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Visa Instructions for New F-1 Degree Students

Welcome to Cal Poly!

If you are a new international student accepted to Cal Poly, please complete the Visa Information Form for Degree Students to request your I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa or maintain F-1 visa status. This form provides information and documents that the International Students and Scholars office needs to issue your I-20.  Please only submit this form after you have been admitted or conditionally admitted to Cal Poly. All applicants must accept their offer for admission before Cal Poly can issue an I-20 and acceptance letter.

Visa instructions

Select the instructions that apply to you from the following: 

Then review:
  1. U.S. State Department Step-By-Step F-1 Visa Process Guide
  2. Entering the USA
  3. F-1 Visa Status