Office of Admissions & Enrollment

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

Freshmen who plan on living on campus must submit a housing application. Priority consideration is given to those who apply by April 15. For more information, visit Housing.

Freshmen are required to pay a Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) of $150 by June 1 in order to accept their offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to your tuition. For payment options, visit Cashiering ServicesAny student who has endured a financial hardship due to COVID-19 may be eligible for an ECD waiver and can contact for more information. Note: ECD is non-transferable and non-refundable.

The ECD 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 $5,576 or less or
  • You qualify for an Athletic Scholarship. 
  • You are a 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 ECD Tutorial

Admitted freshmen are required to attend a mandatory orientation. Sign ups for freshmen orientation will begin May 15. For more information, visit Orientation Services.

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 Testing Services.

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

The deadline to submit official AP/CLEP/IB scores is June 30. 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.

What you need to do:

  • After signing up for your orientation, submit your photo electronically via the CloudCard system. Ensure to follow all posted photo guidelines to avoid having your photo rejected.  Deadline to submit photos for new students is 10 days prior to the selected orientation session.
  • Upon submission of your photo please allow up to 5 business days for it to be reviewed and approved. Students with rejected photos will be notified via email to resubmit.
  • Upon approval of your uploaded photo, you will be invited to pick up your new Bronco Card at the card office (or during orientation if you are a new student).

For more information:

For more information contact the Bronco Card team. Include your Bronco ID number in all communications so we can more quickly provide you service.