We appreciate the critical role counselors play in advising college-bound students here at Cal Poly.  We thank you for the time you invest in your students as they move through the college admissions process.

Cal Poly’s applicant pool is always exceptional because of the talented students you send our way. 

Admission to Cal Poly continues to be highly selective and competitive in all areas of academic study. For Fall 2015 we received 46,799 freshman and 8,296 transfer applications and admitted approximately 29% from this applicant pool.

We hope the resources you find on this page to be helpful in your day to day work with students.  We strive to provide you with timely and accurate information through our admissions website, the quarterly newsletter, and your VIP page.  You can explore Cal Poly online 24/7 with your Cal Poly VIP page.  We encourage students interested in Cal Poly to create their own VIP page.

Although we are unable to visit every high school or community college, we welcome your phone calls and emails through the year, so please contact us when you need assistance.  Thank you for all that you do for your students and know that we're here to help!

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Visiting Cal Poly with your High School?

Campus visitors have the chance to take a general campus tour, attend an admissions information session, tour housing facilities or tour specific colleges. You can also tour our campus on your own using downloadable apps for the IPhone, IPod or Android.

Groups of 15 or more must make prior arrangements for a campus tour. Placing your request 3-4 weeks in advance is recommended, but a minimum of two weeks notice is required. Special arrangements for tours and admissions presentations can often be made at times convenient for the group. All tours are led by current Cal Poly students who sign up to lead group tours as their schedules allow; tour confirmation is made when a student tour guide is scheduled. Allow maximum lead time for the greatest chance of accommodation.

Schools/Organizations: To arrange a special group tour for 15 or more people, please email recruitment@calpoly.edu.   For any updates, also check our Campus Tour Information line at: 805-756-5734.

Cal Poly’s Codes
ACT Code: 0188
SAT Code: 4038
Federal School Code: 001143

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