Application Process

Application Procedures for Animal Science Programs

  • Applications must be filed by November 30 for the Fall Quarter of the following year (postmark by November 30 will be accepted);
  • Applicants must meet regular University admission requirements

Freshman applicants:

  • Minimum requirements for consideration is based on a combination of the high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores 
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores must be received by the University no later than January 31 to be considered  
  • Final admission is dependent upon receipt of final high school transcripts (with all passing grades) by July 15

Transfer applicants:

  • Minimum requirements for consideration include (1) upper division status (more than 60 units completed), (2) completion of first semester biology with lab and first semester chemistry with lab equal to Area B1, B2 and B3  on the general education curriculum, and (4) completion of all "Golden Four" courses with a grade of "C" or better. The Golden Four courses consist of the following: 

    1. Oral Communication
    2. English Composition
    3. Critical Thinking
    4. Quantitative Reasoning

  • These courses must be completed by the end of the fall quarter in which the student applies to the program (e.g., by the end of fall 2009 for entrance in fall 2010)

Fall transcripts must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Outreach by March 1.

Eligible California veterans receive admission priority.

In addition to your undergraduate admissions application, you will also need to submit other necessary documents including official transcripts from all institutions attended and standardized test results. Ask that these documents be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Outreach at Cal Poly Pomona for the term in which you are applying by the requested dates.


Please contact the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department at (909) 869-2216 for any questions.

Check the Transfer Criteria page for the Animal & Veterinary Sciences criteria for transfer admission into the program.

At this time, Cal Poly Pomona is experiencing increased demand across all class levels, but the increase is most dramatic with entering freshmen. The campus anticipates that the increased freshman demand will exceed our capacity to offer a quality education to our students. Therefore, be advised that even though you may submit an application to an impacted major and identify an alternate major, we may not be able to accommodate you in that alternate major. Please keep this in mind when applying to an impacted program.