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California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

Summer Institute
As a first-time freshman admitted for the Fall term, Summer Institute will provide you with the opportunity to spend five weeks of your summer in San Luis Obispo, located on the beautiful central coast of California, establishing long-lasting friendships with other freshmen, getting to know the campus and the quaint San Luis Obispo community and completing 6-8 units of university (baccalaureate) credit. If getting an early head start on your Cal Poly career interests you, check out Summer Institute at SI will provide you with a closely knit, learning community. Former participants have shared that after SI they have felt more comfortable about attending Cal Poly and better prepared for their first full quarter in the fall. You are encouraged to visit the SI website and browse through detailed student testimonials. Since 1984, Cal Poly has been offering this excellent opportunity for new students. For more information and to register for the program, go to Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Process:

  1. Apply for admission to the University (deadline is November 30)
  2. Be a first-time freshman selected for admissions for the Fall
  3. Download, complete and submit the Summer Institute registration form (available at
University fees (tuition): $519
Housing: $687
Meals: $519
Books & school supplies: $100-$150
Total: $1,875

Scholarships are available. Student must file the FAFSA and list Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo on it. Please call or email Cal Poly for specific deadline dates.

Maria Arvizu-Rodriguez
Academic Advisor/Summer Institute Coordinator
Phone: 805-756-2301
Fax: 805-756-5122

(last updated March 24, 2004)


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