We are proud and excited that you have chosen to continue your higher education journey with us here at Cal State LA! Through Golden Eagle Orientation, you can access information and resources to get your college experience off to a great start.

Incoming transfer students and returning 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 will not be eligible to attend Orientation.

Based on the major you selected, you will be placed in one of the academic colleges. Some colleges have specific registration dates tied to your major; you will only be able to view and select an Orientation date that corresponds to the major that you declared on your application.


Summer 2020

College of Arts and Letters

Thursday, July 16
Wednesday, July 22


College of Business and Economics

Wednesday, July 15
Tuesday, July 21
Monday, July 27

Charter College of Education

Tuesday, July 21

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

Monday, July 20
Thursday, July 23
Wednesday, July 29


Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

Monday, July 13
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14-15 - Nursing Transfer Students

Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, July 28
Monday, August 3
Tuesday, August 4

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Tuesday, July 14
Monday, July 20
Thursday, July 23

Wednesday, July 29


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, and register for the fall courses associated with that major. If you have additional questions about major programs, please contact your academic advisor.

Course Registration and Tuition Payment

New transfer students will register for classes on their Orientation date. Cal State LA is a "Pay First" campus, which means you will not be able to register for classes until after you have settled your student account. This means students must pay all tuition fees prior to registering for classes. We know in many cases, this can be different from your previous institution, so please be sure to take care of your payments WELL IN ADVANCE of your Orientation date.
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 academic advising at Orientation takes place in a group setting. Be sure to complete the Online Pre-Orientation, as this will help you better prepare for your group advisment session. Bring any questions about classes you have with you, in order to get the most out of your group advisement appointment.

Final Transcripts

All final, official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions. Please DO NOT submit transcripts to Orientation. Some provisionally admitted students may be required to submit transcripts upon receing your admissions notification. Please check your "To-Do" list, located on the Student Center page in your Student Portal to see if this applies to you, and what your exact due date is. You may also contact Admissions if you have questions about your status. 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 Admissions and Recruitment Submitting Documents.

Parent and Family Support Members

Even as a transfer student, we realize that family support is a very important factor. A limited number of spaces are available at each Transfer Orientation session, if you are interested in bringing a parent or family support member to attend Orientation with you. Please note that once we reach capacity, we will not be able to welcome any additional guests. You will need to pay an additional fee and register your guest at the time you complete your reservation.