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My Academic Planner (MAP) lets undergraduates plan the courses needed for degree completion and chart them in future terms. MAP works side-by-side with the interactive Degree Progress Report (DPR).
To print your DPR audit, use DPR in PDF format. Read more in the DPR guide.
Always use DPR or MAP in consultation with your advisor before finalizing any decisions related to your academic plan (major).
Go to the CSUN home page at www.csun.edu and:
- Select the myNorthridge Portal link
- Log in with your CSUN User ID and Password.
Your myNorthridge page displays.
- Select the Academics tab
- Find the Academics Quick Links box
- Click the Degree Planning Tools icon
- The Degree Planning Tools light box displays
- Select the desired DPR or MAP option
The Submit Report page displays.
In the Report Type box, select My Academic Planner and click the Submit Request button.
A message box appears indicating that your request has been submitted successfully.
Click the OK button. Then click the View Report tab to change pages.
On the View Report page, click Refresh to display the My Academic Planner link.
If the screen displays “Running,” wait. If necessary, click Refresh until a My Academic Planner link appears.
When the My Academic Planner link displays, select it.
CAUTION! If you have previously generated a MAP report, select the most current My Academic Planner link to view the most recent data.
Whenever a CSUN requirement is met by a course transferred from another school, MAP lists that school and course on the right.
Here, the CSU Oral Communication requirement of GE Section A, Basic Subjects, is met with COMS 105 taken at College of the Canyons (COC).
The COC course is equivalent to the required CSUN courses COMS 151 and 151L.
Sections in which at least one requirement is not met are marked with a red “X.” To open a section, click the red X.
Sub-requirements within a section are marked with a plus sign (+) when met, and a minus sign (-) when unmet (still needed).
In this example, the student needs one course in the Title 5 US History, Constitution and American Ideals GE section. The requirement can be met with any one of the courses listed.
When a sub-requirement is not met, MAP lists the courses you can take to satisfy the requirement. Here, you can click each course link to view its catalog description and pre-requisites.
This example shows the student’s unmet requirements for the major. Six more units are needed in Sub-requirement 1, and nine more units in Sub-requirement 2.
Note: When using MAP to plan classes, always click the course links to read the catalog description for pre-requisites. The registration system will prevent you from enrolling in classes whose pre-requisites have not been met.
To plan a course, click the course link, and the information/planning box will pop up.
The information/planning box displays. From the drop-down menu (marked "A" in the picture), select the term in which you want to take the course, and click the plan button (B).
You will see the planned course listed in the "My Academic Plan" column.
When finished planning courses, click the Submit Your Plan button.
Note: These classes are planned only. You must still enroll in them.
Click the Check on Status button until the revised plan displays.
Review your plan. All unmet requirements should now be planned. Requirements that will be met according to your plan will be indicated by a blue checkmark over a planner icon.
If any red X’s display after submitting your plan, you probably have more planning to do.
If your MAP includes courses that have a minimum grade requirement, these courses can be planned but the blue checkmark will not appear.
To revise your plan, follow steps 9 through 15 above.
To remove courses in MAP, click the box to the left of the class you want to delete. The drop-down menu already displays the menu item Delete from Plan. Click the Go button to delete class(es).
To add classes in MAP, repeat steps 9 through 15 above.
To view your revised plan, click the Submit Your Plan button.
To prepare the document to print, click the Printer Friendly link. Then click the printer icon in the browser window.
Note: You may access your MAP whenever you wish and your planned courses will remain under My Academic Plan on the right hand side. To see how these courses change your interactive audit, you must re-submit your plan each time you access your MAP.
If you've completed 90 units, plan your graduation now!
- Go to myNorthridge Portal and log in.
- Complete and print the My Academic Planner report.
- Fill out the Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma Application (.pdf) and secure your advisor’s signature on the form.
- Submit the completed packet to the Office of Undergraduate Degree Services, Bayramian Hall (BH) Room 150.
Note: For graduation deadlines and forms, visit Undergraduate Degree Services.
When MAP displays in the right column, you can refer to this guide by clicking the Help link.
If the DPR report does not run successfully and generates an error message, submit a DPR Review Request to explain the problem. You may also submit a DPR Review Request for other specific questions.
Note: Do NOT submit a DPR Review Request if you have received a DPR Graduation Evaluation or if you have questions about major requirements. Instead, contact Undergraduate Degree Services at the phone number listed on the DPR Graduation Evaluation, or consult your academic advisor about major requirements.