8 units of academic credit prior to fall quarter
  • Greater sense of belonging and social connection
  • Academic and psychological preparation for the faster pace of Cal Poly's quarter system
  • More confidence and preparation for success in the fall
  • Small group activities and study sessions led by learning assistants

Accept the Challenge

This four-week program includes enrollment in 8 units of academic coursework.
Social activities and the opportunity to get to know classmates before fall quarter begins are added benefits.

Hear from previous Quarter Plus Students and watch an overview!

This program is amazing. It is a great transition into college because the teachers are welcoming and you make great friends.

A. Adams

2020 Quarter Plus Student

Contact Us

Have questions about Quarter Plus? We are happy to help.