Important Dates

Winter 2023 deadline
MSTEP Application November 1st, 2022
Cal State Apply November 1st, 2022
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - November 2022
Basic Skills Requirement November 1st, 2022
Subject Matter Competence/CSET  November 1st, 2022
Program Start Winter Quarter - January 9, 2023
Program End Fall Quarter - December 15, 2023
fall 2023 deadline
MSTEP Application April 1st, 2023
Cal State Apply April 1st, 2023
Professional Aptitude Interview TBD - April 2023
Basic Skills Requirement April 1st, 2023
Subject Matter Competence/CSET June 1st, 2023
Program Start Fall Quarter - September 21, 2023
Program End Spring Quarter - June 14, 2024


University and MSTEP Program Deadlines

There are two applications to be admitted to the Multiple Subject Teacher Education Preparation (MSTEP) program: Cal State Apply and the MSTEP application. 

Application Deadlines:

Fall  April 1st
Winter  November 1st
Spring  No Spring MSTEP start:; Prereq coursework only*

*Spring admission is open for prerequisite course registration only. You must submit a Cal State Apply application including the MSTEP Application and all required materials by February 1st to complete prerequisites during Spring quarter and be conditionally admitted to begin the MSTEP program in Fall. Contact to schedule an advising appointment and receive a permission code for accessing the application. Please note, the MSTEP application will be uploaded to the Cal State Apply application under "Supplemental Materials."

Other Deadlines:

Requirement Deadline
Basic Skills Requirement Fall-April 1st, Winter-Nov 1st
Subject Matter Competence Fall-June 1st, Winter-Nov 1st
Certificate of Clearance Fall-June 1st, Winter-Nov 1st
Tuberculosis Screening Fall-June 1st, Winter-Nov 1st
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA June 30th

For more information about the FAFSA and Financial Aid, please reach out to the Cal Poly Financial Aid office at 

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