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Registration Calendar

Spring Semester 2014

Spring 2014 Instructional Days
Weekday classes beginTuesday, January 21, 2014
Saturday classes beginSaturday, January 25 *
César Chavez Day **Monday, March 31 (offices closed; no instruction)
Spring recess; no instructionMonday-Saturday, April 7–12
Last day of formal instruction except for Saturday classes meeting once weeklyFriday, May 9
Final and common final examinationsMonday-Saturday, May 12–17
Grades available on SOLAR startingMay 17 (updated daily thereafter)
Last day of spring semester and academic yearMay 23

*Verify meeting dates in Class Search.

**For a full list of holidays, see the Student Academic Calendar.

Registration Periods
Early Registration and Advisement beginsFriday, November 1, 2013*
Registration-by-Appointment: Maximum load: 13 units *From your registration appointment through December 10, 2013*
Nonrestrictive Registration: Maximum load: 16 units *
Wait listing is available. For help, see Wait List for Closed Classes.
December 11, 2013–January 20, 2014**

See Registration Periods for more information.

*Repeating courses is permitted beginning Thursday, January 16, 2014.

For academic load exceptions, see Maximum Unit Load.


**No appointment needed.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Continue to adjust your schedule (add, drop**, etc.) online:January 21–February 7, 2014 *
Week 1
Wait listing continues. Permission is not required to add classes except for restricted classes.
January 21–24 *
Week 2
Permission is required to add all classes.Wait list is not available.
January 27–31 *
Week 3February 3–7 *
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) onlineFebruary 7 *
Week 4 - Approvals required using 4th Week Form (.pdf) *February 10–14 **

See Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment for more information.

*Repeating courses is permitted. Maximum load: 16 units. For exceptions, see Academic Load Regulations.

**Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review the Information Regarding Change in Program or Schedule.

Withdrawal Deadlines
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.February 18
Weeks 5-12 (Late Change Form (.pdf) required*)February 18–April 19**
Weeks 13+: Last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond*
(Last 20% of Instruction and Retroactive form (.pdf) required)
April 22–May 24**

See Withdrawal Deadlines for more information.

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review the Information Regarding Change in Program or Schedule and Change in Academic Schedule After Start of Classes.

**Withdrawals are not permitted; extraordinary circumstances only are considered.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Schedule
See the University Cash Services website for:

– Tuition and mandatory campus fees

– Fee Payment Schedule (payment due dates)

– Installment Payment Plan *

– Late Fees **

– Refund Information and eRefund Enrollment

*If you fail to make your payment in full by the due dates or do not sign an Installment Payment Plan in person before the deadlines published in the fee payment schedule, you will be disenrolled from some or all of your classes.

**When instruction for the term begins on January 21, 2014, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid
2013-2014 Federal and California Financial Aid application period beginsJanuary 1, 2013
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2, 2013
First Spring 2014 Financial Aid payments begin (weekly thereafter)January 11, 2014
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial AidMarch 28, 2014

See Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Term 2014

Most Summer Classes

The majority of summer classes are offered through The Tseng College of Extended Learning. Different rules, deadlines and fees may apply to students enrolling in summer courses through The Tseng College. Learn more at http://summer.csun.edu.

STAY RIGHT HERE and use the guidelines in this Summer Term Registration Calendar if you are admitted to one of the special year-round cohort programs listed below.

Special Year-Round Cohort Programs

You may enroll in summer classes that are part of a special cohort program if you're eligible. Eligibility is based on having been formally admitted to the program.

The year-round cohort programs offering summer courses are:

  1. Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A-BSN)
  2. Master of Social Work (MSW)
  3. Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
  4. Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Please note:  Permission numbers are required to enroll in all Summer 2014 special year-round cohort courses at all times.  Please contact your program advisor for assistance.

Class Search

Browse the summer Schedule of Classes using Class Search. No login is required.

To look up your cohort classes in Class Search, select the following from the search field drop-down menus:

  • Term: "2145 - Summer Term 2014"
  • Session: "Year-Round Cohort Courses"
  • Subject/Department: Select your cohort program.
  • Click the Quick Search button.

