Admissions and Records

Admissions Calendar

Application Filing Periods & Deadlines

To apply for admission to California State University, Northridge (CSUN), you'll need to know:

  1. Is the application filing period for your target degree and program open or closed?
    Find out in the Admissions Calendar for your group listed below.
  2. Are you eligible for admission to your target degree and program?
    Review the requirements at Applicants.

Have you already applied for a previous semester? If your major/program is open, you can reapply for a new semester without repaying the application fee. Read more at Forward Admission Application.

Special Groups

Athletes, international students, and veterans and their dependents will find admissions information on these websites:

Initial Filing Periods 

The initial application filing period is the minimum time that applications for admission are considered. The initial filing periods for CSUN are:

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

*Graduate programs typically remain open for an extended time beyond the initial filing period. For details, select the “Graduate Student” row below.

TO CHECK APPLICATION FILING DEADLINES AND MORE,
SELECT YOUR STUDENT GROUP FROM THE LIST BELOW.

First-Time Freshman

Spring 2016 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2015.

Current Status:

OPEN to nonresident applicants.

Important Dates:

SAT/ACT scores are required for all first-time freshmen and must be received by Admissions and Records no later than August 31, 2015. 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:

CLOSED.

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 2016 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.

Spring 2016 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2015

Current Status:

OPEN to:

Nonresident applicants and SB1440/STAR Act applicants with a verifiable Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) from a California Community College in a major that CSUN has approved for transfer.

Important Dates:

All admission requirements must be completed by the end of the Fall 2015 semester. Please see additional requirements at Applicants.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

October 1 through November 30, 2014.

Academic Program Impaction:  Students applying to impacted majors must apply for admission during the initial filing period. At CSUN, three majors are impacted:

  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • 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.

Current Status:

CLOSED.

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 2016: CLOSED.

Fall 2015: CLOSED.

Learn more at Enrollment Programs, including "CSU Fully Online Courses (Cross-Campus Enrollment)."

Credential Student

 

Spring 2016 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

August 1, 2015.

University applications for graduate programs, including credential programs, will be accepted after the initial filing period until [date to be announced - TBA]. 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:

CLOSED.

Graduate Student - Master's and Doctoral

 

Spring 2016 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

August 1, 2015.

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

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

Some graduate programs consider applications only for fall—not spring—admission. For individual program status, see "Current Status" below.

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:

CLOSED to the following graduate programs:

Accountancy - Professional (MS); Anthropology (General & Public Archaeology options); Art (MFA option); Accountancy; Chicana/o Studies; Communication Studies; Educational Administration (Higher Ed MA option); Educational Leadership (Ed.D.); Educational Psychology & Counseling (all specializations); Family & Consumer Sciences (Interior Design and Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science options); Health Administration (MS); Public Health (MPH); History; Physical Therapy (DPT); Psychology (Clinical & General Experimental options); Screenwriting (MFA); Social Work (MSW); Tourism, Hospitality & Recreation Management (both specializations); Urban Planning.

The Tseng College (extended learning) offers several self-support degree and certificate programs.

 

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 deadline published here. 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:

CLOSED.

 The Tseng College (extended learning) offers several self-support degree and certificate programs.

Post-Baccalaureate, Unclassified Student

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

Any exceptions will be published here.

Second Bachelor's Student

Applications for second bachelor's degrees in all majors are strictly limited at this time.

Spring 2016 Admission

Initial Filing Period Begins:

August 1, 2015. 

Second bachelor's degree applicants will need to submit their online CSUMentor application no later than November 1, 2015.

Current Status:

OPEN in Radiologic Sciences only.

Applications for second bachelor's degrees in all majors are strictly limited at this time.

 

Fall 2015 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

October 1 through November 30, 2014.

Current Status:

CLOSED.

Graduate Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment, Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment

Spring 2016: OPEN if the graduate degree program is open.

Fall 2015: CLOSED.

Learn more at Enrollment Programs, including "CSU Fully Online Courses (Cross-Campus Enrollment)."

Returning Student

Spring 2016 Admission

Initial Filing Period:

August 1-31, 2015.

Current Status:

CLOSED to returning undergraduate applicants.

OPEN to returning graduate applicants.

Important Dates:

Returning graduate applicants should review requirements at Returning to CSUN.

 

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:

CLOSED.

Important Dates:

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