Office of Admissions

Apply as an International Transfer

Requirements will vary depending on where you have or are currently attending college, either inside the U.S. or outside of the U.S.  Please select the correction option for details. Undergraduate international applicants (freshmen and transfers) are encouraged to review the International Application Guide when completing the Cal State Apply application.

Requirements for Transfers who are from U.S. colleges/universities (If you have attended or are currently attending a college/university inside the U.S.)

Undergraduate Graduate
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 71 ibt 80 ibt
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
Duolingo 95 105 (MS English is 120)
English Proficiency Waivers:
  • If all transfer criteria (60 units and “Golden Four” with grade of C- or better) have been completed at a U.S. institution
  • If some of your transfer criteria (60 units and “Golden Four” with grade of C- or better) have been completed at a foreign college or university, then you must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam and earn the minimum score indicated above. Please have your scores sent to Cal Poly Pomona directly from the test agency
  • Countries where English is the national language include: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (except Québec), Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, South Africa, Trinidad, the United Kingdom, the United States, Virgin Islands and Wales

After you submit your Cal State Apply application, you may be asked to provide CPP Office of Admission with your college transcripts. Only provide the transcripts (if requested) by the stated deadline in your applicant portal.

Applicants who apply to non-impacted majors and are from local area schools (Mt. Sac and Citrus Colleges) who meet the minimum CSU eligibility transfer requirements will be admitted. Impacted majors will be held to a higher admission eligibility and/or required additional pre-requisite courses. 

Requirements for Transfers who are from non-U.S. colleges/universities (If you have attended or are currently attending a college/university outside of the U.S.)

  • 60 semester credits (approximately 2 years) from an accredited college/university
  • At least 1 courses of College level Mathematics
  • Good Academic Standing

Undergraduate Graduate
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 71 ibt 80 ibt
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
Duolingo 95 105 (MS English is 120)
English Proficiency Waivers:
  • If you have studied at least 3 years of full-time enrollment at a school where the principle language of instruction is English
  • Countries where English is the national language include: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (except Québec), Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, South Africa, Trinidad, the United Kingdom, the United States, Virgin Islands and Wales

After you submit your Cal State Apply application, you will be asked to provide CPP Office of Admission with your college transcripts.  The Office of Admissions will convert your international grades to the equivalent U.S. 4.0 grade scale in order to ascertain your academic profile.  When requested, you must provide:

  • All transcripts/marksheets for college/university work completed
  • English translation (if marksheets are not in English)
  • If admitted to the university, you will need to provide OFFICIAL transcripts along with certified translations