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Verification of Enrollment from Cal Poly

Need verification of your student status for an updated military ID or other purposes? 


Verification requests needing an official signature can be submitted to the Registrar's Office via this online form.

  • requests for an email containing your letter of verification will take between 7 and 10 business days.
  • requests for a letter of verification to be sent through USPS will take significantly longer.  

Processing can take up to 10 business days. Requests are processed in the order received. We have included the step-by-step instructions below.


1. Enter your Cal Poly email address, answer any other questions (if applicable), and submit.

2. You will receive the Verification Letter Request form to complete, in your Cal Poly email inbox.

3. Complete the personal information section.

4. Cal Poly students choose the 3rd choice, “I am a student who has forms requiring the signature of the Office of the Registrar (forms are attached)”. If you do not have a form that requires a signature and instead need a general verification of your enrollment, full-time status, and expected graduation date, please submit a Word Document clearly stating these requirements. Include your expected graduation date in case it has not been officially calculated by the university yet. 

5. Click Sign.

6. Choose All Enrollment History (if multiple terms are needed) or a specific term if that’s all that is needed (ex: Spring 2023).

7. You will make your choices based on your needs in the next section. You must choose only 1 option in this section.       If it is not listed, please choose “Other” and write out what you require (ex: AP Credits, Units, etc.). **If you need to have your Expected Graduation Term verified, you must include the month and year on the form.​​**

8. Next, choose how you want your request delivered. For email addresses, you may choose multiple emails.       If you need to send the letter directly to an institution or business, also request a copy for your records. Make sure to include your email address in the multiple email address section.

9. Finally, attach your document(s) in the attachment section(s). 

10. Sign and submit. 


Verification requests not requiring an official signature can often be fulfilled in your student portal under the "Academics" tab. In "Share My Information", students are able to create a report which you can print out yourself or shared with others. A user guide is available here



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What do you need to get your Military ID renewed? 

You will be issued your military ID through ID Card Office Online or in person at any Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System site. RAPIDS offices are located on military bases, at National Guard armories and at reserve training locations.

First, you must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, known as DEERS. Service members, retirees, DOD civilians and former members have their information fed to DEERS through automated data feeds. Dependents and others will need to complete a DD Form 1172-2 with their military sponsor and visits a RAPIDS site with two forms of acceptable ID and proper documentation for final verification and processing.

Use this RAPIDS Site Locator to find a location near you to make an appointment.

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