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English Language Admission Requirement

Cal Poly Pomona has the following English language requirements for entering students:

Entering Freshmen: You must have completed four years of English with a grade of C or better to meet the English requirement for admission.  More information is available at the Freshmen Admission Requirements website.

Undergraduate Transfers: You must have completed 3 units of English Composition with a grade of C or better no later than the end of the preceding spring term if you are applying for fall semester. If you are applying for spring semester, you must earn a grade of C or better no later than the preceding summer term.  More information is available at the Transfer Admission Requirements website.

International Applicants: 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 or IELTS score. 

The minimum requirements for undergraduates are:

TOEFL (pBT): 525

TOEFL (iBT): 71

TOEFL (cBT): 196

IELTS: 6.0

Language proficiency waivers will only be offered:

For Freshmen – if the primary language of instruction in high school is English.  Written proof of 3+ years of attendance is required.

For Transfers – grade of “C” or better in English Composition, Critical Thinking and Oral Communication from a U.S. institution.

More informtion is available on the International Admissions page. The TOEFL code needed from ETS to send your score to Cal Poly Pomona is 4082.



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