If you're also taking credit classes outside of the year-round cohort programs listed above, select "The Tseng College - Credit" from the Class Search drop-down menu "Session" field.

Calendar-at-a-Glance

Summer Term 2014 Instructional Days
Session 1  (12 weeks)May 27-August 19, 2014
Session 2  (first 6 weeks)May 27-July 8
Session 3  (second 6 weeks)July 9-August 19
Final ExaminationsHeld on the last class meeting. Confirm with your professor.
Grades available on SOLARStarting August 19

 

Registration Periods
Set an online appointment to register *March 18-24, 2014
Registration-by-Appointment ** March 25 - April 1
Nonrestrictive Registration, Sessions 1 and 2 ***April 2 - May 26 **
Nonrestrictive Registration, Session 3 ***April 2 - July 8 **

See Registration Periods for more information.

*For matriculated students only. The system will create registration appointments ranging from March 18 through April 1 on a first-to-arrive basis.

**Repeating courses is permitted beginning Wednesday, April 2.
***No appointment needed. Repeating courses is permitted.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Defined for cohort programs only:Through the second Friday of each session *
Sessions 1 and 2May 27-June 6 *
Session 3July 9-18 *

*Permission required to add classes. Adjust your schedule online in myNorthridge > Enroll in a Class. Note: No schedule changes are permitted after the second Friday of a session.

Withdrawal Deadlines - Last Day to Drop a Class **
For Sessions 1 and 2Friday, June 6, 2014*
For Session 3Friday, July 18*

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review the Academic Program Changes and Late Add-Drop Classes.

**Withdrawals are not permitted after the second Friday of a session.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Deadlines for Cohort Programs Only
For important information regarding Summer 2014 tuition fees and mandatory campus fees for state-supported cohort programs only, including the Fee Payment Schedule*, see University Cash Services.**

*If you fail to make your payment in full by the due date, you will be disenrolled from some or all of your classes. Payments made after the deadline will not prevent you from disenrollment.

**A $25.00 late fee is charged to register, starting the first day of a summer session, if you have zero units at the time of registration. The late fee will only be charged once during the entire summer term.

Financial Aid*
2013-2014 Federal and California Financial Aid application period begins...January 1, 2013
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA by...March 2, 2013

*To learn more, select "Summer Aid" at Financial Aid Basics.

Fall Semester 2014

Fall 2014 Instructional Days
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginAugust 23, 2014 *
Weekday classes beginMonday, August 25
Last Saturday classes meetSaturday, December 6
Last day of formal instructionTuesday, December 9
Final and Common Final examinationsWednesday-Tuesday, December 10-16
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingDecember 16 (updated daily thereafter)
Last day of Fall 2014 semesterDecember 23

*Verify meeting dates in the Meeting Information section of Class Search.

Registration Periods
First-time freshman advisement and registration begin.Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Early Registration begins.*Monday, May 5
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 13 unitsFrom your registration appointment through July 13
Nonrestrictive Registration.  Maximum load: 16 units
Wait listing is available. See the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.
July 14 through August 24 **

See Registration Periods for more information.

*Repeating courses is permitted beginning Monday, August 11, 2014.

For academic load exceptions, see Maximum Unit Load.


**No appointment needed.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop, etc.) online fromAugust 25-September 12, 2014 *
Week 1
Wait list continues. Permission is not required to add classes.
August 25-September 1 *
Week 2
Permission is required to add. Wait list is not available.
September 2-5 *
Week 3September 8-12 *
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online self-serviceSeptember 12 *
Week 4 - Approvals required using 4th Week Form (.pdf) September 15-19 **

See Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment for more information. 

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum academic load: 16 units. For exceptions, see Academic Load Regulations.

**Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Academic Program Changes and Late Add-Drop Classes.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Last day to file 4th Week Form (.pdf)September 19, 2014 before 4:00 pm*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.September 22*
Weeks 5-12 (Late Change form required* (.pdf))September 22 - November 14**
Weeks 13+: Last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond* (Last 20% of Instruction and Retroactive (.pdf) form required) November 17 - December 9**

See Withdrawal Deadlines for more information.

