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Transfer Student Orientation

Why should I attend?
What do I have to do before I can go?
How do I sign up?
When is orientation?
How much does it cost?
Who can I contact for more info?

Why should I attend?

Congratulations on choosing to transfer to CSUDH. We know you may have questions about the next steps to make your transfer to campus go as smoothly as possible. To help answer your questions, you are required to attend Transfer New Student Orientation (NSO).

Although you have been to college before, there are some important differences at CSUDH. NSO for transfer students is mandatory and designed to help you navigate those differences, while maximizing your time and your success. At NSO, you will also meet with advisors from your major and/or academic college which is required before you can register for classes.

Attending Transfer Student Orientation gives you an advantage with:

  • Hands-on help with online registration for your fall courses.
  • Academic assistance to help you choose the right classes for your degree and interests.
  • Interactive tours of our beautiful campus including the Welch Hall administration building, classrooms, our stunning renovated library, and our award-winning Loker Student Union.
  • Answers to your questions provided by our friendly student services staff.
  • A first-hand look at our many commuter conveniences, including campus-wide Wi-Fi, study areas, dining options, and campus bookstore.
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What do I have to do before I can go?

You’ll need to meet a number of requirements before you can reserve your spot for Transfer New Student Orientation (NSO):

  • Activate your my.CSUDH.EDU account. Your login information was included in your acknowledgement letter.
  • Submit your Intent to Enroll on my.CSUDH.EDU by May 1.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application by March 2 and supporting documentation by May 15, unless you will be paying all tuition costs without the use of any financial aid, including student loans.

Missing these requirements as well as university deadlines may keep you from attending CSUDH.

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How do I sign up?

You will receive an email with information on how to reserve your spot online. Be sure to check your Toro email for this notice. To reserve a spot for NSO, you must have completed your Intent to Enroll. If you believe you have completed your Intent to Enroll but have not received an email, please call (310) 243-2113.

Spots for orientation can only be reserved online. They cannot be reserved by emailing or calling CSUDH. Transfers must register for NSO no later than July 1, 2016.

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When is orientation?

Orientation sessions are scheduled during the summer. Students may select the date that works best for them, on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend reserving your orientation spot online early so you can select dates that meet your schedule.

The orientation program for transfer students is a full day program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is included with the orientation fee.

The 2016 Transfer Orientation dates are by Academic College:

  • May 23          CBAPP & COE
  • May 25          CBAPP & CNBS
  • May 26          CNBS
  • May 27          CAH & CHHSN
  • June 1           ALL COLLEGES
  • June 22         CBAPP & COE
  • June 27         CBAPP & CNBS
  • June 29         CAH & CHHSN
  • June 30         CNBS
  • July 16          ALL COLLEGES

Find out what college your major falls under by clicking the links below:

College of Arts & Humanities (CAH)

College of Business Administration & Public Policy (CBAPP)

College of Education (COE)

College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences (CNBS)

College of Health, Human Services & Nursing (CHHSN)

College of Extended & International Education

There’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to reserve your first choice of dates, so we encourage flexibility. We highly recommend not making summer travel plans until an orientation reservation has been confirmed.

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How much does it cost?

A $87 (non-refundable) orientation charge will be placed on your my.CSUDH.EDU student account 7 business days before your registered orientation date. This fee must be paid by August 19, 2016.*

IMPORTANT: If you decide to cancel, you must do so online 10 days before your registered orientation date to avoid having a fee placed on your account. All fees are non-refundable once they are placed on your account.

* If you filed your FAFSA and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 4,000 or less, your Transfer Orientation fee will be deferred. If you qualify, your non-refundable NSO fee will automatically be deducted from your Fall financial aid disbursement--you do not need to contact the Financial Aid Office for this.

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Who can I contact for more info?

Please call (310) 243-2113 or email for more information.

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