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Freshmen Orientation Checklist

What do I need to do before Orientation?

After you are admitted to Cal Poly Pomona
  • Apply for Financial Aid using FAFSA no later than March 2.
  • Pay your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) via BroncoDirect by May 1. You cannot register for Orientation until you pay your ECD.
  • Register for Orientation via BroncoDirect beginning mid-April.  The deadline to register for Orientation is June 1
  • Pay your Orientation Fee via BroncoDirect.
  • Submit your test scores (SAT, ACT, AP, etc…) and your final official transcripts.
  • All non-local freshmen must fill out information for housing. There will be a housing hold on your MyCPP/BroncoDirect preventing from getting advising and registering for classes.
  • Complete the English Directed-Self Placement Survey. Be sure to write down the result of the survey and bring it to Orientation.
  • Complete the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo online assessment.
Two weeks before your orientation date
  • You will receive an email with links for all of the following that you must complete:
    • Your Online Orientation
    • Your emergency contact and accommodations form
One week before your orientation date
  • Check your MyCPP for any registration holds. Resolve them before you come to orientation so that they will not interfere with your ability to register for classes.
  • Print out your parking permit. The permit will be sent to you via email 1 week before your Orientation date.
  • View the Orientation Schedule by downloading the free Guidebook app. (Link available in June.)

What should I bring to Orientation?

To make the best of your Orientation experience, we recommend you bring the following:

  • Bronco ID number and password
  • Unofficial transcripts from high school and any colleges
  • A laptop, tablet, or smart phone to register for classes (if you are unable to bring a device, there will be computers labs available) 
  • Government-issued photo ID card (such as a driver’s license or passport)
  • Test scores (SAT, SAT II, AP, ALEKS PPL,  etc…)
  • Comfortable shoes and casual clothing
  • Any medication you may need
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra spending money (for bookstore items, snacks, etc…)

Is there anything I need to do after Orientation?

There are a few things you will need to do before school starts: