Undergraduate students enrolled at CSUN may enroll without formal admission and without payment of an additional Tuition Fee in one course each academic term at a campus of the University of California or participating campuses of the California Community Colleges on a space available basis. For a Cross Enrollment application and instructions, go to the Student Forms website.
Undergraduate students may be simultaneously registered at CSUN and another institution if the combined enrollment does not exceed 19 units. Students enrolling concurrently should be aware of the policies governing acceptance of transfer credits. Contact the Office of Admissions and Records for information concerning concurrent enrollment procedures and regulations. Concurrent enrollment at another institution is not to be confused with the CSU Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment Program.
CourseMatch (Online Concurrent Enrollment) allows matriculated students at any CSU campus to enroll in fully online courses at any other CSU campus to help them take the classes they need to graduate. Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to your home campus and included in your student academic record. Before enrolling in an online course at another CSU, you should consult with your academic advisor to determine how the course may apply to your degree requirements.
For course listings, eligibility requirements, enrollment conditions and an application form, please visit CSU CourseMatch.
The California State University (CSU) system recently enacted a policy known as "Early Start," requiring incoming first-time freshmen who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level math and/or English to begin remediation during the summer before enrolling in the CSU. The goals of Early Start are to better prepare students in math and English (writing) before their first semester and thereby improve their chances of completing a college degree. Please see CSU Early Start Program at Cal State Northridge.
Students interested in enrolling in courses after completing their bachelor's degree at CSUN must file a university application for graduate admission. There is a $55.00 fee for processing the admission application. Admission to graduate programs is selective. Students interested in a particular program should seek advice from the graduate program they plan to enter. Please see the Application Filing Periods calendar.
CSUN offers opportunities for students to pursue their studies as full-time students in one of 18 international countries including: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Under the auspices of the CSU International Programs (CSUIP), participants in this program are concurrently enrolled at CSUN, where they earn full academic credit for their overseas studies. Students pay only the Tuition Fee. All campus Financial Aid except work-study is applicable overseas. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled at a CSU campus or eligible to enroll from a California Community College; have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program; have upper division or graduate standing by departure; and have the necessary academic preparation, including college-level international language study for some countries.
For more information, contact the International & Exchange Student Center, University Student Union Building C, at (818) 677-3053, or sign up online for a workshop during the fall semester. Learn more at Study Abroad.
The Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment program permits students to enroll in classes at CSUN and another CSU campus simultaneously. There is no limitation as to the number of times a student may enter this program as long as an application is filed each semester within the application deadlines outlined by the host campus. For an Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment application and instructions, go to the Student Forms website.
Note: Other CSU students wishing to enroll in CSUN classes through the Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment Program should apply during CSUN's Application Filing Periods.
The Intrasystem Visitor Program allows continuing CSUN students to enroll in one term at another CSU campus. Arrangements may be made with the CSUN Office of Admissions and Records within the application deadlines outlined by the host campus. For an Intrasystem Visitor Program application and instructions, go to the Student Forms website.
Note: Other CSU students wishing to enroll in CSUN classes through the Intrasystem Visitor Program should apply during CSUN's Application Filing Periods.
The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides full-time CSUN students with an opportunity to attend one of more than 190 other colleges and universities across the country, in Puerto Rico or Canada, usually at a cost similar to what they would pay to attend CSUN. NSE offers students the opportunity to experience college life and course work at a different university for a semester or a year; to live in another part of the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada; and to travel. If eligible, students can apply for Financial Aid. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for NSE if they are currently enrolled, attend full-time, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students may apply at all study levels (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior).
For more information, contact the International & Exchange Student Center, University Student Union Building C, at (818) 677-3053, or sign up online for a workshop during the fall semester. Learn more at National Student Exchange.
Individuals who have not been formally admitted to CSUN may register for regular classes as Open University students through the Tseng College by obtaining a permission number from the instructor or academic department after classes begin. For more information, visit the Open University program. Please note that the number of units that may be taken as a nonmatriculated student and applied toward a degree is limited.
The Cal State Northridge (CSUN) Peace Corps Master’s International Program allows graduate students to combine Peace Corps service with a master’s degree program. Prospective students apply separately to the Peace Corps and to the CSUN Peace Corps Master’s International program after being admitted to the master’s degree programs in either Mathematics (MS in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics options) or Secondary Education (MA in Teaching and Learning option). Learn more.
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (California Senate Bill 1440) establishes a new Associate Degree for Transfer program from California Community Colleges to the California State University (CSU). California community college students who have earned a verified Associate in Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer degree (AS-T) in a major that has been approved for transfer by the CSU campus they plan to attend will:
- Receive priority admission to the CSU
- Be guaranteed junior standing as long as they meet all admission eligibility requirements
- Be able to complete the approved major and bachelor's degree in only 60 additional units
Before applying for admission to a CSU campus under the STAR Act, verify that the community college program you've chosen is deemed similar to a major approved for transfer by the CSU campus you plan to attend. Look up articulated majors and learn more at Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a Guarantee.
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a participating member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level (150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition).
If you are a resident of one of the WUE participating member states and you are interested in attending CSUN at the reduced tuition level, please:
- Verify that your major is eligible for the WUE rate
- Review eligibility requirements and conditions for enrollment
- Complete the WUE Contract Form
For more information including a list of participating states and eligible majors, please see WUE at CSUN.