Orientation Services

Transfer Checklist (Spring 2021)

Follow this checklist to ensure you are prepared for your first semester at CPP!

You must accept your admission offer and pay your ECD in order to make your reservation.

Tutorial: How to Accept Your Admission Offer & Pay Your ECD

  • To make your reservation:
    • Log into myCPP
    • Click on Reserve for Your Spot in Orientation
    • Follow the prompts to complete the reservation process
  • If you have a conflict that would prevent you from attending on January 7, 2021, you must submit a request for an exemption by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 30, 2020. The exemption form will be available beginning October 22, 2020.
  • If you do not make your reservation or submit an exemption request by the deadline, your admission to CPP may be withdrawn.

Complete your CPP Online Orientation before your Virtual Orientation Day. The Online Orientation takes about two hours to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete it. We recommend taking some breaks as you complete it. You can use any Internet-connected device to complete the Online Orientation (computer, tablet or smartphone).

Successfully completing the CPP Online Orientation means you have viewed all nine sections and passed the final test with a score of 80% or higher. Once you complete the CPP Online Orientation, your Orientation Registration (ROS) hold will be removed in one to two business days.

If you do not complete the CPP Online Orientation, you admission to CPP may be withdrawn.

CPP Online Orientation

MyCPP is your central portal to online CPP resources, including those that you'll use during your Virtual Orientation Experience and virtual instruction. The Bronco Advising Center (BAC) has a Virtual Advising Tool Kit containing lots of helpful tutorials and how-to guides. We also recommend checking out the Virtual Instruction Resource tab in MyCPP, which lists academic, advising, career, engagement and wellbeing support resources.

Virtual Orientation Day meetings are held on Zoom, BroncoDirect is where you register for your courses, and Blackboard is where your college will share advising information, such a curriculum sheets and roadmaps.

Before Virtual Orientation Day, review the New Student Registration Guide and check out Student Success Central for key advising resources, the academic calendar, videos, contact information, and more.

In order to register for classes on Virtual Orientation Day, clear all negative holds indicated in your BroncoDirect Student Center holds section. Negative holds restrict your class registration. Other holds are simply there to provide information (positive holds).

The Bronco Card is the official Cal Poly Pomona photo identification card for all Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff, students and affiliates. Visit the Bronco Card website for complete photo guidelines, FAQs, and the photo upload link.

The student edition of the Orientation Resource Guide is loaded with information about your new home, including how to get involved, where to find academic support, and much more. Use your CPP credentials to log in and download the guide and review it before your Virtual Orientation Day.

Virtual Orientation Day consists of:

  • iMeet CPP: This is your opportunity chance to connect with your Orientation Leader and other new students. You will meet some of your fellow new Broncos and learn about student life at CPP.
  • Virtual Advising & Registration: Small group advising sessions with advisors and other students in your major will be conducted over Zoom and you will register remotely via BroncoDirect.

All meetings are conducted over Zoom. Your reminder emails will contain your Zoom links so please keep these emails! You can access Zoom via MyCPP or by going to cpp.zoom.us. Be sure to use your BroncoName and password to log in to Zoom so your attendance can be recorded accurately. Even though you can use Zoom on a computer, tablet or smartphone, we recommend logging in to your meetings, especially Virtual Advising & Registration, on a computer.

Not attending your Virtual Orientation Day may result in your admission to CPP being withdrawn.

Select campus departments will host webinars the week of January 11. Join as many as you would like!

Webinar Calendar

After Virtual Orientation Day, check your CPP email for the Virtual Orientation Experience Evaluation. Your feedback is important to us and we hope you will take time to share your experiences.

Complete details on how to submit your immunization records can be found on the Student Health Immunization Requirements website.

Having up to date information in BroncoDirect ensures that the campus can contact you if needed. Plus you'll be able to use BillyChat! Log in to MyCPP to access BroncoDirect. Visit the BillyChat website for a tutorial on how to update your contact information in BroncoDirect.

Even if you are receiving financial aid, it is important to check your student account after the disbursement date to see if you have an outstanding balance. Ensuring your fees are paid on time will help you avoid any holds on your student account for non-payment. Visit the Student Accounting and Cashiering Services website for complete information on due dates and payment options.

Download the CPP Mobile App for access to campus maps, BroncoExpress Shuttle updates, class information, Bronco Athletics, and much more! iOS and Android versions are available, plus a web interface.

All incoming students are able to complete the StrengthsQuest Assessment for FREE!

The StrengthsQuest assessment gives students the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents - the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. With StrengthsQuest, students discover their greatest natural talents, improve their grades and increase their learning by making the most of their talents and strategically determining a rewarding career path based on who they are as uniquely talented individuals.


  1. Click the "StrengthsQuest Assessment" button below.
  2. Click on "New Account."
  3. Create an account using your CPP email; do NOT use your personal email address.
  4. Check your CPP inbox for an email from Gallup Marketing titled "Account Registration"
  5. Within the email, you need find and click on a long website in order to validate your email address.
  6. A separate window will pop up showing "Activation Confirmation - Your Gallup account has been activated. Please sign in to manage your account or subscription services."
  7. Click on "sign in" and log in using your CPP email.
  8. Follow the instructions and click on "LET'S GO!" to get started.
  9. Click on "Take the CliftonStrengths assessment" option.
  10. It takes approximately 35 minutes to complete this assessment, be sure to set aside sufficient time.

StrengthsQuest Assessment