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

At this point, it is unclear if Cal Poly Pomona will continue to suspend the Freshmen Housing application requirement beyond 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please check with University Housing Services for more updated information and about your options.

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 $5,576 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 vetquestions@cpp.edu or calling 909-869-6994.

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

Admitted freshmen are required to attend a mandatory orientation. For more information, visit Orientation Services.

The deadline to take the ALEKS PPL is June 15

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.

The deadline to submit official AP/CLEP/IB scores is July 15. 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.