Admission Requirements for First Time Freshmen

Applicants must complete the following 15-unit comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements with a "C" or better. In addition, your qualification for admission is based on a combination of your grades and your scores on either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT).  Students in the top third of their high school class have excellent potential to succeed at our University. Please see the Admissions and Outreach page for more detailed information. (

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

If you have completed 60 or more transferable semester college units (90 quarter units) prior to transfer, you are considered an upper-division transfer student, and the following requirements must be satisfied:

  • Have a college grade point average of 2.0 or better in transferable units attempted (2.4 or better for non-residents)
  • Be in good standing at the last college/university attended
  • Have completed or will complete prior to transfer 30 semester units ( 45 quarter units) of general education requirements with a "C"or better.

For more information regarding transfers please see the Admissions and Outreach page (

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

You are considered an international applicant if you hold or will be holding U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other nonimmigrant classifications. 
The CSU has supplemental requirements in the admission of foreign nationals. Foreign nationals who are not graduates of Cal Poly Pomona will be accepted as graduate students only if they hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada or have comparable academic credentials from a foreign country. 
Prospective students who wish further immigration information should contact the Coordinator of International Admissions in the Admissions Office.

Admission Requirements for Graduate and Post Baccalaureate Applicants

You are considered a graduate & post-baccalaureate applicant if you are applying for a master's degree, seeking credentials, or enrolling in graduate courses for personal or professional growth. 
You will be considered for admission if:

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • For unconditional admittance, a GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate and post graduate work.
  • Foreign students must have a TOEFL score of at least 580.
  • Pass the Graduate Writing Test (GWT)

For more information regarding admission for Graduate and Post Baccalaureate students please see the Admissions and Outreach page at ( or the Graduate Studies website at