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Transfer FAQs

Transfer Module

When will the transfer module be available?

You will be able to access the transfer student module beginning on June 1.
 

When will I register for my fall classes?

Completion of the transfer 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 module and receive an earlier registration pass time is Monday, August 1.
 

Is Orientation mandatory?
Orientation is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. Over 90% of transfer students complete the transfer module, and approximately 85% of incoming transfer students attend a transfer session. At a Transfer Orientation session, you will speak with an advisor in your major and obtain information about course selection and graduation requirements.
 

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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?
See What to Bring to Transfer Orientation for a detailed list including several unofficial copies of transcripts.
Where is the parking lot for Orientation and is there a fee?

Follow the signs to Orientation parking when you arrive on campus. Parking fees are $8 per day on weekdays. You will need to purchase a visitor parking permit from one of the pay stations which accept credit cards or cash ($1 and $5 bills only) or use the Park Mobile app. 

See Directions to UCSB and Parking for Transfer Orientation for parking location, 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 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. Over 90% of transfer students complete the transfer module, and approximately 85% of incoming transfer students attend a transfer session. At a Transfer Orientation session, you will speak with an advisor in your major and obtain information about course selection and graduation requirements.

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Billing & Payment for Transfer Orientation

What does the transfer orientation fee cover?

The transfer orientation fee covers both the transfer student module and the in-person transfer orientation session. The fee cannot be adjusted or changed if a student chooses to only complete one part of the two-part transfer orientation process.

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.

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.

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 Fees & Billing page. Fee reductions are allocated based on need and in the order we receive applications until funds are depleted.

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