Office of Admissions

Admitted Freshmen

Bronco Bound

Bronco Bound

Congratulations, you've been admitted! Here are the next steps you need to take before your first semester.

Next Steps Checklist

Update: No Freshmen Housing Requirement for 2021-2022 Academic Year 

Due to the uncertainty and possible limited occupancy, Cal Poly Pomona will be pausing the Freshmen Housing Application requirement for the 2021-2022 Academic Year for ALL first-year students. University Housing Services (UHS) will continue to work with state/local authorities and Department of Health to adapt our Fall 2021 room configurations and community guidelines. No UHS holds or check list items will be placed on the BroncoDirect accounts of incoming students.  

The 2021-2022 Housing Application is scheduled to open for all admitted and continuing students in late February. Students in need of, or interested in, on-campus housing are encouraged to apply early. Please visit the University Housing Services for more information.

Freshmen are required to accept their offer and submit an Enrollment Deposit of $150 by May 1 in order to complete the acceptance of the offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to your tuition. For payment options, visit Cashiering Services.  Note: Enrollment Deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.

The Enrollment Deposit can be waived for students receiving state or federal need-based grants or full financial assistance. If you qualify for the waiver, you must still accept your admissions offer. You qualify for the waiver if:

  • Your financial aid includes Pell Grant, and/or Cal Grant or
  • Your Federal Student Aid Report includes an Expected Family Contribution of $5,846 or less or
  • You qualify for an Athletic Scholarship. 
  • You are a military affiliated student using either Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill or Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program under the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Please contact the Veterans Resource Center by e-mailing or calling 909-869-6994.

For detailed instructions on how to pay, review the Enrollment Deposit Tutorial

Failure to pay Enrollment Deposit by the stated deadlines may result in your application being withdrawn.

Admitted freshmen are required to attend a mandatory orientation. Registration for orientation will begin on March 1st through your BroncoDirect and will close on May 17th. Freshman orientation will run from June through July.

For more information, visit Orientation Services.

Failure to register for orientation by the stated deadlines may result in your application being withdrawn.

The deadline to take the ALEKS PPL is June 1

Some students with specific majors are required to take the ALEKS PPL - the mathematics placement program offered by Cal Poly Pomona. It allows you to review, take practice tests, and then come to campus for the official placement test. For more information visit Mathematics and Statistics department.

Final high school transcripts will be due to Cal Poly Pomona by July 15.

If your high school does not offer electronic transcripts, we recommend using the following services:

Should these services not be available for your high school, please mail to:

Cal Poly Pomona
Attn: Office of Admissions
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

*Please do not open transcripts, otherwise they will be considered unofficial and we will not be able to accept them. Allow 2 week for transcripts to be processed and reflected on your “to-do” list.

Failure to submit official transcripts by the stated deadlines may result in your application being withdrawn.

The deadline to submit official AP/CLEP/IB scores is July 15 (this deadline is for exams taken prior to 2021). AP exams taken this year (2021) should be sent to us as soon as scores become available.

Please send scores earlier if they are available to ensure timely processing of your credits and Fall course placement.

Advanced Placement (AP)
You can also send scores online through College Board

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Request your CLEP transcripts online through College Board

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Request your IB transcripts or certificates through IB Transcript Request

The Bronco Card is the official Cal Poly Pomona photo identification card for all Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff, students and affiliates. It can also be used for dining services and convenience store locations, as well as access to campus services, buildings, and laboratories.

Visit the Bronco Card website for complete photo guidelines, FAQs, and the photo upload link.