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Important Dates for Accepted Students

We know you may be excited to start preparing for the fall. This 2022/2023 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


  • April 1
    • Cal Poly strives to notify all applicants of their admissions decision
  • April 7-9
    • Open House 
  • Early April
    • Scholarship and financial aid award offers for newly accepted students are available through the portal on the Money Matters tab
    • 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


  • 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 and waitlisted transfer applicants are notified of their final application status
      • First-year/transfer final transcripts due
    • 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)
      • Fall block schedules available for first-year students via Schedule Builder 
    • August 15
      • Registration opens for transfer students


    • Mid-September
      • Week of Welcome (WoW)
    • September 13-14
      • New first-year and transfer student move-in
    • September 19
      • Fall quarter classes begin