International Students and Scholars Office

Arriving in the United States

Date of Entry to the U.S.

U.S. immigration regulations permit new F/J students to enter the US up to 30 days prior to but no later than the program start date printed on page one the CPP I-20/DS-2019. Please consider this date carefully when making travel plans to the U.S. 

Late Entry

Entry to the U.S. after the program start date is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Port of Entry Officer at the airport as well as the CPP academic department. In general, a student cannot arrive more than one week after classes start and must be enrolled full time for that semester. 

Planning Resources

Transportation to 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. The closest international airports are Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport. You can catch an airport shuttle to Cal Poly Pomona with Prime Time Services or Super Shuttle Express. Some students also use taxi or shared drive, such as Uber and Lyft.

Living in Pomona

Living in Pomona webpage contains information on U.S. financial matters such as opening a banking account and paying taxes, as well as information on transportation, safety, and health and wellness resources.

Onboarding Checklist

Follow the Onboarding Checklist and make sure you complete all required steps before arriving to CPP.

Arriving at CPP

Follow the Arriving at CPP webpage and complete the Immigration Check-In as soon as arriving at CPP. 

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