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.
Select the instructions that apply to you from the following:
- Students entering the USA applying for an F-1 visa
- Students in F-1 status transferring to Cal Poly
- Students applying for a change to F-1 visa from another visa type while remaining in the USA should consult with an International Student Advisor to decide if this is the best option for you. Note that approval may take six (6) months or longer.