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Cuesta College Admissions

Cuesta College is not competitive to get into.

Reach out to Cuesta College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Cuesta College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Cuesta College's admissions stats.

Cuesta College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

Cuesta College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cuesta College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Cuesta College?

Cuesta College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Cuesta College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Cuesta College

Cuesta College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Cuesta College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Cuesta College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Cuesta College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Cuesta College for more information on admission factors.

Cuesta College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Cuesta College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Cuesta College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements California State Proficiency Exam or GED
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cuesta College?

Cuesta College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Cuesta College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Cuesta College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Cuesta College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Cuesta College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cuesta College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cuesta College.

Does Cuesta College accept transfer credits?

✅ Cuesta College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cuesta College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Cuesta College?

✅ Cuesta College is not test optional.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cuesta College?

❌ Cuesta College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Cuesta College?

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Cuesta College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission



Cuesta College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cuesta College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cuesta College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Cuesta College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Cuesta College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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