Military personnel, veterans and dependents of veterans at Cal Poly Pomona are served by a full complement of enrollment specialists eager to assist in whatever way needed. Whether youu’re are seeking benefit certification, priority registration, a leave of absence, credit for your military training or are applying for graduation, our professional staff seek to provide the best possible service to our veteran community.
Nine units of elective credit will be allowed toward a baccalaureate degree for a student with an honorable discharge from the military services of the United States who submits evidence of satisfactory completion of at least one year of active military service. An additional 13 ½ quarter units of elective credit will be allowed toward graduation to any student submitting evidence of receiving a commission in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps. Maximum total credit possible towards graduation for military service is 22 ½ quarter units. Credit is not given for completion of the six-month reserve training programs or for college level general education development tests.
Students who have completed basic military training, served one year of active duty service, ENG 104 or a comparable transfer course may be approved for General Education Area E credit (4 units).
Students who have attended accredited 2 year and 4 year colleges will be given credit for college level courses successfully completed. These credits may count toward fulfillment of curriculum requirements when applicable, or as elective credits. A maximum of 70 semester units (105 quarter units) of community college course credit may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
Once you’ve been admitted to Cal Poly Pomona and have paid your enrollment confirmation deposit, you’ll be invited to participate in the university orientation program for new students. As a student veteran, you’ll have the option to fulfill your mandatory orientation requirement by attending an on-campus orientation program or by completing Veteran’s eOrientation. Veterans eOrientation offers veterans admitted to Cal Poly Pomona an online alternative to traditional orientation and is designed specifically with veterans in mind. This program is self-paced and can be completed anywhere you have an internet connection. Successful completion of either on-campus orientation or Veteran’s eOrientation will prepare you for both academic success and your becoming a part of our campus community.
BroncoDirect is Cal Poly Pomona's web-based application that provides students the ability to view admission status, update personal information, register for classes, view and accept financial aid, view and pay fees, view grades and much more. Students are assigned a unique identifier (a BroncoNumber) when they apply to Cal Poly Pomona, and use their BroncoNumber and Password to access BroncoDirect. To learn how to sign on and get started, go to csupomona.edu/~ehelp/faq/faq_broncodirect.html, or view a BroncoDirect tutorial video located at connect.csupomona.edu/bdtut1/.
Veterans at Cal Poly Pomona are provided priority registration each quarter of enrollment. To be added to the priority registration list, you must see a Veteran Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office (CLA Bldg, 98-R2-20), who will provide you with the information you will need.
Initial enrollment requires that you be admitted and then attend orientation. Once you have done this you will see your advisor and enroll in classes. It is recommended that you review your Curriculum Road Map (www.csupomona.edu/~academic/sheets/) and see your academic advisor (academic.csupomona.edu/broncocompass/find_your_advisor.aspx) each quarter before enrolling in classes. Once you have done this, you may enroll in classes through BroncoDirect. To learn how to use BroncoDirect to search for, add and drop classes, view your financial aid, make payments, buy parking decals, view holds, enrollment appointments, grades, transcripts, etc. go to csupomona.edu/~ehelp/broncodirect/student.html.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act entitles members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserve to readmission to the University if their separation is caused by either voluntary or involuntary service on active duty for a period of more than 30 days.
The student-veteran called to active duty should notify a certifying official in the Registrar’s Office that he/she has been redeployed, except in cases where notice is precluded by military necessity or would compromise national security. After the completion of military service, one may defer notifying the campus of the intent to return for no more than three years. A student hospitalized or convalescing from an illness or injury during the performance of service is expected to notify the campus of the intent to return no later than two years after the end of recovery.
To resume studies, notify a certifying official in the Registrar’s Office. After you have done this, you should schedule a meeting with your advisor and establish an academic plan for your return, and courses needed to complete your degree.
While veterans are permitted to resume their studies after discharge, in most cases it is not advisable to return to school after the quarter has begun. In most all cases, a student-veteran will not be readmitted after census, typically, the 15th day of instruction.
A leave of absence, for reasons other than military, is also permitted after at least one quarter of enrollment. As with other leaves, though, you should discuss such a request with your certifying official in the Registrar’s Office.
Cal Poly Pomona students eligible for DoD or Veteran Benefits may seek consultation and approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) directly. Information regarding benefits, including benefit comparisons and applications, is available on the GI Bill web site: www.gibill.va.gov. You may also call the VA Education Assistance hotline@ 1-888-442-4551. Once you understand which benefit you qualify for and have received approval from the VA, please visit the School Certifying Officials in the Registrar’s Office for assistance with establishing your educational benefits at Cal Poly Pomona
Veteran educational benefits are broadly defined by when and how long you or a spouse or a parent (if you are a dependent) served in the armed forces. For a complete list of veteran educational benefits, please refer to the Veteran Affairs website.
