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California Polytechnic State University - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

General Requirements:
1) Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities;
2) Be in good standing at the last college or university attended;
3) Have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A = 4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted or have earned a grade point average of at least 2.5 on the last degree completed by the candidate; and
4) Satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a campus may make exceptions to these criteria.


All master's, credential, and graduate certificate applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions to establish their admission portfolio:
1) Application for graduate admission
2) $55 application fee
3) Certified transcripts from all schools attended.

The graduate program coordinators may request additional documentation which may include: letters of reference, GRE or GMAT scores, and/or writing samples.

You can find more information at http://catalog.calpoly.edu/graduateeducation/.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Graduate admissions to a particular department are in accordance with the requirements for the College. In addition, individual departments often require the Graduate Record Exam and appropriate discipline tests.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International master's and credential applicants must file an application for admission with the Office of Admissions. International applicants include those who hold US visas as students, exchange visitors, or those in other nonimmigrant classifications. Applicants must submit the following online through www.CSUMentor.edu: Application form, $55 application fee, certified transcripts from all schools attended, showing coursework submitted in native language and accompanied by a certified English translation; evaluation of transcripts (IIE or US embassy or consulate); TOEFL or IELTS; Financial Responsibility; Banking Statement; Spouse/Dependent Declaration. All applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English, or who have not attended schools at the secondary level, or above, for at least three years, full-time, where English is the principal language of instruction, must present a minimum score of 550 (paper version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL) , 80 (internet based) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.0 for undergraduates or a minimum score of 6.0 for admission to a graduate programs. Applicants should take the TOEFL at least six months prior to the term for which they are applying, for scores to be received in time for full consideration in the selection process.

For more information on international student admissions, please see https://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/international/.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Generally, establishing California residence for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely. Evidence demonstrating intent may vary from case to case but will include, and is not limited to, the absence of residential ties to any other state, California voter registration and voting in California elections, maintaining California registration and driver's license, maintaining active California bank accounts, filing California income tax returns and listing a California address on federal tax returns, owning residential property or occupying or renting an apartment where permanent belongings are kept, maintaining active memberships in California professional or social organizations, and maintaining a permanent military address and home of record in California.

The general rule is that a student must have been a California resident for at least one year immediately preceding the residence determination date in order to qualify as a 'resident student' for tuition purposes. A residence determination date is set for each academic term and are as follows: Fall - September 20, Winter - January 5, Spring - April 1, Summer - July 1. Non-resident students pay fees PLUS $248 per unit non-resident tuition.

You can find more information at https://admissions.calpoly.edu/resinfo.html.

Residency Requirements

Generally, establishing California residence for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely. Evidence demonstrating intent may vary from case to case but will include, and is not limited to, the absence of residential ties to any other state, California voter registration and voting in California elections, maintaining California registration and driver's license, maintaining active California bank accounts, filing California income tax returns and listing a California address on federal tax returns, owning residential property or occupying or renting an apartment where permanent belongings are kept, maintaining active memberships in California professional or social organizations, and maintaining a permanent military address and home of record in California.

The general rule is that a student must have been a California resident for at least one year immediately preceding the residence determination date in order to qualify as a 'resident student' for tuition purposes. A residence determination date is set for each academic term and are as follows: Fall - September 20, Winter - January 5, Spring - April 1, Summer - July 1. Non-resident students pay fees PLUS $248 per unit non-resident tuition.

You can find more information at https://admissions.calpoly.edu/resinfo.html.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants may only apply through the "regular decision" option during the application filing period of October 1st to November 30th.
When an upper-division transfer application is reviewed, the following are considered: The applicant's intended program of study, completion of CSU and Cal Poly program required coursework with a grade of C or better, completion of General Education and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), academic performance in the applicant's classes (GPA), and the applicant's extracurricular activities and work experience.
Cal Poly will accept applications for admission consideration from junior transfer applicants who will have 60 or more transferable semester units (90 quarter units) by the time of transfer.

General Requirements:
1) have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree;
2) be in good standing at the last college or university attended;
3) have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted; and
4) satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate.

All master's applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions to establish their admission portfolio:
1) Application for graduate admission
2) $55 applicaton fee
3) Certified transcripts from all schools attended.
The graduate program coordinators may request additional documentation which may include: letters of reference, GRE or GMAT scores, and/or writing samples.

See this website for more information: http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/transfer/.