Pomona College

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Pomona

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

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Official Transcripts

If your high school counselor submitted an official transcript to QuestBridge as part of your application, Pomona will accept that transcript as official. Please check your Pomona application portal; if there is a green check mark next to Official Transcript, we have accepted your transcript. If there is no green check, you will need to submit an official document.

Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line College Match Finalists, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.  If mailing, see mailing address.

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Standardized Test Scores
SAT code: 4607
ACT code: 0372

Pomona College accepts either self-reported or official test scores.

For QuestBridge Match Applicants, Pomona automatically accepts the test scores you submitted to QuestBridge as self-reported. Please check your Pomona application portal; if there is a green check mark next to ACT or SAT Score, we have accepted your QuestBridge testing. If there is no green check, you will need to submit scores.

All enrolling students will need to submit an official score report, and any discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores may affect a student's offer of admission.

The writing section on both is optional. SAT Subject Tests are no longer required, but may be sent as part of a complete testing profile.

Pomona will consider your highest section scores on either the "old" (before March 2016) or the "new" SAT by superscoring; we will not superscore across the "old" and "new" SAT tests; we will superscore ACT section scores.  Final admissions decisions will be made using only your highest individual test scores.

In addition to the SAT or ACT test results, home-schooled students are encouraged, although not required, to submit results of at least two SAT Subject or Advanced Placement exams. These exams may allow home-schooled students to demonstrate their various academic abilities in ways that can provide additional context on a home-school application.

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Optional Supplement

Students may also submit theatre, dance, music, or visual arts supplements for consideration.  As a QuestBridge College Match Finalist, you will need to submit your supplemental materials by November 1 using one of the QuestBridge Specific Supplement pages.  More information can be found on the Pomona College Slideroom Page.

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2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 001173
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

Undocumented students, even if holding a valid DACA status do not complete the FAFSA application.

If your parents are divorced or separated, only your custodial parent will provide income and household information on the FAFSA. Your custodial parent is defined as the parent with whom you lived with most in the past 12 months. If you have lived with each of your divorced/separated parents for equal amounts of time during the past 12 months, your custodial parent is the parent who has provided the most financial support in the past year.

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2019-2020 CSS Profile
CSS code: 4607
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type.

The CSS Profile is required. The CSS Profile may be waived if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Your total family income is $40,000 or less on the filed tax return.
  • Your parent(s) are eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ.
  • Your total household assets are less than $50,000.
  • You are eligible to file the FAFSA.

If your biological parents are divorced, separated or living apart:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the CSS Profile application. The noncustodial parent will log in and create a College Board account for themselves in order to complete the application. Your parent will enter your name and email address to link their application to your account.. More detailed instructions about the CSS Profile for divorced or separated families can be found here.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the CSS Profile Non-Custodial Parent Waiver.

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A copy of your parents’ 2017 federal income tax returns

Submit a signed copy of your parents 2017 federal income tax return including all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms, K-1 statements and other earning statements. If your parents own or operate a business partnership or corporation, include a copy of the 2017 partnership or corporate tax returns. All tax documents are uploaded to the College Boards electronic documentation service: IDOC. IDOC is available 1-2 days after submitting the CSS Profile. Please plan accordingly so that you can access IDOC and upload your documents in advance of the November 1 deadline.

If your parents are divorced, separated or living apart, your noncustodial parent will also upload a copy of their signed 2017 federal income tax return, including all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms, K-1 statements or other earnings statements. Business owners or partners submit a copy of the 2017 partnership or corporate tax form.

If you meet the requirements to waive submission of the CSS Profile you will not have access to IDOC and will submit tax documents directly to Pomona using this cover sheetPlease mail tax forms to our office as email is not a secure method for submitting tax documents that often include personally identifiable information.

Finalists who do not match at Pomona can find more information on applying to Pomona here.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Pomona through Early Decision II.

Interested applicants must submit the Pomona College-QuestBridge Admissions Program Selection Form online by January 1 to be considered.

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision. Submit all required materials, including the Pomona College-QuestBridge Admissions Program Selection Form.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Pomona on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 10. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Pomona (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Pomona as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Pomona and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

See more information here.

Finalists who did not rank Pomona

Common Application with Pomona Writing Supplement, or the Coalition Application and all supporting documents

 Optional. Students can use either their QuestBridge application, the Coalition Application or the Common Application.  If you submit more than one, Pomona will only review the last application submitted by the deadline.

 Optional. Students can use either their QuestBridge application, the Coalition Application or the Common Application.  If you submit more than one, Pomona will only review the last one submitted by the deadline.

Pomona College-QuestBridge Admissions Program Selection Form

Midyear Report

Deadline: February 15

If using your QuestBridge application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report. If submitting the Common Application or the Coalition Application, use their Midyear Report.

If using your QuestBridge application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report. If submitting the Common Application or the Coalition Application, use their Midyear Report.

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades from 1st semester senior year when available.

Submit including recent grades from 1st semester senior year when available.

Standardized Test Scores
SAT code: 4607
ACT code: 0372

Only if new scores to report

Applicants may request their scores be sent directly to Pomona from the testing agency (and may use the score choice option), or applicants may self-report scores on their applications. All enrolling students will need to submit an official score report, and any discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores may affect a student's offer of admission.

Optional Supplements

See the Pomona College Slideroom page for details

See the Pomona College Slideroom page for details

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

 

Finalists who ranked Pomona and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Pomona

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 001173
Available: Oct. 1

 

2019-2029 CSS Profile (for both biological parents)
CSS code: 4607
Available Oct. 1

 

The CSS Profile is required. If your total family income is $40,000 or less on the filed tax return, your parent(s) are eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ, total household assets are less than $50,000 and you are eligible to file the FAFSA, then the CSS Profile may be waived.

2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail official transcripts to:
Pomona College 
Office of Admissions
333 N. College Way
Claremont, CA 91711

For those applicants not submitting financial aid documents to IDOC mail federal income tax returns to:
Pomona College 
Office of Financial Aid
333 N College Way
Claremont, CA 91711-6327

Pomona Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
For more information about applying to Pomona as a QuestBridge Match Finalist, please visit http://www.pomona.edu/admissions/special-populations/questbridge-applicants.

Email:  questbridge@pomona.edu 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid