UCI Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

General Orientation Questions

Is orientation in-person?

Yes, all orientation programs will be on-campus this summer!

There will be an online component to orientation that all incoming students will need to complete on Canvas. More information regarding this part of orientation will be coming this summer.

 
Is orientation mandatory?

All incoming first-year students are required to attend orientation.* 

Domestic first-year students are required to attend the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP).

International first-year students have the option of attending the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) or the International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP).

*Incoming first-year students participating in CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) do not attend SPOP because CAMP provides an orientation to life at UCI. If you are a CAMP student, reach out to your CAMP advisor with any questions.

It is mandatory for all transfer students to complete an online orientation. 

There are optional, but highly recommended, in-person orientation programs for transfer students. All transfer students must complete the online portion of orientation, even if they attend an in-person orientation. 

 
What should I bring to orientation?

For all programs, we recommend bringing a pencil/pen and notebook to take notes, casual clothes (including comfortable walking shoes) variable clothing for hot weather and air-conditioned rooms, a reusable water bottle (there are hydration stations located in every residence hall and in the student center), sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or a hat, and any necessary medications.

For overnight programs, we recommend bringing basic toiletries, shower shoes/slippers (bathrooms are communal and will be shared with up to 7 other participants), and a change of clothes for day 2, in addition to the above items.

Linens will be provided for all overnight participants! This includes a towel, a set of sheets, a blanket, and a pillow case. These will be in your dorm room when you arrive at orientation. 

This year, we are asking that all students attending SPOP who are able to bring a laptop to please do so. Computer lab space during course registration is extremely limited. If you are willing and able, please bring your own laptop so the students who need to use a space in a computer lab are able to do so. 

 
What is the room arrangement at overnight porgrams?

Within each residence hall, there are mostly single gender suites for students who attend SPOP, TSPOP, or ISPOP, though we can offer students a gender-inclusive housing option.

We understand that not everyone identifies as either male or female. As such, you will have the option of selecting transgender or genderqueer, or you can let us know that none of the options reflect your gender identity. If you indicate a gender identity other than male or female, we will contact you to find out more about how we can make your stay more comfortable by providing housing options that you can choose from. It is our goal to provide you housing accommodations that honor your identity.

If you have questions about gender identity and gender expression at UCI and would like to know what options, resources, and support there are for transgender, genderqueer, agender, and gender questioning students, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at (949) 824-3277, or visit their website.

UCI has a number of gender neutral restrooms across the campus, as well as gender neutral housing options for the academic year. More information for both can also be found here

If you are a student who has a preferred name you would like to use instead of your legal name, you can make that change via The Office of the Registrar.

 

First-Year Orientation

Do first-year students have to attend orientation?

All incoming first-year students are required to attend orientation.* 

Domestic first-year students are required to attend the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP).

International first-year students have the option of attending the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) or the International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP).

*Incoming first-year students participating in CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) do not attend SPOP because CAMP provides an orientation to life at UCI. If you are a CAMP student, reach out to your CAMP advisor with any questions.

 
What is SPOP?

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) is UCI’s summer orientation program. Orientation is your opportunity to meet current and incoming students, learn about the resources available to UCI students, spend time on campus before starting classes, and receive academic advising before course enrollment. 

 
Are academic advising and class enrollment included in SPOP?

Yes. Academic Advising is one of the many benefits of attending SPOP. You will receive the academic advising that is required for you to register for your classes during orientation. 

 
I will be attending Freshman Edge, do I still need to attend SPOP or ISPOP?

Yes! Please note that Freshman Edge (a Summer Session program) runs independently from orientation. Choosing to participate in Freshman Edge is not a substitute for your required participation in orientation, nor does your participation in Freshman Edge give you priority for any specific orientation dates. 

If you are planning to attend SPOP and Freshman Edge, signing up for SPOP 5 is highly recommended. If you are not able to attend SPOP 5, please reserve a spot in one of the first 4 programs, or a later program that does not interfere with your class schedule. 

Visit the Freshman Edge website for more information about Freshman Edge. 

 

Transfer Orientation

Do transfer students have to attend orientation?

The online portion of orientation is mandatory for all transfer students. 

