• Print

Center for Student Academic Success

New Transfer Student Steps

Whether you are a prospective student considering an application or a student who has already been accepted for the new quarter, the following steps will help you navigate the matriculation process to La Sierra University.


Meet with an Enrollment Services counselor to discuss admission procedures, financial aid estimates, and available academic programs. Call (951) 785-2000, e-mail info@lasierra.edu, or visit them online at www.lasierra.edu/enrollment.

Apply online at www.lasierra.edu/apply, and request that your official transcripts be MAILED directly to:

    • La Sierra University
    • Attn: Office of Admissions
    • 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515

Receive e-mail and/or formal letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions.

Receive confirmation that your official transcripts have been evaluated for La Sierra University course equivalency from Maritza Aoyagi, Records Specialist, maoyagi@lasierra.edu. To facillitate accurate academic advising and course registration, transcripts must first be evaluated.

Physicals and immunizations are required before attending school. Students may seek services from La Sierra University's Health Services or their own physician. For more information, call (951) 785-2200, email health@lasierra.edu, or visit their website at www.lasierra.edu/health.

Records from outside physicians may be sent to:

    • La Sierra University
    • Attn: Health Services
    • 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515
    • Fax (951) 785-2263

Send your FAFSA to La Sierra University (school code: 001215); then make an appointment with a financial aid counselor by calling (951) 785-2175 or e-mailing sfs@lasierra.edu. Pay at least one-third (1/3) of your quarter's balance by the following dates: September 15 for Fall Quarter, December 15 for Winter Quarter, and March 15 for Spring Quarter.

Access Self-Service at www.lasierra.edu/selfservice. Your USER ID is your six-digit student ID number. Your PASSWORD (PIN) is your 6-digit birthday in MMDDYY format. For example: May 18, 1990 becomes 051890. Resubmit this PIN (OLD PIN) then create a new PASSWORD (NEW PIN). Create your Lasierra EMAIL account. Use your email username and your email password to access MyCampus at mycampus.lasierra.edu. For directions, click here.

Holds prevent registration. View holds in your Self-Service account at www.lasierra.edu/selfservice. From the Main Menu, go to Students -> Student Records -> View Holds. To request information about a hold, contact the 4-digit campus extension beside each hold. If calling off-campus, add "(951) 785" to the extension: (951) 785-####.

Students without a passing grade of "C" or above in a college-level English and/or Math may need placement exam(s). Contact the Learning Support & Testing Center at (951) 785-2453 or testing@lasierra.edu. Each test costs $20. For more information, visit www.lasierra.edu/lstc.

After transcript evaluation, contact the Center for Student Academic Success (C-SAS) at (951) 785-2452 or advising@lasierra.edu to schedule an appointment where you will select courses and receive your Registration PIN.

Students who have been advised and given their Registration PIN may register for  classes by logging into Self-Service at www.lasierra.edu/selfservice. For registration instructions, click here or visit www.lasierra.edu/register.

Attend orientation to learn university policies, academic requirements, and campus resources important for a succesful transition to La Sierra. To register, visit www.lasierra.edu/newstudents.

Please Note: Orientation DOES NOT include placement testing, advising, or class registration. For placement testing, see Step # 9. For advising and registration, see Step #10.

If you have not already done so, arrange for tuition payments according to yearly, quarterly, or monthly schedules. To speak with a financial aid counselor, call (951) 785-2175 or e-mail sfs@lasierra.edu.

Purchase books at www.lasierra.edu/bookstore or the campus bookstore on the bottom level of the Dining Commons (DC).

Visit Student Life in Administration Building (AD) Room 202. Photo ID and proof of enrollment is required.

Visit www.lasierra.edu/parking for directions on how to request a parking permit online. La Sierra ID card required.

Call (951) 785-2025 (Women) or (951) 785-2229 (Men), or visit www.lasierra.edu/residential.

Contact Us

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515




Office Location:

Sierra Vista Hall (SVH) 114

Building #13 on map


Office Hours:

Regular Hours


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Summer Hours


8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.




Please Wait...