Applying for Admission

Applying as a International Graduate Student

Explore and choose an academic program

See our list of Degrees and Programs or the Graduate Studies office to learn more about the graduate programs Cal Poly Pomona offers.  We are currently NOT accepting applications from Second Baccalaureates (applicants pursuing a second bachelor's degree), and Unclassified Post Baccalaureates (applicants who wish to enroll in graduate courses for professional and personal growth).

Apply on-line by the deadline

Graduate admission applications are accepted for all academic programs for the fall term. Some graduate programs will accept applications for the spring terms.  If you are applying after the initial filing period, please visit Admission Deadlines for Graduates.

Graduate examinations:

Some departments require new graduate students to take the General and/or Subject Test of the GRE before admission. The GMAT is required for those who seek the Master of Business Administration degree or the degree of Master of Science in Business Administration. Some departments also require the Subject Test of the GRE in their subject matter areas.  Click here to view required exams and desired scores. 

English Proficiency:

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a college or university where the principal language of instruction was NOT English  must request official results of the TOEFL or IELTs to be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions & Enrollment Planning prior to admission. All scores submitted must have been earned within two years of the application date. Required scores are as follows:



Paper Based


Internet Based


Computer Based



Band Score





*Please note:  some graduate programs have different score requirements.

Submit Transcripts or other Required Documents

Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions & Enrollment Planning by the supporting document deadline. Other supporting documents required by individual departments might include unofficial transcripts, a copy of the admission application submitted online, results of the GRE or GMAT, resume, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, portfolios, etc. Such supplemental materials must usually be sent directly to the department requesting them.

Visit, Graduate Programs, to confirm which departments require which supplemental documents. All official documents in languages other than English must include a certified English translation.

Pay the admission application fee

Your application requires a $55 application fee due at the time of the application.  For more information about fee payment, visit Cal State Apply.