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Add a Class Using a Permission Number

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Add a Class Using a Permission Number

This is a tutorial only. No log in is required.


Use a Permission Number to:

  1. add or wait list for a restricted class,
  2. add all classes WHEN the second week of fall or spring instruction begins (see exact dates in the Registration Calendar), and
  3. add year-round summer cohort courses.

If the class you want to add requires concurrent enrollment in a second class such as a corequisite lecture and lab (see "What are course requisites?" at Registration FAQs), obtain a permission number for each class before you begin your enrollment transaction.

A permission number can be used until:

  1. your enrollment in the class is successful,
  2. the Late Registration/Schedule Adjustment Period ends, or
  3. the permission number expires on an earlier date specified by the department / instructor.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Your myNorthridge Home page displays.

  1. In My Checklist, review the Registration and Incomplete Tasks sections to locate your enrollment appointment, the allowable maximum unit load, and any registration holds.
  2. Click Enroll in a Class.

Learn about:

myNorthridge home with My Checklist headings and enroll in a class link.

Step 3

The Fee Payment Notice displays.

To continue, read and accept the Statement of Financial Responsibility.

To return, click Back To Portal in the upper right corner (not shown).

Payment notice with due dates and acknowledgement button.

Step 4

When two or more terms are active, the Select Term page displays.

Click the desired Term from the list and click Continue.

Select a term using radio buittons.

Step 5

The Select Classes to Add page displays, including the enrollment shopping cart and your class schedule.

  1. Type the five-digit Class Number and click Enter.

  2. Select Class Search to look up available classes. Click Search.

Learn about:

Select classes page with cart, class schedule and class search.

Step 6

The Select Classes to Add – Enrollment Preferences page displays.

  1. Make sure you’re adding the right class.
  2. Note the Department Consent Required message. It displays whenever permission is required.
  3. Check Class Notes. Is concurrent enrollment in another class is required? (Get permission numbers for both classes before enrolling.)
  4. Enter the permission number in the box and click the Next button.
Enter the permission number, if needed, on the Enrollment Preferences page.

Step 7

Your enrollment shopping cart displays with the class you selected.

You are not yet enrolled in the class!

  1. Search for more classes to add (add co-requisite classes now, if required).
  2. When done, click Proceed to Step 2 of 3 to continue.
Enrollment shopping cart shows your selected class.

Step 8

The Confirm Classes page displays.

  1. Review the class(es) in your shopping cart.
  2. Click Finish Enrolling to process the request.


    Click Cancel to exit without adding.
Confirm classes in your cart

Step 9

The View Results page displays errors or confirms success for the enrollment.

If errors are found:

  1. Follow the instructions in the error message (not shown) to fix the problem.
  2. Print error message (optional) to discuss with faculty or staff.
  3. Click the Add Another Class button to search for more classes.

If successful:

  1. Read results and print any messages you want to discuss with faculty or staff.
  2. To add more classes, click Add Another Class.

Check your account balance and payment due dates to avoid disenrollment.

This results page includes links to pay, add another class, or view class schedule.

Step 10

Print a copy of your class schedule for your records. See also View My Class Schedule.

To return to myNorthridge, click Back To Portal in the upper right corner.

If finished, click logout to exit.

 My Class Schedule page displays your enrolled classes.