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Next Steps for the International Admissions Process (Freshman)

Send your official ACT/SAT test scores (if required or requested) to the Office of Admission and Outreach by January 31.

  1. Send your initial official transcripts and/or supporting documents for all courses you have already completed as soon as this information is requested on the To Do List on BroncoDirect.
  2. Do not send additional information unless it is requested on the To-Do List summary on BroncoDirect. 
  3. Successfully complete all applicable admission requirements by the end of your senior year. All CSU subject matter requirements (the 15-unit A-G approved course pattern) must be completed, in progress, or planned to be completed with a C grade or better before high school graduation and may not be completed during the summer term immediately preceding fall enrollment.
  4. Do not send information unless it is requested on your To Do List on BroncoDirect.
  5. Take TOEFL or IELTS exams (if required). You are only required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exams if:
    • Your native language is NOT English AND
    • You have NOT attended your last school for three full years, full-time, where English is the principal language of instruction.  

Next steps for the international enrollment process

  1. Review the Admissions and Outreach website to determine if you are required to take the EPT/ELM tests.
    • If required and living in California, register for and take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam no later than May 2.  Click here to view California test dates and registration deadlines.
    • If required and living OUTSIDE of California, register for and take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. We recommend that you register and take the test as early as possible, but no later than June 2.
      • If you live outside of California or the United States, out-of-state testing arrangements can be made. Email csuout-of-state@ets.org or call (925) 808-2142 to register. Test dates and registration dates are:
        Registration deadline     Test during the week of:
        January 15 February 3
        February 15 March 3
        March 15 April 7
        March 15 April 28
        May 15 June 2
    • Request that your scores be sent to Cal Poly Pomona (code 4082)  
  2. Submit your non-refundable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) online through BroncoDirect no later than May 1.
    • Paying your ECD early will provide you:
      1. The best selection of orientation dates to meet your personal schedule.
      2. First choice in the residence halls
  3. Register for the Mandatory University Orientation program after paying your ECD.
    • The last day to register or pay for orientation is June 1.
  4. Apply for housing and pay the initial housing payment, if required, no later than May 1.
    • Refer to University Housing Services to determine if the mandatory housing requirement applies to you.
    • If you are required to apply for housing but wish to request an exemption, submit the exemption request no later than April 15 at Housing StudentWeb.
    • Apply for housing, if required or desired.
    • Pay the initial housing payment no later than May 1.  
  5. Submit the documents required for the issuance of your I-20:
    • Send to the Office of Admissions & Outreach no later than July 15:
      1. The Agreement to Purchase Health Insurance to confirm that you will purchase annual health insurance with Wells Fargo Insurance.
      2. Your Affidavit of Financial Support along with a current bank statement (if necessary) verifying you have sufficient funds to attend Cal Poly Pomona.
      3. A photocopy of your passport (name and photo ID pages).
      4. Request, in writing, to your current school’s International Center to transfer your SEVIS record to the Cal Poly Pomona International Center.
        1. Please do so no later than the end of the last term that you are enrolled at your current school. This process may take up to three weeks. 
        2. Cal Poly Pomona’s SEVIS school code is LOS214F00334000.
        3. Failure to inform your previous school of your intent to transfer could cause your SEVIS record to “complete” or be “terminated” by your previous school, which would require reinstatement by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
        4. If you plan to travel before your first term at Cal Poly Pomona, failure to re-enter the United States with your Cal Poly Pomona I-20 would also create a visa status problem.
    • Submit to the International Center no later than July 15:
      1. The F-1 Student Transfer-In form. 
    • Upon receipt of the above documents, the International Center will issue an I-20 and notify you via email.
  6. Attend all required orientation programs.
    • Mandatory University Orientation will take place in June through August, and session dates are based on your major.  Register for and pay the orientation fee online via BroncoDirect immediately after you pay your ECD to facilitate your early enrollment in classes for the Fall 2014. The last day to register or pay for orientation is June 1. If you anticipate being out of the country from June to September, contact Orientation Services immediately to make arrangements for satisfying this requirement. 
    • Mandatory International Student Orientation (Success 101) will take place two weeks before the start of the fall term. This orientation will address important regulations for maintaining your visa status, university policies relating to graduation and mandatory health insurance coverage. The International Center will give you the exact date and time of your specific international orientation session.
  7.  Submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores by July 15 (if requested).
  8.  Submit proof of measles and rubella immunizations to Student Health Services no later than July 15.
    • A registration hold (preventing course registration) will be placed on your record beginning with your second term at Cal Poly Pomona if immunization documentation is not provided and verified.
  9. Submit your final official transcript/s no later than July 15.
    • Ask your high school to send your final transcript at the end of your spring term and submit by the July 15 deadline.
    • Send any Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores (if applicable).

All fees may be paid online through BroncoDirect. If you cannot pay the required fees online, you may mail a check or money order payable to Cal Poly Pomona. Include your Bronco ID number on your check or money order.

Mail to:
Cal Poly Pomona, Cashier’s Office
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

 

Quick view of important deadlines

January 15

  • Deadline to register for the February 3 EPT and/or ELM exam(s), if required and living OUTSIDE of California

January 24

  • Deadline to register for the February 8 EPT and/or ELM exam(s), if required and living INSIDE of California

January 31

  • Deadline for the Office of Admissions and Outreach to receive your official SAT or ACT scores (if required or requested)

February 15

  • Deadline to register for the March 3 EPT and/or ELM exam(s), if required and living OUTSIDE of California

February 28

  • Deadline to register for the March 15 EPT and/or ELM exam(s), if required and living INSIDE of California

March 15

  • Deadline to register for the April 17 or April 28 EPT and/or ELM exam(s), if required and living OUTSIDE of California

March 4

March 21

  • Deadline to register for the April 5 EPT and/or ELM Exam(s), if required and living INSIDE of California

April 15

April 18

  • Deadline to register for the last EPT and/or ELM exams(s) to be held on May 3 for students planning to enroll at Cal Poly Pomona for Fall 2014, if required and living INSIDE California.  This is the last date for which the Univeristy will accept test scores.

May 1

May 3

  • Last day to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Math (ELM) test(s) for students planning to enroll at Cal Poly Pomona for Fall 2014, if required and living INSIDE California.
  • If enrolled in a Senior Year Experience (EAP), successfully complete this by the end of your senior year

May 15

  • Deadline to register for the last EPT and/or ELM exams(s) to be held on June 2 for students planning to enroll at Cal Poly Pomona for Fall 2014, if required and living OUTSIDE California.

June 1

June 2

  • Last day to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Math (ELM) test(s) for students planning to enroll at Cal Poly Pomona for Fall 2014, if required and living OUTSIDE California.

July 15

September

Key Contacts

All phone numbers are in area code (909)
Admissions and Outreach 869-5299
Campus Tours 869-3529
Early Start Program 869-3816
Financial Aid and Scholarships 869-3700
International Center 869-3267
Orientation Services 869-3604
Test Center 869-3353
University Housing Services 869-3307