Pre-Orientation Checklist

Summer Pre-Orientation Checklist

Things to DO prior to orientation:
  • Review the online resources on Porter College's New Sophomore Student website.
  • Read the New Student College Advising Guide for Transfer Students.
  • Register for the Orientation Program.
  • Activate your UCSC email account using your MyUCSC.
  • Check your “To Do List” on MyUCSC to see if any additional documents, transcripts, or fees are due. The deadline for official transcripts is July 15. If applicable, be sure you have sent all AP or IB exam scores or previous college transcripts to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Check the MyUCSC to ensure they have been received, look under "View Test Scores."
  • Review information and requirements for your intended major/s. Based upon your intended major, as well as information in the New Student College Advising Guide for Transfer Students, determine whether you need to take the Math Placement Exam during Orientation.
  • Research and familiarize yourself with the online Class Search and prepare a list of (your preferred) courses and place them in your shopping cart to prepare for enrollment.
  • *Please note that some classes that are currently closed may be open during orientation for enrollment.

Things to BRING WITH YOU to orientation:
  • Major information for proposed major(s), printed from the website or New Student Major Advising Summaries.
  • Proposed schedule with a list of 5 or more classes (with alternates) for fall quarter.
  • Bring copies of AP/IBH test scores and/or transcripts from institutions where you have taken other coursework (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT if you wish to be eligible to enroll into a course with a prerequisite).
  • Information you received from your college
  • Completed Academic Advising Questionnaire
  • Pen or pencil and paper
  • THIS Checklist!
  • A folder organized with all of these materials


Optional, a laptop computer for viewing the online Schedule of Classes and for course selection. Please keep in mind that enrollment via your personal laptop will not be supported by the Office of the Registrar.

Strongly recommended, read Chapter 3 "Degree Requirements" in the Navigator: Undergraduate Handbook.