Winter Orientations for Spring 2014 Incoming Transfers

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Transfer Student Orientation

New Student Orientation Winter 2014 - Transfer

Reasons for attending a Transfer Orientation

SFSU New Transfer Student Orientation is a must for your success. We want to welcome you, share our University, and give you an opportunity to learn the information needed to get you off to a good academic start.

Transfers who pre-register for orientation, pay orientation fees and university fees 3 weeks prior to Orientation will receive an official evaluation of their transfer courses. In addition, transfers who attend will be allowed to register EARLY for classes!

Transfers who attend orientation will register before other transfer students who do not attend. Therefore, we urge you to make every effort to attend this important event at San Francisco State.

Transfer students who participate in an Orientation Program are better prepared, encounter fewer problems, and generally have a very positive feeling about their experiences at San Francisco State.

 

Plan to join us!


Advising and Class Registration help at Orientation

image: Signpost representing online registrationYou will receive advising and assistance in preparing your schedule for first semester.

Orientation includes an in-depth workshop on graduation requirements for all students. Counselors and peer advisors will assist you with major course selections as well.



Only transfers who have attended and completed orientation will be allowed to register early for classes. To be able to register for classes on your  Orientation date, you MUST do the following:

  1. Pre-pay your University tuition. We recommend you make this payment at least one week prior to your Orientation date. For payment amount and options, please see: http://www.sfsu.edu/~advising/fees.htm
    Note: If you have a financial aid deferment, you will NOT need to pay university tuition before Orientation.
  2. Have proof of immunizations on file (MMR). You may also bring immunization records to Orientation. For information about immunizations, see: http://www.sfsu.edu/~shs/Immunizations/required.html
  3. Have official transcripts on file with SF State Admissions at least 3 weeks in advance so that you may receive an early transfer evaluation of your coursework. To check transcript status, see: http://www.sfsu.edu/admit

Transfer students who attend and complete the Orientation process will register for a partial schedule, up to 8 units, on the day of their Orientation session! 



Orientation Date and Schedule for Spring 2014 Transfer Students

For all Transfer Students:

  • Saturday, December 7th at 9am-3:30pm -  check-in begins at 8:15am
  • Saturday, December 14th at 9am-3:30pm -  check-in begins at 8:15am
  • Tuesday EVENING, December 17th at 5:00pm-9:00pm -  check-in begins at 4:15pm
  • Saturday, December 21st at 9am-3:30pm -  check-in begins at 8:15am

For International Transfer Students:

  • Thursday, January 23rd at 9am-2:00pm - check-in begins at 8:15am

 

Session Schedule (full-day):

  • Check In - 45 minutes before program start - receive Orientation materials and registration status
  • Pre-Session - 9:00am - 9:50am - Introduction and Student Success Panel
  • Session I - 10:00am - 11:20am - Graduation and University Requirements Workshop
  • Lunch - 11:20 - 12:30 - Student Services Fair: Admissions, Financial AId, Housing
  • Session II - 12:30 - 3:30 - Class Scheduling Assistance, major advising, registration workshop, student photo ID, campus tour and class registration for Spring 2014.
  • Evening Program Schedule - includes brief Introductions, Session I, dinner, and Session II.

image: Put this on your Calendar!Plan to stay the entire time. If you leave Orientation early or arrive late, you no longer can register for classes on this date.
You must pre-register for orientation, pre-pay for orientation and pre-pay for tuition prior to your orientation in order to register for classes on your scheduled Orientation date.

Before reserving your session, you must complete the "Accept Admissions Offer" step, starting on November 1st to the 20th.

Orientation registration will be offered as an option after this step.

  • Plan early to attend.
  • Space is very limited. 
  • No waiting lists or walk-in's permitted!

Orientation Date and Schedule for F-1 International Students

Your Advising Session will be on January 23rd during your week-long Orientation from January 21st to the 24th (For F-1 International Students ONLY!)
J-1 students should NOT attend this advising session.

If your Letter of Admissions declares that you need Math and English placement testing, you must register for and take the Entry Level Math (ELM) test and/or the English Placement Test (EPT) on January 17th. See our Testing Center site for more information.

Testing Information and Deadlines for International Students

ELM (Entry-Level Mathematics Test) and/or EPT (English Placement Test)
Test date: Friday, January 17, 2014 (before your orientation week!)
Deadline to regsiter for tests: January 10, 2014

CMSPT (Composition for Multilingual Students Placement Test)
Test date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

 

Thursday, January 23rd - for F-1 VISA International Transfer Students ONLY

  • Check In - 8:15am - 9:00am - receive Orientation materials and registration status
  • Pre-Session - 9:00am - 9:50am - Introduction and Student Success Panel
  • Session I - 10:00am - 11:20am - Graduation and University Requirements Workshop
  • Lunch - 11:20 - 12:30 - Student Services Fair: Admissions, Financial AId, Housing
  • Session II - 12:30 - 3:30 - Class Scheduling Assistance, major advising, registration workshop, student photo ID, campus tour and class registration for Spring 2014.

image: Put this on your Calendar!Plan to stay the entire time. If you leave Orientation early or arrive late, you no longer can register for classes on this date.
You must pre-register for orientation, pre-pay for orientation and pre-pay for tuition prior to your orientation in order to register for classes on your scheduled Orientation date.

Before reserving your session, you must complete the "Accept Admissions Offer" step, starting on November 1st to the 20th.

Orientation registration will be offered as an option after this step.

  • Plan early to attend - Acquire your VISA status and arrange your flights early!
  • Space is very limited - register as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Fees for Orientation

Orientation fees will be $35 per student and $25 per guest (please limit your guests.) The fees include your Orientation materials, Class Schedule booklet and a lunch. 

See more information regarding Orientation fees and University Tuition.  

NOTE: An $8 rescheduling charge will be applied if you do not cancel/reschedule your Orientation at least 4 days in advance!


Fastrack Option

For transfer students that are VERY prepared and who can demonstrate that they have completed ALL of the transferrable General Education requirements may elect to attend a "faster" orientation session.

Click here for more information of how you can select, and prepare for, the Fastrack option.

Register for Orientation

Note: You must  accept your offer of admission before you can sign up for Orientation. 

image: computer mouse representing online registration for orientationOn the SF Gateway link, log in and select New Students then Admissions status. Starting November 1st to the 20th, you may accept admissions offer.
Afterwards, reserve your orientation date!


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