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Welcome Highlanders!

Congratulations on becoming part of our Highlander family!  As an incoming CNAS student, you will learn more about your major and will register for your fall classes during the Advising & Registration Session scheduled for day 2 of your Highlander Orientation for Freshmen (HOF) Session.  Please review the tutorial videos below that pertain to your major prior to attending your HOF Session to help you better prepare for your Advising & Registration Session.  

First-year incoming students: we ask that you complete your mathematics placement exam and your English placement exam by July 7, 2021 in order to  be able to enroll in your fall classes during HOF.

Please be sure to check your UCR email account for the CNAS Advising Preparation email that we will send to you the week prior to your HOF session for more details on how to prepare for your Advising & Registration Session.

Orientation Resources

Highlander Orientation - Freshmen (HOF)

Please visit the Orientation website for more information and details about orientation for incoming first-year students.

First-Year Orientation

TO-DO LIST BEFORE HOF

Highlander Orientation - Transfers (HOT)

Please visit the Orientation website for more information and details about orientation for new transfer students.

Transfer Orientation

Preparing for Transfer Orientation

UCR Housing

Please visit the UCR housing website for more information about housing options for the upcoming fall quarter.

UCR Housing

Office of Financial Aid

Please visit the UCR Office of Financial Aid website for any questions regarding your financial aid eligibility or financial aid award.

Financial Aid Office

Math Placement Instructional Videos

Please review the videos below for more information about what your course options will be for registration at Highlander Orientation and throughout your first year at CNAS based on your math placement.

 

Math Placement & Progression Overview

(for Life Science majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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MATH7A Placement Overview

(for Life Science majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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MATH5 Placement Overview

(for Life Science majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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MATH6A Placement Overview

(for Life Science majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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ARC35 Placement Overview

(for Life Science majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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Math Placement & Progression Overview

(for Chem, Math, MTSS, Stat, Data Sci majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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Math Placement & Progression Overview

(for Physics major)

presented by CNAS Advising

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Math Placement & Progression Overview

(for Environmental Science major)

presented by CNAS Advising

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Additional Instructional Videos

The instructional videos below are intended to serve as additional resources for some of the most common questions first-year students often have at Orientation.  Overall, these videos will be help you prepare for Orientation and beyond!

English Placement & Progression Overview

(for all CNAS majors)

presented by CNAS Advising

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How to Accept Your LC Block

presented by CNAS Scholars Peer Mentors

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How to Register for Classes

presented by CNAS Scholars Peer Mentors

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How to Navigate the Schedule of Classes

presented by CNAS Scholars Peer Mentors

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AP Credit & Placement

presented by CNAS Advising

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Assist.org & Transfer Credit

presented by CNAS Advising

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How to Locate & Use the CNAS Breadth Sheet

presented by CNAS Advising

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Sample 4-Yr Plans for Biology

presented by CNAS Advising

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Life Sciences Advising Syllabus

presented by CNAS Advising

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Additional Documents & Resources

The additional documents or resources below are intended to help first-year students plan out their first year at UCR. 

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