Admissions and Records

Registration Calendar

Fall Semester 2015

Fall 2015 Instructional Days *
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginSaturday, August 22, 2015 **
Weekday classes beginMonday, August 24
Last weekend classes meetSaturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6
Last day of formal instructionTuesday, December 8
Final examinationsWednesday-Tuesday, December 9-15
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingTuesday, December 15 (updated daily thereafter)
Last day of Fall 2015 semesterTuesday, December 22

*Fall 2015 dates are tentative pending final approval of the 2015-2016 academic year calendar.

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

Registration Periods
First-time freshman advisement and registration begin.Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Early Registration begins.Monday, May 4
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 13 unitsFrom your registration appointment through July 12
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 16 units*July 13 through August 23
Wait listing period**July 13 through August 30, 11:59 pm
Repeating courses is permitted beginningAugust 10

See Registration Periods for more information.

*For unit load exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**For help, see the How To Guide Wait List for Closed Classes.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop, etc.) online fromAugust 24-September 11, 2015 *
Week 1
Wait listing continues. Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes).
August 24-August 30 *
Week 2
Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait listing is not available.
August 31-September 4 *

Week 3
Permission is required to add all classes. Wait listing is not available.

September 7-11 *
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online self-serviceSeptember 11 *
Week 4 - Formal approvals required using 4th Week Change of Schedule Petition (.pdf)September 14-18  **

See Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment for more information. 

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum load: 16 units. For exceptions, see see Enrollment Limits.

**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 Change of Schedule Petition (.pdf)Friday, September 18, 2015 before 4:00 pm*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.
September 21* 
Weeks 5-12: Late Change in Academic Schedule.(pdf) form required*September 21 - November 13**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond): Last 20% of Instruction and Retroactive (.pdf) form required*November 16 - December 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 in Weeks 5-12 are normally not permitted and rarely approved in Weeks 13-17. In both cases, 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 Monday, August 24, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid
2015-2016 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 aidJune 1
Fall 2015 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed (or deposited by eRefund) starting today and weekly hereafter.August 14
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid.October 31

See Financial Aid and Urgent Dates for more information.

Summer Term 2015

Most Summer Classes

The majority of summer classes are offered through the Tseng College (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—that is, you have been formally admitted to the cohort 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.)

Permission numbers are required to enroll in all Summer 2015 special year-round cohort courses at all times.  Please contact your program advisor for assistance.

Class Search

Look up year-round cohort classes in Class Search. No login is required. Select the following options from the search field drop-down menus:

  • Term: "2155 - Summer Term 2015"
  • 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

 The dates below are tentative pending final approval of the 2015-2016 academic year calendar.

Summer Term 2015 Instructional Days
Session 1  (12 weeks)Tuesday-Tuesday, May 26-August 18, 2015
Session 2  (first 6 weeks)Tuesday-Tuesday, May 26-July 7
Independence Day Observed. Campus closed; no instructionFriday & Saturday, July 3 & 4
Session 3  (second 6 weeks)Wednesday-Tuesday, July 8-August 18
Final ExaminationsHeld on the last class meeting. Confirm with your professor.
Grades available in myNorthridge PortalStarting Tuesday, August 18

 

Registration Periods
Set an online appointment to register *March 17-23, 2015
Registration-by-Appointment ** March 24-31
Nonrestrictive Registration, Sessions 1 and 2. No appointment needed.**April 1 - May 25
Nonrestrictive Registration, Session 3. No appointment needed.**April 1 - July 7
Repeating courses is permitted in all 3 summer sessions beginningApril 1

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.

** Permission is always required to add year-round cohort classes.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Defined for cohort programs only:Through the second Friday of each session *
Sessions 1 and 2Tuesday-Friday, May 26-June 5 *
Session 3Wednesday-Friday, July 8-17 *

*Permission required to add classes. Adjust your schedule online in myNorthridge > Enroll in a Class through the second Friday of a session.

Withdrawal Deadlines - Last Day to Drop a Class **
For Sessions 1 and 2Friday, June 5, 2015*
For Session 3Friday, July 17*

*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 2015 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*
2014-2015 Federal and California Financial Aid application period begins...January 1, 2014
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA by...March 2, 2014

*To learn more, visit Financial Aid Basics - Apply and select "Summer Aid."

Spring Semester 2016

Spring 2016 Instructional Days
Martin Luther King, Jr., DayMonday, January 18, 2016 (campus closed; no instruction)
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginSaturday, January 23, 2016*
Weekday classes beginMonday, January 25, 2016
César Chavez DayThursday, March 31, 2016 (campus closed; no instruction)
Spring recess; no instructionMonday-Saturday, March 21-27, 2016
Last Saturday classesSaturday, May 7, 2016
Last day of formal instructionFriday, May 13, 2016
Final examinationsSaturday–Friday, May 14–20, 2016

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

Registration Periods
Early Registration begins.*Monday, November 2, 2015
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 13 unitsFrom your registration appointment through December 8, 2015
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 16 units* December 9, 2015 through January 24, 2016
Wait listing period **December 9, 2015 through January 31, 2016
Repeating courses is permitted beginningJanuary 11, 2016

See Registration Periods for more information. Permission is always required to add restricted classes.

*For unit load exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**For help, see the How To Guide Wait List for Closed Classes.

 

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop, etc.) online fromJanuary 25-February 12, 2016 *
Week 1
Wait listing continues. Permission is not required to add classes.
January 25-31 *
Week 2
Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait list not available.
February 1-7 *
Week 3
Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait list not available.
February 8-12 *
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online self-serviceFebruary 12 *
Week 4 - Approvals required using 4th Week Form (.pdf) - TBAFebruary 15-19 **

See Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment for more information. 

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum load: 16 units. For exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**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) - TBAFebruary 19, 2016 before 4:00 pm *
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.February 19 *
Weeks 5-12 (Late Change form required* (.pdf))February 22-April 22 **
Weeks 13+: Last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond(Last 20% of Instruction and Retroactive (.pdf) form required) April 25-May 13 **

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 25, 2016, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid
2015-2016 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 aidJune 1
Spring 2016 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed (or deposited by eRefund) starting today and weekly hereafter.TBA
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid. To learn more, select "Withdrawal Policy" at What Affects My Aid?TBA

Visit Financial Aid and Urgent Dates for more information.