Important Dates

Summer  Deadline
Cal State Apply Deadline February 1
SSTEP Application Deadline February 1 (Upload to Cal State Apply)
Professional Aptitude Interview Orientation February 23, 9:00-9:30am
Basic Skills Completion February 1

Subject Matter Competency/CSET 


June 1
Start of program Summer Quarter 
End of program Spring Quarter 

University and SSTEP Program Deadlines

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

Please Note: The Single Subject Credential Program only starts once per year in the summer term. All applicants must submit a summer term application by the February 1st deadline and have their bachelor’s degree conferred prior to the program start in July.

Application Deadline:

Admit Quarter Application Deadline
Summer  February 1st

Other Deadlines:

Requirement Deadline
Basic Skills Requirement February 1st
Subject Matter Competence June 1st
Certificate of Clearance June1st
Tuberculosis Screening June 1st
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA June 30th

Single Subject 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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