Registrar's Office

Additional Ways to Earn Credits

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Current Cal Poly Pomona students have several ways to earn credits from other institutions as active students. The CSU system offers a variety of ways to earn credits through different programs such as CSU Visitor Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment, CSU Fully Online, Cross-Enrollment or simply taking courses at community colleges to meet degree requirements. Additionally, current Cal Poly Pomona students can take part in earning College Credit for Non-Collegiate Instruction, or by taking College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations approved by the CSU. 
 
Please find the following programs listed below that enable you to earn credits while being an official Cal Poly Pomona student through other institutions, programs, or Credit for Prior Learning. 


CSU Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment: Enrolling at Another CSU 

CSU Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment: Enrolling at Another CSU  

Attend classes at another CSU campus for one semester as a visitor (you may visit for one semester only).  While on visitor status, students may not be enrolled in courses at Cal Poly Pomona.  All courses must be applicable to your degree program. Visitor enrollment may be available for the Fall or Spring semester only. 

Cal Poly Pomona Students who have completed one Fall or Spring semester at Cal Poly Pomona and are in good academic standing may be eligible to visit one of our 22 CSU sister campuses for one term of academic work.  

You must meet the following requirements and conditions in order to participate in this program: 

Undergraduate Student Requirements: 

  • Earned at least 12 units at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Be in good academic standing. 

Graduate Student Requirements: 

  • Applicable to approved programs ONLY CPGE (formerly CEU) degree programs are not eligible 
  • Have completed at least one semester at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all work completed at Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Be in good academic standing. 

Conditions for Enrollment: 

  • Students will be approved for Visitor Enrollment for one term only. 
  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus. 
  • Academic advisement is available only through Cal Poly Pomona. Equivalent courses at Cal Poly Pomona must be determined and approved by the Department Chair or Advisor. Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Non-resident tuition fees and any user fees are paid at the Host Campus.

Enrollment Status and Financial Aid Eligibility: 

The course you take can be factored into your overall enrollment status and financial aid eligibility at Cal Poly Pomona.  Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website to learn more about the various Financial Aid programs available to Undergraduate students.  

The CSU Intrasystem Concurrent/Visitor Enrollment Form (PDF) is available for download. If your request is approved, you may submit your form to the host campus. Contact the campus you wish to attend for registration deadlines and procedures. 

CSU Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment: Enrolling at another CSU

Attend classes at another CSU campus while enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona in the same term. 

Students who have completed one Fall or Spring semester at Cal Poly Pomona and are in good academic standing may be eligible to enroll concurrently at one of our 22 CSU sister campuses for one term of academic work.  Concurrent enrollment may be available for Fall or Spring semester only. 

There is no set “limit” to the number of courses / units you can take at the host campus.  However, all courses must be applicable to your degree program.  

You must meet the following requirements and conditions in order to participate in this program: 

Undergraduate Student Requirements: 

  • Earned at least 12 units at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Be in good academic standing. 

Graduate Student Requirements: 

  • Applicable to approved programs ONLY CPGE (formerly CEU) degree programs are not eligible.
  • Have completed at least one semester at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all work completed at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Be in good academic standing. 

Conditions for Enrollment: 

  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus.
  • Academic advisement advising is available only through Cal Poly Pomona.  Equivalent courses at Cal Poly must be determined and approved by the Department Chair or Advisor.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Concurrently enrolled student pays CSU registration fees on the home campus based upon the total number of units registered at the home and host campus(es). Home campus non-resident tuition fees, as appropriate, are paid at the same time, and entry is with the fee certification.
  • Must be enrolled in and maintain at least 7 units of coursework at Cal Poly Pomona for the term requested and pay fees at the 7+ units' rate (applies to both undergraduate and graduate students). 

Enrollment Status and Financial Aid Eligibility:

The courses you take can be factored into your overall enrollment status and financial aid eligibility at Cal Poly Pomona.  Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website to learn more about the various Financial Aid programs available to Undergraduate students.  

Number of units at Host Campus: There is no defined limit on how many units a student can take at the host campus (through CSU Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment).  However, you must be enrolled in at least seven (7) units at Cal Poly Pomona during the term's CSU Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment process. 

*The Systemwide Tuition Fee is paid only to the CPP.  If you are a Non-CA Resident for tuition purposes, you will be charged the Non-Resident tuition at Cal Poly Pomona for the CPP Courses you are enrolled in. You will then pay Non-Resident Tuition to the Host Campus for the units you enroll in there.   

Getting Started 

The CSU Intrasystem Concurrent/Visitor Enrollment Form (PDF) is available for download. If your request is approved and after you have paid fees, you may submit your form to the host campus.  Contact the campus you wish to attend for details regarding their registration deadlines and procedures. 
 

CSU Fully Online/CourseMatch

The CSU Fully Online is a cross-enrollment program that allows undergraduate matriculated CSU students to concurrently take one online course at another CSU campus at no additional tuition cost. * Students must meet eligibility criteria to participate. The goal is to expand the availability of online courses to address student demand for courses that lead toward a timely graduation. The program provides an opportunity for full-time continuing Cal Poly Pomona students to enroll in one online course per term offered by another CSU campus. Students must meet the following requirements and conditions to participate in this program: 

Undergraduate Student Requirements: 

  • Earned at least 12 units at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Incoming transfer students are not required to meet the 12 earned units and are eligible to enroll in their first semester provided all other criteria are met. 
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Be in good academic standing. 

Conditions for Enrollment: 

  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus. 
  • Academic advising is available only through Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • CourseMatch is possible only with another semester-based CSU campus.   Check with the host campus. 
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Must be enrolled in classes at Cal Poly Pomona for the term requested and pay full-time fees. 

Enrollment Status and Financial Aid Eligibility: 

The course you take can be factored into your overall enrollment status and financial aid eligibility at Cal Poly Pomona.  Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website to learn more about the various Financial Aid programs available to Undergraduate students.  

Number of units / courses per semester: You are limited to one course per term through CSU Fully Online/CourseMatch. 

 

Getting Started 

The enrollment process for CourseMatch is fully automated.  Students may enroll in CSU Fully Online courses through their student self-service portal - BroncoDirect (under your Student Center, click on "Enroll in CourseMatch").   For course information, see the CSU Fully Online Courses website. Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to Cal Poly Pomona and included on your transcript.  

Please consult your academic advisor with specific questions regarding meeting the GE requirements, major requirements, and/or graduation requirements at your home campus. 

Questions about CSU Fully/Online and/or CourseMatch?  Please view the frequently asked questions, or you can email the Registrar's Office at registrar@cpp.edu and include Fully Online/CourseMatch in the subject line.  Be sure to specify whether you are a Cal Poly Pomona student, or a student transferring from another semester CSU campus.  More details at CSU Fully Online. 

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For more information, see CSU Fully Online/CourseMatch program. 

California Intersystem Cross Enrollment

Cross-Enrollment, also known as Senate Bill 1914 (California Education Code Sections 66750 through 66756), permits undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria and are currently enrolled in any California Community College, California State University or University of California school, to apply for approval to enroll without formal admission in one course for one term at another campus within those three systems. Approval to enroll through this program is on a space-available basis and at the discretion of the host campus authorities. 

If you are a California resident currently enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona, you may enroll in one undergraduate course per academic term at a participating University of California campus or California Community College. All courses must be applicable to your degree program. Cross enrollment may be available for Fall or Spring semester only. 

You must meet the necessary course prerequisites and obtain approval from both Cal Poly Pomona and the campus you plan to attend.   

The California Intersystem Cross-Enrollment process is the only method available to have your enrollment at a UC or CA Community College included in your official enrollment status and your financial aid eligibility for a semester: 

  1. You will not be required to pay any additional tuition to the Community College or UC.  
    1. The host campus may charge a $10 fee and any material and laboratory fees associated with the class for which you cross-enroll.  Additional fees may be required to be paid at the host campus (lab, materials, breakage, computer, transcript, etc.), if appropriate.
  2. The course you take at the Community College or UC will be factored into your enrollment status at Cal Poly Pomona.
  3. The course you take at the Community College or UC will be factored into your overall financial aid eligibility at Cal Poly Pomona. 
Undergraduate Student Requirements: 
  • Earned at least 12 units at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at Cal Poly Pomona. 
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Must be classified as a California Resident for tuition purposes (or have an approved AB540 Non-Resident Tuition Exemption approved by Cal Poly Pomona). 

Conditions for Enrollment: 

  • Must not have already transferred the maximum of 70 units from a community college. 
  • The course(s) requested must be transferable toward degree requirement. Limited to one undergraduate course per academic term only. 
  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus. 
  • Academic advisement is available only through Cal Poly Pomona. Equivalent courses at Cal Poly Pomona must be determined and approved by the Department Chair or Advisor.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Must be enrolled in and maintain at least 7 units of coursework at Cal Poly Pomona for the term requested and pay fees at the 7+ units' rate.
  • Students must submit an Application for Cross Enrollment to the Registrar’s Office, and it was approved.
  • Students must submit a Request for Evaluation of Coursework from another Institution to the Registrar's Office, and it was approved. 

Enrollment Status and Financial Aid Eligibility: 

The course taken can be factored into your overall enrollment status and financial aid eligibility at Cal Poly Pomona. Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website to learn more about financial aid eligibility for Cross Enrollment. 

Number of units / courses per semester: You are limited to one course per term through California Intersystem Cross Enrollment. 

Getting Started 

If you plan to participate in the California Intersystem Cross Enrollment program with a California Community College, you should first visit the ASSIST website. 

  • ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California. 
1. Find Your Local Community College
b. CPP students often take classes at Mt. Sac, Citrus College, and Chaffey College.
2. Review the Articulation Agreement
a. Articulation agreements show how courses/course sequences at the community college will be accepted in fulfillment of curricular requirements at CPP.
b. You can use Assist to look up the articulation agreement between the California Community Colleges and CPP.
c. The simplest way to search is to pick your college and CPP, and then view by major, department or subject prefix. 

