We are proud and excited that you have chosen to continue your higher education journey with us here at Cal State LA! Through Golden Eagle Orientation, you can access information and resources to get your college experience off to a great start.

Incoming transfer students and returning students who have been conditionally admitted to the university and have paid their Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) will receive an email invitation beginning April 2017, with instructions on how to sign-up for an orientation date. The ECD deadline is May 1, 2017; students submitting deposits after this deadline will not be eligible to attend Orientation.

Based on the major you selected, you will be placed in one of the academic colleges. Each college has specific registration dates tied to your major; you will only be able to view and select an Orientation date that corresponds to the major that you declared on your application.. The full list of dates will be made available shortly.


Summer 2017

College of Arts and Letters

Tuesday, July 11
Wednesday, July 19
Monday, July 31        


College of Business and Economics

Wednesday, July 12
Monday, July 24
Monday, August 7
Tuesday, August 8


Charter College of Education

Tuesday, July 18


College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

Wednesday, July 5
Monday, July 17


Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

Child Development: July 10, July 18, July 26, August 3, August 10
Communication Disorders: July 10, August 3, August 10
Criminal Justice: July 10, July 18, July 26, August 3, August 10
Kinesiology/Exercise Science: July 10, July 18, July 26, August 3
Nursing: TBA
Nutritional Science/Food Science & Technology: July 18, July 26, August 10
Public Health: July 18, August 3, August 10
Social Work: July 26, August 3, August 10


College of Natural and Social Sciences

Asian & Asian American Studies: August 2
Anthropology: August 2
Biochemistry: July 6
Biology: July 6
Chemistry: July 6
Chicano/a Studies: August 2
Geography: July 6
Geology: July 6
History: August 2
Latin American Studies: August 2
Math: July 6
Microbiology: July 6
Natural Science: July 6
Pan African Studies: August 2
Physics: July 6
Political Science: August 2
Psychology: July 25, August 10
Sociology: July 25, August 10

Change of Major

Orientation can assist with you with receiving the correct advisement for your intended major. If you are currently registered with one major, but are certain that you will be changing your major, you should contact our office so we can help you identify the correct Orientation session to attend. Please be aware of the following conditions:

  • Reserving/attending an Orientation session different from your original major does not change your major. You will need to complete a Change of Major form once school begins to officially change your major.
  • Requesting an Orientation session for an impacted major does not guarantee you admission to that program. You will still need to apply/meet any additional requirements for that program in order to be successfully admitted. For more information regarding the specific admissions requirements for impacted majors, please contact that department.

Course Registration and Tuition Payment

New transfer students and returning students will register for classes on their selected Orientation date. Students must pay all tuition fees prior to registering for classes. Additionally, all active registration holds must be resolved prior to your registration date. Some possible causes for registration holds may include:

  • Incomplete Financial Aid documents
  • Incomplete Admissions verifications/documents
  • Incomplete/missing test score information
  • Unpaid balance for tuition and fees

You can use your Student Portal to pay your tuition and check for holds. To access your portal, you will need to have activated your myCalStateLA Identity Account. Use the Tuition and Fee Payment Calculator tool on GET to help calculate your total tuition cost.

Visit GET to learn more about the course registration system. Click on the tutorial videos in the top right hand corner of the screen for assistance with searching, selecting, adding, dropping, and waitlisting courses, or run your CAAR report. Additional information regarding transferred courses and units can be found on

Individual academic counseling/advising is not available. All advising/counseling takes place in a group setting. Be sure to complete the Online Pre-Orientation, and take advantage of the resources found at the links above. Bring any questions about classes you have with you, in order to get the most out of your group advisement appointment.

Final Transcripts

The official transcript deadline is July 15, 2017. All final, official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions before this date. Late transcripts will NOT be accepted. Eligibility for enrollment will be determined using coursework completed and listed in these transcripts. Failure to meet the admission requirements and all related enrollment deadlines will make you ineligible to enroll for Fall 2017. For more information about submitting documents, please click here.





Office Hours

Monday -Thursday
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday

Office Location

    Student Affairs Building
    Room 106