International Students and Scholars Office

Things to Know

Arriving at CPP

Cal Poly Pomona is easily accessible from a number of local airports. You can rent a car or take a taxi to the campus. Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport (ONT) are the closest international airports to Cal Poly Pomona. You can catch an airport shuttle to Cal Poly Pomona with Prime Time Services or Super Shuttle Express. Some students also use taxis or shared drives, such as Uber and Lyft.

Your safety is our #1 concern, so please do your research and choose the transportation option that is safest always. 

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Early Move-In

Students who have been given a CPP housing assignment may be able to move into their residence hall earlier than the given move-in date. To inquire about early move-in, please contact University Housing Services. Keep in mind early move-in is not guaranteed.

A mandatory international student orientation (immigration session) takes place on Tuesday, August 20 for undergraduate students, and Wednesday, August 21 for graduate students. The U.S. government requires all F-1 students to officially “check in” with their university when they begin a new program of study in the U.S.

In preparation for the international orientation, below are instructions for document check-in.

Document Check-In

Please complete your online check-in as early as you can after you physically arrive in the U.S. within the 30-day arrival window 

Note: F-1 SEVIS Transfer Students are not subject to the 30 day arrival limitation

  • The U.S. government requires all F-1 and J-1 students to officially “check-in” with their University when they begin a new program of study in the U.S.
  • No appointment or meeting is required 
  • Incomplete check-ins endanger your visa status. The ISSO will put a hold on your university account if documents for Document Check-in are not properly uploaded. 

Follow the steps below and complete the document check-In

Step 1
Update MyCPP

  1. Login to MyCPP using your CPP username and password 
  2. Update the following information:
    • Update your local address as a student
    • US phone number 
    • Emergency Contact

SEVIS D = SEVIS domestic address or your local address while studying at CPP

SEVIS F = SEVIS foreign address or your address back in your home country


Login To MyCPP

Step 2
Upload Immigration Documents

Upload the following items:

Upload Documents

Link to I-94 Webpage

Learn more about how to correct your I-94 records

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