Prospective Transfer Students (students interested in applying to Cal Poly)

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If you have taken any college-level classes since the summer beyond your high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student. Applicants applying as a transfer student should be a college junior with 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 quarter units by the time of transfer. Cal Poly only accepts transfer applications in fall for the following fall quarter. 


The Cal Poly Admissions Office provides all the information needed to apply to Cal Poly - the Transfer Center is not involved in the admissions process. Admissions works with students from when they apply until they come to campus for summer orientation. All your questions should be directed to during this timeframe.

Please note that Cal Poly is unable to provide one-on-one transfer advising or transcript evaluation for students who are considering applying to Cal Poly. 

Helpful sites to check out are:

Financial Aid

International Transfer Students

3 students with hands in the air on top of a rock at sunssetCheck out the International Students and Scholars site for information about coming to Cal Poly as an F-1 student. You can also reach out directly to with questions.


Another important site to check out is - International Transfer Admissions Information.


Examples of Learn by Doing   

Alyson Liang - a transfer architecture student who helped create designs to rebuild the town of Paradise after the Camp Fire.

Madison Fleming - implemented insulated solar-electric cook stoves with 3 peers.

Sergio Dimas - found his community in Cal Poly's rose float and was president his senior year.


Recently accepted to Cal Poly?

Recently accepted transfer students outlines next steps and check out resources to help you make your decision. 

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