Office of Admissions

COVID-19 FAQs for Future Broncos

As a future Bronco, you probably have a lot of questions about your admissions and enrollment. Below is valuable information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Cal Poly Pomona is and will be OPEN –

CSU campuses are currently planning for the majority of classes to be taught virtually in the 2020-2021 academic year, to ensure health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty and staff, and based on the evolving data surrounding the progression of COVID-19. 

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.

The California State University and Cal Poly Pomona are committed to helping high school and community college students to overcome college admissions challenges presented by the physical closures of schools. The CSU has taken steps to ensure students are not adversely impacted by these disruptions and can achieve their CSU education as scheduled. ​The CSU has temporarily relaxed some undergraduate admissions standards for both newly admitted students and prospective students to account for changes in grading and administration of standardized tests.

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

The CSU has temporarily suspended the letter grade requirements for “a-g” courses completed in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and during Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 terms. This means that for Fall 2021 and future admission cycles, Pass/Credit grades will be accepted for “a-g” courses taken in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and during Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 terms.

Pass (Credit) grade will meet the A-G subject requirements but will not be calculated in the GPA. The CSU will continue to calculate the GPA for admission purposes using all “a-g” courses that have letter grades in grades 10 and 11, including summer terms following grades 9, 10 and 11.

The final GPA is based on grades earned in all approved college preparatory “a-g” courses taken after 9th grade through graduation.

​Extra points in honors-level coursework will continue to be capped at 8 semesters of honors points maximum in “a-g” courses completed with letter grades.

CSU expects and assumes that high school Pass (Credit) grades will represent work completed at the C- or higher level. Therefore, a Pass (Credit) grade in a higher level math or LOTE course earned in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and during Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 terms will validate D or F grades in lower level math or LOTE courses. The Pass (Credit) grade will also validate the omission of lower levels of math (excluding Geometry) or LOTE. Math and LOTE are the only A-G subjects for which UC allows validation.​

The CSU expects and assumes that high school P (CR) grades will represent work completed at the C- or higher level. CSU campuses will assume that the P (CR) grade issued by a high school is equivalent to at least a C- or better grade. CSU campuses will not require any type of verification letter to explain the grading scale.

Cal Poly Pomona will accept grades of "credit" or "pass" to satisy A-G requirements completed during Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 and during Winter, Spring or Summer 2021. These grades will not affect your admission or your GPA.

The CSU has reinstated a systemwide Early Start Program for Summer 2021 for English and/or math; in addition, individual CSU campuses may offer summer transitional programs (e.g., Summer Bridge) in virtual formats.


Yes, you are allowed to take summer courses leading up to Fall enrollment.

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: 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.

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.

Cal Poly Pomona does not defer admission, except in the following cases with required supporting documentation:

  • military service, training or deployment
  • extenuating circumstances due to such as medical reasons (including those related to COVID 19)
If you are requesting a deferment, you must provide evidence documenting your reason for an admission deferral.

Students must enroll for the term for which they were admitted.  The campus does not allow for a “leave of absence” or enrollment “stop out” for one’s first term at the university.  If you are not ready to begin your studies at CPP this Fall 2021, you must reapply for admission for a different term.