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Orientation & New Student Programs

Transfer Checklist

Before Orientation:

  • Financial Aid-If you have applied for financial aid, be sure to view and accept, or decline, your award offer. In your Portal Account, enter your Student Center, scroll to Finances and click View Financial Aid. Questions, contact Financial Aid. 
  • Pre-Orientation Online. You can find the  Pre-Orientation program Completing the 45 minuteprogram will help you be prepared for your Orientation session. If you have not yet completed the program online please do at least 2 days prior to Orientation.  
  • Participants who need special accommodations - Contact Summer Orientation at least 5 days prior to your scheduled session.
  • Submit final transcripts to Admissions. Log into your Student Center (go to the Chico State webpage, select portal, then Student Center). and check your To-Do list for any remaining items. Remaining check list items may prevent you from registering for classes during your session. Due by July 15th, 2021!
  • Become familiar with Zoom.Virtual orientation will be delivered via a platform called Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, you can watch our introduction video here.    
  • Follow @ChicoStateTransfer2023 to connect with your classmates and stay current on the latest information!  
  • Please note: If you have outstanding coursework and/or units required needed to meet your admission requirements, you will not be able to register for classes at Orientation until your final grade(s) are submitted to Admissions.

After Orientation:


  • Pay your fees or have sufficient Pending Financial Aid by the fee payment due date. Learn more about fees, viewing your Student Center, and financial aid disbursements and refunds at Student Financial Services.
  • Visit the Wildcat Store website to order your textbooks.
  • Plan to attend Wildcat Welcome! Transfer students are also encouraged to attend Wildcat Transfermation!
  • Complete the online Alcohol Edu and Not Anymore programs as soon as possible (You can access the link through your Portal.)
  • Make the most of your college experience. Search over 200 campus clubs and organizations.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2021!