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Requirements and Eligibility Index

Freshman applicants must meet the minimum California State University eligibility requirements listed below as the first step in being considered for admission. If you meet the minimum CSU requirements, Cal Poly Pomona will consider your application using supplemental criteria that may vary depending on the academic major you have chosen.

Minimum CSU Eligibility Requirements

Freshman applicants must meet the minimum California State University eligibility requirements listed below as the first step in being considered for admission. If you meet the minimum CSU requirements, Cal Poly Pomona will consider your application using supplemental criteria that may vary depending on the academic major you have chosen.

You are considered a freshman applicant if you will have attained a high school diploma or GED and have NOT attended a college or university since high school graduation. As a freshman applicant, you must:

  1. Graduate from high school by the end of the spring term before fall enrollment
  2. Complete each of the following A-G courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements with a grade of C or higher before high school graduation

  1. Submit Advance Placement (AP) courses fo GPA consideration.
  2. Complete and submit your ACT or SAT scores as early as possible but no later than January 31. For more information on these tests, check out the College Board or ACT websites.
    • SAT - 4082
    • ACT - 0202
  3. Have a minimum "Eligibility Index" to be considered. The "Eligibility Index" is based on a formula that combines your achievement in high school college preparatory courses with your SAT I or ACT test scores. Use the calculator below to see your CSU Eligibility Index (EI) number:




    Your Self-Reported Eligibility Index:

College Board Advance Placement (AP) Examination Credit

Cal Poly Pomona grants credit toward graduation for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will receive college credit for up to 8 AP courses.

For specific information on Advanced Placement credit.