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Visa Instructions for New F-1 Degree Students

Welcome to Cal Poly!

After you accept your offer for admission, you will receive an email invitation from, inviting you to log into the International Student hub. There, you will provide information and documents that the International Students and Scholars office needs to issue your I-20.  If you have accepted your offer and you have not received the email, please contact us at 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