Summer Orientations for Spring 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 - or at 4:15pm for evening program.) The full-day session lasts until around 3:00 - 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 (or 7:15pm for the evening program) - but for only 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 - "Gator Reg"
  • 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. 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:
    Note: If you have a financial aid deferment, you will NOT need to pay university tuition before Orientation. Check your MYSFSU website, registration time, and look for the wording "fees deferred by Financial Aid."
  2. Have no immunization holds.
    To check status, see SF Gateway, New Student Requirements. The immunization checkbox is checked if completed. If not completed, send your records to Registrars prior to orientation.
  3. Bring Proof of completion of  ALL GE Breadth Requirements, Areas A - E.
    There are two ways to demonstrate to us at check in that these requirements are completed;
    - Look on MySFSU portal and click to view your DARS (Degree Audit Report) - if all areas of our Segment 1 and 2 show completed (Areas A through E), then print your DARS and bring it to orientation to show us.

    , you may bring a copy of your GE Breadth Requirements sheet (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.

  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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 -
  7. Be ON TIME for check-in which begins at 8:15am on your reserved day (4pm for the Evening program). 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 partial schedule, up to 8 units, on the day of their Orientation session. This puts you ahead for Fall. See you at orientation! 

Note: Business, Chemistry and Biochemisty majors - your major prerequisites must ALSO show in the major section of your DARS report in order to proceed with the FasTrack option. If not, then you must attend the full-day orientation session.


Questions? 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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