2022-23 Pomona College Catalog 
    Mar 01, 2024  
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International Students

The College welcomes cultural and linguistic diversity but has no English as a Second Language or other remedial programs for non-English-speaking foreign students. Application deadlines are the same for students studying in and outside the United States. Financial aid for international students is limited, although every admitted student applying for financial aid at the time they submit their application will have 100% of their demonstrated need met. In the past few years, 40-45% of incoming international students have received need-based financial aid. International students who need financial aid also may apply for transfer admission. An International Applicant FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) webpage is available at https://www.pomona.edu/admissions/apply/international-applicants/international-applicant-faqs. Additionally, an electronic version of our international student information sheet is available by request.

English Language Assessment

Students who have attended a secondary school where English is not the primary language of instruction must submit with their application materials either official or self-reported results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Duolingo English test. We accept the following versions of the TOEFL exam: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution. The minimum scores for admission are 100 (TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition), 627 (TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solutions), 7 on the IELTS or 120 on the Duolingo English Test. There are no minimum requirements for sub-scores. While applicants may self-report scores, 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. Duolingo, Vericant or InitialView interviews are considered optional supplements to an application and do not serve as a substitute for the required test for applicants whose primary language of instruction is not English.

The College will not use the results of the English-language assessment tests as placement exams.