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Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA 2-Year Public
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Cuesta College Admissions

Check in with Cuesta College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Cuesta College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Cuesta College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

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.

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Is Cuesta College Difficult To Get Into?

It is not competitive to get into Cuesta College. Cuesta College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Cuesta College **accepted .

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Cuesta College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

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 Does Cuesta College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine. What does Cuesta College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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. Double check with Cuesta College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
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 highlights 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 consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Cuesta College is not test optional. 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.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cuesta College?

✅ Cuesta College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cuesta College?

❌ Cuesta College does not offer early decision.

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Cuesta College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission



Cuesta College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 13

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cuesta College is Aug 13.

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 ACT Scores


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Cuesta College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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