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Academic Program Changes and Late Add-Drop Classes.

**Withdrawals are normally not permitted; extraordinary circumstances only are considered.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Schedule
See the University Cash Services website for:

– Tuition and mandatory campus fees

– Fee Payment Schedule (payment due dates)

– Installment Payment Plan *

– Late Fees **

– Refund Information and eRefund Enrollment

*If you fail to make your payment in full by the due dates or do not sign an Installment Payment Plan in person before the deadlines published in the Fee Payment Schedule, you will be disenrolled from some or all of your classes.

**When instruction for the term begins on August 25, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid
2014-2015 Federal and California Financial Aid application period beginsJanuary 1, 2014
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2
Document deadline for on-time 2014/2015 financial aidJune 2
Fall 2014 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed (or deposited by eRefund) starting today and weekly hereafter.August 15
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid.November 1

See Financial Aid for more information.

Spring Semester 2015

Spring 2015 Instructional Days
Martin Luther King, Jr., DayMonday, January 19, 2015 (campus closed; no instruction)
Weekday classes beginTuesday, January 20, 2015
Saturday classes begin *Saturday, January 24, 2015*
César Chavez DayTuesday, March 31, 2015 (campus closed; no instruction)
Spring recess; no instructionMonday-Saturday, April 6–11, 2015
Last Saturday classesSaturday, May 2, 2015
Last day of formal instructionFriday, May 8, 2015
Final and common final examinationsSaturday–Friday, May 9–15, 2015
Registration Periods
Early Registration begins.*Monday, November 3, 2014
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 13 unitsFrom your registration appointment through December 9, 2014
Nonrestrictive Registration.  Maximum load: 16 units
Wait listing is available. See the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.
December 10, 2014 through January 19, 2015 **

See Registration Periods for more information.

*Repeating courses is permitted beginning Monday, January 5, 2015.

For academic load exceptions, see Maximum Unit Load.

**No appointment needed.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop, etc.) online fromJanuary 20-February 6, 2015 *
Week 1
Wait list continues. Permission is not required to add classes.
January 20-25 *
Week 2
Permission is required to add. Wait list is not available.
January 26-February 1 *
Week 3February 2-6 *
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online self-serviceFebruary 6 *
Week 4 - Approvals required using 4th Week Form (.pdf)February 9-13 **

See Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment for more information. 

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum academic load: 16 units. For exceptions, see Academic Load Regulations.

**Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Academic Program Changes and Late Add-Drop Classes.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Last day to file 4th Week Form (.pdf)February 6, 2015 before 4:00 pm*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.February 16*
Weeks 5-12 (Late Change form required* (.pdf))February 16 - April 17**
Weeks 13+: Last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond(Last 20% of Instruction and Retroactive (.pdf) form required) April 20 - May 22**

See Withdrawal Deadlines for more information.

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Academic Program Changes and Late Add-Drop Classes.

**Withdrawals are normally not permitted; extraordinary circumstances only are considered.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Schedule
See the University Cash Services website for:

– Tuition and mandatory campus fees

– Fee Payment Schedule (payment due dates) 

– Installment Payment Plan * 

– Late Fees ** 

– Refund Information and eRefund Enrollment

*If you fail to make your payment in full by the due dates or do not sign an Installment Payment Plan in person before the deadlines published in the Fee Payment Schedule, you will be disenrolled from some or all of your classes.

**When instruction for the semester begins on January 20, 2015, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid
2014-2015 Federal and California Financial Aid application period beginsJanuary 1, 2015
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2
Document deadline for on-time 2015/2016 financial aidTo be announced (TBA)
Spring 2015 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed (or deposited by eRefund) starting today and weekly hereafter.To be announced (TBA)
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid.To be announced (TBA)

See Financial Aid for more information.

Fall Semester 2015 Highlights

Fall 2015 Instructional Days
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginTo be announced (TBA)
Weekday classes beginTo be announced (TBA)
Last day of formal instructionTo be announced (TBA)
Final and Common Final examinationsTo be announced (TBA)