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International Freshmen

Can international freshmen participate in online orientation?

Orientation Programs welcomes international freshmen to participate in any of our two-day online sessions. Our online sessions will include an overview of academic requirements, registration for fall courses, and a detailed overview of campus life and student resources.


We recognize that time zone differences (all sessions will take place during Pacific Daylight Time) and access to technology might make participation difficult. If this is your situation, please continue reading below for information about fall course registration, the international freshman module, and mandatory CALI Training.


International Freshman Module

Because important academic and campus information is covered at Orientation, we have created an online orientation module for incoming international freshmen who are unable to participate in an online session. International freshmen who do not attend online orientation are required to complete this module.

The International Freshman Module will be available beginning July 1.


Fall Course Registration

International freshman students who do not attend an online session will be registered for their appropriate courses by a college advisor. This registration process is ongoing during summer and will be completed by the end of August. Please note that the schedule you receive has been approved by a college advisor and should not be changed or altered without first consulting the college.


Mandatory CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training)

All incoming international students are required to complete CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training). This is separate from online orientation and the international freshman module provided by Orientation Programs. Please visit the Office of International Students & Scholars website for CALI dates and more information.


International Transfer Students

Welcome to UCSB! To ensure that you are ready for your first quarter, UCSB offers a two-step transfer orientation process.


1.  Complete the UCSB Transfer Student Module. Completion of this 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 Monday, August 3. Learn more about how to complete the UCSB Transfer Student Module.


Click here to go to the Transfer Student Module!


2.  Attend an Online Transfer Orientation session. Participating in a one-day, online transfer session is strongly recommended. Some major departments will expect you to attend in order to receive academic advising that is critical to a successful transition experience. Register for and learn more about the Transfer Orientation sessions.


There is an orientation fee for the transfer module and the online session. See orientation fees for information on fees, payment, and financial assistance.


Mandatory CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training)

All incoming international students are required to complete CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training). This is separate from online orientation and the transfer student module provided by Orientation Programs. Please visit the Office of International Students & Scholars website for CALI dates and more information.