Kellogg Honors College

KHC Policies

Program Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to maintain good standing in the Kellogg Honors College.

KHC students must maintain a minimum 3.30 Cal Poly Pomona GPA (CPP GPA). The CPP GPA is a cumulative GPA calculated using all coursework completed at Cal Poly Pomona. Transfer GPA is not factored. Students with CPP GPAs between 3.00-3.29 are placed on GPA probation. Students with CPP GPAs below 3.00 are dismissed from the Kellogg Honors College.

Honors Courses

Students must complete a minimum number of honors courses upon graduation from Cal Poly Pomona. The minimum number is based on when students were admitted to the KHC. There is no limit on the number of honors courses students can take.

  • Freshmen admits: 7
  • Sophomore admits: 5
  • Transfer admits: 4
Engaged Learning Experience (ELE) Project

The ELE is an independent research project typically done in students' final year at Cal Poly Pomona. It earns honors course credit and counts toward the minimum number of honors course required (above). KHC students must present their ELE project posters at the RSCA or CARS events at CPP.


24 units of Cal Poly Pomona semester coursework must be completed every academic year. This requirement does not apply to students' final/graduation year. 

Civic Engagement (CE)

Students must complete a minimum number of CE credits per year based on how they were admitted to the KHC. Students who complete more than the minimum CE credits may rollover extra credits toward next year's requirements, but students must complete at least 1 CE credit every year regardless of rollover credits.

New Student Meetings

New students to the KHC are required to come into the honors program office once per semester for their first year for a 15 minute meeting with the director and the academic coordinator.