Congratulations and welcome to California State University, Northridge!
Form I-20 and SEVIS Record
You will receive a preliminary letter of admission asking you to notify your high school advisor to transfer your SEVIS record to Northridge. Once the record has been transferred, your I-20 will be available for you to pick up from your advisor in our office two to three business days after your prior school releases you in the SEVIS database.
If you prefer that we hold your I-20 for a friend or family member to pick up, please let us know as soon as possible. If no one is available to pick up your I-20, you can mail or carry a self-addressed, pre-paid envelope to the Office of International Admissions. NOTE: We will not release your I-20 to any express mail companies without a self-addressed, pre-paid envelope.
Visa and Immigration Advisement
You will also receive instructions for your online mandatory immigration information session together with your admission letter.
EPT and ELM Placement Tests
You will also receive test date information for the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics Exam (ELM). Please take the placement tests at your earliest convenience.
If you cannot arrange an early test date, you must take these tests at CSU, Northridge on:
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014 for Spring 2014
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for Fall 2014
To view earlier test dates, visit the CSU, Northridge Testing Center website.
Watch for an email from your departmental academic advisor directing you to set up an online appointment. Course registration materials will be mailed to you; however, you will not register for classes until you have participated in online academic advisement with your department and your advisement holds have been lifted.