Information for Transfer Students
If you transferred to Cal Poly from another CSU campus:
You may receive GWR credit. Bring a copy of your transcript or evidence that you have fulfilled the requirement at another CSU to the University Writing & Rhetoric Center Office (Kennedy Library, Room 202A).
If you transferred to Cal Poly from a 4-year institution outside of the CSU system:
You may request to substitute alternate criteria for Cal Poly's GWR. It may be difficult to make an assessment, especially since our requirement is so specific to Cal Poly. Term papers, for example, are not sufficient to meet the GWR.
If you transferred to Cal Poly from a community college:
You will need to fulfill the GWR at Cal Poly even if you were GE-certified at your community college because the GWR is an upper-division requirement.