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How To Guides for Students

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How To Guides for Students

As a Cal State Northridge student, you have access to a growing number of Web-based tools to view and manage your academic, financial and personal information.

Use the self-service guides below to learn about myNorthridge Portal and the SOLAR Student Center. Each guide takes you step-by-step through the navigation and features for adding classes, wait listing, using permission numbers and more.

What do you want to do? Select a topic below. No login is required.

About myNorthridge Portal Features

Access the SOLAR Student Center

Activate CSUN User ID and Password

Add a Class

Add a Class - Summer Appointment / Enrollment

Add a Class Using a Permission Number

Add Component Classes (for selected Chemistry Classes only)

Add Co-requisite Classes

Change Major/Minor Online

Class Search

CourseMatch Enrollment for CSUN Students - New!

Drop a Class

Enroll in "Early Start" at Cal State Northridge

Enroll in Classes Using the CSUN Mobile App - New!

Intent to Register for Freshmen and Transfer Students

My (Admissions) Checklist

Order Official Transcripts Online

Swap Classes

Update Personal Information

Veteran Educational Benefit Certification - New!

View Contract for a Grade of Incomplete

View Enrollment Appointment

View Final Exam Schedule

View Holds

View My Class Schedule

View My Student Account Information

View Textbooks in Class Search

View Withdrawals/Repeats - Undergraduate Students

Wait List for Closed Classes

Degree Planning Tools

The following guides explain Degree Progress Report (DPR) and My Academic Planner (MAP):

Interpreting DPR and MAP

Navigating to DPR and MAP

Using MAP to Plan Courses


My Plan to Graduate (MPG) is an interactive planning tool. Use these roadmaps to select the courses you want to develop a detailed term by term, multi-year, academic student plan.

My Plan to Graduate - New!