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Apply as a Transfer to an Impacted program

California State University, Pomona is experiencing increased demand across all class levels, but the increase is most dramatic with entering freshmen and transfers.  The campus anticipates that the increased transfer demand will exceed our capacity to offer a quality education to our students.

In an effort to maintain educational quality for both current and prospective students, supplemental criteria utilizing a Grade Point Average (GPA) will be applied to transfer applicants from non-local (Tier 2) schools.

  1. What is our commitment?
  2. What is the admission process?
  3. What are the minimum requirements for consideration?
  4. How has Cal Poly Pomona defined its local area?
  5. What if I apply to an impacted program?
  6. How do I apply to Cal Poly Pomona?
  7. When is the application deadline?
  8. How will I know that you received my application?
  9. When should I send my transcript(s) and other required documents?
  10. When will I be notified of my admission status?
  11. Are there conditions to an admissions offer?
  12. Are there important requirements if you are admitted?
What is our commitment?

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to:

  • Maintaining educational quality for both current and prospective students.
  • Providing access to entering transfers from our local community.
  • Maintaining a diverse student body.

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What is the admission process?

Cal Poly Pomona will use supplemental criteria to admit transfers. All transfer applicants must apply during the initial filing period. A GPA will be calculated for transfers who are requested to submit initial transcripts from all institutions attended.

Cal Poly Pomona will continue to admit all fully CSU eligible transfer applicants in Cal Poly Pomona’s local service area on the basis of CSU admission eligibility criteria. All other transfer applicants will be rank-ordered by GPA. The academic characteristics of the transfer applicant pool will determine the GPA cut-off and may vary from year to year.

Approximately 15 percent of the transfer class may be admitted based on a rank-ordered GPA and additional characteristics, which include socioeconomic or educational factors, space availability in a unique program or major, indications of overcoming educational obstacles, or exceptional talents.

All CSU subject matter requirements must be complete, in progress, or planned to be completed with a “C” or better and may not be completed during the summer term immediately preceding fall enrollment.

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What are the minimum requirements for consideration?

The following requirements must be completed by all transfer applicants.

  • Applications must be submitted during the initial filing period.
  • All CSU subject matter requirements must be complete, in progress or planned to be completed with a “C” or better prior by the end of the spring term and may not be completed during the summer term immediately preceding fall admission.
  • Initial transcripts from all institutions attended (if requested) must be received by Cal Poly Pomona by the stated deadline on the student's "to-do" list in BroncoDirect.
  • CSU minimum GPA and subject requirements have been achieved.
  • Please see the admission requirements for transfers.

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How has Cal Poly Pomona defined its local area?

Cal Poly Pomona is defining its local service school as a Tier I Educational Partnership. The Tier I local service schools include Mount San Antonio College and Citrus College.

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What if I apply to an impacted program?

Please review which majors are impacted at the program level and therefore, there is no distinction between local-area and non-local area applicants in the admission process. All candidates must meet regular University admission standards, and meet any additional standards required by the Departments. Be advised that you may not be processed in your alternate major listed on the application if not selected for one of these programs. Admission of transfer students will be based on GPA and other course completion criteria. Please review the impacted programs page for more information.

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How do I apply to Cal Poly Pomona?

We strongly encourage you to apply to Cal Poly Pomona on-line by visiting CSUMentor. If you do not have access to the Web, application forms may be obtained at any community college or from the Admissions Office at any of the campuses of the California State University.

Your application, whether paper or electronic, and $55.00 filing fee(or fee waiver request) must be submitted by the application deadline.

Apply on-line! Application receipt will be confirmed via email.

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When is the application deadline?

Transfers can apply only for the Fall term. Admission for other terms MAY open, but are is not guaranteed at the Transfer level.  The filing period for the fall term is October 1- November 30 (of the previous year).

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How will I know that you received my application?

If you apply via CSUMentor, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received your application. During peak periods of application processing, it may take four to six weeks to acknowledge receipt of paper applications by letter.

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When should I send my transcript(s) and other required documents?

Do not send transcripts unless we specifically request them. After we review your application, we may find that we have sufficient information to make a preliminary admission decision.

You are required to submit any and all documents requested in a timely fashion and prior to any document deadlines as stated in any paper or electronic communication that we send. Failure to do so will result in your removal from consideration for admission, including the rescinding of an offer of admission.

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When will I be notified of my admission status?

For students from Cal Poly Pomona’s local area, most offers of admission will be sent November through January.

For students outside of Cal Poly Pomona’s local area, offers of admission will be sent beginning in January. Notification to waiting list applicants will be sent during March/April, if accommodation can be made to admit additional students.

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Are there conditions to an admissions offer?

YES! All offers of admission will be "provisional". Specific terms of a provisional admission are contained in letters and the official notice of admission. Generally, if you are offered provisional admission, you must:

  • Have completed 60 or more transferable semester college units (90 quarter units) prior to transfer.
  • Have a college grade-point average of 2.0 or better in all transferable units attempted
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university you attended
  • Have completed or will complete prior to transfer at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of general education (GE) requirements with a grade of "C" or better. The 30 semester units must include English composition, oral communication, critical thinking and college-level mathematics
  • All 60 transferable semester college units must be completed by: end of the previous spring for Fall Quarter*, end of the previous summer for Winter Quarter, end of the previous fall for Spring Quarter, and end of the previous fall for Summer Quarter.

After we receive your final documents, your "provisional" admission will be reviewed and your admission confirmed. If you have not maintained eligibility, your offer of admission will be rescinded. See the admissions requirements for transfers.

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Are there important requirements if you are admitted?

An Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) is required of all admitted undergraduate applicants. Applicants who respond past the ECD deadline may be placed on an enrollment waiting list, deferred to a subsequent term or not permitted to register.

Document Deadlines: applicants provisionally admitted who do not meet the initial document deadline for impacted major applicants (January 31) and final document deadline (July 15) will have their admission rescinded and may not be eligible to enroll in the fall quarter.

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-time transfers. Admitted students will receive information regarding orientation following admission.

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