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Transfer Orientation FAQ

Transfer Orientation

When will I register for my fall classes?

Completion of the transfer online module will enable you to register early for your fall classes; your registration appointment time on GOLD will be moved up to a date in mid-August. The deadline to complete the online module and receive an earlier registration pass time is Friday, August 2.

When will I be billed for Orientation?

All Orientation charges will be billed in August or September to the student’s UCSB billing account known as the BARC Billing Statement. Fee payment deadlines will be noted on the statement.

Is there financial assistance available for the cost of Transfer Orientation?

A limited number of fee reductions are available to eligible students from families with an annual income of $35,000 or less. If you qualify, you may apply by completing the Application for a Fee Reduction which is available through a link on the Transfer Orientation Fees page. Fee reductions are allocated based on need and in the order we receive applications until funds are depleted.

Can I pay by credit card?

All Orientation fees are billed to the student’s UCSB BARC Billing Statement. See the UCSB Billing website for acceptable forms of payment and terms.

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In-Person Transfer Session

What time do I need to arrive?

Transfer Orientation: You must check in at Campbell Hall between 8:00-9:15am.

What do I need to bring?

Transfer Orientation:

  • Bring several copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended; unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable
  • Your New Student Profile if it has been prepared; check online at GOLD - Gaucho On-Line Data
  • Money for parking ($8 per weekday; parking permit dispensers accept credit cards or cash - $1 and $5 bills only)
  • Money for Access Student ID card ($30)
  • Walking shoes
Is there a fee for parking?

Yes. You will need to purchase a visitor parking permit from the dispenser in the parking lot upon arrival. Display the permit on your dashboard. Parking fees are $8 per day on weekdays.

Where is the parking lot for Orientation?

Follow the signs to Orientation parking when you arrive on campus. Be sure to purchase a visitor parking permit from the dispenser in the parking lot and display it on your dashboard. See Directions to UCSB and Parking for Transfer Orientation for parking location, fees, maps, and directions.

  • In order to park on campus, you must purchase a parking permit
  • You may not park in spaces marked Enforced At All Times, Reserved, or Restricted
  • Please observe all parking signage; parking violations are subject to citation
Can I change my session date or other details of my reservation?

Any change to your reservation is subject to availability and it is preferred that changes be made well in advance of your session date

Parent & Family Orientation Guest reservations 
We do not add or cancel guests at check-in on the day of the session
You will be charged for any guest who is on your reservation. Therefore, at least 3 days prior to your session day:
- Add to your reservation any guests who will attend the program.
Cancel guests you have registered who will not attend the program. 

You can make these changes through the online reservation system up to 3 days in advance of your session. You must call us directly at 805-893-2197 if you need to cancel your entire reservation, as this cannot be done online.

Is Orientation mandatory?

Orientation is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. Approximately 85% of incoming transfer students attend the in-person session. At Transfer Orientation, you will meet with an advisor in your major and obtain information about course selection and graduation requirements.

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