Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program

Frequently Asked Questions

RAMP is a TRIO Student Support Services program funded to serve 250 eligible Cal Poly Pomona students. As a TRIO program, RAMP’s mission is to help students persist and graduate from CPP.

There is no fee associated with your participation in the program.

If you are a first-generation college student, low-income student, or a student with a documented disability, you are eligible for RAMP. The citizen eligibility requirement to participate in RAMP is temporarily waived as a result of a Performance Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. The waiver will expire on 9/30/26.

To apply for the program, visit the How to Apply page of this website. There are 3 steps to the application process which includes filling out the Program Application, the Income Verification form, and taking a reading assessment.

No, you do not need to reapply each year. Once you have been accepted into the program, you are a participant until you leave or graduate from Cal Poly Pomona. You are expected to meet with your RAMP advisor each term to be considered active in the program.

The RAMP Grant is intended to supplement the Pell grant. Therefore, to be eligible, the student must be receiving a Pell Grant and be a freshman or sophomore. The amount of the grant is based on the minimum Pell Grant amount. Participants who receive the grant can apply the award to any college expenses that you may have. Eligibility requirements and details can be found here.

RAMP offers reading tutoring, graduate school prep, graduate entrance exam prep, the writing process, and peer coaching.

No, you do not. However, even strong readers can benefit from our tutoring services. We also have other services and events available to all of our participants. You can find those on our Services webpage.

As referred to in the above response, RAMP offers a variety of services and events. As a participant, you have access to supplemental academic advising, peer mentoring, various workshops, book club, on and off-campus cultural events, and a 1-unit course.

CPU 1050A is a 1-unit credit bearing course available to all RAMP participants. This course is helpful if you need one more unit to be considered full-time status of 12 units or if you would like a personalized tutoring experience with RAMP. As a participant, you may request to enroll in our 1-unit course up to 4 times before you graduate.

The easiest way to contact RAMP is via email at Follow @cppramp on our social media accounts.