Welcome to La Sierra University

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This summer is where your college experience begins. Here at the Center for Student Academic Success we want to help you excel as a Golden Eagle. Our summer orientation program will help you accomplish some of the following:

  • Complete math and English placement tests (if applicable) to determine your class level of English and math.
  • Clear registration holds.
  • Get advised and registered for Fall quarter courses.
  • Obtain official student ID card and parking permit.
  • Get acclimated to the campus, meeting your future classmates, administrators, faculty and staff.

Orientation Registration

If you have not registered yet, you can register for orientation in your Portal!

Log in and go to "My Checklist."

Look under "Center for Student Academic Success."

Orientation Dates

  • June 17-18
  • July 22-23
  • August 19-20
  • September 2-3
  • September 15-16 (reserved for those traveling 4+ hours away)
  • July 15
  • August 12
  • Corona: August 5 & 25
  • Ontario: August 27

Placement Tests

Placement Tests

Placement tests help you as a student know which math and English classes you should choose. Based on your SAT and ACT scores you automatically are placed in your classes. If you feel you have been placed below your skill level, you can take the placement test to try and place higher. To prepare for your placement tests, we encourage you to study! Here are some links to sample questions as well as descriptions of the the English and math placement exams:

lasierra.edu/testing or http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org

For information on fees and retake options associated with placement tests: FAQ

First Year Student Orientation 2015 Schedule

SessionTimeSession Details
Event Check-In8:00 amSign-in and paperwork
General Session9:00 amMeet Administration, C-SAS, and Health Services
Student Session #19:30 amIce Breakers
Student Session #210:00 amCampus Resources
Student Session #310:45 amAcademic Advising Overview
Meet & Greet11:30 amMeet and Greet with Faculty & Staff
Meet & Greet Recap12:00 pm 
Lunch12:10 pmFree Lunch
Student Session #412:50 pmStudent Life or SFS
Student Session #51:20 pmStudent Life or SFS
General Session #52:10 pmPrizes and Announcements
Multiple Events2:40 pmTesting, Advising, and Campus Tour Options

View Full Orientation Schedule Here

Registering for Classes

You can register for classes before, during, or after orientation. However, we encourage students to register before or during. You will be advised by an Academic Advisor during orientation on what classes you should take for Fall quarter. They will help you create a class schedule. We advise first‐time college students to take 12‐14 units. This will give students a chance to adjust to a new environment, new study schedule, and the intensity of a new level of education. We offer 80 majors, 40 minors, 29 Pre‐Health Professions, and 5 Pre‐professional programs. See our website for more details http://lasierra.edu/csas/curriculum‐sheets/

If you are an incoming, first-time freshman that needs to change your major from the one listed in your application, contact ADMISSIONS to change your major: (951) 785‐2176 or admissions@lasierra.edu