Preparing for Orientation

This site was designed specifically with transfer students in mind. Please take some time before your orientation date to familiarize yourself with the material on this site. Do not be alarmed as you navigate through BroncoDirect if your records do not reflect all your transfer coursework. Your Transfer Credit Report (TCR) includes course information for only transcripts that have been received and reviewed by Admissions & Outreach and processed by the Registrar’s Office. An updated TCR will be made available to you on your orientation day. Bring any questions you may have after viewing the information.

Section One: ONLINE TOOLS
Logging into Bronco Direct
Cal Poly Pomona's information system, BroncoDirect , includes several tools that will assist you in achieving academic success. Before getting started, please review these easy step-by-step instructions on how to log into BroncoDirect. Please follow these login instructions for every tutorial on this page. Click here to view the instructions.

Transfer Credit Report
Available through BroncoDirect, this report shows how transfer courses articulate to Cal Poly Pomona courses. PLEASE NOTE: Your Transfer Credit Report (TCR) includes course information for only transcripts that have been received and reviewed by Admissions & Outreach and processed by the Registrar’s Office. Click here or on the image below to view the tutorial on how to use the Transfer Credit Report. The tutorial will open in a new window.

Degree Progress Report
The Degree Progress Report (DPR) makes it easy for you and your advisor to track progress through your academic program. This report not only shows what you have already taken and are currently taking, but also what requirements you have outstanding. You should review this report before attending your advisement sessions. You can find this report in BroncoDirect. Click here or on the image below to view the tutorial on how to use the Degree Progress Report. The tutorial will open in a new window.

Additional Information
Through the Registrar's Office website, you can find more information on the Transfer Credit Report and the Degree Progress Report. Additionally, the Registrar's Office website offers online Inquiry Forms to receive answers to your questions quickly. Visit the Registrar's Office website for more information.
Section Two: ASSIST

The ASSIST acronym stands for Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer.

ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

Visit the ASSIST website for more information.

Section Three: COURSE PLANNING TOOLS

Curriculum Sheets list the core and support courses required for a particular major and suggests general education classes that will result in the most efficient path to a degree in your major.

View the curriculum sheet/road map page

Road Maps

Road maps are a quarter-by-quarter plan of the courses required for a particular major that include reminders and major-specific advice. As a transfer student, several courses on Years 1 and 2 of your road map may already be completed. Here is an example of a road map:

Section Four: REGISTRATION

Checking Your To-Do List

Adding Classes

The process of adding classes in BroncoDirect is similar to online shopping. There are three steps to adding any class:

  1. Select the class you want (either by entering the 5-digit course number or by going through a class search process)
  2. Verify your selection
  3. Confirm and submit


Class Waitlists

The Waitlist system allows you to line up for a seat in classes that are already full. In BroncoDirect, you will be able to see how many students are already on the waitlist for any class. By attempting to enroll in a class that is full, you will automatically be placed on the waitlist for that class. If a seat opens up and you are the next student on the waitlist, you will be automatically enrolled in the class (provided that you meet the indicated prerequisites and do not have any registration holds). If you do not get into the class, you may also check with your advisor to see what other open classes meet the same requirement.



Permission Numbers

Permission numbers can be used to allow enrollment either when a class is full (Instructor Approval Required) or when the indicated prerequisites


Click here to view the 2014 Transfer Orientation Presentation.

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