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Undergraduate Testing Requirements


ALEKS calculus placement test

College of Science*All majors except Kinesiology

• Biology
Computer Science
Environmental Biology

College of Engineering- All majors

Aerospace Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electromechanical Systems Engineering Technology
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Animal Health Science- minimum 570+ math SAT or 23+ math ACT
Animal Science- minimum 570+ math SAT or 23+ math ACT
Food Science and Technology- All subplans
Foods and Nutrition- Only Nutrition Science subplan

College of Environmental Design

Architecture- minimum 570+ math SAT or 23+ math  ACT

 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who have not completed at least three years of full-time enrollment at a secondary and/or college/university level where English is the principal language of instruction are required to submit a TOEFL score.

The minimum TOEFL scores for admission:

  •  550 on the paper test; or
  •  195 on the computer-based test
  •  71 on the Internet-based test
  •  You may request for your test scores to be sent to Cal Poly Pomona directly. Please visit the TOEFL scores website for instructions.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is accepted in lieu of TOEFL as a standardized test of English proficiency. Undergraduate applicants must score a minimum on the IELTS Overall Band Score of 6.0.

For more information regarding testing, contact the Test Center, (909) 869-3373, email: