Frequently Asked Questions


Transfer Student Orientation

What should I bring to orientation?

Please make sure you have everything on the What to Bring list online.

What should I expect if attending orientation in-person?

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) is a full day program, which integrates academic requirements, social standards, and connection with the CSUF community. You can expect to meet other new transfer students, speak with academic advisors and learn more about the benefits of being Titan.

What should I expect if completing orientation online?

The Online Transfer Overview is a web based orientation program that will provide you with important information you need to know to help with your transition to Cal State Fullerton. OTO provides an overview of general education advisement, as well as contact information for your academic college and major advisement. Through OTO, you will also receive an introduction to student support services and resources like the Titan Degree Audit, the University Catalog and the Titan Portal

Can I bring a guest with me?

Students attending Transfer Student Orientation may not bring any guests with them.

Is there an orientation program for family members or guests?

There is not a guest orientation program for Transfer Student Orientation.

Is orientation mandatory?

Yes, orientation is mandatory and finalizes your intent to register for classes and attend Cal State Fullerton for the Fall 2016 semester. As a transfer student, you can attend either Transfer Student Orientation or complete Online Transfer Overview.

Is there a cost to attend orientation?

It costs $60 per student to attend Transfer Student Orientation, and this must be paid in order to confirm your orientation date. There is no cost to complete your orientation requirement through the Online Transfer Overview

Where can I get updates/additional information about orientation?

University Outreach and New Student Programs release all important updates via the students CSUF email address.

I will have to leave early/arrive late for my orientation session. What do I do?

You must register for an orientation session that you are able to attend for the entire time or complete Online Transfer Overview. It is a mandatory requirement in order to schedule classes and begin as a student for the Fall 2016 semester.

Do I need to register to attend orientation?

Yes, you need to register in order to secure a spot for orientation no later than May 13, 2016.

Can I do my orientation requirement online instead of attending orientation in person?

Yes, you are able to complete the Online Transfer Overview for your orientation requirement. No academic advising will be provided during this online orientation session, so if you are in need of that assistance, you must seek out an academic advisor