Office of Admissions

COVID-19 FAQs for Fall 2021 Transfers

As a newly admitted transfer student, you probably have a lot of questions about your admissions and enrollment for Fall 2021 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 2021, 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.

All transfer students are provisionally admitted based on self-reported information. Verification of your A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking) and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning)  is still required for your Fall 2021 admission.  We are reviewing transcripts and processing your transfer credit in order of orientation date.  Prior to your orientation date, we will review your transcript for completion of A1 (Oral Communication, A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking) and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning) requirements and remove your hold. 

For instructions on how to submit your final official transcripts, visit our Admitted Transfers webpage. If you have already submitted your final college transcripts, please allow 2-3 weeks for final review.



Yes, we will accept Credit or Pass for college courses taken in Winter, Spring or Summer 2020 Winter, Spring Summer or Fall 2020 and Winter, Spring 2021 this will include classes to satisfy:

· Golden Four – Oral Communication (A1), Written Communication (A2), Critical Thinking (A3), and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

· General Education courses

· Major Prep requirements

As long as you complete 60 transferable semester units (or 90 quarter units) AND you have completed the Golden 4 by the end of Spring 2021, your admission will NOT be rescinded.

Your admission WILL be rescinded if you do not complete the supplemental courses required for impacted majors. Exceptions will only be allowed if your college confirms that the required course was not offered during the 2020-2021 academic year due to COVID 19.

Transfer admission requirements of 60 units, Golden 4 and supplemental courses for impacted majors MUST be completed by the end of Spring 2021. Courses may be taken in summer at your current college ONLY if it is above and beyond the transfer 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 college transcript have been received and reviewed for admission requirements. Provisionally admitted students still move forward with other enrollment activities such as orientation and course registration.

There are several things to keep in mind when making a decision for Fall 2021:

· If you are an upper division transfer applicant, you may have reached the maximum allotted time at the community college that you are attending.

· Unit Caps – A maximum of 70 semester units (or 105 quarter units) transferred from community colleges may be applied toward the cumulative unit requirement for a bachelor's degree at CPP.

· Financial Aid – Staying an additional year at the community college could have an impact on the amount of federal and/or state financial aid that is available as you transition to Cal Poly Pomona. We recommend you speak to the Financial Aid Department at your college before finalizing your decision.

· Program Availability – We do not guarantee that the program to which you were admitted for Fall 2021 with be available on the Cal State Apply application for the next term.

· Program Capacity – The capacity for each program varies per term. As a result, it is not guaranteed that you will be admitted for next term even though you were admitted for Fall 2021 because the campus may not be able to accommodate all the applications that we receive.

Final college 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 sending institution does not offer electronic transcripts, we recommend using the following services:

· National Student Clearinghouse
· Credential Solutions

If sending PDF transcripts, please indicate the recipient email as “”

Important: Do NOT send to yourself and then forward to "" or they will be considered unofficial, they must be sent directly to the email address above. 

Should these services not be available for your sending institution, 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.

Credit or Pass will be accepted for courses completed in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and in Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 taken to satisfy:

· Golden Four – Oral Communication (A1), Written Communication (A2), Critical Thinking (A3), and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4)

· General Education courses

· Major Prep requirements

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.