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What is a Transfer Student?

If you have taken any college-level classes since the summer beyond your high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student. Applicants applying as a transfer student should be a college junior with 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 quarter units by the time of transfer.

Your Application

Cal Poly accepts applications for transfer students from October 1 - November 30. Learn more about our application process, including choosing a major and how to submit your application materials.

How to Apply

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Dates to Remember

Learn about application due dates, financial aid filing periods, supplemental application dates, decision notifications and more. 

Dates and Deadlines

Selection Process

Review our admissions requirements and selection criteria, including your intended major, completed coursework, GPA and other variables. 

Selection Criteria

Application Help

Learn how to access the application through Cal State Apply, as well as tips to help you navigate and complete each of the sections.

Application Resources

Paying for College

Calculate and review your costs of attendance as well as learn about the various types of financial aid available. 

Cost and Aid

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Once You’re Accepted

Did you get an offer of admission and are wondering what you need to do next? Learn more about the steps you need to take and the things to remember after you have been selected for conditional admission to Cal Poly.

What's Next?

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Cal Poly does not accept applications for lower-division transfers, students seeking a second Bachelor’s degree, intra-system visitors, or students seeking professional growth or development.