Steps to Graduation & Forms
Study Plan (except DPR students)
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Blended Pathway Students
All Master's Program Students
Apply to Cal Poly through Cal State Apply, or if you are a Cal Poly undergraduate student interested in pursuing a Blended Pathway, you will apply to your program of interest through the appropriate department.
Blended students will submit the Blended Pathway Program Application Approval once accepted by the program:
This document can be submitted anytime and serves the purpose of notifying the Graduate Education Office of your intention to pursue the Blended Pathway to achieve your bachelor’s and master’s degree. It is important that this document be received a week or more before the Blended Pathway Change of Objective.
Blended students will submit the Blended Pathway Postbaccalaureate Change of Objective to request that the Registrar’s Office change your student status to have graduate standing:
Visit Blended Programs for more information.
Meet with Graduate Coordinator and select Graduate Advisor the first term of the program.
- Determine culminating experience: Thesis, Project, or Exam.
- Develop and complete a Working Formal Study Plan & Advancement to Candidacy.
- Identify members of evaluation committee (if required).
The WFSP is submitted the first term of your program during Weeks 1-5. Students who started prior to Fall 2023 must complete the Graduate Writing Requirement (GWR) before advancing to candidacy. If the GWR does not show completed on your Poly Profile, you will need to contact the Writing & Learning Center and wait to submit when completed and reflected on your Poly Profile. Please be aware that documents submitted without the GWR showing completed on Poly Profile will be cancelled for resubmission.
This document is submitted the term before the term in which you expect to graduate during Weeks 1-5, and can be submitted only once. If you need to change your expected graduation term you will submit the Change of Degree Completion Term – Graduate request on the Registrar’s website.
The FFSP is submitted the term you expect to graduate during Weeks 1-5. Students who have a Degree Progress Report (DPR) will not submit this document and will submit a Course Substitution form if there is a change from the courses in their DPR.