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Dates and Deadlines

Application Filing Period

Application deadlines are set by the individual degree programs and can vary significantly. Make sure you check your program below to determine the deadline for your proposed admission term. International student application deadlines may vary.

College of Agriculture 

Program Winter Spring Fall
Agriculture 11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Bioresource & AgricultureSystems
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Animal Science
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Crop Science
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Dairy Products Technology
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Horticulture Science
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Irrigation
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Plant Protection Science
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agriculture
w/Water Engineering
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agricultural Education 11/1 2/1 4/1
Agricultural Education
w/Agriculture Specialist
11/1 2/1 4/1
Agricultural Education
w/Agriculture
    4/1
Environmental Sciences and Management 11/1   4/1
Food Science 11/1 2/1 4/1
Nutrition   2/1 4/1

College of Architecture

Program Winter Spring Fall
Architecture     2/1
Architectural Engineering 9/30   2/1
City and Regional Planning 9/30   2/1

College of Business 

Program Winter Spring Fall
Business Administration †     6/1
Business Analytics      6/1
Packaging Value Chain**     6/1
Quantitative Economics     6/1
Taxation*     6/1

 

College of Liberal Arts

Program Winter Spring Fall
English 11/1 2/1 4/1
History 11/1   4/1
Psychology     1/9
Public Policy, MPP 11/1   4/1

 

College of Engineering

Program Winter Spring Fall
Aerospace Engineering†     1/4
Biomedical Engineering     3/1
Biomedical Engineering
w/specialization in
Regenerative Medicine
    3/1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 9/30   1/4
Computer Science 9/30   2/1
Electrical Engineering†  11/1   3/1
Engineering Management†     3/1
Fire Protection Engineering Campus Only 11/1 2/1 6/1
Fire Protection Engineering Online 11/1 2/1 6/1
Industrial Engineering†     3/1
Mechanical Engineering†     1/4

 

College of Science and Mathematics

Program Winter Spring Fall
Biological Sciences     2/1
Biological Sciences
w/specialization in
Regenerative Medicine
    2/1
Mathematics†     4/1
Polymers and Coating Science 11/1   4/1

 

School of Education

Program Winter Spring Summer Fall
Higher Education 
Counseling and Student Affairs
      2/1
Educational Leadership and Administration       4/1
Special Education       4/1
Curriculum and Instruction       4/1
Single Subject Credential -
Single Subject Instruction​​
    2/1  
Multiple Subject Credential -
Multiple Subject Instruction​​
      4/1
Specialist Credential/Certificate -
Agriculture Specialist
      4/1
Educational Leadership and Administration -
​​​Administrative Services, Preliminary
      4/1

 

Graduate Certificates

Certificate Winter Spring Fall
Fire Protection Engineering Science (Certificate) Online 11/1 2/1 6/1
Fire Protection Engineering Applications (Certificate) Online 11/1 2/1 6/1

*Programs not accepting international applications

**Due to the CSU State Authorization (NC-SARA), effective March 1, 2019, Cal Poly is unable to accept new applications for admissions to online/distance programs and courses from students residing in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, and Oregon. Get more information and review the policy regarding State Authorization for Distance Learning

†  GRE required. Business Administration will accept GRE or GMAT.

FAFSA & Dream Act Application Filing Period

The FAFSA and California Dream Act applications open on October 1. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible in order to maximize your potential aid opportunities.

Admissions Notification

Admissions notifications will vary by program. Check with your particular program to determine when you should be notified on the status of your application.