New Student Orientation
What is New Student Orientation?
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program for incoming CSU Stanislaus students designed to provide you with information about University requirements, general education requirements, major academic advising and student programs and services. Each NSO includes informational sessions with a variety of CSU Stanislaus staff and faculty to assist you with academic advising and course registration. Your attendance and participation in your New Student Orientation will greatly enhance your educational experience at CSU Stanislaus. By the end of the day, you will have a general understanding of the campus.
How Will NSO Benefit Me and Why Should I Attend NSO Early?
- Preferred class selection and scheduling
- Opportunity to become familiar with campus prior to first day of classes
- Interaction with other new students as well as University faculty and staff
- Gain knowledge of University policies and graduation requirements
- Obtain information of campus services available to you as a student
- Receive a student handbook
How Do I Register for NSO and How Much Does it Cost?
Register online at www.csustan.edu/nso. To be eligible to attend NSO and enroll in any courses, all students must provide EPT/ELM test scores, or provide proof of exemption at the time of registering for NSO online. For more information about testing please visit the Testing Office website at: http://www.csustan.edu/testing/ You should register as soon as possible as space is very limited in each NSO by following payment instructions given on the NSO online registration final page. In the event that you need to change your orientation date, you must notify the NSO Office 30 days prior to your scheduled orientation date; change of date cannot be guaranteed.
There is a mandatory New Student Orientation fee for all new students of $75.00; payment is required prior to attending NSO. The NSO fee is a mandatory fee charged to all new undergraduate students at CSU Stanislaus. The NSO fee is separate from and in addition to other deposits, registration fees and tuition.
In order to pay the NSO fee, students must log into their myCSUSTAN portal account. Additional step by step instructions for payment are stated on the final page of the NSO online registration.
What Happens After I Register For NSO?
One week prior to your registration date, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided on the registration form. If you have questions or feel you must change your choice of dates, please contact the NSO office at (209) 664-6757.