International Class Registration and Orientation

Class Registration & New Student Orientation is a two-part, online process for all accepted Undergraduate International students starting the Fall 2021 semester.

You should have now received an emailed copy of your I-20. Before you proceed any further, schedule your visa interview at the earliest opportunity after COVID-19 delays! If you are unable to do so at this time, please proceed with this registration and orientation process. If you are already studying in the U.S. at another school and have not received your I-20, please complete the I-20 transfer form with your current international advisor (DSO) at your school to receive a CBU I-20. 

If you are on a Language Training I-20, you will register for classes upon arrival at CBU in September. 

International Registration 

Accepted Undergraduate Language Proficient International students are eligible to register for their classes prior to arriving to CBU for International Orientation on September 2nd, 2021.

Registration will open in 2021 for Fall 2021 new students.

  • Part 1/3: Orientation Module


    Online Orientation Module

    Once you sign up for an International Class Registration date, you will immediately receive an email with a link to access the online Orientation Module, an interactive overview of the CBU experience, which includes the traditions and resources available to you as a student. We hope this allows you to learn more about your areas of interest and prepare for your visa interview. You must use your CBU ID and password (provided in your acceptance email and Orientation sign-up confirmation email) to log in to Online Orientation.

  • Part 2/3: Class Registration

    Online Class Registration Instructions

    By 5:00PM PDT on your New Student Orientation date, you will receive an email with your materials to register for classes. The materials you will receive are put together by the Academic Advising office and contain instructions on how to register for classes using InsideCBU. If you have questions during the process, you can reach out to your academic advisor, whom you will continue to work with at CBU. You will have seven (7) days to register in your classes, however it should only take you an hour or two to complete the process.   

    To reach out directly to your Academic Advisor with questions, use the Find My Advisor tool. 


  • Part 3/3: Next Steps

    Next Steps

    Once you have completed Part 1/3: Orientation Module & Part 2/3: Class Registration, you will complete the remaining steps below. This includes finalizing arrangements to live on campus, completing all applicable forms, making payment arrangements and preparing for International Orientation and Welcome Weekend! 

    • Important Forms & Information

      InsideCBU login (CBU ID & Password in acceptance email) required for most forms below:

      1. Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA): California Baptist University is unable to release any personal educational information to any one other than the student without prior written consent. Please log in to InsideCBU and then select this link which goes to a form to grant or deny permission for CBU to discuss student information with, for example, a parent or guardian who is named on the form.

      2. Tuition and Fee Agreement (TFA): This agreement expresses that you understand your responsibility to pay your tuition and fees to CBU on time each semester. Click here to view information about the Tuition and Fee Agreement. Submissions are made electronically through the system and sent directly to the Student Accounts Office. If you are under 18 then you will complete a paper form and have your parent or legal guardian sign it as well.

      3. Parking Permit: If you plan on bringing a vehicle to campus, please submit your vehicle information on the Safety Services Parking and Permits page. Your permit will be available to pick up at the beginning of the Fall semester.

      4. Recreation Center Waiver: All CBU students must download and complete a waiver in order to access the recreation center facility. The waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian only if the student is under the age of 18. Finished forms can be emailed to 

      5. Emergency Contact Information: In the event of an emergency, CBU will attempt to notify your emergency contacts. Please fill out the Emergency Contact Information Form.

      It is critical that CBU authorities know the person(s) you would like us to contact on your behalf in the event of an emergency. Emergency Contact Information is used solely by approved CBU personnel in the event of a declared emergency event.

      Please provide contact information for up to three people, and designate the order in which you would like them to be called. We will call all numbers provided for your 1st Contact. If we are unable to reach your 1st Contact at any of the numbers provided, we will call your 2nd Contact. If we are unable to reach your 2nd Contact, we will call your 3rd Contact, and repeat the cycle until we reach one of your designated contacts. You may change the calling order by clicking inside the box with the contact’s information, and dragging it to the desired position. To deactivate a person as your emergency contact, move them to the third position, and select “deactivate.” You may update your Emergency Contact information at any time.

      6. CBU Alert: CBU Alert is an emergency notification system that will text and email emergency communications to you if you sign up.  You are strongly encouraged to sign up by following this link.  If you are a first time user, you will need to create an account by selecting "Sign me up!" Then, enter your LancerMail address and create a password for your CBU Alert account.

    • Housing & Meal Plan

      1. Housing application: Students that plan to live on campus must complete an online housing application. Students will have access to complete the online application within 2 business days after being accepted to CBU. Housing is assigned in order of when students complete the housing application process.  On campus housing is not guaranteed for students.

      For information and images of each of the living areas, as well as a suggested packing list, click here.  

      2. Meal Plans: Purchasing of a meal plan is required for all residential students and will be part of the Housing Application. Commuter students may choose meal plan on the University Card Services page. Any changes to meal plans may also be made on that page for both residential and commuter students.  Detailed information on meal plans, pricing and how they work may be found here.