We offer 2 in-person optional, but highly recommended, programs for transfers: 1-day mini-TSPOP, and 2-day 1-night TSPOP. Even if you attend an in-person program, you will need to complete the mandatory online portion of orientation.

 
What is mini-TSPOP?

mini-TSPOP is a 1-day orientation program for transfer students and their parents/guardians. mini-TSPOP seeks to provide a smooth and successful transition to life at UCI by connecting students with the various resources and services at UCI available to transfer students. New students will also have the opportunity to meet current UCI students and fellow incoming-transfer students. 

This is an optional in-person program for transfer students that does not include academic advising. Your academic advisors will be in contact with you to make arrangements for alternative academic advising and class enrollment. 

 
What is TSPOP?

For new transfer students wanting a more in-depth orientation experience, we are offering a small number of spaces in the 2-day 1-night Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (TSPOP). This program runs concurrently with SPOP 9, but will have some separate programs and workshops specifically designed for transfer students. 

Space in TSPOP is quite limited, so we recommend signing up as soon as possible if you would like to participate in the overnight TSPOP program. 

This is an optional in-person program for transfer students that does not include academic advising. Your academic advisors will be in contact with you to arrange alternative academic advising and class enrollment.

 
How do I sign up for mandatory academic advising?

Because it is difficult to advise transfer students in large groups, academic advising is not part of the in-person mini-TSPOP or TSPOP programs. 

Your academic school will send you an email in June with information on how to sign up for academic advising. Please refer to the academic schools list for your school’s contact information. 

Whether or not you participate in either mini-TSPOP or TSPOP, academic advising is required before you can enroll in classes. Academic advising is not a part of mini-TSPOP or TSPOP.

 
Can transfer students attend SPOP or ISPOP?

Unfortunately, transfer students cannot attend SPOP or ISPOP. However, for transfer students wanting a more in-depth orientation experience, we are offering a small number of spaces in the 2-day 1-night Transfer Student Parent Orientation Program (TSPOP). This program runs concurrently with SPOP 9, but will have separate programs and workshops specifically designed for transfer students. 

Space in TSPOP is quite limited, so we recommend signing up as soon as possible if you would like to participate in the overnight TSPOP program. 

This is an optional in-person program for transfer students that does not include academic advising. Your academic advisors will be in contact with you to arrange academic advising and class enrollment. 

 

International Orientation

Can I attend ISPOP even if I'm not an international student?

If you are a domestic student who attended high school in the U.S., you will only be able to sign up for SPOP. 

If you are an international student, you have the option of attending either SPOP or ISPOP. 

We understand that many international students live outside of California, and it would be unreasonable to ask students to visit campus before arriving in Fall Quarter. ISPOP is scheduled to take place right before the beginning of Fall Quarter to accommodate traveling to campus. 

 
Do international students have to attend orientation?

Yes, all incoming first-year students, including international students, are required to attend orientation.*

Domestic first-year students will attend the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP).

International first-year students will have the option of attending either SPOP or International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP).

*First-year students participating in the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) do not attend SPOP since CAMP provides an orientation to life at UCI.

 
What is ISPOP?

International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP) is UCI’s orientation program specifically for incoming international students. It takes place right before the beginning of Fall Quarter so students can move into their academic-year housing as part of ISPOP. At ISPOP, incoming international students will have the opportunity to meet current and incoming students, learn about the resources and support available to them at UCI, and move into their academic-year spaces. 

International students who will be living on-campus will be staying in their academic-year housing during ISPOP.

International students who are living-off campus will be staying on campus for the 1-night of SPOP, and will be able to return to their off-campus housing after ISPOP. 

 
Is academic advising and class enrollment included in ISPOP?

No. Because ISPOP takes place right before the beginning of Fall Quarter, it is too late for academic advising and class enrollment. Students attending ISPOP will be contacted by their academic advisors to make arrangements for alternative academic advising and enrollment in classes. ISPOP students will sign up for classes during an interactive webinar in the summer before they attend ISPOP. 

 

I am an international student, and visa restrictions prevent me from entering the U.S. in time for SPOP. What should I do?

If you are an international first-year student and have attended another U.S. school (for example, high school or language program), you will receive a SEVIS Transfer I-20 from UCI, and you are able to stay in the U.S. during the summer months. 

