2019-20 Pomona College Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2020  
2019-20 Pomona College Catalog


Application Instructions for Transfer Candidates

Transfer candidates will be considered for fall entrance only. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by Feb.15.

Pomona College accepts the Common Application or the Coalition Application for transfer admission. Required documents may be submitted electronically or may be mailed to the Office of Admissions. If admitted, a student’s results of the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT must be sent directly to Pomona College from the testing agency.

Transfer applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decisions by April 1.

The required credentials are:

  1. Application. Either the Coalition Application or Common Application for Transfer.
  2. One-time, non-refundable application fee or fee waiver. A $70 non-refundable fee or fee waiver. If the application fee presents a financial hardship, please consult the “Fee Waiver” section of the Common Application “Profile.” If you indicate that you satisfy one of those criteria, you will become automatically eligible for an online fee waiver for each school to which you apply. The Common Application will email your school counselor, who will be required to submit a form confirming your eligibility for a fee waiver. The school ID for the counselor’s form is 4607. Alternately, those applying through the Coalition Application may use the Coalition Fee Waiver. You may also fill out the NACAC Request for Transfer Admission Application Fee Waiver and submit it to Pomona with the subject line “Transfer fee waiver request.”
  3. College Report. This form should be submitted by a current registrar or transfer adviser, or, at community colleges, a member of the counseling staff who has access to the student’s complete college record. If the candidate has attended more than one college, a copy of this form should be submitted by an administrator from the college attended most recently. 
  4. Two Academic Evaluations. These evaluations of the candidate’s academic potential should be submitted by two college instructors. Applicants may submit one additional optional recommendation of any type (e.g. employer, high school teacher, volunteer coordinator, etc.).
  5. Transcripts.
    1. A complete transcript of the secondary school record showing the date of graduation (if applicable) and providing an interpretation of the grading system.
    2. An official transcript from each college or university attended, including a statement of good standing or honorable dismissal. Failure to list and provide transcripts for all colleges attended will be considered sufficient grounds for requiring withdrawal from Pomona College.
  6. Standardized Test Results. Self-reported or official test score reports for either the SAT Reasoning Test (administered by the College Board) or the ACT (administered by ACT, Inc.) are required for all transfer candidates. All enrolling students will be required to submit an official score report, and any discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores may jeopardize a student’s offer of admission. 
  7. Midterm Report. Submit this form with midterm grades and comments from your current term’s faculty. Those applying through the Coalition Application should contact the Office of Admissions about this requirement. If the applicant is not currently enrolled, contact our office, and this requirement will be waived.


Interviews. Off-campus alumni interviews are available September to early February. We do not track demonstrated interest in the application process, so interviews are entirely optional. To schedule an alumni interview, please register online at least three weeks in advance on the Admissions section of the Pomona College website. Please be aware that our alumni network does not extend to every corner of the country or world, and we cannot always fulfill every interview request.