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 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:
You’ll need to meet a number of requirements before you can reserve your spot for Transfer New Student Orientation (NSO):
Missing these requirements as well as university deadlines may keep you from attending CSUDH.back to top
NSO registration opens in May. Once registration opens, 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. 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.back to top
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 Transfer Student Orientation will be held throughout the summer. Check back in April for dates.
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.back to top
A $87 (non-refundable) orientation charge will be placed on your my.CSUDH.EDU student account 5-7 business days before your registered orientation date. This fee must be paid on or before your orientation date.*
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 will not need to contact the Financial Aid Office for this.back to top
Please call (310) 243-2113 for more information.back to top