Records Office

The Mission of the Records Office is to facilitate the processing of registration, evaluation and degree awarding while protecting integrity, providing quality, and Christ-Centered service to the constituents of La Sierra University.

Transfer Process (Steps)

New Transfer Student Steps

1 - ENROLLMENT SERVICES

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.

2 - APPLICATION & OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

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

3 - LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE

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

4 - OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION

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

5 - FINANCIAL CLEARANCE

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.

6 - YOUR SELF-SERVICE ACCOUNT

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. For directions, visit www.lasierra.edu/transferstudent.

7 - REGISTRATION HOLDS

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-####.

8 - PLACEMENT TESTING

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) 785-2896 or testing@lasierra.edu. Each test costs $20. For more information, visit www.lasierra.edu/lstc.

9 - ACADEMIC ADVISING & REGISTRATION PIN (ALTERNATE PIN)

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.

10 - CLASS REGISTRATION

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, visit www.lasierra.edu/transferstudent.

11 - ATTEND LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION

Circle: FALL | WINTER | SPRING | SUMMER
Attend orientation to learn university policies, academic requirements, and campus resources important for a successful transition to La Sierra. To register, visit www.lasierra.edu/newstudents.

12 - TEXTBOOKS

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

13 - ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

  • LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY ID CARD Student Life in Administration Building (AD) Room 202. Photo ID and proof of enrollment required.
  • PARKING PERMIT Visit www.lasierra.edu/parking for directions on requesting a parking permit online. La Sierra ID card required.
  • HOUSING Call (951) 785-2025 (Women) or (951) 785-2229 (Men), or visit www.lasierra.edu/residential.

QUESTIONS? Call the Center for Student Academic Success (C-SAS) at (951) 785-2452, visit www.lasierra.edu/csas, e-mail us at advising@lasierra.edu, or go to Sierra Vista Hall (SVH) Room 114 for assistance. For campus maps, visit www.lasierra.edu/campusmap.