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Transfer Credit - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does the TCR include?
  2. Why doesn't my out-of-state or private school course work have specific course equivalency?
  3. The Transfer Credit Report does not indicate credit for a General Education course I completed at a California community college?
  4. How is my transfer credit used to fulfill my degree requirements at Cal Poly Pomona?
  5. My TCR states that my transfer courses do not have an equivalent course in Cal Poly Pomona. However, I would like the course to be considered for a specific requirement in my major. Who should I speak to about this?
  6. I completed (or will be completing) a course at Cal Poly Pomona that is equivalent to one of my transfer courses wherein I received a grade that is lower than a “C”. Can I have that transfer course grade excluded from my GPA?
  7. I am thinking of taking a class in a local community college to satisfy one of my lower division requirements. Where can I get more information about equivalencies?
  8. I need assistance in understanding the Degree Progress Report. Where do I go for assistance?
  9. I heard I can only transfer 105 quarter (70 semester) units from my community college/s. Will I lose credit?
  10. What should I do if my transfer course is not included in the TCR?
  1. What does the TCR include?

    The TCR includes courses transferred by students admitted into Cal Poly Pomona in fall 2004 to present.  Generally, courses from nearby California community colleges are automatically entered into the report, while courses coming from out of state require manual intervention prior to being included.

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  2. Why doesn't my out-of-state or private school course work have specific course equivalency?

    Articulation agreements exist only for California community colleges.  Therefore, all courses taken at out-of-state and private school institutions may receive generic course credits.  Petitioning course work to be applied toward specific requirements is the best procedure to follow when seeking course equivalencies other than generic transfer credits. Complete the Course Substitution or Acceptance of Transfer Coursework Form available on the Forms & Services page to file a petition.

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  3. The Transfer Credit Report does not indicate credit for a General Education course I completed at a California community college?

    In order for courses taken at a California community college to be applied toward the CSU General Education pattern, the course must be a certified General Education course.  Go to ASSIST.org to see if your course is GE-certifed.  When verifying your course against the Assist.org course listings, make sure that you are checking against the list for the term and year that coincides with the term and year you completed your course.  (Certification is term- and year-based.)  If the course is listed and it does not appear in your Transfer Credit Report, submit a request to have it reviewed via the Transfer Credit Report Inquiry Form.

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  4. How is my transfer credit used to fulfill my degree requirements at Cal Poly Pomona?

    The Degree Progress Report is a system generated report that, when used with the Transfer Credit Report, will show you how your transfer courses are applied toward your degree requirements.

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  5. My TCR states that my transfer courses do not have an equivalent course in Cal Poly Pomona. However, I would like the course to be considered for a specific requirement in my major. Who should I speak to about this?

    Contact your major advisor to discuss this matter.  If your advisor agrees that your course can be used to satisfy a specific requirement in your major, or can be equated to a specific course in your major, ask your advisor to assist you in completing the Course Substitution or Acceptance of Transfer Coursework Form available on the Forms & Services page, and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

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  6. I completed (or will be completing) a course at Cal Poly Pomona that is equivalent to one of my transfer courses wherein I received a grade that is lower than a “C”. Can I have that transfer course grade excluded from my GPA?

    You can petition for the grade you received in your transfer course to be removed from the calculation of your grade point average by submitting the Course Repetition Form available on the Forms & Services page to your Academic or Department advisor.  Upon obtaining the necessary approval, return the form to the Registrar’s Office for recording.  Remember, the Repeated Course Policy can be applied to a maximum of 16 quarter units on transfer or CPP coursework.

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  7. I am thinking of taking a class in a local community college to satisfy one of my lower division requirements. Where can I get more information about equivalencies?

    Go to ASSIST.org to check for established articulation agreements between colleges and universities and Cal Poly Pomona.  When in doubt, seek clarification from your Academic Advisor in your major department, the Articulation Office (jllozano@csupomona.edu) or your Transfer & Graduation Advisor in the Registrar's Office.

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  8. I need assistance in understanding the Degree Progress Report. Where do I go for assistance?

    You may download and print Understanding Your Degree Progress Report (PDF). After reading this guide and you still need assistance, see your academic advisor in your major department.

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  9. I heard I can only transfer 105 quarter (70 semester) units from my community college/s. Will I lose credit?

    There are specific unit limitations to what can be transferred and/or applied toward your degree in Cal Poly Pomona.  Although the maximum number of units that can be applied toward your Cal Poly Pomona degree from the community college is 105 quarter units, subject credit will still be awarded for all transferrable courses.  For more details about unit limitations, click here.

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  10. What should I do if my transfer course is not included in the TCR?

    Contact the Admissions & Outreach Office to find out if your transcript from the transfer institution has been received by Cal Poly Pomona.  If it has been received, complete the online Transfer Credit Report Inquiry Form so that your transfer courses may be evaluated.

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