You may also travel outside the U.S. and return anytime during the summer with your UCI I-20. You have the option of attending SPOP or ISPOP.

If you are an international first-year and have not attended school in the U.S. prior to attending UCI this fall, you are eligible to attend SPOP or ISPOP. You may enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to your Program Start Date (entry date is listed on Page 1 of your I-20) and attend a program that falls within that time period before the start of Fall Quarter.

If you cannot attend any orientation session, including ISPOP, you will need to request an exception. This can be done from within the reservation process. If an exception is granted for orientation, you will be contacted with information on how to sign up for alternative academic advising. 

For further information about your student visa document, please refer to the International Center website.

Fee and Payment Options

How much does orientation cost?

First-year Students

SPOP Student Fee: $345

SPOP Guest Fee: $57

ISPOP Student Fee: $345 

Transfer Students

The base cost for all transfer students for your online orientation content is $80.

TSPOP Student Fee: $265

TSPOP Guest Fee: $57

mini-TSPOP Student Fee: $50

mini-TSPOP Guest Fee: $50

 
Why is there a fee to attend orientation?

The orientation programs are self-supporting and do not receive funding from the university. Like all other departments on the campus, we have to cover the cost of meals, room rentals, room set-up, audiovisual equipment, tables, chairs, room and board for participants and staff, web development and maintenance, and all printed program materials.

 
What is included in the SPOP/ISPOP fee?

The SPOP student fee includes overnight accommodations, 4 meals, staffing expenses, facilities and equipment costs, and all other program expenses. If SPOP participants bring a car, they must also pay for parking. The cost for a 2-day 1-night parking permit is $18. 

The SPOP parent/guardian fee (to attend the second day of SPOP) includes a continental breakfast, lunch, staffing expenses, facilities cost, and all other program expenses. The parking fee for a 1-day permit is $13.

The ISPOP fee includes overnight accommodations, 4 meals, staffing expenses, facilities and equipment costs, and all other program costs. If ISPOP participants bring a car, they must also pay for parking. The cost for a 2-day 1-night parking permit is $18. 

 
 
What is included in the mini-TSPOP and TSPOP fee?

The mini-TSPOP fee for students and parents/guardians (non-refundable) includes lunch, staffing expenses, facilities and equipment costs, and all other program expenses.  The parking fee for a 1-day permit is $13.

The TSPOP student fee includes overnight accommodations, 4 meals, staffing expenses, facilities and equipment costs, and all other program expenses. If participants bring a car, they must also pay for parking. The cost for a 2-day 1-night parking permit is $18. 

The parent/guardian TSPOP fee (to attend the second day of TSPOP) includes light continental breakfast, lunch, staffing expenses, facilities and equipment costs, and all other program expenses. Parking is an additional $13 per car for a 1 day parking permit. 

How do I pay for orientation?

For incoming students, your orientation fee will be charged to your fall ZotBill in September. You will pay your orientation fee when you pay your September ZotBill in the fall. 

For any parents/guardians who attend the parent portion of orientation, they will pay online with a credit card when they reserve their spot in orientation. 

 
What if I cannot afford to pay for orientation?

We understand that attending orientation is not financially accessible for many students and families. In many cases, students who have difficulty with paying for the reservation fee will qualify for a partial fee reduction to attend SPOP. This will only be available to students who plan to attend SPOP (not TSPOP, mini-TSPOP, or ISPOP). Since orientation is charged to student’s ZotBill, financial aid may help to cover the cost of orientation. 

Partial fee reductions are not available for students who participate in mini-TSPOP, TSPOP, or ISPOP. 

 
 
Is parking free or included in the orientation fee?

No, parking is not free nor is it included in the orientation fee. You will need to purchase a parking permit if you plan on bringing a car to orientation. You do not need to get a parking permit for dropping off a participant.

The rate for a 2-day 1-night permit is $18. 

The rate for a 1-day permit is $13.

 

 

Orientation Reservations

Do first-year students have to attend orientation?

Yes, all incoming first-year students are required to attend orientation.* 

Domestic first-year students are required to attend the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP).

International first-year students have the option of attending the Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) or the International Student Parent Orientation Program (ISPOP).

