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Important Dates for Accepted Students

We know you may be excited to start preparing for the fall. This 2021/2022 timeline can help you plan for some of the most important events for accepted students and meet important deadlines. You will receive more information via email and on your My Cal Poly Portal.


  • March 1
    • File completion deadline for applicants with international coursework
  • March 2
    • FAFSA deadline for priority grant and scholarship consideration
  • Late-March
    • Housing application available for students who have accepted Cal Poly’s offer of admission. Check University Housing single click access located on “My Apps” on MyCalPoly portal
    • Invitations to SLO Days and WOW Orientations are sent to all first-year and transfer students


  • April 1
    • Cal Poly strives to notify all applicants of admissions decision
  • April 8
    • Virtual Open House begins
  • Early April
    • Scholarship and financial aid award offers for newly accepted students are available through the portal


  • May 1
    • Deadline to accept offer of admission for fall quarter
    • May 15
      • Deadline to submit partial transcripts (only if requested on your “to do” list)


    • July 15
      • Waitlisted first-year students are notified of their final application status
      • First-year/transfer final transcripts due
      • Waitlisted transfer applicants are notified of their final application  status
    • Late July
      • Student Life Orientation (SLO) Days begins


    • Mid-August
      • On-Campus Residents can pay their on-campus housing and dining fees in full for the academic year or sign-up for an installment plan
      • Fall quarter housing assignments and move-in information available online (re-access your housing application through your portal)
    • August 11
      • Fall block schedules available for first-year students via Schedule Builder 
    • August 16
      • Registration opens for transfer students


    • Mid-September
      • Week of Welcome (WoW)
    • September 20
      • Fall quarter classes begin