Transfer Credit Information
Students transferring into Cal Poly Pomona may be awarded credits for courses completed at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Students must submit an official transcript from each institution where they completed courses. Upon receipt of the transcript, CPP course and/or unit credit is determined. Transfer courses may be applied toward specific requirements, such as general education or major requirements, or serve as elective credit.
A maximum of 70 semester units or 105 quarter units transferred from community colleges may be applied toward the cumulative unit requirement for a Bachelor's Degree.
Transfer courses are applied toward degree requirements and are based on factors such as articulation agreements, unit limitation and GE certifications. For specific transfer credit information, please see the links below.
Additional Graduation Requirements
The American Cultural Perspectives Requirement is a graduation requirement satisfied by completing the equivalent of an approved course from the list shown in the Cal Poly Pomona Catalog. Please note that completing the CSU Breadth General Education Certification pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) does not guarantee satisfaction of this requirement. Contact the Registrar's Office for more details.
If you have taken a course in American Government at a college or university outside California or at a college or university in California that is not part of the California State University (CSU) or California community college systems, or if you earned credit for American Government through an AP exam in high school, you may have been told that you still need to take a test in order to demonstrate knowledge of California government. Click here for more information.
Transfer Credit Guide for Veterans
Veterans who have completed coursework while in the military may be eligible for additional course credit. Click here to view the Transfer Credit Guide for Veterans.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) - Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB 1440)
California Community College students who earn a transfer associate (AA-T or AS-T) degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing to a CSU and given priority admission over other transfer applicants when applying to a local CSU campus, or non-impacted CSU program. AA-T or AS-T admission applicants are given priority consideration to an impacted campus/program or to campuses/programs that have been deemed similar to the degree completed at the community college. Students who have completed an AA-T/AS-T in a program deemed similar to a Cal Poly Pomona major are able to complete remaining requirements for graduation within 90 quarter units.
Roadmaps outlining the recommended plan for completing the 90 additional quarter units are available here: http://www.csupomona.edu/~academic/sheets/TMC.shtml. Additional Associate Degree for Transfer information, including eligible Cal Poly Pomona degrees, available here: www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
The following unit limitations on transfer courses apply to graduate students:
A maximum of 13 units from an accredited institution or from Extended University may be applied to the Master's Degree requirements with departmental and college approval. Time limits apply to the acceptance of transfer courses.
Additional Information for Transfer Credit
ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
American Institutions Requirement: CA Component
General Education Requirements/Certification
Regional Accrediting Agencies