Once you have received your offer of admission to La Sierra University, please follow these procedures to successfully enroll as a La Sierra student.

New Freshman

Register for Academic Orientation.

Important: Orientation is required for all new freshmen. During orientation, you will complete placement testing, speak to a financial counselor, complete health physical and clear immunizations, make residential arrangements, clear registration holds, select and register for Fall quarter, and obtain your ID card and parking permit.


To register for Academic Orientation, click here.

Transfer Students

Step 1: Confirm your attendance.

Important: Once the Office of Admissions & Records determines your acceptance, Maritza Aoyagi, our Records Specialist, will e-mail you requesting that you confirm your decision to attend La Sierra. Reply to the e-mail as soon as possible as the process to review your transcripts and determine course equivalencies will NOT begin until you reply to this e-mail.


Step 2: Take placement tests.

Step 3: Arrange for academic advising.

Step 4: Set up your student self-serve account.

Step 5: Check for registration holds.

Step 6: Register online.

Step 7: Register for new student orientation.

Step 8: Make arrangements for housing, your ID card and parking permit.


To view detailed procedures for transfer students, click here.

Graduate Students

International Students

After receiving your Acceptance Letter and I-20 form, there are several steps you need to take before you enroll as a new international student.


Before You Arrive
Step 1: Obtain a student visa.
Step 2: Pay the SEVIS fee.
Step 3: Request an external evaluation of your transcript(s), if needed.  Click here to learn more.
Step 4: Take an English Language Test (TOEFL IBT - Internet based test) or IELTS, if needed.
Step 5: Complete health records & immunizations (can be done on campus with a fee).
Step 6: Register for on-campus housing or locate off-campus housing.
Step 7: Request an Airport Pick-Up.
Step 8: Register for International Orientation.  

After You Arrive
Step 1: Clear Immigration at the airport
Step 2: Check in and attend international orientation
Step 3: Settle into your new life at LSU!
Step 4: Maintain lawful status while in the U.S


To contact the Office of International Student Services, click here.

  • Last update on  August 25, 2010