Prospective students interested in applying for admission to Cal State Northridge may obtain information about eligibility requirements, application filing periods and deadlines, and the application process by visiting the Admissions and Records home page at www.csun.edu/anr
On the Admissions and Records home page, locate the section "I Want to Apply" and select the link for your student group—freshman, transfer student, credential, master's, second BA or BS, international student, or returning CSUN student. Each student page provides admissions details.
- Admissions and Records - phone (818) 677-3700; email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Outreach and Pre-Admission Services
A copy of the California State University, Northridge Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available and can be obtained by contacting the Department of Police Services at (818) 677-3224 or by accessing the website http://www-admn.csun.edu/dps/police/docs/clery-report.pdf. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, report of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety and other matters.
Related links on this page:
Related California State University (CSU) link:
This disclosure provides information on the number and gender of full-time undergraduates participating in the intercollegiate athletic competitions and on each team. Also included is the information on coaches, coach salaries, and the revenues and expenses associated with each sport. Effective June 1, 2006 additional information may be obtained from Institutional Research.
Instructions to view data: On the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Athletics page, select the "Get data for one institution" link. On the search criteria page in the Name of Institution field, enter Northridge and click Search. Select the California State University-Northridge link to view participation rates and financial support data.
Questions? Please contact the CSUN Athletics Office at (818) 677-3208.
The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to assist college health service providers, educators, counselors and administrators in collecting data about their students' habits, behaviors and perceptions on the most prevalent health topics. The survey is distributed every other year to a random sample of Cal State Northridge students. The results are published on the Klotz Student Health Center NCHA page.
This disclosure provides a directory of personnel for the CSUN Department of Police Services, a law enforcement agency accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
The College Navigator, provided by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, helps prospective students find the right college. The website allows users to refine their search and export results, build a list of schools and compare them, and save their session. Interactive features include school location maps and cost calculators. Additional resources to prepare for college and careers are also provided. All colleges and universities receiving federal financial aid are required to contribute data to the College Navigator.
The College Portrait is a national initiative that provides an array of data designed to assist prospective undergraduate students in selecting a four-year college that best matches their interests. Updated annually, the Portrait reports student demographic data, admission and graduation rates, the academic programs offered, student-faculty ratio, types and amounts of financial aid received, and the likely costs of attendance. Schools participation is voluntary.
Look up participating colleges and universities on the national College Portrait website.
This disclosure provides information on the completion or graduation rate, by race and gender within each sport, of a cohort of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time undergraduates who received athletically related aid and completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion.
The Higher Education Act of 1998 and its 2008 reauthorization require CSUN to provide this information to a student and the student’s parents at the time the institution offers the student athletically-related student aid. Students who did not receive the disclosure should contact the CSUN Athletics Department.
Questions? Please contact the CSUN Athletics Office at (818) 677-3208.
The purpose of this document is to establish uniform policies and campus wide procedures that assure campus compliance with all state and federal laws applying to copyrighted material. This policy applies to all copyrighted materials that in any way use campus-computing resources, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing.
University Policies and Procedures on Computing > select "Computing"
Questions? Please contact the Office of Information Security at (818) 677-6100.
The following resources are provided to assist students and their families with calculating the likely costs of attendance:
The average net price of attending Cal State Northridge—the total cost of attendance minus the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid—is available on the U.S. Department of Education College Navigator website.
This disclosure provides information on the California State University, Northridge compliance with Title 34 C.F.R. 668.14 that requires notice to all students, faculty and employees concerning its drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.
Student Health Center Biennial Report - data about the health of college students
Questions? Please contact the Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666.
This disclosure provides students upon enrollment a notice of the consequences of a drug conviction on their Title IV financial aid. Students subsequently convicted for a drug offense will lose their eligibility for federal financial assistance.
Campus guides, resources and policies regarding immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures.
Questions? Please contact the Department of Police Services at (818) 677-5973.
The faculty members of California State University, Northridge are listed in the online University Catalog:
This disclosure informs students of their rights and the University's policies and procedures concerning access to and privacy of student educational records. Information on FERPA is published in the following locations:
- Schedule of Classes Registration Guide section on Legal Notices
- "Privacy and Student Information" in the online University Catalog appendices view
- University Policies & Procedures for Student Records Administration
Questions? Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (818) 677-2391.
This disclosure provides information on all available federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial need-based and non-need-based assistance programs.
Financial Assistance Available to Students:
Financial Aid Planning Resources:
- Student Financial Aid Policy
- Award and Planning Guide - Information on payments, procedures, withdrawals and refunds
- Cost of Attendance
- Student Eligibility Requirements
- Criteria for Selecting Recipients > Select "Coordinate" tab, paragraph 1
- Factors Affecting Financial Aid Eligibility
- Disbursements: Method and Frequency > Select "Receive Aid" tab
- Study Abroad - information on international and national student exchanges and special student groups
- Loan Entrance Counseling must be completed before aid can be funded.
