Newly Admitted International Students

Welcome to Cal Poly Pomona! The International Center looks forward to assisting newly admitted international students’ transition to university life through our Success 101 program. Please bring your original Cal Poly Pomona I-20, previous "continued attendance" (transfers), F-1 visa, I-94, passport, completed student information form and the online form.

Success 101 is mandatory for all international students. If you are freshman student, you will attend the Freshmen International Student Orientation that will take place from September 20-22, 2015. Please visit Orientation Services for details on how to register.

Success 101

International Transfer* and Graduate Students need to register for Success 101 separate from campus orientation. Register for Success 101 below. Lunch will be provided for the day.

Success 101- Fall 2015

International Center (Building 1, Room 104)

September 15 - 17, 2015 TBD - Undergraduate Transfer Students*

*All undergraduate transfer students are also required to attend a Campus Orientation where you will register for classes. For information about Campus Orientation, please visit Orientation Services.

I-20 Process

To receive an I-20 from the International Center, please submit the following documents:

NOTE: The International Center will begin processing I-20s for incoming Fall 2015 students after May 1st.  We will send you an email in May with this process of obtaining an I-20.

  • Financial Affidavit (bank statements cannot be older than six (6) months from start date)
  • Signed agreement to purchase health insurance form
  • Copy of passport (photo page)
  • Attention transfer students - we can only begin working on your I-20 process once we receive your SEVIS record, and if all the above documents are submitted
    • Instructions on Transferring your SEVIS record to Cal Poly Pomona: To transfer your SEVIS record (electronic version of your I-20), please contact your current school's international advisor. Complete the Transfer-in Form and have your current school fax it back to our office at (909) 869-3282.  Our SEVIS code is LOS214F00334000.  

Kelly McCullen, Coordinator

Rigzin Norbu, Academic Advisor


Health Insurance

As an international student, you are required to purchase the health insurance policy provided by Wells Fargo Student Health Insurance. The annual policy must be purchased for the entire year and the rate is $1,089. No quarterly enrollment is permitted. Please enroll online.

    1. Click on Find your school's plan
    2. Select Cal Poly Pomona
    3. Click enroll in the 2015-2016 Cal Poly Pomona - International
    4. Complete the form and pay by Credit Card
    5. At the end of the enrollment process, you will be provided with a confirmation of your enrollment. A permanent insurance card will be mailed to the address you provide when enrolling. It is your responsibility to keep the address current with Wells Fargo.