3. Download and submit the Application for Cross Enrollment to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@cpp.edu.

4. Seek Approval at Host Campus to register for the course

a. You should review the community college's website about important dates and registration deadlines.

 

 

Other Ways to Earn Credits as a Cal Poly Pomona Student:

In addition to officially enrolling in one of the programs above, students have other options available to earn credits as a Cal Poly Pomona student. 

Take Courses at Community Colleges (Not via the Cross Enrollment Process)

In addition to officially enrolling in one of the programs above (including Intersystem Cross Enrollment), students can take courses at community colleges to meet degree requirements. Taking courses at your local community college may be an option for meeting your 30 units for the academic year or getting ahead on your lower-division requirements.  

Please note if you do not officially enroll through the Intersystem Cross Enrollment process, the courses cannot be included when determining your enrollment status or financial aid eligibility: 

  1. You will be required to pay any tuition / fees directly to the Community College 
  2. Courses you take at the Community College cannot be factored into your enrollment status at Cal Poly Pomona or your financial aid eligibility 
  3. You cannot receive financial aid at the Community College if you are already receiving financial aid at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Getting Started

1. Find Your Local Community College 

  1. Use the California Community Colleges' Find a College Tool to see a map.  
  2. CPP students often take classes at Mt. Sac, Citrus College, and Chaffey College. 
2. Review the Articulation Agreement 
  1. Articulation agreements show how courses/course sequences at the community college will be accepted in fulfillment of curricular requirements at CPP. 
  2. You can use Assist to look up the articulation agreement between the California Community Colleges and CPP.  ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.
  3. The simplest way to search is to pick your college and CPP, and then view by major, department or subject prefix.

3. Apply to the Community College 

a. You should review the community college's website for admission information. 
4. Register for the Course(s)
  1. You should review the community college's website about important dates, registration deadlines and fees.
5. Send your Official Transcripts to CPP 
  1. To ensure a course can be used to meet the degree requirement, complete, and submit the Request for Evaluation of Course Work from Another Institution to the Registrar’s Office. This should be submitted once you have registered. The Registrar’s Office will review the course(s) and notify you as to how the course(s) will count towards your Cal Poly Pomona degree objectives.

College Credit for Non-Collegiate Instruction

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona grants undergraduate degree credit for successful completion of noncollegiate instruction, either military or civilian, appropriate to the baccalaureate degree, which has been recommended by the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council on Education (ACE). The number of units allowed is those recommended in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services and the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. 

If you believe a specific GE requirement should be met, you should work with your Academic Advisor to have them initiate a General Academic Petition. If the credit is needed for a specific major requirement, consult with your Academic Advisor to initiate a Course Substitution Petition. 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Cal Poly Pomona grants unit credit to those students who pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations in certain subjects that have been approved for credit by the CSU System.  Scores must be submitted directly from the College Board. 

* Credit is awarded based on when the exam was taken. If your exams were taken in prior years, review the Cal Poly Pomona catalog for the specific year to see how credit will be awarded. 

Visit the College Level Examination Program Credit link below for transfer credit awarded. 

 

NEXT STEPS: After You Have Earned Credit from Other Institutions, Programs or Credit for Prior Learning. 

After you have earned transfer credit, you must do the following for your credits earned to be counted toward your Cal Poly Pomona degree. 

You must: 

  • Request the official transcript from the institution where you took the courses(s) sent to Cal Poly Pomona. CPP accepts electronic transcripts and transcripts sent via National Student Clearinghouse or Credential Solutions. If you are sending PDF transcripts, indicate the recipient email as verify@cpp.edu.   

Once submitted and evaluated, the transfer credit will be available on your Transfer Credit Report and Degree Progress Report in BroncoDirect - Student Center. To access the Transfer Credit evaluation, go to your MyCPP  Student Center and choose Transfer Credit Report from the pull-down menu. Your Degree Progress Report, also available from the pull-down menu, will reflect how evaluated transfer course work has been applied to your Cal Poly Pomona degree objectives.

Be aware that official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended prior to your Cal Poly Pomona graduation date must be submitted and considered in the awarding of your degree. All baccalaureate-level transferable units will be computed in the overall grade point average. In addition, all transferable units in the major will be computed in the overall major grade point average. 

Supplemental Course Not Showing in My CPP Record 

If the transfer course is not shown in your transfer credit evaluation, first ensure that the transcript has been submitted. If it has been submitted at least three weeks since the institution sent the transcript, contact the Office of Admissions at verify@cpp.edu to determine the status and if additional action is needed. 

If the transfer evaluation was processed and not credited for a General Education requirement or a course posted on Assist, contact the Office of Admissions at verify@cpp.edu

If the outstanding requirement is a major degree requirement and has no approved articulation agreement on Assist, you will need to consult your academic advisor. Students may be required to submit additional documentation such as a course description from the transfer institution’s catalog or the syllabus from the term the course was taken.