Important Dates

Summer  Deadline
SPED Application April 1st
Cal State Apply Application April 1st
Basic Skills Requirement April 1st
Subject Matter Competence/CSET July 1st
Program Start Summer Quarter 
Program End Spring Quarter 


Special Education Program Deadlines

There are two applications to be admitted to the credential program: Cal State Apply and the SPED Program Application. 

Application Deadline: 

Summer  April 1st

Other Deadlines:

Basic Skills Requirement

April 1st

Subject Matter Competence July 1st
Certificate of Clearance July 1st
Tuberculosis Screening July 1st
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA June 30th

Special Education candidates will need to submit the FAFSA for two academic years due to the Summer start. For more information about the FAFSA and Financial Aid, please reach out to the Cal Poly Financial Aid office at 

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