The California College Fee Waiver (CFW) program benefits the spouse and children of U.S. veterans. Students meeting the eligibility criteria may have their college state fees waived if they attend a California Community College, a California State University, or University of California campus.
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has provided each service the ability to pay up to 100% of the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This funding is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. For more information visit www.military.com
If you're a full-time or 3/4-time student in a college degree program or a vocational or professional program, you can "earn while you learn" with a VA work-study allowance. The VA work-study allowance is available to persons training under one of the VA benefit programs: G.I. Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation (for Veterans), VEAP, DEA, Dependents may also be eligible. Additional information is available through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Tutorial Assistance Program is available if you receive VA educational assistance at a half-time rate or more and have a deficiency in a subject making tutoring necessary. If you have questions please contact this program toll-free, 1-888-442-4551.
CSU undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in California on activity duty, except members of the Armed Forces assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education, are entitled to resident classification for the purpose of determining the amount of tuition and fees. Undergraduate students are eligible as long as they are stationed in California as an active member of the military; active duty graduate students are entitled to resident reclassification for no more than two years.
Students who have been discharged from the military may be eligible provided they were statined in California on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged.
Dependents of active military personnel may also qualify for resident classification for fee purposes provided they meet specific criteria.
For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office and request a CSU Residence Reclassification Request Form.
The process of securing your veteran educational benefits is easy, and one with which the Certifying Officials in the Registrar’s Office are happy to assist you. To get started it is important that you review the terms of your veteran educational benefits. This is especially important as there have been many changes from the former Montgomery GI Bill to new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
After you have done this, you will apply for educational benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for eligibility. The VA will then send you a “Certificate of Eligibility”. Bring this certificate to the Registrar’s Office and we will assist you from there.
Prospective student-veterans may review education benefits at the GI Bill website.
Admitted student-veteran who have previously received VA benefits at another school should contact Cal Poly’s School Certifying Official to complete form 22-1995, as well as additional required paperwork to transfer place of training.
Admitted student-veterans complete VA Form 22-1990, "Application for VA Educational Benefits". This form is available through any of the following:
a. Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP)
c. The Cal Poly Pomona Registrar's Office
Printed applications must be sent to:
VA Regional Office - Western Region
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Within approximately one month of receiving your application, the VA will send you a “Certificate of Eligibility”. Bring this certificate letter to the Registrar’s Office, and the campus Certifying Officials will assist you in completing the remaining forms needed for quarterly certification.
Cal Poly Pomona Certifying Officials:
|Last names ending in A- L:||Cynthia Chatfield
|Last names ending in M - Z:||Leslie Corcoran
Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) is the place to go to check on the status of your record, and report any enrollment changes to the Department of Veteran Affairs. WAVE allows you to update your Direct Deposit information, tells you if your benefits have been processed, and whether your verifications have been entered. Every two weeks, WAVE will remind you if you still need to verify your enrollment.
In order to have a degree conferred; students need to apply for graduation for the quarter in which they intend to complete all degree requirements. Before a student can apply to graduate, they must complete a Grad Check request. This is a pre-check of all course work, transfer work, and petitions to determine a student’s remaining requirements for graduation. Undergraduates may apply for their Grad Check when they are within 40 units (10 courses) of completing their degree requirements. Graduates students are required to complete their Grad Check requests in the quarter before graduation.
Once a student has received his/her Grad Check results, they may apply to graduate on line through BroncoDirect. There is a $55 graduation application fee required which may be covered under certain VA benefit programs. Dates and deadlines for graduation applications can be found on the Registrar’s Office website. Once a degree is conferred, a student may expect to receive their diploma in the mail within 8-10 weeks after the end of the quarter of graduation.
The university catalogue is Cal Poly Pomona’s official source for information regarding the academic calendar, programs of study, course offerings, department location and telephone numbers, etc. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the information contained in the University Catalog. An electronic version can be found at www.csupomona.edu/~academic/catalog/.
The Registrar’s Office is where you will find your GI Bill Certifying Official. It is also the department where transfer credit is processed, grades and transcripts are stored, and degrees are conferred. Stop by if you need assistance. We are located in CLA on the second floor, just above Student Accounting & Cashiers. Our office numbers are:
Student Accounting & Cashiers is the department where Cal Poly Pomona educational fees are paid and refunds are processed. For those of you under Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation, your quarterly fees are mailed directly to the Student Accounting & Cashiers Office. Student Accounting & Cashiers is located in the CLA Building (98-B1-123).
Cal Vet Fee Waivers are processed directly through Student Accounts. Please fax eligibility forms for Cal Vet Fee Waiver directly to Student Accounts (909)869-5354. Questions regarding Cal Vet Fee Waiver may be directed to Charlene Hernandez email@example.com.
Contact Cyndi Chatfield and Leslie Corcoran.