To ensure your success, advisement is required prior to registration for all new freshmen. As soon as you are admitted to CSUN, please be sure to sign up for the English Placement (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM) exams by visiting the Testing Center’s website at Testing Calendar . Your ELM and EPT scores must be posted before you are eligible to seek advisement and register for your courses. Students who are exempt from these placement tests based on their SAT/ACT/Advanced Placement (AP) or EAP scores will be eligible to receive advisement and enroll in classes. Please be sure to send your official scores/test results to Admissions & Records at CSUN prior to registering.
Topics covered during advisement
University and college degree policies, procedures, and requirements
Course requirements and pre-requisites
Advisement and registration
To reserve a seat for the freshman advisement workshop, please call (818) 677-3537 with the following information:
Student ID number (this 9-digit number is sent by Admissions and Records)
Phone number and CSUN email address (activate your CSUN email account and please check it regularly)
What do I need to know before my advisement session?
Where are the advisement sessions held?
All Freshmen group sessions will be held on campus in Juniper Hall. Visitor parking is available in the B5 or B6 parking structure at a cost of $6.00 per day. For a campus map, please click here.
Please be on time. Consider travel time and traffic conditions in the Los Angeles area to make sure you are not late.
Please bring a pen or a pencil with you to the workshop.
Please note: seating space is limited to students. Parents and friends are welcome to enjoy the campus and surrounding community while waiting. Advisement duration is approximately two hours.
Before your first semester
In order to attend CSUN next semester, you must:
Declare your intent to register by the established deadline.
Take the ELM and EPT by the established deadline.
You must pay your fees by the established deadlines as noted on Fee Payment Schedule. Students who do not pay for their classes by the deadlines will be disenrolled and will be required to re-enroll for their classes after payment has been received.
How to Guides for Students
Please visit How to Guides for assistance on how to use the myNorthridge Portal and the SOLAR Student Center.
All freshmen must seek advisement prior to registering for their second semester at CSUN. This is to ensure your progress toward your degree requirements. Please be sure to contact College of Business and Economics Student Services Center and EOP Satellite at (818) 677-3537 to schedule your advisement session. Due to high advisement demand, please schedule your advisement session early to avoid any delays in registering.
The DPR details your progress toward completion of bachelor’s degree requirements. It lists coursework completed at CSUN and other schools from which you submitted official transcripts. It places coursework into CSUN degree requirement sections and identifies requirements you still need to satisfy in order to graduate.
Please be sure to bring your current DPR to every advisement session. Please visit How to Guide for information on how to print your DPR.
In addition to completing your major requirements, you must complete your General Education requirements in order to meet your degree requirements. Your DPR will outline your General Education requirements. The requirements are also listed in the CSUN Catalog which may be accessed by visiting CSUN Catalog .
All freshmen are required to complete their developmental requirements (MATH 092/093) and English Stretch requirement (AAS/CAS/CHS/ENGL/PAS 113A or 114A) within their first year of enrollment. Students who do not meet EO 665 will be required to complete their Math and English requirements at another institution before they can enroll again at CSUN. Please consult with an advisor early, if you experience difficulties meeting this requirement.
If you have met EO 665, please be sure to complete your General Education Basic Skills requirements (Freshman Composition, Critical Thinking, Math, and Oral Communication) as soon as possible. You may also begin enrolling in your lower division business core requirements. An advisor will be able to recommend the right combination of General Education and major requirements considering your individual situation. Please review the Academic Program menu of this website for requirements for your intended major.
For additional information, please review this link: Just for Freshman.
The Business Honors Program offers free tutoring in a variety of lower and upper division required courses in the College of Business and Economics. For more information, please visit Tutoring.
The Learning Resource Center offers a variety of free support services that will develop and strengthen the student’s critical thinking skills, study strategies, writing skills, and performance in subject matter courses. For more information, please visit Learning Resource Center.
All students are required to understand and meet the university’s standards for student conduct. Please visit Standards for Student Conduct for detailed information.