While military life may have presented certain challenges, your academic life will undoubtedly have challenges of its own. Although of a different nature, these challenges can be best met with the support of faculty, advisors, and learning support staff. Take full advantage of our academic support resources.
In many cases military course work and training can be used to meet Cal Poly Pomona degree requirements. For more information on how to apply military course work and training go to the Registrar’s military credit website.
Now that you have completed your military service will you use what you learned toward a vocation or will you chart a completely different career path? The choice is yours. Some tools that can help you decide a major and career that best fits your unique interests and abilities can be found at Student Support & Equity Programs (SSEP) and at the Career Center.
Visiting with an advisor or department chair for the academic majors in which you are interested is strongly recommended.
Freshmen who enroll at Cal Poly Pomona may wait until their third quarter to declare a major; undergraduate transfer students and graduate students must declare a major prior to their first quarter. If you are an undeclared major, want to change your major, or are unsure what major or career to pursue, speaking with an advisor at Student Support & Equity Programs (SSEP) can be helpful. BroncoCompass is another terrific resource when exploring the hundreds of major/minor combinations and graduate programs available at Cal Poly Pomona.
Getting to know your advisor and understanding program requirements is absolutely essential to successful degree completion. You may find your advisor through BroncoCompass and/or the website for your academic program. The degree requirements for your major are included on a Curriculum Sheet for your program and the recommended timeline for your requirements may be found on an Academic Roadmap. It will be important when selecting a curriculum sheet or roadmap, to also click the catalog year you are following.
Students often say things like, “When I was in high school, A’s and B’s came easy.” We’re here to tell you that college is altogether different – you’ll be challenged, but you can do it! To secure top grades, though, you might need the support of others. BroncoCompass includes a comprehensive list of academic support services for the serious student unwilling to accept anything but the best. Also (and this is important), remember that your veteran chapter benefits, in many cases, provide for tutoring at no cost. Reach out for academic help early and often.
You can find most academic forms you will need in two places:
The veteran chapter benefit certification process and required forms can be found at the Benefits/Aid site.
If you cannot find the academic form you are looking for at the above sites, you might want to stop by the Registrar’s office (CLA 98-R2) or your academic department. Other non-academic forms can be found at the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (CLA Bldg. 98, 3rd floor or website)or Student Accounting & Cashiers (CLA BLdg 98, 1st floor or website).