Registration Priorities

CSU campuses have established general registration priorities. However, campuses may change priorities periodically. Since registration is dependent upon date of admission to the university, applicants are urged to provide thorough and accurate information to expedite the admission process. Students are encouraged to attend orientation sessions when offered to ensure early registration.

AA-T/AS-T degree students may be required to attend orientation sessions when offered. Students admitted with the AA-T/AS-T degree in a similar degree programs are advised to work with an advisor or to follow their degree plan to remain on track for completion of the baccalaureate degree with 60 units.

The table below shows current priorities for registration.

Campus
Registration Order
in Relation to
Continuing Students
  1. When or how is registration grouping for transfers with 60 semester (90 quarter) units?
  2. Will campus consider or give priority registration to Associate Degree for Transfer (A-T/AS-T) students?
BakersfieldAfter continuing students
  1. Students must accept admission in order to be advised and enroll in courses. Newly admitted students must also sign up for an orientation.
  2. No
Channel IslandsAfter continuing students
  1. At Mandatory Orientation Participation & After Continuing Students have registered
  2. No
ChicoAfter continuing students
  1. Students must submit their Intent to Enroll to regsiter for summer orientation; most transfers register at orientation; those who do not can utilize online orientation and participate in open registration late July.
  2. No
Dominguez HillsAfter continuing students
  1. At new student orientation
  2. No
East BayAfter continuing students
  1. No priority registration for AA-T/AS-T unless participant of the CA Promise program
  2. No
FresnoAfter continuing students
  1. No priority registration for AA-T/AS-T unless participating in CA Promise
  2. No
FullertonAfter continuing students
  1. At mandatory orientation
  2. No priority registration for AA-T/AS-T unless a participant in CA Promise Program
HumboldtImmediately following priority registration
  1. Three online orientation/registration sessions throughout the summer after continuing students. No priority registration for AA-T/AS-T unless a participant in CA Promise Program
  2. No
Long BeachAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No
Los AngelesAfter continuing students
  1. At mandatory new student orientation
  2. No
Maritime Academy
After continuing students
  1. All new students are pre-registered mid-summer prior to Orientation
  2. No
Monterey BayAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No; unless participant of CA Promise Program.
NorthridgeWith continuing students
  1. Mid-June; No priority registration for AA-T/AS-T until the degree is verified
  2. Yes, after AA-T/AS-T degree is verified
PomonaAfter continuing students
  1. At mandatory orientation

SacramentoAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No
San BernardinoWith continuing students
  1. After Orientation (SOAR), with continuing junior students
  2. No; unless participant of CA Promise Program.
San DiegoWith continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No, unless student is a CA Promise participant.  CAP participants receive priority
San FranciscoAfter continuing students
  1. New students must accept the admissions offer on or before May 1, 2019
  2. Priority registration is given to new students who attend new student orientations
San JoséAfter continuing students
  1. After mandatory orientation
  2. Those AA-T/AS-T who sign up for CA Promise will have an earlier appointment date/time.
San Luis ObispoAfter continuing students
  1. After mandatory orientation
  2. No
San MarcosAfter continuing students
  1. Mid-June, prior to first time freshmen.
  2. No, unless student is a CA Promise participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
SonomaAfter continuing students
  1. After orientation
  2. No
StanislausAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No

Note: Please check with specific CSU campuses if attendance at orientation is required to retain priority registration for upper-division transfers.

Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic year 2019-20. Information is current as of August 2018 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.