Office of Admissions

Impacted Majors

Campus Impaction

"Campus Impaction" means that a campus has reached its enrollment capacity for instructional resources and physical support and cannot accommodate all the eligible undergraduate applications it receives. Cal Poly Pomona has established a local admission area for upper-division transfers. In general, applicants from outside the designated local area will be held to a higher admission standard than those received from applicants inside the local area.

Please note, the following requirements and recommendations are effective starting the 2023-2024 academic year.

Local Area Admission Preference

Transfer applications applying to an impacted major will receive "Local Preference" for admission consideration if the majority of their units are coming from one of our local area schools. As a campus, Cal Poly Pomona provides a varying transfer GPA bump, based on major, to ensure a local area admission preference. In addition, as a part of our commitment to provide access to veterans, Cal Poly Pomona gives "Local Preference" to all veterans regardless of transferring institution.

Supplemental Required and Recommended Courses

Cal Poly Pomona has implemented a multifactor admission (MFA) model to evaluate all incoming transfer applicants. Many of our majors have required or recommended supplemental courses that will help prepare prospective applicants for further studies in their major.

  • Required supplemental courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher to be considered for admission
  • Recommended supplemental coursework will earn additional consideration based on how many of the recommended courses are completed with a "C" or higher
  • Local area applicants must complete any required coursework to be admissible and will receive a local preference bump
  • Local area applicants will receive additional points for any recommended coursework and will receive a local preference bump

Please note, supplemental coursework is waived for Chemistry, Biology, and Sociology  by completion of an associate degree for transfer (ADT) in a similar major. ADT recipients will receive additional points. 

Major Recommended Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Animal Health Science
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
Basic Bio & Lab BIO 1150/L
Statistics STA 1200
Animal Science (General)
Animal Science (Pre-Vet)
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
Foundations of Bio/Lab BIO 1210/L
Statistics STA 1200

Major Recommended Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Accounting
Business Calculus or Calculus 1 MAT 1250 or MAT 1140
Financial Accounting ACC 2070
Managerial Accounting ACC 2080
Statistics STA 1200

Major Required Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Aerospace Engineering
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
General Chemistry I or Chemistry for Engineers CHM 1210/L or CHM 1150
Chemical Engineering*
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Civil Engineering
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
Computer Engineering
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
Intro to Electromagnetism & Circuits PHY 1520/L
Electrical Engineering
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
Intro to Electromagnetism & Circuits & Lab PHY 1520/L
Mechanical Engineering
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
General Chemistry I or Chemistry for Engineers CHM 1210/L or CHM 1150

 * Has both required and recommended coursework

Major Recommended Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Chemical Engineering
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
General Chemistry I  CHM 1210/L

Major Recommended Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Architecture
Trigonometry MAT 1060
Physics of Motion, Fluid & Heat PHY 1210/L

Major Recommended Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Communication
Advocacy & Argument COM 2204
Interpersonal Communication COM 1103
Survey of Mass Communication COM 1101
Psychology
Intro to Psychology PSY 2201
Research Methods in Psychology PSY 2204
Mind, Brain and Behavior PSY 2210
Statistics STA 1200
Sociology
Intro to Sociology SOC 2201
Research Methods in Sociology SOC 2205
Statistics STA 1200

Major Required Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Computer Science*
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L

* Has both required and recommended coursework 

Major Recommended Course(s) CPP Course(s)
Biology
Fundamentals of Biology: Energy, Matter & Information BIO 1210/L
Fundamentals of Biology: Ecology & Biodiversity BIO 1220/L
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
General Chemistry II & Lab CHM 1220/L
Biotechnology
Fundamentals of Biology: Energy, Matter & Information BIO 1210/L
Fundamentals of Biology: Ecology & Biodiversity BIO 1220/L
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
General Chemistry II & Lab CHM 1220/L
Chemistry
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
General Chemistry II & Lab CHM 1220/L
Computer Science
Discrete Structures CS 1300
Environmental Biology
Fundamentals of Biology: Energy, Matter & Information BIO 1210/L
Fundamentals of Biology: Ecology & Biodiversity BIO 1220/L
General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
General Chemistry II & Lab CHM 1220/L
Kinesiology (General)
Basic Biology & Lab or Foundations of Biology & Lab BIO 1150/L or BIO 1210/L
Statistics STA 1200
Physics
Calculus I MAT 1140
Calculus II MAT 1150
Intro to Newtonian Mechanics PHY 1510/L
Into to Electromagnetism & Circuits PHY 1520/L
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