College of Business {College of Business}

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Undergraduate Students : New Student Orientation

The College of Business requires ALL new business students entering San Francisco State University to attend a New Student Orientation to ensure that they receive:

  • Complete advising on General Education, the business core and concentration requirements, and understand successful course sequencing and grading policies.
  • An ASE or DARS report at Orientation(*) instead of mid-semester. These reports show all transfer courses accepted at SF State and how they fulfill GE requirements.
  • Advising on business prerequisites and core transfer courses. This is accomplished by submitting a transcript from previously-attended colleges so that a Course Substitution Form can be completed by the College of Business, Student Services Center. The completed form will serve to show course prerequisites for more advanced courses.
  • Class-scheduling assistance—what to take the first semester and how to use Gator Reg online.

There are three ways to satisfy this requirement:

  1. Attend a New Student Orientation on the SF State campus. For dates and times and to register, see SF State New Student Programs.
  2. Attend a New Student Orientation in Brea, CA (near Fullerton). For dates and times for orientation and registration information, see SF State New Student Programs.
  3. Complete an online New Student Orientation under special circumstances, i.e., live farther than 2-1/2 hours from SF State, live out of state, or are an international student not yet in the U.S. A special circumstances does not include working full-time!

* If you registered for orientation three weeks in advance and transcripts from transfer schools have been received.

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