Pomona College Application Instructions
You can apply to Pomona College by using 5. Required Application Materials
The Common Application, available online at • Required Common Application Supplement
www.commonapp.org or in your high school The Common Application (online or paper version)
guidance counselor’s office. If these options are should be accompanied by Pomona’s Required Common
not available to you, you can request a paper Application Supplement. The supplement is available on
The Common Application Website, in this packet, or on
version of The Common Application by contacting
the Admissions Website at www.pomona.edu.
the Office of Admissions at (909) 621-8134. • Secondary School Report and Midyear Report
In completing your application, keep in mind The Secondary School Report should be completed by your
that these application instructions are specific to counselor and received by our office by the appropriate
applying to Pomona College and may differ from application deadline. The Midyear Report form is due in
those accompanying The Common Application. our office by February 15, 2012.
• School Report Supplement
This form is only required of applicants whose schools
1. Preliminary Application
use their own Secondary School or Counselor Report
As soon as you have decided to apply to Pomona form and do not complete either the online or paper ver-
College, you should complete and return the sion of The Common Application Secondary School Report.
Preliminary Application to the Office of Admissions. • Two Teacher Evaluations
With this form, you can include your waiver request Evaluation forms should be completed by teachers who
from your counselor. If you apply online, you should know you well and have instructed you in core academic
submit your payment using a credit card at that time. subjects for at least one full semester. Core academic sub-
jects are mathematics, English, science, social studies and
2. Application Fee foreign languages.
• Official Transcripts
The non-refundable application fee is $65. Checks
Arrange for your high school to send us your transcript,
or money orders should be made payable to Pomona complete through your junior year, by the application
College. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars, drawn deadline. In addition, grades for the first term of your senior
against a U.S. bank, and can be submitted with the year must be received by our office by February 15, 2012.
Preliminary Application. If you apply online, we strongly No admission decision will be made without receipt of
suggest you submit your payment by credit card. Please mid-year transcript. All offers of admission are conditional pend-
submit your payment only once – either online or with ing final grades.
• Entrance Examination Results
the Preliminary Application.
The College Board SAT Reasoning Test and two SAT
Subject Tests of your choosing or the American College
3. Admission Programs Testing (ACT) Assessment is required.
Students applying for first-year admission and those All examination scores must be sent to Pomona College
who will have completed less than one academic year directly from the testing agency by the appropriate application
at another college should apply for freshman standing. deadline.
• Early Decision - Freshman Standing Students who have not attended a school where
If Pomona is your first choice college, you may English is the medium of instruction must also submit
consider applying under one of the Early Decision Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores
options. Please note the deadlines. All application with their application materials. If providing TOEFL
results presents a hardship, please contact the Office of
materials must be received by the appropriate Admissions for possible alternatives.
application deadline. • Early Decision Agreement
• Regular Decision - Freshman Standing A signed copy of The Common Application Early Decision
Applications should be received by our office by Agreement form is required of all students applying Early
January 2, 2012. Decision 1 or Early Decision 2. Your signature indicates
that you understand and accept the Pomona College Early
4. Interviews Decision Agreement as stated below:
Interviews are very strongly recommended for all applicants. I agree to have my application reviewed under Pomona
College’s Early Decision admission program. I understand
All Southern California applicants are expected to
that by applying as an Early Decision candidate, I am
interview and must do so on campus. If you plan to indicating that Pomona College is my first choice and the
be in the area, please contact the Office of Admissions only active Early Decision application that I have filed.
at (909) 621-8134 to schedule your appointment prior Further, if offered admission, I will accept the Pomona College
to the appropriate interview deadline. We suggest you offer, withdraw all other applications and will initiate no
call at least two to three weeks prior to your preferred new ones. I also understand that with an Early Decision offer
date, and earlier for appointments on Saturdays or in of admission, Pomona may share my name and my Early
December. Decision agreement with other institutions.
If you reside outside of the Southern California
6. Arts, Athletics and Science Supplements
area, you may request an alumni interview in your In addition to your application, you can submit supple-
home area. Please complete an Alumni Interview mentary information related to the Arts, Athletics and the
Request card or call the above number before the Sciences. See the enclosed Instructions for Supplementary
posted deadline. Materials sheet in this packet for more information.
