The Pomona College Access Team works towards fulfilling the mission of recruiting and admitting diverse groups of students to the College. Through the Fall Perspectives on Pomona (POP) program, we offer prospective students insights into life at Pomona College, opportunities to learn and connect directly with our inspiring professors, and invitations to open discussions with our current students about what it is genuinely like to attend Pomona. Fall POP allows for the exploration of all the layers of our community and its resources.
While the Fall POP program is open to all eligible high school seniors (U.S. citizens, undocumented/DACA students, and Permanent Residents), the programming is focused on furthering the academic journey of students who come from underrepresented groups, are first-generation or low-income, and whose identities are in other marginalized communities.
About Fall POP 2023
We are hosting two POP 2023 programs, one on campus and one virtual. The on-campus program will take place Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The virtual program will consist of two half-day sessions after school on Thursday, October 19 and the morning of Saturday, October 21, 2023.
You may select for your application to be considered for both programs or the virtual program only. Applications are due Monday, August 14, 2023 for those who wish to be considered for both programs and Friday, September 29, 2023 for those who wish to be considered for the virtual program only.
The Fall POP application is now open for Fall 2023.
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The on-campus program will occur from Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3.
Applicants interested in the On-Campus program must submit an application to both in-person and virtual programs by Monday, August 14. Once applications are submitted and reviewed, we will notify you if you are invited to attend during the on-campus or virtual program dates.
Participants selected to attend the on-campus program are provided with shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College, lodging in a current student's residence hall, and all meals for the duration of the program. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses and mileage reimbursement for visitors from the local area.
The virtual program will consist of two half-day sessions after school on Thursday, October 19, and the morning of Saturday, October 21.
To be considered for the Virtual program only, you must submit your application to the virtual program by Friday, September 29. Once applications are submitted and reviewed, we will notify you if you are invited to attend the virtual program.
How to Apply for Fall POP
To complete your application for Fall POP, you will need to submit the following by the appropriate application deadline:
- Completed application, including all *Required questions
- An unofficial high school transcript that includes final grades from 11th grade. Students without a full transcript including all final grades from 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will not be considered.
Please complete the application to the best of your ability, as we are eager to learn about your educational journey.