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Applying to Cal Poly?

Prospective Veterans/Military Dependents: Cal Poly accepts applications every fall for admission in the fall quarter of the following year. Because admissions into all of our programs are incredibly competitive, it is a great idea to be as prepared as possible. Initially, it is important to know that we accept two types of applicants for undergraduate education: first-time freshmen who have not attended any college or earned college credits since high school graduation, and transfer students who will have 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 quarter units by the time of transfer. Cal Poly has many helpful pages for you to explore as you make plans. 

Current military members should start the process by reaching out to their Educational Services Officer (ESO) and Education Office before enrolling at Cal Poly. These services will be the first step in navigating educational benefits for service members. 


Selection Criteria for First Years

Transfer Student Admissions

Selection Criteria for Transfers

Major Specific Transfer Criteria

Using VA Benefits at Cal Poly

Using a Cal Vet College Fee Waiver at Cal Poly

Transfers looking for housing - Off-campus Housing Guide

Cal Poly Housing, Sublets and Roommates Facebook page - 

Book an appointment with us online. We can discuss where you are in the timeline of applying and how best to prepare. 

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