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Welcome to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo!

We are pleased you decided to attend our University.
Degree Students and VISIT Cal Poly Students:
After acceptance, please login then access your User Home Page. Open your Visa Information Form and submit it. This form is used to collect information about your visa status and to facilitate issuance of your I-20. You must accept your offer of admission to be issued an I-20.


Exchange Students:
Once you have completed the International Exchange Application Instructions, you will be notified by email of next steps to receive your DS-2019.

CSU International Programs Exchange Students:
You will be notified by the CSU IP office of your acceptance and Cal Poly will contact you regarding your DS-2019. 

All New Students:
Go to the New International Students Pages for lots of important information about visas, orientation, housing, health insurance, and much more! 

Feel free to contact us at with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you soon!