Graduate Programs Admissions

Procedures and Deadlines

How to Apply

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Note: If any of your education was completed outside of the U.S., unless the transcript is in English, your official transcripts must be submitted in the native language and  accompanied by a certified English translation. The translator must be certified by one of the following:

Institute for International Education (IIE)
Saudi Arabian Education Mission
United States embassy or consulate

All education completed outside of the U.S. must also be evaluated by an independent evaluation agency. We currently are utilizing AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) to perform the evaluation. The students must pay the cost of this evaluation.

International students should download the Graduate International Applicant Checklist or visit the Admissions International Student Web site for further details.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis, however, to ensure adequate processing and full consideration, please submit an application before the dates listed on the Cal Poly Admissions Office or International Student Admissions Web sites.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) This requirement is effective Winter Quarter 2009 for all thesis-based program applicants.  Submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores, taken within the last 5 years, electronically to California Polytechnic State University Institution Code: R4038.  For further information visit the Cal Poly Testing Services Web site and/or the GRE Web site.


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