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International Testing Requirements

Mathematics Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT)

All pre-baccalaureate mathematics courses have a test prerequisite and all general education mathematics/statistics courses have prerequisites that may be satisfied by a placement test or by course work.  These prerequisites must be satisfied within certain time limits. The Mathematics Department offers the CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT) each quarter to help students meet these prerequisites.  For more information, contact the Mathematics Department at (909) 869-3142.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who have not completed at least three years of full-time enrollment at a secondary and/or college/university level where English is the principal language of instruction are required to submit a TOEFL score.

The minimum TOEFL scores for admission:

  •  550 on the paper test; or
  •  195 on the computer-based test
  •  71 on the Internet-based test
  •  You may request for your test scores to be sent to Cal Poly Pomona directly. Please visit the TOEFL scores website for instructions.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is accepted in lieu of TOEFL as a standardized test of English proficiency. Undergraduate applicants must score a minimum on the IELTS Overall Band Score of 6.0.

For more information regarding testing, contact the Test Center, (909) 869-3373, email: