Transfer Orientation

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We are thrilled to welcome you to the Toro family! As part of the enrollment process, all conditionally admitted transfer students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO events for transfer students are held on select dates in June and July. The program is designed to answer all of your questions regarding the enrollment process, academic advising, and course registration. Our goal is to give you a strong start as you embark on your journey at CSUDH.

NSO is a mandatory enrollment requirement. Students who do not register by the deadline, or students who do not attend, are not eligible to enroll at CSUDH for the academic year in which they applied.

Who Can Attend?

New Student Orientation is for incoming conditionally admitted students. To be eligible to attend NSO, a student must be conditionally admitted to the university, and have met all admission deadlines. Students who did not meet an admission deadline are not eligible to attend NSO. Students who are waitlisted are not eligible to attend NSO until there is a change to their admissions status.

Students are not fully admitted to the university until final transcripts are received. There may be instances where a student attends NSO and there is a change to their admission status following their participation in the program.

Guests are not permitted to attend NSO, unless approved by the NSO Coordinator prior to the event. Guests may only be allowed into the program as an accommodation request. Accommodation requests are limited to serious and compelling reasons; reasons include but are not limited to disability accommodations. If you have a disability and require accommodation for the NSO event, please email orientation@csudh.edu at least 10 days prior to the scheduled NSO date to discuss your accommodation request. This information may also be submitted on the NSO registration form.


Why Should I Attend?

Transfer NSO is mandatory for all incoming transfer and returning students, but it’s also a great introduction to CSUDH and an essential part of your success on campus. The program will help you navigate the differences you might encounter at CSUDH, while maximizing your time and your success. At NSO, you will receive:

  • Hands-on help with online registration for your fall courses.
  • Academic assistance to help you choose the right classes for your degree and interests.
  • Introduction to student life, activities, and events happening on campus.
  • Interactive tours
  • Answers to your questions provided by our friendly student services staff.
  • A CSUDH student I.D.

What Do I Have To Do Before I Attend?

You will need to meet a number of requirements before you can register for Transfer New Student Orientation (NSO):

  1. Activate your my.CSUDH.EDU account. Your login information is included in your acknowledgement letter.
  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2 and supporting documentation by May 10, 2018. (Submitting a FAFSA application is not required to attend NSO, however students interested in applying for financial aid should apply prior to the FAFSA deadline)
  3. Submit your Intent to Enroll on MyCSUDH.EDU by May 1.

When is Orientation?

Transfer NSO sessions are scheduled in June and July. Students may select the date that works best for them, on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend reserving your orientation spot online early so you can select dates that meet your schedule. Spaces are limited at each program, so we encourage you to register as soon as you receive the NSO invitation.

We highly recommend not making summer travel plans until after you attend New Student Orientation. Travel purposes will not be considered for reasons why a student is unable to attend NSO. Students who do not register by the deadline, or students who do not attend NSO, are not eligible to enroll at CSUDH for the academic year in which they applied

The orientation program is a full day program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students must stay for the entire program, with no exceptions. Light morning refreshments, lunch and DH gear are provided at NSO.

Transfer NSO programs are by Academic College. To find out what college your major falls under CLICK HERE!

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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 and the email listed on your CSUDH application for this notice. To reserve a spot for NSO, you must have completed your Intent to Enroll by the May 1 deadline. Students who did not submit the Intent to Enroll by the deadline must contact Admissions and Records regarding the appeal process.

If you believe that you submitted the Intent to Enroll, but did not receive a NSO invitation email by the first week of May, please contact New Student Orientation by emailing orientation@csudh.edu, and include your CSUDH student ID number in your email.

NSO reservations can only be reserved online via email invitation. Students cannot make NSO reservations by email or by phone. Transfer students must register for NSO by June 1. Students who do not register by the deadline, or students who do not attend NSO, are not eligible to enroll at CSUDH for the academic year in which they applied.

All Orientation fees are non-refundable unless you notify NSO in writing that you will not be attending 10 business days prior to your scheduled orientation date. To notify NSO, email orientation@csudh.edu and include your CSUDH student ID number in your email. For more information about NSO Fees, please review the How Much Does NSO Cost section below.


How Much Does NSO Cost?

The fee for New Student Orientation is $99. All Orientation fees are non-refundable unless you notify NSO in writing that you will not be attending 10 business days prior to your scheduled orientation date. To notify NSO, email orientation@csudh.edu and include your CSUDH student ID number in your email.

  • If your Admission status changes after you have participated in NSO, your fee remains non-refundable.
  • You remain responsible for the Orientation fee if you decide not to attend CSUDH and do not notify NSO to cancel your reservation at least 10 business days prior to your scheduled NSO date.

Contact Orientation

Please call (310) 243-2113 or email orientation@csudh.edu for more information.