Registration and Payment Information

When Do I Attend NSO?

Walk-in registrations are not accepted.
For registration questions, please call (209) 664-6757 or email Your invitation to register for New Student Orientation is waiting in your mailbox. If you do not attend New Student Orientation you will not be eligible to enroll for the following semester.

Spring 2016 Orientation Dates


Friday, January 8th This orientation date is specificlly for students planning to complete their degree at CSU Stanislaus’ Stockton Center. Transfers with the following majors are eligible to attend: Business Administration, Accounting concentration; Communication Studies; Liberal Studies; Psychology. Students must register online AND pay the NSO fee by Friday, November 20th at 5pm.
Wednesday, January 13th Students must register online AND pay the NSO fee by Friday, November 20th at 5pm.


Fall 2016 Orientation Dates


June 17, 2016 Students must register AND pay by May 31st at 5pm.
June 24, 2016 Students must register AND pay by May 31st at 5pm.
July 15, 2016 Students must register AND pay by May 31st at 5pm.
July 8, 2016 (Stockton Campus) Students must register AND pay by May 31st at 5pm. 
July 13, 2016 Students must register AND pay by May 31st at 5pm. 
Julu 20, 2016 Students must register AND pay by May 31st at 5pm. 

Payment Information:

Please note that in order to pay the $75 NSO fee you can do so online by logging into your myCSUSTAN portal account by following the instructions below: Please follow instructions and submit payment today.
Step 1: Log into your MYCSUStan portal account (
Step 2: On the finance section of your student center click on the green bar that reads make a payment/view e-bill.
Step 3: Select the New Student Orientation Fall fee
Step 4: Add fee to basket by clicking on the add to basket button.
Step 5: Click the Checkout button
Step 6: Select method of payment
Step 7: Complete your payment Checkout PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • Pay with your Checking account on-line with no additional charge.
  • Pay by Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card only with 2.9% convenience fee.
  • Early payment is encouraged to avoid assessment of late fee payment penalties.
  • Be sure to indicate the name and student ID number of the student on the check.
  • Checks should be made payable to CSU Stanislaus.
    Payments may be delivered or mailed to:
    California State University, Stanislaus
    Attention: Cashiers
    Mary Stuart Rogers Building, Suite 100
    One University Circle
    Turlock, Ca 95382 See more information about payments


Class Registration

Incoming freshmen may be required to register for specific courses during their first semester at CSU Stanislaus (remedial courses, pre-requisites for specific majors, etc.). Trained academic advisors will assist students in enrolling students in these particular courses. Students will choose the remaining courses.

All information about this process, including resources, will be e-mailed to students' university e-mail accounts. No other form of communication will be used.

Testing Information for all Incoming Freshmen

Please refer to our Website All entering undergraduates who are not exempt from the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM) must take them prior to enrollment in any classes at CSU Stanislaus. To attend the upcoming orientations, you must take your EPT/ELM tests by the dates indicated above.



The Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST)

  The Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST) assesses your readiness for Writing Proficiency (WP) courses, which are writing intensive courses designed to teach discipline-specific writing conventions. The University Writing Committee oversees the designation of WP courses. Successfully passing the WPST and an approved WP course for your major with a grade of C- or higher, indicates that your department endorses your writing competency and that you have satisfied the University's Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. At the moment, the non-refundable registration fee of $25 is payable to the Cashier's Office (MSR 100) and Stockton campus as well, or online within 24 hours of registration. Please provide us with the receipt for proof of payment right after you paid at the Turlock Campus Cashier's Office (MSR 100).