Welcome to California State University, Dominguez Hills. This page contains helpful information for incoming freshmen.
Incoming freshmen students must attend New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO, students will learn about the university, meet with an advisor, plan a class schedule, and register for classes. For more information regarding NSO, click here.
For information regarding the EPT and/or ELM, and remedial courses, click here.
The university assigns a high priority to a student’s first year of college because the first year establishes an essential foundation for a successful educational experience. The Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience supports every first-year freshmen student as they make CSUDH their home and strives to build a community of engaged student learners who value academic excellence, and intellectual and personal development.
Incoming freshmen will have their first advising session during NSO. In the Fall and Spring of the first year, freshmen will be required to attend a Mandatory Freshmen Advising (MFA) Workshop, conducted by the UAC. For more information regarding MFA Workshops, click here.
The UAC strongly recommends that first-semester freshmen enroll in the following schedule, comprised of four courses:
Remember! New freshmen should ask questions! Unlike high school, a college education is the responsibility of the student. Meet and interact with fellow students, advisors, and faculty. University life requires students to set priorities: attend class, write papers, take tests, read extensively, manage time, set academic goals, and at the same time, satisfy family, work, and social obligations. Maintain a calendar that includes the above goals and refer to it daily. Above all, make the university experience fun!
The information provided above is intended only as a guide. Consult the University Catalog and/or an academic advisor for complete information. For questions about the major, consult an advisor in the academic department.