Office of Admissions & Enrollment Planning

COVID-19 FAQs for Freshmen

As a newly admitted freshmen, you probably have a lot of questions about your admissions and enrollment for Fall 2020. Below is valuable information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for our newest Cal Poly Pomona Broncos!

Cal Poly Pomona is and will be OPEN –

CSU campuses are currently planning for the majority of classes to be taught virtually in fall 2020, to ensure health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty and staff, and based on the evolving data surrounding the progression of COVID-19 – current and as forecast throughout the 2020-21 academic year. 

Although, the majority of classes will be online, student support services are open virtually now and will remain open in the fall including academic advising, student health centers, student mental health services, basic needs resources, student tutoring, and career services. Campuses are working hard to ensure engaging and quality instruction and the building of virtual communities including student clubs and organizations.

For more information on COVID related policy changes from the Chancellor's Office, click here.

No, this will not affect your admission. Cal Poly Pomona will accept grades of “credit” or “pass” to satisfy A-G requirements completed during Winter, Spring or Summer 2020. These grades will not negatively affect your admissions or your GPA.

No. Your placement in the appropriate level for English and Math is based on a combination of your SAT/ACT scores, high school courses, and grades. More information may be found here.

The ALEKS Calculus placement exam is required for the following CPP majors:

· College of Science: All majors except Kinesiology.

· College of Engineering: All majors.

· College of Agriculture: Food Science and Technology major.

The ALEKS exam is also recommended for all Undeclared majors who may be considering a STEM major. Click here to find out more information as well as methods for test exemptions.

Typically, incoming freshmen may take summer Early Start classes for English and/or math. However, due to Covid-19, we will not facilitate an Early Start program in the summer of 2020.

No. As a freshmen applicant, the only college coursework that you may take and transfer to Cal Poly Pomona are courses taken PRIOR to high school graduation. If you take any college classes after high school graduation, you will no longer be considered a freshmen applicant. Instead, you will be considered a transfer applicant and must meet all transfer admission requirements.

Our deferral policy remains as years prior. Should you choose not to attend for the term you were admitted to, you will have to reapply the following year/term and meet all admissions criteria. However, if you are experiencing a hardship related to COVID-19, we will evaluate the request in a case by case basis.

No, you are not required to live on campus. Due to COVID 19, the university is suspending its on-campus housing requirement for 2020-21.

University Housing Services (UHS) plans to offer housing for Fall 2020.  It is not possible to know at this time how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact changes to operations.  Housing will be based on the health department guidance to ensure the safety of all residents and UHS may be required to limit the available beds/rooms. Click here for more information.

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

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Cal Poly Pomona is requesting that you send your Final Official Transcripts electronically. If your high school does not offer electronic transcripts, we recommend using the following services:

· Parchment
· Naviance

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

Cal Poly Pomona
Attn: Admissions & Enrollment Planning
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.

No. While we encourage you to submit your final transcripts by July 15, we will happily accept transcripts through the Fall term. You will remain provisionally admitted until we have received your final transcript and it reflected that you have met the A-G requirements.

All new students are provisionally admitted based on self-reported information from your Cal State Apply application. You will remain as provisionally admitted until your final high school transcript is received and reviewed for admission requirements. Provisionally admitted students still move forward with other enrollment activities such as orientation and course registration.

Yes. We will honor all existing transferable credit articulation for Spring 2020 AP exams on which scores of 3,4 or, 5 are earned. Click here to view our AP credit offerings.

The deadline to submit official AP scores is July 15. Please send scores earlier if they are available to ensure timely processing of your credits and Fall course placement. You can also send scores online through College Board. Our school code is 4082.

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

Click her to view IB and CLEP college credit offerings.

Yes, this is a virtual exam. Sign up for the Calculus Placement Exam using your Bronco Email and password.

There is no cost for this exam.

You earned a 3 or higher on the AP AB and/or BC Calculus exam.

You took College Algebra (as the prerequisite for MAT 1200) or College Algebra and Trigonometry (as the prerequisites for MAT 1140 and MAT 1300) at an accredited college and earned a C or higher.

You earned a 4 or higher on IB Mathematics HL.

Please visit the Mathematics and Statistics Department for more information.

You will have a 1-hour practice assessment when you first log in. After taking the practice assessment, you will be asked to practice and review topics in the Prep and Learning Modules. You will repeat this process twice more, for a total of three practice assessments. Then you take the 4th assessment, which will be the score used for your placement into a math course. If you want to try again, you may take a 5th assessment to try to improve your placement.