What is SI?

Cal Poly's Summer Institute (SI) is an academic orientation program held annually for  newly admitted freshmen geared at helping you make a successful transition from high school to college. This year's virtual program is scheduled for Monday, July 27 - Thursday, August 27, 2020. 

  • Virtual EOP Orientation: We’ve created a mandatory virtual three-day orientation September 8-10 where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your counselors, fellow EOP students, and campus partners. All details for this event will be emailed to you in August. 

    *Please note, our EOP orientation is in addition to your SLO Days orientation.
     
  • Virtual EOP Summer Institute: Our EOP team is offering optional virtual summer courses. We encourage you to enroll as they will provide a head start in fulfilling general education requirements and prepare you for online instruction at the college level. If you need technology for these courses, contact us and we can help provide solutions. Additional course information can be found in the application, the deadline to apply is June 5.
     
  • FAFSA: You do not need to complete the 2019-20 FAFSA. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for those who already completed this application — no further action is needed if you already submitted it.

SI Challenge
 

Summer Institute will provide you with a mini-quarter of academic and social activities which will undoubtedly put you on the right track for a successful transition to Cal Poly. Whether you are interested in Summer Institute for personal or academic reasons, we are certain that you will benefit from this experience. Summer institute will offer you:

  • Six units of courses, which will put you a step ahead for fall quarter.
  • An Ethnic Studies course which satisfies GE D1 requirement.
  • Opportunities to become familiar with the campus and its services.
  • Participation in social activities.
  • Connections with academic advisors, faculty, and students in your field of study.
  • Study skills which will help you realign your current study habits to meet college level demands.
  • On-campus living experiences.
  • Chances to get to know the SLO community before fall quarter.

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