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International Students


International Freshmen

Welcome to UCSB! To ensure that you are ready for your first quarter, UCSB encourages you to complete our three-step orientation process for international freshmen.


1.  Complete the UCSB International Freshman Module. (required)
Completion of this online module which covers important academic and campus information is required for international freshmen.


Complete the International Freshman Module.


2.  Attend an Online International Freshman Orientation session. (optional)
One-day online orientation sessions that are specifically designed for international freshmen will take place on August 10, 11, and 12. Students will participate in group academic advising, meet with advisors, and have the opportunity to make adjustments to their fall quarter schedule. Students who attend an online session must complete the International Freshman Module prior to their session (see link above). The program fee for Online International Freshman Orientation is $150.


Register for an Online International Freshman session.


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


Fall Course Registration

International freshman students will be registered for their appropriate courses by a college advisor. This registration process is ongoing during summer and will be completed by August. Students who attend an Online International Freshman Orientation will have the opportunity to make adjustments to their fall schedule (in consultation with an academic advisor). 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.


International Transfer Students

Welcome to UCSB! To ensure that you are ready for your first quarter, UCSB encourages you to complete our three-step orientation process for international transfer students.


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 and complete 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.


3.  Attend CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training) at the start of fall quarter.
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.