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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.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) 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.

Chico, Fresno, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, San Marcos, and Stanislaus include priority registration as part of their orientation programs.

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 sign up for an orientation prior to advising and registration.
  2. No
Channel IslandsAfter continuing students
  1. After mandatory orientation participation & after continuing students have registered
  2. No
ChicoAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No, unless student is a California Promise (CAP) participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
Dominguez HillsAfter continuing students
  1. At mandatory new student orientation
  2. No
East BayAfter continuing students
  1. After continuing students
  2. No
FresnoAfter continuing students
  1. At mandatory new student orientation
  2. Not currently, but will have priority once 2-year California Promise is implemented in 2018.
FullertonWith continuing students
  1. With continuing students
  2. No
HumboldtImmediately following priority registration
  1. Upon completion of online orientation and advising (required of all transfer students).
  2. No, unless student is a California Promise (CAP) participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
Long BeachAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No
Los AngelesAfter continuing students
  1. At mandatory New student orientation
  2. No
Cal MaritimeAfter continuing students
  1. During a defined period in early summer
  2. No
Monterey BayAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No, unless student is a California Promise (CAP) participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
NorthridgeWith continuing students
  1. By number of units completed. Priority registration is given to AA-T/AS-T students.
  2. Yes
PomonaAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. Yes
SacramentoAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No
San BernardinoWith continuing students
  1. After Orientation (SOAR), with continuing junior students
  2. No
San DiegoWith continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No, unless student is a California Promise (CAP) participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
San FranciscoAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No
San JoséWith continuing students
  1. After orientation, with continuning junior students
  2. No
San Luis ObispoAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No
San MarcosAfter continuing students
  1. At orientation
  2. No, unless student is a California Promise (CAP) participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
SonomaAfter continuing students
  1. After orientation, with juniors
  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 2018-19. Information is current as of September 2017 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.