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Welcome New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo!

Obtaining a Student Visa Document

Form I-20 (F-1 Students)

After you have been admitted to Cal Poly for a degree program through Admissions or accepted to the VISIT Program, please refer to our I-20 Request page for information on how to request your I-20. The I-20 is used to apply for an F-1 visa to attend school in the USA.

Form DS-2019 (J-1 Exchange Students)

After you are accepted to an exchange program, you will receive an email directing you to complete the Exchange Student DS-2019 Request. The DS-2019 is used to apply for a J-1 exchange student visa. See information on International Exchange Programs for application instructions and what to do after acceptance.

Preparing for Arrival - F-1 and J-1 Visa Students

Preparing for Arrival - Other Visa Students

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