Instructions continued on inside back cover...
International Students Mailing Instructions
Pomona does not have a separate application for When sending items to the Office of Admissions via
international students. International students should mail, please indicate on the lower left-hand corner of
follow all instructions articulated here. your mailing envelope the admissions program for
If you have further questions, you can obtain a Guide which you are applying (e.g., Early Decision 1, Early
for International Students from our Website at www.pomo- Decision 2 or Regular Decision).
na.edu. If you do not have access to the Web, please con- Send communication concerning admissions to:
tact the Office of Admissions.
Office of Admissions
Special Instructions for Reapplicants 333 N. College Way
If you have filed a Pomona freshman application in the Claremont, CA 91711-6312
past, you may not need to complete a new one. Please email@example.com
inform the Office of Admissions and you will be notified
of materials required to bring your previous application
up to date. You will be sent an Application for Reactivation
which must be received, in our office, by the appropriate
Financial Aid Information
Pomona College is committed to awarding financial aid Further financial aid inquiries and requests for
to each enrolling student found to have financial need. A materials should be directed to:
student’s financial need is not negatively considered by the Pomona College
Admissions Committee and does not affect the admission Office of Financial Aid
decision for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Pomona 550 N. College Avenue Room 117
College actively seeks to enroll an economically diverse Claremont, CA 91711-6327
student body. (909) 621-8205
No student should hesitate to apply to Pomona firstname.lastname@example.org
because of cost. Pomona is committed to a need-blind
admissions process for U.S. citizens and permanent
residents. The College offers need-based financial aid
scholarships meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need.
Loans are not packaged but are made available to help
families finance their expected contribution.
A complete description of the Pomona College
financial aid policies and procedures is contained in
the Pomona College Catalog and the brochure Affordable
Notification Application Deadlines
Note: All application materials are due in our office by the
appropriate application deadline.
You will be notified by email or mail when we receive your
Preliminary Application or The Common Application, and again Alumni Application Admission Reply
when your entire application is complete. If you do not On- Interview Deadline Decision Date
receive these two notifications regarding your application,
please contact the Office of Admissions at (909) 621-8134.
If you submit your application on or just before the Nov. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 1 Dec. 15 Jan. 1
application deadline, it will take longer for us to provide
notice to you due to the extremely heavy volume of docu-
ments that we receive in the days surrounding deadlines. Decision 2
Dec. 22 Dec. 1 Dec. 28 Feb. 15 Mar. 1
Important: If you provide an email address in your
application, missing items notification will be sent to
that address, along with instructions for tracking missing Regular
Dec. 22 Dec. 1 Jan. 2 Apr. 5 May 1
application items electronically. If you do not provide an email
address, we will attempt to send a single notification of missing Students
application items via mail. Pomona College cannot be respon- Studying
Dec. 22 office for Jan. 2 Apr. 5 May 1
sible for messages blocked by SPAM filter programs or the U.S.
problems with internet service providers or postal service
delivery. *Although not required, interviews are very strongly encouraged (see instructions).
Application Checklist for Completed Items
o Review Instructions and Deadlines (inside cover)
o Make Interview Arrangements (optional; refer to instructions)
o Preliminary Application
o $65 Application Fee or Official Fee Waiver
o The Common Application
o Required Common Application Supplement
o Secondary School Report
o School Report Supplement (refer to instructions)
o Two Teacher Evaluations
o Official Transcripts (from all schools attended)
o Through Junior Year
o Senior Midyear Report
o Senior Year Final Transcript (if enrolling)
o College Entrance Examination Results (sent from testing agency)
o Early Decision Agreement (refer to instructions)
o Arts, Athletics and Science Supplements (optional)
o Financial Aid Information (optional)
Optional items in blue
For More Information
Inquiries and requests for materials should be addressed to:
Office of Admissions
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711-6312
Pomona College complies with all applicable state and federal
civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in education and the
workplace. This policy of non-discrimination covers admission,
access and service in Pomona College programs and activities, as
well as hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, and all other
terms and conditions of employment at Pomona College.
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