Things Sophomores wished they knew when they were Freshmen


Wondering what you can expect from your upper-division classes? Follow these tips:

  • Talk to people in your classes, club, or while waiting in line to pay your parking permit, etc.

  • Contact professors that teach courses you will take in the future.

  • Ask faculty and staff on campus.

  • Read the catalog descriptions.

How can you get experience when you need experience for a job? Solution: Internships.

How do you register for required CSUN tests? For any test you need to take for CSUN register here.

  • For the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) register here*.

  • What is the UDWPE? Find out everything you need to know about this test here! Including the scoring guide and sample essays.

Are you interested in studying abroad? For all you need to know about studying abroad visit the 'Study Abroad' website.

If you need help creating a timeline for graduation visit you Academic Advisor or learn how to set goals by making an appointment with a Career Center Counselor.

You can also learn more about 'S.M.A.R.T.' goals on the web while you wait for your appointment date.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely
- "The Practice of Management," Rodderick Ambler, 1954.

Not sure where to live next year? Check out the Student Housing website for on -campus options or the off-campus database.

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