- Master Promissory Note Information
- Terms and conditions for Federal Direct Stafford loans and Perkins Loans
- For Stafford and Perkins loans, complete Loan Exit Counseling before you graduate, transfer, drop below half-time enrollment or withdraw from Cal State Northridge.
- Withdrawal policy and return of Title IV aid
Questions? Please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department at (818) 677-4085.
CSUN publishes an annual fire safety report, policies and procedures for on-campus student housing. See the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery).
Each of the disclosures on this web page links to relevant offices that include contact information for additional specific information and paper copies upon request.The following CSU, Northridge links may be especially helpful:
- Accreditation and Licensure
- Campus Security - Department of Police Services
- Disability Resources and Educational Services
- Equity and Diversity Office
- Financial Assistance - Financial Aid
- University Advancement
See also Institutional Information for CSUN on this page.
Klotz Student Health Center physicians are experts in college health and board certified in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Head and Neck Surgery, Urology, Travel Medicine, and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Klotz Student Health Center health care providers also include specialists in Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry, Dentistry, and Women's and Men's Health.
Support staff include an x-ray technician, three laboratory technicians and two pharmacists. Health promotion and education programs are also a critical part of the services offered to students that promote wellness and disease prevention in a learning centered environment and university community.
Questions? Please contact the Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666.
Questions? Please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2160.
This disclosure certifies that the CSU, Northridge Financial Aid and Scholarships Department has systems to identify and resolve discrepancies in information received from different sources including the use of false identities. Suspected violators will be referred to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education.
This disclosure provides information to prospective students that if they will be required to have a professional or commercial license from a local, state or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them, they must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure.
See Immigration Requirements for Licensure in the 2012-2014 University Catalog. Questions may be directed to the International Programs Office, (818) 677-2393.
This disclosure provides general information related to CSUN including, but not limited to: cost of attendance, procedures to withdraw from school, refund policies, return of Title IV funds, academic programs, accrediting agencies, special services for disabled students, study abroad, and availability of employees responsible for the dissemination of this information. To request a paper copy of any disclosure, please contact the appropriate office(s) listed below.
Primary Source - University Catalog
The University Catalog, both the current and archived editions, is available online at http://catalog.csun.edu/
More specific information is available through the following web links or by calling (818) 677-1200 to connect to the desired department or office.
- Academic Programs - Undergraduate Degrees. Contact Undergraduate Studies at (818) 677-2969
- Academic Programs - Graduate Degrees. Contact Graduate Studies at (818) 677-2138
- Accreditation: Institutional Plans for Improving Academic Programs - Contact Undergraduate Studies at (818) 677-2969 or Graduate Studies (818) 677-2138
- Career Center - (818) 677-2878
- College Portrait - Contact University Advancement (818) 677-2130
- Disability Resources and Educational Services - (818) 677-2684
- Faculty and Administration - Contact Faculty Affairs (818) 677-2962
- CSUN Office of Institutional Research and Planning - Information about CSUN's current and new students, enrollment summaries, University profiles and more.
- Master Plan: Envision 2035 - Facilities Planning Office (818) 677-2561
- National Center on Deafness - (818) 677-2054 V/TTY
- Refunds - Contact University Cash Services (818) 677-8000, option 3
- Student Financial Aid Refund and Repayment Requirements (Title IV Returns) – Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department (818) 677-4085
- Study Abroad – Contact Financial Aid and Scholarships (818) 677-4085
- Tuition and Other Fees - Contact University Cash Services (818) 677-8000, option 3
- Withdrawals - Contact Admissions and Records (818) 677-3700, Undergraduate Studies (818) 677-2969, Graduate Studies (818) 677-2138, or the Klotz Student Health Center (818) 677-3691 for medical withdrawals
Current and prospective students and their parents can become familiar with the instructional, laboratory and physical facilities of Cal State Northridge by reviewing the Student Outreach publications, including:
You may also be interested in taking a campus tour.
Consistent with the Higher Education Act of 2008 (HEOA), California State University has adopted policies and procedures for students who reside in on-campus housing and have been determined after an investigation by campus security officials to be missing for 24 hours. Among other provisions, the policy allows students residing in on-campus housing to designate a confidential contact to be notified if they are determined missing for more than 24 hours.
Missing Student Policy in Department of Police Services "Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery)"
University Procedures for Responding to Reports of Missing Persons (Student Affairs)
California State University, Northridge exists to enable students to realize their educational goals. For the full text, please see Mission, Values, and Vision.
Information on the employment of graduates of Cal State Northridge degree and certificate programs is available on the following web pages:
- Career Center
- Student Outreach - College sheets describe career options for each major and program.
- University Catalog - Each academic program description includes a careers section.