*Incoming first-year students participating in CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) do not attend SPOP because CAMP provides an orientation to life at UCI. If you are a CAMP student, reach out to your CAMP advisor with any questions.

 
Do transfer students have to attend orientation?

All transfer students are required to complete the online portion of orientation, even if they choose to attend an in-person program. 

It is optional, but highly recommended, for transfer students to attend an in-person orientation program for transfer students (mini-TSPOP or TSPOP).

 
Do parents/guardians have to attend orientation?

No. While parents/guardians of new students are welcome at all of our programs, they are not required to attend. 

 
Can I bring more than 2 parent/guardians or a sibling

Yes, you may bring multiple attendees through the reservation process. If you have already made a reservation and want to add another guest, you may do so by going to your reservation page. 

Can I make reservation for orientation over the phone?

No, we will only accept reservations for orientation online through the reservation process.

When can I sign up for orientation?

In order to make a reservation, please go here: reserve.orientation.uci.eduOnce your reservation window is open, you may login to your SPOP Dashboard to make your reservation for SPOP. Students are assigned a reservation window based on the school of their major.

If you miss your reservation window, you will be able to login on June 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM once all reservation windows have passed to make your reservation. 

 
Is it possible to students and their parents/guardians to attend different programs?

Yes, it is possible for students and their parents/guardians to attend different programs. You will have the option to sign up for whatever orientation program you prefer when you make your reservation. 

This may be especially desirable for students who do not wish to or cannot attend SPOP 7 but whose parents/guardians would like to participate in the SPOP 7 Spanish-Language Parent Program. 

 
Why didn't I get my first choice for orientation dates?

Unfortunately, we are limited in the number of students and parents we can accommodate at each orientation. If your first choice is full, please try to find another program to attend and/or add yourself to the waitlist. 

While classes do fill up on a first-come first-served basis, there will be class options whenever you attend! You may not get your first choice in time or day, but all academic areas have New Only Reserved (NOR) sections of classes that only first-year students can get into. Academic areas also open more class sections, if they can, during the summer as classes fill up. You will always need general education classes to fulfill the 180 units required for your degree, and you have many other quarters to get all the classes you need. At SPOP, you are only choosing classes for Fall Quarter. There will also be an opportunity for you to add classes in September. Many students adjust their schedules, which may create an open spot in a class you want to take. 

 
Is there a waitlist for orientation?

Yes, you can add yourself to the waitlist of as many programs as you like. You can only join a waitlist if the program is full. If academic advising for your school is unavailable at a program, you will not be able to join the waitlist for that program. 

If space becomes available for you in a waitlisted program, you will be notified via email with a link to the reservation form. You will have 48 hours from the time the offer is sent to you to accept the space and complete your reservation. If you do not accept the space during that time, it will be offered to the next person on the waitlist, and you will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist for that program. Please be sure to check your UCI email often so you do not miss an offer.

Unfortunately, we cannot update you about your spot in the waitlist.

What if I cannot make it to any of the orientation dates?

In-person orientation programs for all incoming transfer students are optional. You are required to complete the online orientation content, which can largely be completed at your own pace.

Orientation is required for all incoming first-year students, so you are strongly encouraged to arrange your schedule to accommodate a program. If this is absolutely impossible, you can request an exception. Please note, documentation will be required in order for an exception to be granted. 

The orientation exception request form can be accessed through the reservation process. After an exception request is submitted, it will be reviewed, and you will be contacted for information in 5-7 business days. 

If an exception is granted, you will not be required to attend in-person orientation. Your academic advisor will reach out to you regarding alternative academic advising and course enrollment. Academic advising is required before you can enroll in classes. You will still be required to complete the online portions of orientation, and in most cases you will still need to pay a base fee of $80.

Simply submitting an exception request form is not the end of the process. Your exception request must be approved in order to waive your orientation requirement. If your exception request is not approved, you will need to attend orientation.

When is the last day I can cancel or change my orientation reservation?

For first-year students, changes to an orientation reservation must be made no less than 5 business days before the program for which you have made a reservation. If you made a reservation for a program you can no longer attend, and are unable to change into another program you can make, please go to your SPOP Dashboard and submit an exception request form.

