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Dates and Deadlines

Application Filing Period

Cal Poly’s application is open from Oct. 1 – Nov. 30. You must submit your application and fees (or fee waivers) through Cal State Apply by 11:59 p.m. (PT). Late applications are not accepted.

FAFSA & Dream Act Application Filing Period

The California Dream Act applications opens on Oct. 1 and the FAFSA will open late Dec. 2023. Please visit our FAFSA Simplification webpage to learn more. We recommend submitting your application as early as possible to maximize your potential aid opportunities. The deadline for priority filing for both applications is April 2.

Application Changes

The last day to request a change to your application is Jan. 15. Applicants to Music, Art and Design or Architecture must make changes by Jan. 1. We will only accept changes to biographical information, primary or alternate majors, and new test scores.

In January, you will be instructed to update your Cal State Apply application to include your fall grades and any changes to your winter/spring planned courses.   

Admission Notification

All applicants will be notified of their admission status by April 1.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Notification

Students who have been admitted to Cal Poly will receive details of their Financial Aid awards in April. Scholarships are awarded April through August.

Decision Day

You must accept or decline your offer of admission on your My Cal Poly Portal by May 15.