Transfer Highlights

Welcome to our Transfer Highlights page! Here we like to shine a spotlight on all the amazing things our transfer population accomplish at Cal Poly Pomona. If you would like to nominate someone to be featured on this page or be featured yourself, fill out our Nomination Form.

Edna Lomeli, graduating transfer student

Edna Lomeli

Graduating PolyTransfer Mentor Edna Lomeli spoke about her journey as a transfer student and experience at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Jezzabella Jimenez

Associate Provost Terri Gomez and transfer student Jezzabella Jimenez spoke about Cal Poly Pomona's transfer population and returning to campus. 

The PolyTransfer program helped Jimenez, a communications major who transferred in fall 2021, transition to her new university despite the remote environment by introducing her to her mentors.

Amy Murillo, an incoming transfer student, balances being a mother of two with her studies.

Amy Murillo

For Amy Murillo, a fall 2020 transfer student from Citrus College, the words, “you can’t do it,” only fueled her determination to get to Cal Poly Pomona.

Joining nearly 4,200 transfer students starting their first semester on campus at Cal Poly Pomona, Murillo studies sociology with an emphasis in criminology.

Christopher Ornelas

Christopher Ornelas

Cal Poly Pomona architecture student Christopher Ornelas received a 2020 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the CSU’s highest recognition of student success. He earned two associate degrees with honors for architecture and mathematics from Ventura and Oxnard College.


Aneika Solomon Garcia

Garcia, a business administration senior who is part of the newly formed Urban and Community Agriculture minor, served 10 years in the Air Force after high school. She continued her education at community colleges, transferring to Cal Poly Pomona from Norco Community College in spring 2018.

Edmundo Perez

Edmundo Perez, ('19, early childhood studies), shares the impact higher education and the CSU has on his and his family's future.

Transforming Access Into Opportunity

Read an essay by the Associate Provost for Student Success, Equity and Innovation, Terri Gomez, as she discusses underserved, first-generation transfer students in need of pipelines to higher education.