For transfer students, changes to an orientation reservation must be made no less than 5 business days before the program for which you have made a reservation. If you made a reservation for a program you can no longer attend, please go to your SPOP Dashboard page and submit a cancellation request form.

 
Can I switch a parent/guardian that I have already made a reservation for?

If you would like to change the parent/guardian attending, please email orientation@uci.edu and provide the name, email address, and any special accommodation requests (e.g. mobility assistance, translator request, dietary restrictions/needs) of the new attendee and who they will be replacing. Do not submit an orientation change or cancellation request for this type of change.

 

Accomodations

Why am I able to select gender information during the reservation process?

The gender information students provide on their UC application can sometimes be inaccurate and not reflective of one’s gender identity. We ask that you provide your gender identity during the reservation process for the purposes of overnight accommodations and roommate matching during orientation. Providing your gender identity during the orientation reservation process will not change your gender-related registrar data.

We understand that not everyone identifies as either male or female. As such, you will have the option of selecting transgender or genderqueer, or you can let us know that none of the options reflect your gender idetity. If you indicate a gender identity other than male or female, we will contact you to find out more about how we can make your stay more comfortable by providing housing options that you can choose from. It is our goal to provide you housing accommodations that honor your identity. 

If you have questions about gender identity and gender expression at UCI and would like to know what options, resources, and support there are for transgender, genderqueer, agender, and gender questioning students, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at (949) 824-3277, or visit their website

UCI has a number of gender neutral restrooms across the campus, as well as gender neutral housing options for the academic year. More information for both can also be found here

If you are a student who has a preferred name you would like to use instead of your legal name, you can make that change via The Office of the Registrar.

 
Are language translations available at orientation?

This year, we are providing one Spanish Language Parent Program during SPOP 7. If a parent or guardian requires Spanish translation at SPOP, we highly encourage them to attend SPOP 7. 

Parents/guardians are not required to attend the same program as their student, so if a parent or guardian wishes to attend the SPOP 7 Spanish program, but the student wishes to attend a different program, that can be accommodated.

We will do our best to accommodate language translations at all of our programs for any other language as well. Please indicate your request for translation as a “special accommodation” when you make your orientation reservation, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 
Can the orientation program provide accomodations for special needs?

Yes! Please let us know if you or another attendee in your party require any sort of accommodation when you sign up for a program. We need to know at least 5 business days in advance to make arrangements. You will be prompted to provide accommodation requests when you sign up for a program. 

Accommodations can be provided for the following types of needs:

Dietary: Food allergies, alternative meal times if you are fasting for Ramadan, vegan or vegetarian meals, etc. 

Language: Language translation (parents/guardians only), sign language interpreters, etc. Please note, we only have 1 parent program completely in Spanish (SPOP 7). 

Mobility: Wheelchair accessible rooms, etc. 

Visual: Large print materials, etc. 

Other: Let us know what your needs are, and we will do our best to accommodate them. 

Traveling to UCI

How do I get from John Wayne Airport to orientation?

We suggest taking a taxi or ride-share service from John Wayne Airport to UCI. Find printable directions and a map here

SPOP & TSPOP student participants should park or be dropped off in Parking Lot 5 (next to Mesa Court Housing). More information about ISPOP will be coming soon.

mini-TSPOP participants and parents/guardians attending the parent portion of SPOP/TSPOP should park in the Student Center Parking Structure (across from the Student Center).

Directions to Lot 5 can be found here, and directions to the Student Center Parking Structure can be found here.
How do I make hotel arrangements?

We have a list of hotels in the area with special UCI rates. Please contact the hotel directly for current prices and booking. 

Please note, overnight accommodations are only provided during the 2 day programs. If you need lodging before or after an orientation program, you will need to make your own arrangements.

 

Are there any housing accomodations made after I attend ISPOP? Can I move into my on-campus housing earlier?

Students attending ISPOP who will be living on-campus during the academic year (Mesa Court, Middle Earth, Campus Village, Arroyo Vista, or Camino Del Sol) will move into their academic year residence during ISPOP. You will receive more information regarding this after making your ISPOP reservation. 

Students who would like to move in early will be subject to meeting all Student Housing requirements. Regular contract or lease rates will apply for ISPOP who choose to move in early. 

