Admitted to CSUF

Discover the next steps in preparing for the start of your first semester!

First-Time FreshmEn & TRANSFER STUDENTS

  1. Formally accept your admissions offer by paying the mandatory $250 enrollment deposit on your student portal to reserve your space in the incoming class before the deadline.

    You may be eligible for an Enrollment Deposit Waiver through the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) if you are receiving:

    Chapter 31: Voc Rehab & Employment by providing contact information for your VR&E Counselor, or 

    Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill by providing a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

    NOTE:  It is important that you accept your admissions offer before the deadline, or your offer will be withdrawn from the university.
  2. After accepting your admissions offer, you will be required to complete a mandatory orientation requirement hosted by Outreach, Recruitment and Orientation (ORO):

    First-Time Freshman: Freshman Orientations are mandatory full-day, in-person programs that occur over the summer.  Cost to attend is $85 and can be reimbursed for eligible VA students after the start of the Fall term.  Deadline to register for orientation is May 1st.

    Transfer Students: Transfer Orientations are mandatory and are offered through two options: (1) in-person, or (2) online.  In-person orientations vary by date and cost to attend is $60, which cannot be reimbursed for eligible VA students.  Online orientations begin October 28th and is free of charge.

    We encourage transfer students to complete their online orientation and register for in-person orientation to receive in-depth information and academic advising.
  3. After completing your mandatory orientation requirement, you will be required to meet with an academic advisor for formal advising on courses to take for your first term:

    First-Time Freshman will receive their advising during the Freshman Orientation.

    Transfer Students will receive their advising by scheduling advising appointments with their respective colleges/major departments after completion of the online orientation, or during the in-person Transfer Orientation.
  4. Register PDF File for classes via your student portal.

    NOTE:  Additional holds on your student portal may prevent you from registering for classes.  Please be sure to clear your holds prior to registration (e.g. holds for official transcripts, GPA verification).
  5. Submit appropriate documents to the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) to use VA Education Benefits:

    Veterans, Service Members, and Reservists
    Family Members
  6. Attend first day of classes!

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. Formally   accept your admissions offer by paying the mandatory $250 enrollment deposit on your student portal to reserve your space in the incoming class before the deadline.

    You may be eligible for an   Enrollment Deposit Waiver   through the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) if you are receiving:

    Chapter 31: Voc Rehab & Employment by providing contact information for your VR&E Counselor, or 

    Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill by providing a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

    NOTE:  It is important that you accept your admissions offer before the deadline, or your offer will be withdrawn from the unversity.
  2. After accepting your admissions offer, your program coordinator will contact you directly with the next steps in program-specific orientation, advising, and registration.

    We also encourage graduate students to attend the New Graduate Student Orientation hosted by the Graduate Studies Office to learn more about the programs and services offered at CSUF.
  3. After completing program-specific requirements, you can register PDF File for classes via your student portal. 

    NOTE: Additional holds on your student portal may prevent you from registering for classes.  Please be sure to clear your holds prior to registration (e.g. holds for official transcripts).
  4. Submit appropriate documents to the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) to use VA Education Benefits:

    Veterans, Service Members, and Reservists
    Family Members

    NOTE: Graduate students are required to submit a copy of their education plan to the VRC for the purposes of using VA Education Benefits.  The education plan lists the courses you are approved and required to take for your degree, and signed off by your department advisor.
  5. Attend first day of classes!