Transfer requirements to enter California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
First: Start completing "The Golden Four" as soon as you can. Complete one course in each of the four areas below:
- English 1
- English 2, 31; Business 32, Philosophy 7
- Speech 1, 2, 6, 11
- Math 2, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 52
Second: Complete 60 transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Important: The first and second steps above must be completed by the end of Spring (except architecture-see below) for Fall admission and by the end of Summer for Spring admission.
Third: Complete coursework in the major along with your general education requirements. To satisfy GE, you have two choices: IGETC or CSU GE.
Fourth: Apply on time. For priority consideration, students should apply in November for admission in Fall and in August for admission in Spring. Most CSU's accept applications beyond the months of November and August, but the sooner a student applies, the chances are better for admission. Students applying for impacted majors (see below) should apply during the months of November and August.
Click here to see if CSU Pomona offers the major you're interested in. After following this link return to this page to find out which SMC courses you need to complete by either looking at:
Additional Transfer Tidbits
The major of architecture requires the Golden Four to be completed by the end of Fall for admission the following Fall. For example, students that want to enter Fall 2009 must have the Golden Four completed by the end of Fall 2008.
Caution: Some CSU campuses have impacted majors which require you to complete specific coursework, submit your application during the priority filing period, and have higher GPA to get admitted. Click here to check if your major is impacted at CSU Pomona.