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Accessing the Student Center

The following page is a one column layout with a header that contains a quicklinks jump menu and the search CSUN function. Page sections are identified with headers. The footer contains update, contact and emergency information.

Accessing the SOLAR Student Center

This is a tutorial only. No login is required.


When you log into myNorthridge, you’re viewing a customized portal that interfaces with the SOLAR Student Center. You can do almost everything in myNorthridge, but a few features are unique to the SOLAR Student Center, such as updating your personal information.

This guide introduces the SOLAR Student Center and some of its features.

Step 1

Log into myNorthridge at www.csun.edu with your
CSUN User ID and Password.

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Step 2

The myNorthridge Home page displays. Locate the Quick Links box, far right.

Click the SOLAR Student Center icon.


  • If you are a new student, your default view is the Applicant tab (not shown). Click the Home tab.

Step 3

You are now in the Student Center. Select any of the links or drop-down menu items in three sections: academic, financial and personal information.

For example, you can enroll in a class, pay fees and update your contact information.

On the far right is a Search for Classes button (browse only) and boxes that display quick notes and detail links for Holds and To Do Lists, depending on your situation.

Let’s look at each of the 3 sections.

Step 4

Academics Menu

Features of this section include:

  • Print weekly view of current class schedule
  • View past schedules and grades
  • Accept current contract for grade of "Incomplete"

In the drop-down menu, select an item and click the Go button, including:

  • DPR and MAP
  • View test scores – CPT, MPT and WPE
  • Withdrawals/repeats - unit counter

Step 5

Finances Menu

Like the links on the Financial Matters tab of myNorthridge, the Student Center Finances section features these menu items and more:

My Account

Financial Aid

  • View Financial Aid
  • Accept My Student Loan
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Sign Perkins Promissory Note
  • Sign Perkins Promissory View

Other Financial

  • Student Loan Status

You can also navigate to make a payment from this page.

Step 6

Personal Information Menu

Click the links in this section to update your personal contact information.

Featured items in this section:

  • Identify an emergency contact person
  • Update address and phone numbers
  • Check your CSUN Gmail address and add alternates
  • Opt to receive CSUN emergency text messages

Learn more at:

Step 7

To return to myNorthridge, click Back To Portal (upper right).

To exit, click Logout.