Support Services and Resources FAQ

Financial

  • The Financial Aid Office provides three different types of resources: (1) aid programs for students with financial need; (2) academic or merit scholarships awarded without consideration of need; and (3) alternative financing options available to students and parents. Visit the Financial Aid Office home page for more information.
  • Get your finances in order. Visit the Cal Poly Federal Credit Union home page for more information.

Academics

  • The Bronco Bookstore offers course textbooks for undergraduate classes, as well as study guides, general reading books, class lab and art supplies, Cal Poly Pomona clothing and gifts, sundries and snacks, and the university catalog. Visit the Bronco Bookstore home page for more information.
  • The Testing Center is responsible for all university and state academic mandated testing such as the English Placement Test, Graduation Writing Test, Entry Level Math Test and Microcomputer Proficiency Test. Visit the Test Center home page for more information.
  • The Learning Resource Center (LRC) supports students, staff, and faculty through its programs: Bronco Tutoring (subjects other than Reading and Writing), the Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program (RAMP), and the University Writing Center (UWC).
  • Support services are available through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for students who have a physical (e.g., mobility, visual, hearing), a functional (e.g., neurological, medical, learning, psychological), or a temporary (e.g., broken arm) disability. Services include testing accommodations, interpreter services, reader services, assistive technology lab, conversion of material to alternate format, and note taking. Disability-management counseling focusing on skills and strategies that enhance academic success is also available. Students registered with DRC may also be eligible to participate in ARCHES, a grant-funded program that provides additional retention-oriented support services. Visit the Disability Resource Center home page for more information.
  • Achievement, Retention and Commitment to Higher Education Success (ARCHES) provides enhanced academic services to 150 students with disabilities each year. As a sister program to Disabled Student Services, ARCHES provides services including academic advising, tracking and monitoring of student progress, disabilities management, study skills development, tutoring, weekly discussion groups, priority disabilities assessment, financial aid and scholarship assistance, and technology assistance. Students must meet federal eligibility criteria to receive services. Undergraduate and credential students are eligible for these services. Visit the ARCHES home page for more information.
  • Not happy with your grade point average? Or maybe you need to improve your grade point average balance to avoid being academically disqualified? Of course, the best way to address those issues is to get better grades, but sometimes it's hard to know what effect the better grades are going to have without doing the math. This calculator helps you to do the math. Visit the GPA and Grade Point Balance Calculator home page for more information.
  • The International Center is a resource for: (1) international students, (2) student wishing to study abroad, (3) faculty members interested in international professional development, and (4) outside groups seeking customized training. Visit the International Center home page for more information.

Health

  • Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides students with affordable, accessible and student-centered health care; personal counseling; and wellness services so you can receive the care and assistance you may need. Visit the Student Health and Counseling Services home page for more information.
  • The Disability Resource Center (DRC) has been designated as the campus authority to verify disabilities and to prescribe specific accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Individualized programs are designed to enable students to compete academically on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. Academic accommodations and support services are available to students who have mobility, visual or hearing impairments; chronic health conditions; and/or attention, learning or psychological disorders. Students with temporary disabilities (e.g., broken arm, sprained ankle) may also be served. Visit the Disability Resource Center home page for more information.

Other

  • The Career Center assists students with career planning, major choices, student employment and job search activities upon graduation. A wide variety of written support materials is available for students and alumni. The center offers workshops each quarter, and career counselors are available to help student and alumni on an individual basis. Visit the Career Center home page for more information.
  • Living on campus is the ultimate way to experience Cal Poly Pomona, as you will find plenty of opportunities to expand your academic knowledge, build friendships and explore the diverse campus culture. As a resident student, you will have immediate access to your professors, the library, computer labs, dining and recreational facilities. You will spend no time commuting and parking, allowing more time for studying, socializing, working, exercising or pursuing your personal interests. Visit the University Housing Services home page for more information.
  • The Ombuds Office offers confidential, neutral, independent and informal assistance in resolving your issues, problems or concerns. Visit the Ombuds home page for more information.
  • The Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center offers a developmental program for young children ages 2 through 5, potty trained. We use a combination of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities and maintain a low teacher/child ratio. Children receive frequent, positive and warm interactions from the staff. Visit the Children's Center home page for more information.
  • Be part of the solution, not the pollution. Learn about alternative ways to get to campus. Visit the Parking and Transportation Services home page for more information.
  • The Women's Resource Center is a program targeting sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking on campus. We aim to reduce the trauma of violent crimes against women at Cal Poly Pomona through education, training, survivor advocacy and support services. Visit the Women's Resource Center home page for more information.