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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, we strongly encourage you 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 designed to help you navigate those differences, while maximizing your time and your success. To make the most of your time, NSO packs the information you need to know into a short, informative orientation session attended only by other transfer students like you. 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 WiFi, study areas, dining options, bookstore, ATM and banking services.
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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, 2014. Attending mandatory orientation finalizes your intent to attend CSUDH.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application by March 3 and supporting documentation by May 16, 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 can reserve a spot for orientation once you have completed your intent to enroll. Once you’ve met that requirement, you’ll receive an email with information on how to reserve your spot online. Be sure to check both your personal and Toro email for this notice. If you believe you have completed your intent to enroll but have not received an email, please call (310) 243-3422.

Spots for orientation cannot be reserved over email or by phone.

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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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is included with the orientation fee.

The upcoming Transfer Student Orientation dates are:

  • May 23
  • May 30
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8

There’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to reserve your first choice of dates, so we encourage flexibility. Students should NEVER make travel plans until an orientation reservation has been confirmed.

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How much does it cost?

An $87 orientation charge will be placed on your my.CSUDH.EDU student account within 5 business days after you register for Transfer Orientation. This fee must be paid a week before orientation.*

PLEASE NOTE:  All fees are non-refundable.

* If you filed your 2014-2015 FAFSA and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 4,000 or less, your Transfer Orientation fee will be deferred. If you qualify, your NSO fee will be deducted from your Fall 2014 financial aid disbursement.

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Who can I contact for more info?

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

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