Cal Poly

International Students

If you are interested in obtaining a degree from Cal Poly, please contact the Cal Poly Admissions Office for application materials and requirements for international students. The Admissions Office processes applications for all Cal Poly degree-seeking students and issues I-20's for students to apply for F-1 student visas. See more information on our Prospective Students pages.


If you are interested in our exchange programs, please see our International Exchange page to determine if you are eligible and contact the exchange coordinator at your home campus for application information. Once accepted, International Students & Scholars will prepare your DS-2019 to apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa.


If you are interested in non-degree programs not part of our exchange programs, you may apply to the VISIT Program to attend classes up to three quarters.


Once you have been admitted to Cal Poly, International Students & Scholars will contact you and send you pre-departure and orientation information and your I-20 or DS-2019 documents which you will use to apply for a visa.

Contact International Students and Scholars by email at intlservices@calpoly.edu, call us at 805-756-5837 or visit us in the Cal Poly International Center in Building 52, Room E-32.

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Building 52, Room E32
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: (805) 756-1477
Fax: (805) 756-5484
international@calpoly.edu