    • Health Insurance

      Health Insurance is required for all International students at CBU. Students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. This was already included in the I-20 Financial Requirement. You are encouraged to review your coverage

    • Finalize Financial Aid & Payment

      1. Review Course & Fee Statement
      The Course and Fee Statement is issued by Student Accounts and shows what courses you have registered for and provides the estimated charges and pending or accepted financial aid for that semester. You will review a new Course & Fee Statement each semester. International Students are expected to pay for each semester in full prior to Payment Due Date (Wednesday, August 11th, 2021).

      2. Make Payment
      Once you have registered for your courses and your financial aid is reflected on your Course & Fee Statement, you are ready to make payment for your first semester balance (noted in the bottom right-hand corner):

      • Log in to CASHNet through InsideCBU.
      • Select "Click here to Make a Payment"
      • Select "Student Account Payment"
      • Enter your semester remaining balance and semester.
      • Click "Add to Shopping Cart" and then "Checkout" 
      • You may make payment using a Credit Card, Electronic Check, or Foreign Currency. 

      Check your Student Accounts status once you have set up payment arrangements on the Student Accounts on InsideCBU. You will see a green "Enrollment Confirmed" box if the Student Accounts Office has confirmed your enrollment. If you have not completed payment arrangements for the semester you will see a red "Enrollment Not Confirmed" box.

      If you have any questions please contact the appropriate office using the information below:

      Financial Aid Office at or 951.343.4236

      Student Accounts Office at or 951.343.4371

    • On Campus Jobs

      International Students may work up to 20 hours per week on campus while classes are in session. If you are interested in an on-campus job, use your student ID and password to log in to CBU Handshake. From this website, you can see job postings and apply for positions online. 

      The CBU Career Center offers a wide spectrum of resources to help you prepare for your career, including LinkedIn worskhops, career fairs, and mock interviews. 

    • Get Your Textbooks

      You can find out which textbooks to purchase for your classes by visiting the Campus Store website beginning in mid-August. On the website you can input your courses and see a list of which books to buy. 

    • International Orientation

      Our International Center is excited to welcome you to CBU career with International Student Orientation. This is an exciting transition designed specifically for international students to life at CBU and life in California prior to Welcome Weekend for all new students. Please take a look at the Arrival & Orientation information on the link above.

      International Orientation activities begins Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
      Arrival and Move-In day for incoming International Freshmen and Transfer students is Tuesday, August 31st, 2021. Be sure to review the Pre-Arrival Checklist and complete the Arrival Form to notify us of your travels so we can pick you up from LAX on that Monday!

    • Welcome Weekend

      Welcome Weekend is your kickoff to your first semester as a Lancer with all new students - International and American! Check out more information here

      If you have any questions, please contact Community Life:

      Community Life Office
      Phone: 951.343.4425


Frequently Asked Questions for New Student Orientation 

  • How will I know which classes to choose?

    On the New Student Orientation date you signed up for, you will receive an email from Academic Advising that explains how to know which courses to register for, as well as how to register on InsideCBU. Don't worry; if you get stuck along the way you can reach out to your Academic Advisor by selecting your major here.

    • On the New Student Orientation date you signed up for, you will receive an email from Academic Advising that explains how to know which courses to register for, as well as how to register on InsideCBU. Don't worry though; if you get stuck along the way you can reach out to your Academic Advisor by selecting your major here
  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for class registration?

    Yes! Here are some helpful things you can do to be ready to register for classes. 

      • Don't stress and take some deep breaths. Academic Advising is ready and willing to help. 
      • Be sure to send us your most up-to-date transcripts and test scores. Because of the current health crisis related to COVID-19 we are temporarily accepting unofficial high-school transcripts and unofficial SAT and ACT scores.
      • Visit the Academic Advising page to see all of the resources provided to you to help you reach graduation. Remember that you will take small steps along the way and it starts with registering for your fall semester classes. 
      • Get familiar with and excited for your program by looking it up on our list of undergraduate majors here. To see a full list of courses in your major select "interesting courses" and then select the "All Courses" button.
  • Is it too late to apply for housing?

    No it is not too late! You can apply for housing here. A $100 non-refundable housing reservation fee is required to complete the application. This will also be a step in Part 3/3: Next Steps.


  • When will I receive my official billing statement?

    After your register for classes, you will receive an official bill called your "course and fee statement." This will be a step in Part 3/3: Next Steps.

    The Course and Fee Statement shows what courses you have registered for and provides the estimated charges and pending or accepted financial aid associated to that semester. We'd love to help you figure everything out if you have questions about billing.



General questions: Contact your admissions counselor.
Questions about class registration: Use the Find My Advisor tool.  
Questions about your Course and Fee Statement or payment details: Email or call (951) 343-4371.