 

Canvas Modules

What is Canvas?

Canvas is an online learning tool that we’ll be using to review presentations, videos, and resources to prepare you for life at UCI. There will be 5 modules with different themes for you to complete at your own pace.

When do I need to complete the SPOP Canvas modules?

You can complete the modules at your own pace! We will share more information about when these launch soon. The last module about preparing for Fall Quarter will be available in early September. You do not need to complete the modules before you receive academic advising, though we highly recommend it! However please be aware that your academic school WILL have online content for you to complete prior to your academic advising session and registering for courses. Please read all of your UCI email carefully for details.

 
How do I access the Canvas modules?

You can get a direct link to your SPOP Canvas modules on your SPOP dashboard once they have been launched.

I can't find my SPOP Canvas, what should I do?

If you can’t find your SPOP Canvas modules (after they've been launched), you can send us an email at orientation@uci.edu.

Academic Advising and Course Enrollment

What is academic advising?

Academic advising is a session where you will meet your advisor, who will help you understand the requirements for graduation, classes required for your major, and guide you through signing up for classes. 

Because some schools do not offer academic advising at every program, your school may not be at the program you wish to attend. You will only be able to make a reservation for the programs during which your school will be offering academic advising.  

 
How do I sign up for classes?

Your academic school will contact you with instructions to prepare for advising, including any pre-advising modules and details for your sessions. 

For domestic first-year students, you will sign up for classes at SPOP. 

For international first-year students and transfer students, you will be contacted by your academic advisor directly with instructions on how to attend academic advising sessions and sign up for Fall Quarter classes. Academic advising is not included at mini-TSPOP, TSPOP, or ISPOP.

 
How do I contact my academic advisor?

We will be providing a page with these details soon!

 
What is my school code?

Your school code is a two-to-four digit code that indicates the academic school you will be advised under during orientation (domestic first-year students only; there is no academic advising at orientation for transfer and international students). For the most part, this code should match the school of your major. 

Please refer to the list below to identity your school code:

ART: Claire Trevor School of the Arts

BIO: School of Biological Sciences

BUS: The Paul Merage School of Business

HUM: School of Humanities

EDU: School of Education

ENG: Henry Samueli School of Engineering

ICS: Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences

NUR: Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

PH: Program in Public Health

PHAR: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

PS: School of Physical Sciences

SE: School of Social Ecology

SS: School of Social Sciences

UU: Undergraduate / Undeclared

Will I still have a choice of classes to choose from if I attend a later SPOP?

While classes do fill up on a first-come first-served basis, there will be class options whenever you attend! You may not get your first choice in time or day, but all academic areas have New Only Reserved (NOR) sections of classes that only first-year students can get into. Academic areas also open more class sections, if they can, during the summer as classes fill up. You will always need general education classes to fulfill the 180 units required for your degree, and you have many othe quarters to get all the classes you need. At SPOP, you are only choosing classes for Fall Quarter. There will also be an opportunity for you to add classes in September. Many students adjust their schedules, which may create an open spot in a class you want to take. 

Can I switch my major?

Change of majors before the academic year is only possible for certain schools/majors. You can review the Academic Advising page closer to summer to check if your academic school is accepting change of major requests. 

 

Miscellaneous

What is a UCInetID, and what is the login process?

UCInetIDs are usernames assigned to students for UCI email and for authenticating (logging in) to certain campus websites. It is not the same as a StudentID. A student named Peter Anteater might have a UCInetID like “panteate” and a StudentID like “12345678”. 

New students who have not yet activated their UCInetIDs can do so here after they have been contacted by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) in early May for first-year students and early June for transfer students.

It takes a few business days after you have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) before you can successfully log in with your UCInetID. 

 
How do I register for Placement Testing?

You should try to take your placement tests before your orientation program if possible. You may register for any test you need at any testing event before your orientation program. You may register for Placement Testing through the Academic Testing Center. Please note that your test results take some time before they become available.

Please visit the Testing Center website for more information.

What is more than one member of our family will be starting at UCI this year?

Please sign up each student individually for orientation. UCI wants to make sure that every new student receives academic advising before course enrollment. Our current summer orientation registration request website can only accommodate one student per order. Please place reservations for each student separately.