Student Academic Services

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.

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 AA-T/AS-T degree students?
Bakersfield After continuing students Students must sign up for an orientation prior to advising and registration.
2) No
Channel Islands After continuing students 1) After Mandatory Orientation Participation & After Continuing Students have registered.
2) No
Chico After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No, unless student is a CA Promise participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
Dominguez Hills After continuing students 1) At Mandatory New Student Orientation 
2) No
East Bay After continuing students 1) After continuing students
2) No
Fresno After continuing students 1) At mandatory New Student Orientation
2) Not currentl,y but will have priority once our 2-year CA Promise is implemented in 2018.
Fullerton With continuing students 1) With continuing students
2) No
Humboldt Immediately following priority registration 1) Upon completion of online orientation and advising (required of all transfer students).
2) No, unless student is a CA Promise participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
Long Beach After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No
Los Angeles After continuing students 1) At Mandatory New Student Orientation
2) No
CSU Maritime Academy After continuing students 1) During a defined period in early summer.
2) No
Monterey Bay After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No, unless student is a CA Promise participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
Northridge With continuing students 1) By number of units completed. Priority registration is given to AA-T/AS-T students.
2) Yes
Pomona After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) Yes
Sacramento After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No
San Bernardino With continuing students 1) After Orientation (SOAR), with continuing junior students.
2) No
San Diego With continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No, unless student is a CA Promise participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
San Francisco After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No
San José With continuing students 1) After orientation, with continuning junior students.
2) No
San Luis Obispo After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No
San Marcos After continuing students 1) At orientation
2) No, unless student is a CA Promise participant. CAP participants receive priority registration beginning second semester.
Sonoma After continuing students 1) After orientation, with juniors
2) No
Stanislaus After 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 in this publication is for academic year 2018-19. Information is current as of September 2017 and therefore subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact the specific campus for up-to-date information.