College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Composition

Welcome to Cal Poly Pomona. The University is committed to preparing students to communicate effectively in whatever career path they might choose. We know that students arrive with a diverse set of experiences in writing, so the EFL department offers three options to meet the University's General Education Area A2 requirement in Written Communication. (Note that, starting in Fall 2018 when our campus converts to semesters, the Composition program will offer two options.)

Placement into these courses is based on the results of our Directed Self-Placement (DSP) survey, which factors in students' English Placement Test (EPT) score, as well as their previous schooling, language background, and attitudes toward writing. (Note that, for students starting in Fall 2018, the EPT is being replaced by the CSU's multiple measures placement categories.) This page will be updated soon with more information about the DSP, multiple measures categories, and our Composition course offerings.