Summer Orientations for Fall 2014 Incoming Transfers

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Transfer Student Orientation

New Student Orientation - Transfer FasTrack Option

What is the FasTrack option for Orientation?

Both FasTrack and the regular full-day Orientation sessions begin at 9am (check-in begins at 8:15am). The full-day session lasts until around 3:30 - this is for students that want and/or need the full compliment of advising sevices to prepare them for class registration.The FasTrack option will finish around 1 to 1:30pm but only for those that qualify for this option.

The FasTrack option allows those who exactly meet our criteria of preparedness to attend an abbreviated orientation.

This orientation will include the following:

  • Shortened workshop on General Education/University requirements
  • Workshop for using our online registration system - "Student Center"
  • Advising for class scheduling & registration
  • An optional tour and photo student ID card.


How can I meet the criteria for the FasTrack option?

You MUST have the following tasks completed for you particular Orientation session:

  1. Have no immunization holds
    To check status, see your online Student Center, top/right box and make sure there are no holds. If you still need to clear this hold, send your immunization records (both MMR and Hep. B) to our Registrars office prior to orientation or bring a copy with you to Orientation.
  2. Bring Proof of completion of  ALL GE Breadth Requirements (Areas A - E)
    There are two that demonstrate to us at check-in that these requirements are completed;
      • bring a copy of your community college transcript that already denotes the GE area met for each class.
      • and, bring a copy of your GE Breadth Requirements checklist (a.k.a. "articulation agreement" or "transfer sheet") from your community college, showing all Areas A - E met - circled and/or highlighted courses or filled in by hand.
  3. Bring a list of equivalent prerequisite or lower division courses for your major from
    Show us how you know what major coursework you have completed.
    *Business and Chemistry majors please see the important note below!

  4. Bring the page from which shows you have met the equivalent of ENG 214.
    (Note: if you know you have not met 214, bring documents described above, and be prepared to tell us how you understand you need this course at SF State.
  5. Go to the online Bulletin and print out your major requirements;
    Please bring this with you to Orientation. Read over the requirements and highlight any classes you think you may have already completed at community college. Please take some time to become familiar with your major so that you will be prepared to register at your Fastrack Orientation -
  6. Be ON TIME for check-in...
    which begins at 8:15am on your reserved day. Space for the FasTrack Option is limited to the first 50 qualified students and may fill up shortly after the time of check-in so come early (i.e. 15 minutes before check-in time!)

Regardless of which option you are part of, the regular transfer orientation or the Fastrack version, Transfer students who attend and complete the Orientation process will register for a schedule of up to 12 units, on the day of their Orientation session.

See you at orientation! 

Note: Business, Chemistry and Biochemisty majors!

You may need to consult with your respective major departments to have your major equivalents reviewed before Orientation.


Deptartment contact information:


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
TH 806
Phone: 415-338-1288
Chair: Jane DeWitt


CoB Student Services
Business Building, Room 112
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 5 p.m.
(415) 405-3531
Fax: (415) 338-0598



Address them to:
Always include your SF State Student ID# on correspondence with us and be as detailed as possible.

Best wishes, 

Karen Kingsbury, Director of New Student Programs




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