Office of Admissions

Freshmen Application Checklist

Application Filing Period

Application Filing Period

Spring 2021: not available for Freshmen
Fall 2021: October 1st - December 15th
Apply online via Cal State Apply

Before you apply, we recommend that you carefully review the Cal Poly Pomona freshmen admissions requirements to be considered. Cal Poly Pomona is impacted at the campus level and for several of our majors/programs. Selection to all Cal Poly Pomona programs is competitive as we have more qualified applicants than we can admit. Cal Poly Pomona will consider you for admission to your alternate major if space is available. However, we cannot guarantee consideration for your alternate major/program. We prioritize applicants within the same academic college. Students who have been admitted should review the Next Steps Checklist.

Application Checklist

Freshmen applicants must declare a major at the time of application.  Please explore majors offered at Cal Poly Pomona by visiting our 2020 - 2021 University Catalog.

You will be asked to enter all courses you completed though your junior year, those currently in progress, and any courses you plan to take.

Have your social security number ready (if you have one) for financial aid purposes.

Applicants are encouraged to review the following helpful resources when completing the Cal State Apply application.

Apply online October 1st through December 15th, via Cal State Apply

Cal Poly Pomona makes admission decisions based on self-reported information from the application! Provisionally admitted students who intend to enroll at Cal Poly Pomona will be required to submit an official transcript to verify eligibility and high school graduation.

A $70 non-refundable application filing fee (or fee waiver) must be paid at the time of application submission. Instructions for payment can be found on Cal State Apply.

The Office of Admissions will communicate your next steps in the admission process via Bronco Direct, your student account. 

If you would like to withdraw your application, please submit the withdrawal form

For technical issues regarding your application, contact Cal State Apply customer support by email at or by phone at (857) 304-2087.