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Swap Classes

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Swap Classes

This is a tutorial only. No log in is required.


The Swap Classes feature allows you to exchange (i.e., add and drop) two classes at the same time.

You can swap classes online throughout the registration periods. For calendars and policies including late add, drop and swap, see:

Note: Enrollments recorded by the end of the third week of instruction in the fall and spring semesters are considered official and unalterable. If you need to swap classes of equal unit value during Week 4 when signatures are required, be sure to add and drop at the same time to avoid additional fees including nonresident tuition if applicable.

The Swap Classes page has three main steps:

  1. Select Classes to Swap
  2. Confirm Classes to Swap
  3. View Results

A record of the classes dropped for the term remains in My Class Schedule views.

Step 1

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

Step 2

The myNorthridge Home page displays.

In the My Checklist box, look under Registration for:

  1. Your enrollment appointment
  2. Registration hold alerts if any. Hold messages display in the Incomplete Tasks section of My Checklist.

Select Enroll in a Class in My Checlist, or the Register for Classes icon under Quick Links. Always check for holds first.

"Enroll" links display in My Checklist only during active registration periods.

Step 3

The Payment Notice displays.

To continue, read and accept the Statement of Financial Responsibility.

To return, select Back to Portal in the upper right corner (not shown).

Step 4

The Add Classes page displays.

Your class schedule also displays. Confirm the class you want to swap.

Click the Swap tab.

Step 5

The Select a Class to Swap page displays.

  1. In the Swap This Class section, use the drop down menu to select a class to swap drop from your schedule.
  2. In the With This Class section, search for a class or enter the 5-digit class number of the class you want to add.
Click the Enter button to proceed.

Step 6

The Enrollment Preferences page displays the class you want to add. Do the following:

  1. View class status (open or closed).
  2. Enter the permission number if department or instructor consent is required.
  3. Optional: Change the grading basis. Check with an advisor first or review the Grading Policy.
  4. Review Enrollment Requirements. Concurrent enrollment in another class may be required.
  5. Review Notes for additional course information and requirements.
Click the Next button.

Step 7

The Confirm Your Selection page displays. Review the classes to swap.

To exit without swapping the classes, click Cancel.

Click Finish Swapping to process your request.

Step 8

The View Results page reports the status of your swap request—Success or Error.

If successful, click Make a Payment or My Class Schedule.

Note: Always review your class schedule, account balance, and payment due dates after any changes. Print a copy of your schedule for your records.

Screen shot of the View Results step.

Step 9

The View Results page in this example reports an error. The student cannot swap these classes until s/he obtains a permission number to add the new class.

If successful, click Make a Payment or My Class Schedule.

Check your account balance and payment due dates to avoid disenrollment.