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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: (805) 756-1111
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Ryan from Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Jan-02-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Take a campus visit! I fell in love with the campus the moment I got there. I went in February and it was warm, sunny 72 degrees. Also, I would recommend that people take the housing tour as the information online will leave you with some important questions over the different housing and dining plans.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    It is a completely different experience from high school. The responsibility is placed solely on you. Don't let that discourage you though because the faculty is more than willing to help you out!

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  • Benjamin from Claremont, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Definitely make a visit to campus if you can to check it out. Also, attend a class or two in your major if you have time.

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  • Timothy from Sunnyvale, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Make sure you have a good GPA and SAT/ACT scores as there is no essay requirement on the Cal Poly app, so it is all numbers based.

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  • Pacific from San Ramon, CA
  • Apr-27-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Keep you grades up and work at extra cirruculars! I had an internship in the same field as my major and I definitely think that helped me get in. Make sure you know what you want to do, don't just pick a major because you think you'll get in. And don't make any college decision based on what others think; you're going to live there for four years!

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