College of the Extended University

International Students

New Guidance: International Student Enrollment for Fall 2020

On July 6, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published new guidance for the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) related to online courses for fall 2020 that concerns students on F-1 nonimmigrant visas (please note: this applies only to F-1 students). This is concerning to us and CPP is working with the California State University Chancellor’s Office to determine the best way to support international students. CPP’s International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and campus leadership will provide more information as soon as possible to support affected students.

We will update this announcement as new information becomes available. Please know CPP remains committed to supporting international students and scholars. We understand this guidance from Homeland Security creates stress and uncertainty in an already challenging time. If you are an international student affected by this, have questions about these restrictions, or are concerned about your immigration status, please contact your ISSO Advisor through the staff directory on the ISSO website.


Please note: Due to Social Distancing measures in response COVID-19, the International Student advising team is currently working remotely. Our hours of operation remain 8-5 Monday through Friday. To schedule an advising appointment with your designated International Student Advisor, please go to CPP Connect. All advising appointments will be conducted using ZOOM. After scheduling your virtual appointment, you will receive a Zoom meeting invite with instructions via CPP email.  Likewise, you may also contact your advisor with questions via email.


Known for its outstanding academic programs, Cal Poly Pomona offers excellent education for international students who wish to pursue a degree in the United States.

Of current 1000 international students, 250 are English language learners and 750 study in academic programs:

The International Center is open from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday, and is open to students. The Center includes a student lounge, areas for studying and group meetings, a computer room, coffee and refreshments. Student advisors are available to answer your questions. Study Abroad and Exchange Program information library is also located at the Center. Come learn, work, and relax with students from all over the world!

The International center staff supports international students once they begin attending Cal Poly Pomona through campus life assimilation, social and informational events, programs, and student advising services.

We are here for Your success!