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Registration Calendar

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*July 14 through August 24 **
Wait listing is available. See the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.July 14 through September 1

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 unitsDecember 10, 2014 through January 19, 2015 **
Wait listing is available. See the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.December 10, 2014 through January 25, 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. No permission needed to add except for restricted classes.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop, etc.) online fromJanuary 20-February 6, 2015 *
Week 1
Wait listing 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)

Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Summer Term 2015 (tentative)

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 2015 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: "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, anticipated January 2015.

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 on SOLARStarting 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 ***April 1 - May 25 **
Nonrestrictive Registration, Session 3 ***April 1 - July 7 **

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 1.
***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 26-June 5 *
Session 3July 8-17 *

*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 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, select "Summer Aid" at Financial Aid Basics.

Fall Semester 2015 (tentative)

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 and Common 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, anticipated January 2015.

**Verify 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.  Maximum load: 16 units*July 13 through August 23 **
Wait listing is available. See the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.July 13 through August 30, 11:59 pm

See Registration Periods for more information.

*Repeating courses is permitted beginning Monday, August 10, 2015.

**For academic load exceptions, see Maximum Unit Load.


**No appointment needed.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop, etc.) online fromAugust 24-September 11, 2015 *
Week 1
Wait list 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 (TBA)September 14-18  **

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 Petition (TBA)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 form required* (.pdf))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 aidTBA
Fall 2015 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.TBA

See Financial Aid for more information.