- Bachelor's degrees awarded in teaching and high demand fields
- Future plans of Northridge bachelor's degree recipients
- From Institutional Research, select CSUN by the Numbers > Alumni Earnings
- Salaries of Northridge baccalaureate recipients compared to national average
Information on the types of graduate and professional education in which Northridge bachelor's degree recipients enroll is available at:
- Current graduate students - From Institutional Research, select CSUN by the Numbers > Characteristics of CSUN Students > Search by Student Level & Type > Currently Enrolled Students > All Current Graduate Students > Current Major
- Historical report of students receiving both their bachelor's and master's degree at CSUN for each academic year from 1990/91 through 2010/11
- University Catalog - Each academic program description describes opportunities for post-graduate study.
Test data for the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Math Test (ELM) is reported by the CSUN Office of Institutional Research. From the Institutional Research home page left navigation bar, select CSUN by the Numbers >Search by Student Level & Type >Newly Enrolled Students >New First Time Freshmen >Proficiency at Entry.
Two Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN) resources provide information on student completion/graduation rates, continuation/retention rates, and transfer-out rates:
The College Portrait provides information on the completion or graduation rate of a cohort of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time freshmen who graduated or completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion.
The College Portrait "Public Good" page includes comparative data for the most recently available academic year in each of the following subcategories:
- Degrees granted (bachelor's, master's and doctoral)
- Bachelor's degrees awarded by racial and ethic background
- Bachelor's degrees awarded in high demand fields
- Teaching credentials issued (regular and internship)
- Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients
- Bachelor's degree Pell Grant recipients
The College Portrait "Costs of Attendance and Financial Aid" page reports the most recently available percent of full-time, beginning students receiving each type of financial aid, including Pell Grants.
The California State University takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding any of its campuses. Students or student applicants who have a complaint regarding CSU, Northridge may present their complaint as follows:
- If your complaint concerns CSU, Northridge’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may present your complaint to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at www.wascsenior.org/comments. WASC is the agency that accredits the CSU's academic program.
- If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU, Northridge of a state law, including laws prohibiting fraud and false advertising, you may present your claim to Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, who serves as the President’s designee for such matters. Dr. Watkins can be emailed at William.Watkins@csun.edu. You will be provided guidance on the appropriate campus process for addressing your particular issue.
If you believe that your complaint warrants further attention after you have exhausted all the steps outlined by the president’s designee, or by WASC, you may file an appeal with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs at the CSU Office of the Chancellor.
The University uses the Social Security numbers of students and/or parents in accordance with federal and state regulations.
For more information, see Use of Social Security Number in the 2012-2014 University Catalog appendices view.
This report, also referred to as "Title II" or the "Institutional Report Card," is mandated by Title II of the federal Higher Education Act to provide information on the quality of teacher preparation programs to the U.S. Department of Education each year. Data for teacher preparation programs within the California State University, including Cal State Northridge, are prepared and reported by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and released each October.
For more information about CSUN's teacher preparation programs, please visit the CSUN Credential Office.
The CSUN online Schedule of Classes displays, to the maximum extent practicable, the following information for each class section: textbook title, the International Standards Book Number (ISBN), and the manufacturer's suggested retail price for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials.
Learn more with the How To Guide View Textbooks in Class Search.
Questions? Contact the Matador Bookstore at (818) 677-2932.
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, California State University, Northridge prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in academic, educational, extracurricular, and athletic programs and activities. Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sexual harassment and violence, which are forms of sex discrimination.
The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the implementation of Title IX, including the administrative responsibility of reviewing Title IX complaints. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to campus programs and activities may be referred to:
Susan Hua, J.D., M.A.
Interim Director of the Office of Diversity & Equity/Title IX Coordinator
University Hall, Room 285
Phone (818) 677-2077
Read the Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination.
Cal State Northridge (CSUN) publishes its transfer of credit policies in the University Catalog:
- Undergraduate Admissions > locate "Transfer Policies of CSU Campuses"
- Credit for Work Taken at Community Colleges
- Transfer Work for Graduate Programs Policy
Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the regionally accredited college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by the campus to which the applicant seeks admission. Review the transfer credit policy for the number of units that can be transferred to CSUN and meet degree requirements.
Specific course work transferred to CSUN graduate programs is subject to the approval of the graduate coordinator of the individual academic department offering the program and the associate vice president of the Office of Graduate Studies. Read more at Transfer Work for Graduate Programs Policy.
ASSIST at www.assist.org - Use ASSIST to see how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California public colleges and universities.
Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB 1440) - California Community College students who earn a verified Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) in a major that has been approved by CSUN for transfer are given priority admission consideration, junior standing at admission, and the ability to complete remaining bachelor's degree requirements within 60 semester units.
The Office of the Secretary of State and the University are committed to making voter information forms and online registration available. For voter registration and information, visit the California Secretary of State website.
Students who find it necessary to cancel their registration or to withdraw from all classes after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the University's official withdrawal procedures. Failure to follow formal procedures may result in an obligation to pay tuition and other fees, the assignment of failing grades in all courses, and the need to apply for re-admission to the University.
Students withdrawing before or during the Late Registration Period of an academic term or semester should do so by using the online, self-service registration system before the published deadlines.
From the 2012-2014 University Catalog: