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Provisional Admission

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) may provisionally admit undergraduate students—first-time freshman and first-time transfer applicants—until all eligibility requirements and deadlines have been met and verified with the appropriate documentation. Eligibility requirements and deadlines are identified on the following “Applicant” pages:

CSUN may rescind admission decisions, cancel financial aid awards, withdraw housing contracts and cancel any university registration for students who are found not to be eligible after the final transcript(s) are evaluated. If your offer of provisional admission is rescinded, please see Admission and Deadline Appeals.

Please review the section for your student group below.

Provisional Admission for First-Time Freshman

CSUN may provisionally admit first-time freshman applicants based on their academic preparation through the junior year of high school and planned course work for the senior year. The campus will monitor the final terms of study to ensure that admitted students complete their secondary school studies satisfactorily, including the required college preparatory subjects, and graduate from high school.

Students are required to submit an official transcript after graduation to certify that all course work has been satisfactorily completed. Official high school transcripts must be received prior to the deadline set by the university. In no case may documentation of high school graduation be received any later than the census date for a student’s first term of CSU enrollment.

Applicants will qualify for regular (non-provisional) admission when the university verifies that they:

  • Have graduated and received a diploma from high school, 
  • Have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index,
  • Have completed the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory “a-g” subjects, 
  • Have met all supplementary criteria for first-time freshman impaction at CSUN, and, 
  • If applying to an impacted program (major), have met all supplementary criteria for the major.

Please note: First-time freshmen who qualify for regular admission must still complete the following tasks in order to register for classes in their first academic term:

  1. File Intent to Register online,
  2. Complete the EPT/ELM requirement (or be exempt), and
  3. Enroll in classes and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester to which they were provisionally admitted. Students who do not enroll in classes and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction will need to reapply for admission to the University in the next available semester.

Provisional Admission for Transfer Students

CSUN may provisionally or conditionally admit transfer applicants based on their academic preparation and courses planned for completion. The campus will monitor the final terms to ensure that those admitted complete all required courses satisfactorily. All accepted applicants are required to submit an official transcript of all college-level work completed.

CSUN may rescind admission for any student who is found not to be eligible after the final transcript has been evaluated.

Applicants will qualify for regular (non-provisional) admission when the university verifies that they:

  • Have completed all upper-division transfer requirements,
  • Have met all supplementary criteria for first-time transfer impaction at CSUN, and, 
  • If applying to an impacted transfer program (major), have met all supplementary criteria for the major.

Please note: First-time transfer students who qualify for regular (non-provisional) admission must still complete the following tasks in order to register for classes and enroll in their first academic term:

  1. File Intent to Register online
  2. Enroll in classes and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester to which they were provisionally admitted. Students who do not enroll in classes and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction will need to reapply for admission to the University in the next available semester.