Admissions and Records

Admissions Calendar

Application Filing Periods & Deadlines

Apply for admission to Cal State Northridge with the steps below. Have you already applied for a previous semester? You can forward your application without repaying the application fee. Read more at Forward Admission Application.

1. Two Initial Application Filing Periods – California State University, Northridge (CSUN) generally accepts applications during the following initial filing periods:

  • FALL semester admission: October 1 - November 30.
  • SPRING semester admission: August 1-31.  

All applicants are encouraged to apply during the initial application filing period. Except for impacted majors and class-levels, CSUN will continue to accept applications after the initial filing period on a space-available basis. Applicants should check the application filing status for their class level on this page.

2. Impaction – If your major or class level is impacted, you must apply during the initial filing period.

3. Requirements – Review the Applicant Admission Criteria.

4. Special Groups

5. Select your class level from the list below to view application filing status – open or closed.

First-Time Freshman

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2014.

Current Status:

CLOSED.

Important Dates:

SAT/ACT scores are required for all first-time freshmen. Enclose a copy of your SAT/ACT scores with your paper application for admission. Your application and scores must be received by Admissions and Records no later than September 2, 2014. See additional requirements at Applicants.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

October 1 through November 30, 2014.

Class Level Impaction:  Because of freshman impaction, you must apply for admission to Fall 2015 during the initial filing period. Please read CSUN Freshman Impaction and the requirements for first-time freshman Applicants.

Academic Program Impaction:  At CSUN, three majors are impacted: Accountancy, Finance, and Business Administration – Insurance and Financial Services option. You will need to apply for the related "pre-major" in CSUMentor and meet prerequisites in your initial studies. See Undergraduate Programs in Business.

Current Status:

OPEN.

Important Dates:

SAT/ACT scores are required for all first-time freshmen and must be received by Admissions and Records no later than February 3, 2105. See additional requirements at Applicants.

Lower Division Transfer Student

Lower division transfer student applications are not currently considered for admission to Cal State Northridge. Exceptions, if any, are shown in the tables below.

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

CLOSED.

Current Status:

CSUN is not currently accepting applications from lower division transfer students.

Important Dates:

Not applicable.

 

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

CLOSED.

Current Status:

CSUN is not currently accepting applications from lower division transfer students.

Important Dates:


Not applicable.

Upper Division Transfer Student

To confirm that you are an upper division transfer student, please visit Applicants.

Academic Program Impaction:  At CSUN, three majors are impacted: Accountancy, Finance, and Business Administration – Insurance and Financial Services option. You will need to apply for the related "pre-major" in CSUMentor and meet the prerequisites in your initial studies. See Undergraduate Programs in Business.

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2014.

Current Status:

CLOSED.

Important Dates:

All admission requirements must be completed by the end of the Fall 2014 semester. Paper applications and verification of the AA-T or AS-T degree are due by September 2, 2014. Please see additional requirements at Applicants.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

October 1 through November 30, 2014.

Current Status:

OPEN.

Important Dates:

All admission requirements must be completed by the end of the Spring 2015 semester. See additional requirements at Applicants.

Undergraduate Cross Enrollment, Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment, Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment, Talented High School Student

Spring 2015: CLOSED.

Fall 2015: OPEN if the undergraduate program and student category are open.

Learn more at Enrollment Programs.

Credential Student

 

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

August 1, 2014.

University applications for graduate programs, including credential programs, will be accepted after the initial filing period until November 1, 2014. However, individual graduate programs may have earlier closing dates. For individual program application deadlines, contact the CSUN Credential Office.

Note that two (2) applications are required - one to the University and the other to the Credential Program.

Current Status:

OPEN.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

October 1, 2014.

University applications for credential programs will be accepted after the initial filing period.

Note that two (2) applications are required - one to the University and another to the Credential Program.

Current Status:

OPEN.

Graduate Student - Master's and Doctoral

 

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

August 1, 2014.

Graduate applications for master's degree programs will be accepted through November 1, 2014 unless the individual program closes earlier.

Individual graduate programs may have earlier closing dates than the University deadline. For individual program application deadlines, contact the department of interest from the Index of Graduate Programs.

Note that two (2) applications are often required - one to the University and the other to the individual graduate program. Read more at Applicants.

Current Status:

OPEN.

Some graduate programs consider applications only for fall, not spring, admission. For individual program status, see the list below and the department website listed at Graduate Programs.

OPEN except the following graduate programs are CLOSED:
 
Anthropology; Art (Art Education option); Fine Arts (MFA); Accountancy (both options); Biology; Chicana/o Studies; Communication Studies; Educational Administration (MA in Higher Ed only); Educational Psychology and Counseling (all MS options); Education Doctorate (Ed.D.), both options; Family and Consumer Sciences - Interior Design option and Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science option; Health Administration (MS); Health Science - Public Health (MPH); History; Physical Therapy (D.P.T.); Psychology (all options); Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management (both options); Screenwriting; Social Work (MSW); Urban Planning.
 

The Tseng College (extended learning) offers several degree and certificate programs on a self-support basis. Read more.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

October 1, 2014.

Graduate applications for master's degree programs will be accepted by the University through July 1, 2015 unless the individual program closes earlier.

Please note that individual graduate programs may have earlier application closing dates than the University application deadline. For individual program application deadlines, contact the department of interest from the Index of Graduate Programs.

Note that two (2) applications are often required - one to the University and another to the individual graduate program. Read more at Applicants.

Current Status:

OPEN.

The Tseng College (extended learning) offers several degree and certificate programs on a self-support basis. Read more

Post-Baccalaureate, Unclassified Student

Post-baccalaureate unclassified applications are not currently considered for admission to Cal State Northridge. Read more about classified status in the University Catalog.

Any exceptions will be published here.

Second Bachelor's Student

Second baccalaureate applications are currently considered for admission to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors only. Check the tables below for a list of STEM majors and their current application filing status.  

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2014.  To be considered for admission, second bachelor's degree applicants need to submit their online CSUMentor application before 11:59 pm on Monday, September 1, 2014.

Current Status:

CLOSED.

 

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

October 1 through November 30, 2014.

Current Status:

OPEN to Pre-Nursing major only.

Graduate Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment, Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment

OPEN if the graduate degree program and student category are open.

Learn more at Enrollment Programs.

Returning Student

Spring 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2014.

Current Status:

CLOSED.

Important Dates:

Not applicable.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

October 1 through November 30, 2014.

You must apply for admission to Fall 2015 during the initial filing period. Review the requirements for returning students, whether in good standing or previously disqualified in the last semester at CSUN, at Applicants.

Current Status:

OPEN.

Important Dates:

Complete the Previously Disqualified Student Questionnaire (.pdf) and submit it to Admissions and Records no later than April 1, 2015.