FRESHMEN

Cal State LA proudly welcomes its incoming freshman class! Now that you have completed your high school journey, we want to be sure that you have the information and resources to get your college experience off to a great start.

Incoming freshmen students who have been conditionally admitted to the university and have paid their Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) will receive an email invitation on or around May 1, 2020, with instructions on how to sign-up for an orientation date. The ECD deadline is May 1, 2020; students submitting deposits after this deadline may not be eligible to attend Orientation. Based on the major you selected, you will be placed in one of the academic colleges. Each college has specific orientation dates, which are listed below.

Summer 2020

College of Arts and Letters

Monday, June 8
Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
Wednesday, July 8 - with Parents/Family Support Members
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge

College of Business and Economics

Tuesday, June 9
Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
Wednesday, July 8 -  with Parents/Family Support Members
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge

Charter College of Education

Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
Thursday, July 2 - with Parents/Family Support Members
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
Thursday, July 2 - with Parent/Family Support Members
Tuesday, July 7
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
  • Please note: The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) requires incoming freshmen students to attend a one-day College Orientation prior to the Golden Eagle Orientation required by the university. Click on the following link for more information: http://www.calstatela.edu/ecst/success.

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

Monday, June 15
Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Friday, June 19
Tuesday, June 23
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
Thursday, July 2 - with Parent/Family Support Members
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Wednesday, June 17
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
Monday, June 29
Monday, July 6 - with Parents/Family Support Members
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge

Undeclared

Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Monday, June 22
Thursday and Friday, 25-26
Friday, July 10
Friday, July 31 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge
Thursday, August 6 - EOP Non-Summer Bridge

Overnight Orientation

Thursday and Friday, June 11-12
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26
 

What Else Do You Need To Know?


Change of Major

You may NOT change your major prior to attending Orientation. This means you will need to attend the Orientation session that corresponds to the major you selected at the time of your admissions application. As a freshman, if you know that you are planning to change your major, please inform your academic advisor during the course registration portion of the Orientation day for additional assistance.

Course Registration and Tuition Payment

New freshmen will register for classes on their Orientation date. Students must pay all tuition fees prior to registering for classes. Additionally, all active registration holds must be resolved prior to your Orientation date. Some possible causes for registration holds may include:
  • Incomplete Financial Aid documents
  • Incomplete Admissions verifications/documents
  • Incomplete/missing test score information
  • Unpaid balance for tuition and fees
You can use your Student Portal to pay your tuition and check for holds. To access your portal, you will need to have activated your myCalStateLA Identity Account. Use the Tuition and Fee Payment Calculator tool on GET to help calculate your total tuition cost.
 

Course Counseling/Advising

Individual academic counseling/advising is not available. All advising/counseling takes place in a group setting. Be sure to complete the Online Pre-Orientation, and take advantage of the resources found at the links above. Bring any questions about classes you have with you, in order to get the most out of your group advisement appointment.

Final Transcripts

The official transcript deadline is July 2020. All final, official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions before this date. Late transcripts will NOT be accepted. Eligibility for enrollment will be determined using coursework completed and listed in these transcripts. Failure to meet the admission requirements and all related enrollment deadlines will make you ineligible to enroll for fall 2020. For more information about submitting documents, please visit Admissions and Recruitment Submitting Documents.