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Prospective Graduate Students

All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants (e.g., master’s degree applicants, those seeking educational credentials, or graduate certificates, and where permitted, holders of baccalaureate degrees interested in taking courses for personal or professional growth) must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate and post-baccalaureate admission materials at Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements on a CSU campus and graduated the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and the $55 nonrefundable application fee. Since applicants for post-baccalaureate programs may be limited to the choice of a single campus on each application, rerouting to alternative campuses or later change of campus choice is not guaranteed. To be assured of initial consideration by more than one campus, it is necessary to submit separate applications (including fees) to each. Applications submitted by way of are expected unless submission of an electronic application is impossible.

The CSU advises prospective students that they must supply complete and accurate information on the application for admission, residence questionnaire, and financial aid forms. Further, applicants must submit authentic and certified transcripts of all previous academic work attempted. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. Failure to file complete, accurate, and authentic application documents may result in denial of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, or expulsion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title 5, California Code of Regulations).

The procedures for graduate applicants can be found on the Admissions website. Contact the Cal Poly Admissions Office if you have questions about the application process. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the Interfolio links found next to each Master's Degree Program.

For more information about graduate programs, please contact us.

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