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Visa Requirements

Before attending Cal Poly, international students will need to obtain the appropriate visa.

Acquiring a student visa can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. The wait times vary by embassy, and we recommend that you start the process as early as possible.

Obtaining Your Visa

The first step in obtaining your visa will be completing your I-20 form. After you accept your offer of admission, complete the Visa Information Form for Degree Students to request your I-20. You will need to login with your Cal Poly email and password.

Learn more about requesting an I-20 and the visa process