Transfer Orientation

Fall 2016


Transfer Orientation for Fall 2016 admits is a mandatory one-day program that will acquaint you with the campus, introduce you to your college and major department, and provide you with critical academic planning information. SJSU faculty and staff will:

  • Discuss and explain key university services
  • Review what’s next before you start classes in the spring
  • Provide a General Education advising workshop
  • Explain SJSU Studies requirements (formerly Advanced GE) and preparation for the Writing Skills Test (WST)
  • Introduce you to your college and major department, where you will meet with major advisors


Reservations and payments are done through In order to reserve your spot, you must RSVP and pay the mandatory $70 non-refundable fee by May 1,2016. Please print and keep a copy of your registration and/or payment confirmation page for your records.

You are required to attend the entire program. If you do not attend or if you leave during any portion of the event, you will be blocked from registering for classes. All students, including those who have attended SJSU in the past, must attend the program. Students who arrive late will not be allowed to attend the program. Guests are not permitted to attend Transfer Orientation.

Due to space and capacity issues, switching dates cannot be accommodated. Please select your session carefully. A PDF confirmation letter with program information will be messaged to you via approximately one week prior to your program date.

Orientation Date**

April 29, 2016

May 13, 2016

June 3, 2016

June 10, 2016

Aug 19, 2016 *


*international/special circumstances only

**Dates are first come, first served. Sessions will fill fast. If a session does not show on NextSteps, it has filled and is no longer available.

What to Bring to Orientation

Bring a picture ID and orientation confirmation for check in, and paper and a writing utensil for note taking. 

Also, you may bring any of the following optional items from your personal file of your SJSU admission information:

  • Admission Letter
  • Copies of transcripts from other colleges
  • Placement test scores
  • Financial Aid forms
  • Anything else related to your enrollment


This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, escorts, or other accommodations should contact the Accessible Education Center at 408-924-6000 two weeks prior to the session.