Fall 2016 Timeline
January 1, 2016
FAFSA (Financial Aid) application available to file
January 15, 2016
Early Decision Accept/Decline deadline
Late January
Housing application becomes available for Early Decision Admits who have accepted Cal Poly's offer of admission
March 2, 2016
FAFSA deadline for priority grant and scholarship consideration
Early March
Early Decision initial housing payment due
Housing application available for Regular Decision Admits who have accepted Cal Poly's offer of admission. Check the Housing tab for more information
Early April
Scholarship and Financial Aid award offers available through the portal to newly admitted students
Mid April
Deadline for non-exempt EPT and ELM students to register for the May exam. Check exam locations and registration information at CSU Placement Tests
April 14,15,16, 2016
Cal Poly Open House (Friday, April 15 is Admitted Students Preview Day)
May 1, 2016
Offer Accept deadline for Fall Quarter (Regular Decision)
Mid-May 2016
Freshman/Transfer admits sent Fall 2016 Survey
Mid- to Late May 2016
Invitations to Soar and WOW are sent to all Freshman and Transfer Students
Late June
Documents due to Financial Aid if required on the To Do List in portal
July 15, 2016
Freshman/Transfer final transcripts due
Late July - Early August
Fall registration information emailed from Office of the Registrar and Block schedules are sent to freshman
July/August 2016 (dates pending)
Summer Institute
Mid-July - Early August 2016 (dates pending)
Student Life Orientation (SLO) Days
Mid-August 2016
Fall Quarter registration opens for new transfer students
August 2016 (specific dates coming)
On-campus residents can pay their on-campus housing and dining fees in full for the 2016/2017 academic year or sign up for an installment payment plan
August 2016 (specific dates coming)
Fall quarter housing assignments and move-in information available online (re-access your housing application)
Mid-September 2016
Move-in for out of state and international students living on-campus
Mid-September 2016
Move-in for new incoming freshmen and transfers living on-campus
September 2016 (dates pending)
Week of Welcome happens the week after move-in for new fall students
September 22, 2016
Thursday, Fall Quarter classes begin
*all dates subject to change