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Important 2023 Dates for Accepted Students

Additional information and updates are provided through 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 13-15
    • 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)


  • June 1
    • Deadline to submit housing application or request a waiver 


  • 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 14-16
    • New first-year and transfer student move-in
  • September 21
    • Fall quarter classes begin