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FAQ

Who can join the CPP Pledge & California Promise programs, and how do I know if I'm eligible?

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to join the CPP Pledge & California Promise programs during the fall term. See the Incoming Students page for additional criteria.

How can I apply for the the CPP Pledge or California Promise program?

Each program has specific application requirements. See the Incoming Students page for additional criteria.

How do I receive advising once I am accepted into the CPP Pledge or California Promise Program?

Your first advising session will be at Orientation. After you are accepted to a program, you will be assigned a permanent pledge advisor to help you strategize your classes and stay on track to graduation.

How many units should I complete and/or register for?

You must successfully complete 25 percent of the required units for your degree per year to ensure meeting the minimum graduation requirements appropriate to your major. The required units per year must be completed in Fall, Winter, and Spring. Applicable Advanced Placement and transfer work that applies to the degree requirements may be applied to your total units completed per year. Coursework completed in the summer will be applied to the next academic year.

Can I add a minor and still be pledge-eligible?

Yes. You should declare it as soon as possible within your four-year or two-year plan, and you must complete it by the end of your plan.

Can I have AP/IB credit and still be pledge-eligible?

Yes. AB/IB credit is acceptable towards the unit/course credit. Work with your academic advisor to factor this into your plan.

Can I add a second major and still be pledge-eligible?

No. You can't double major in either program.

If I change my option within my declared major, can I remain in the pledge program?

Yes. You can change your option within your declared major and still remain in the pledge program.

If I'm not eligible to apply for either program this fall, can I reapply next fall?

No. You can only apply to either program during your first term at Cal Poly Pomona.

If I'm not eligible for either program, can I still graduate in two or four years?

Yes! Your academic advisor can help you strategize a plan. You can also visit Student Success Central to find academic and advising resources, support directories, self-services and more that will help you stay on track to graduation.