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Orientation & New Student Programs

Transfer Checklist

Before Orientation:

  • Register for a Summer Orientation Session at You must submit your intention to enroll to register for Orientation.
  • Pre-Orientation Online. You can find the  Pre-Orientation program here. Completing the 45 minute program 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.
  • 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.
  • Send ALL final college transcripts and/or grade confirmations to the Office of Admissions by February 15, 2021.
  • Participants who need special accommodations should contact the Orientation Office at least 5 days prior to their scheduled session.
  • Check your Wildcat email regularly. This is the official mode of communication for CSU, Chico.

After Orientation:

  • If you have applied for financial aid, make sure you have viewed and accepted, or declined, your award offer. To do this, access your Portal Account, enter your Student Center, scroll to Finances and click View Financial Aid. Questions, contact Financial Aid.
  • 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, January 25, 2021! 
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