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After You're Admitted

Next Steps for International Graduate Students

  1. Send official transcripts and/or supporting documents as soon as this information is requested on your To Do List on BroncoDirect.
  2. Your academic department may require you to submit supplemental materials including standardized test results, letters of recommendation, resume, portfolio, professional statements, etc.  All supplemental materials must be sent directly to the department and not to the Office of Admissions and Outreach.  To verify what is required for your particular program, review the department website, or contact the appropriate Graduate Coordinator for the program to which you are applying.
  3. Submit official test results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and or Subject Test, and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).  Have the results sent to university code 4082.

Next Steps for the Fall 2014 Enrollment Process

  1. Submit the documents required for the issuance of your I-20:
    • Send to the Office of Admissions & Outreach no later than July 15:
      1. Submit the Agreement to Purchase Health Insurance to confirm that you will purchase annual health insurance with Wells Fargo Insurance.
      2. Submit your Affidavit of Financial Support along with a current bank statement (if necessary) verifying you have sufficient funds to attend Cal Poly Pomona.
      3. Submit 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 your last term that you are enrolled at your current school.  This process may take up to 3 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 U.S. 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 to the International Center.
    • Upon receipt of the above documents, the International Center will issue an I-20 and notify you via email.
  2. Attend all required Orientation programs.
    • Mandatory International Student Orientation (Success 101) will take place two weeks before the start of the Fall term.  This International Orientation will address important regulations for maintaining your visa status, university policies relating to graduation and mandatory health insurance coverage.  The International Center will notify you as to the exact date and time of your specific International Orientation date.
  3. Submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores by July 15 (if requested).
  4. 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 2nd term at Cal Poly Pomona if documentation is not provided and verified.
  5. Log in to Bronco Direct to do the following:
    • Check your registration appointment
    • Register for classes
    • Pay your fees

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

The following are deadlines to submit documents such as transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, resume, portfolio, professional statements and any other additional requirements requested by your department.

Graduate Programs July 15
***Please note the exception to the following programs
Credentials September 2
Doctorate in Education September 2
Master of Arts in Education September 2
Master of Psychology May 1
Master of Landscape Architecture February 15
Master of Architecture February 15
Master of Regenerative Studies February 15
Master of Urban and Regional Planning February 15

** For document deadlines for other admission terms, click here. 


Key Contacts

All phone numbers are in area code (909)

Admissions and Outreach
Campus Tours 869-3529
Financial Aid and Scholarships 869-3700
Registrar’s Office 
University Housing Services 869-3307
Veterans Resource Center 
Cal Poly Pomona Departments
College of Agriculture 869-2869
College of Business Administration 869-2400
College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences 869-3500
College of Education and Integrative Studies 869-2358
College of Environmental Design
College of Engineering 869-2600
College of Science 869-3600