Admissions Process and Information
Admissions and Outreach Coordinator: Heather Nichols
Office: 909-839-2331; Fax: 909-839-2326
UPDATED ADMISSIONS PROCESS DUE TO THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER (COVID-19):
Due to the Stay-at-Home order, IPoly is continuing the admissions and entrance exam process remotely. Applicants will be sent updated information as it becomes available. Please continue to email or mail in application material and updated report cards. You may contact admissions directly via phone or email with any questions.
Thank you for your interest in IPoly. The 2021-22 application will be released at IPoly’s Virtual Open House on November 10, 2020. The deadline to apply and participate in the lottery is March 19, 2020. The application for the 2020-21 school year is currently available; applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please see details below regarding the application process. Applications may be downloaded through the menu on the left hand side.
When to Apply
Students apply in 8th grade to enter as freshmen. Students transfering from other high schools should submit high school transcripts for review prior to applying to determine eligibility (spaces are limited).
Beginning late January, entrance exams will be given on weekends to students that meet minimum entry requirements (see application for details). Incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to pass the entrance exam in order to move forward in the application process.
8th grade students that pass the entrance exam will enter a lottery drawing. 136 freshman students will be selected to fill the freshman class. After the lottery, applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once spaces are filled, a waiting list will be created.
The next deadline for incoming freshmen to apply and enter the lottery will be in March 2021 (date TBD). After the deadline, applications will continue to be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
IPoly accepts applications from students that are transferring from other high schools year-round on a first come, first served basis. Acceptance of high school transfer students is contingent on whether IPoly has openings, due to pre-existing waiting lists.
Due to the high volume of applications, patience is greatly appreciated. Applicants will be notified via mail regarding any missing documents. Eligible students with completed applications will be invited to an entrance exam.
Space is limited to 136 students per grade level. Once the spaces are filled, remaining student names will then be drawn to create a waiting list. Students placed on the waiting list will be contacted once there is an opening.
The waiting list will be valid through the next school year. Students that do not get in as freshmen will have an option to reapply for the following year, and maintain their ranking on the waiting list; they will not have to re-test.
IPoly does not charge tuition, however, students must apply and meet eligibility requirements (including a two-year 2.5 academic GPA, acceptable discipline history, and recommendations), and pass an entrance exam. Detailed requirements are explained in the application. Students that are accepted that live outside of Los Angeles County will need an approved inter-district transfer permit to attend (details will be sent to students upon acceptance).
Download the Application
Admission Applications may be downloaded through the link on the upper left side of this page.
Completed Applications should be Mailed to:
IPoly High School, Attn: Student Outreach & Admissions
3851 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Monthly campus orientations are offered to the public and can be accessed by the Information Sessions link at the top of the page. Shadowing is available for students who wish to experience IPoly first-hand before applying. The interested student will shadow one of our students, sitting in classes. Shadowing is available on information session dates, and parents/guardians must call to set this up in advance.