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RISE Program

Residential Intensive Summer Education (RISE)


Come Experience Cal Poly Pomona Community with RISE!

The RISE program assists rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming First Time Freshmen to navigate the college transition and/ or application process. Students will explore majors and careers, while connecting with current students faculty and staff during a FREE 5 day, 4 night stay-over experience on campus. Our intensive summer program centers the experience of Pan African students but all are welcome to apply!

Students participating in Rise Up or Rising Senior must be going into their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. A minimum of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to apply.

Students entering Cal Poly Pomona as a First Time Freshmen will automatically be enrolled in the program. First Time Freshmen should accept the offer sent via email to confirm participation.

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We Achieve Our Goals By

  • Providing summer and academic year programs.
  • Connecting students with key campus personnel that will assist them as they navigate Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Celebrating their academic, personal and community achievements.
  • Connecting students with Black related resources, opportunities, faculty, staff, and communities on campus.
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Workshops and Activities

  • Campus resources
  • Financing a college education
  • Leadership development
  • Navigating the college experience for success
  • Networking and mentorship with current faculty, staff and students
  • Community development
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Academic Year Success

RISE continues to help students beyond the summer program by providing weekly tutoring sessions and mentorships!

Click below to apply for RISE 2023.

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