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 April 1, 2019, with instructions on how to sign-up for an orientation date. The ECD deadline is May 1, 2019; students submitting deposits after this deadline will 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.
College of Arts and Letters
College of Business and Economics
Charter College of Education
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
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
College of Natural and Social Sciences
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
Incomplete Financial Aid documents
Incomplete Admissions verifications/documents
Incomplete/missing test score information
Unpaid balance for tuition and fees