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You should be able to register for classes on-line in mid June. Please log in to your CSUN portal to check your registration date and TIME. You are advised to register for classes on the date at the allocated time. The Fall 2013 Schedule of Classes will be available online at http://www.csun.edu/anr/bulletin/ You are strongly urged to read all instructions carefully prior to registering.
Pre-requisite information – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
If students have just completed a prerequisite class in the Spring semester, they will NOT be able to register for the class at CSUN until an OFFICIAL transcript from the home school has been sent. If this applies to any incoming NSE student please send an OFFICIAL copy (not a fax or copy) to
International and Exchange Student Center
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8445
The transcript will be delivered to Admissions and Records in my absence.
Once the student’s transcript has been evaluated, courses taken at the student’s home campus are plugged in to fulfill specific courses at CSUN where possible. However, students need to note that it is possible that some of the classes they have taken at their home campus may not fulfill the same requirements at CSUN. For example, if a specific course at the home campus fulfills a specific section, it does not mean that it would be plugged into the same section at CSUN. Students will need to be patient since evaluating transcripts can take up to two weeks.
If a student cannot register for a specific class, it is because departments have their restrictions per course or require the prerequisite to have been met (see above). This will prevent students from registering for that class However, if a student has already taken the prerequisite class in a prior semester and they have sent their transcript already and it shows as being received on their portal, students need to request a permission number directly from the professor teaching the class. If a Professor is able to give out a permission number, students can use that permission number to register for the class. Students can find out what a professor’s email address and information is by going to CSUN’s website – www.csun.edu and click on People Finder at the top of the web page. The student needs to email the professor with a copy to email@example.com and explain they are an incoming NSE student who has taken the pre-requisite class at their home campus and ask for a permission number. Students should see the name of the Professor teaching the class when they try to enroll. If there is no name provided for the Professor and it just says Staff, students must call the Department to find out who is teaching the class. To find the Department’s email address and phone number, students need to go to www.csun.edu A-Z (at the top of the web page) and search for the relevant Department there. If a student needs a letter of support to send to a Professor, please click here for the letter.
If the Professor does not respond to your email before the semester starts, it is not uncommon for students to receive a permission number from the Professor in the first class. Occasionally, the Professor may not respond as there is no room left in the class, so students will need to be flexible about what classes they enroll in.
Our faculty have been receptive to exchange students in the past. There are, however, departments with extreme restrictions as indicated in the NSE Directory. Those departments include Business and CTVA. Also, please keep in mind that junior and senior level classes cannot be guaranteed for the above reasons (also indicated in the NSE Directory). Therefore, students need to flexible with their coursework and be prepared to take some other courses if some don't work out.
If for any reason a student believes their class level or major has not been coded correctly in the system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with incoming NSE student inquiry in the subject line.
Incoming NSE Orientation
Orientation will be held on Friday August 23 at 2pm. More details on the place will be sent closer to the date. Orientation is not mandatory, but it is strongly advised that students attend to make their transition to CSUN a smooth and enjoyable one. An NSE outing will be announced at Orientation, so students don’t want to miss those details!
If students have already arranged to stay in on-campus housing, the earliest date that you can move in is Saturday August 24 at 10AM. However, you can request an early check in by completing the attached EARLY CHECK IN form and returning it to email@example.com.
Alternatively, for a list of recommended hotels in the area see - http://www.csun.edu/~presofc/hotels.html. For any other housing questions, PLEASE CONTACT HOUSING ON 818 677 2160.
How to travel from LAX to CSUN
Students who do not have friends or relatives to pick them up at the airport can use a bus service that stops every half hour right outside the baggage claim area. It is called FlyAway. However, there are THREE destinations, so make sure that the bus is going to Van Nuys and not Union Station or Westwood. The bus departs regularly and goes non-stop to the Flyway Bus Terminal at Van Nuys, California. Travel time is 50 minutes (depending on traffic) and costs $7.00 one way. Please note that payment for tickets can only be made by debit or credit card on arrival at Van Nuys flyaway terminal. Please visit http://www.lawa.org/ for more information.
Students will then need to take a taxi from the Van Nuys Terminal to their final destination.
If students are staying in on-campus dorms, the address is 17950 Lassen Street, Northridge. This is the address to give the Taxi driver. Do not have the cab wait while check in takes place. One student from New York had the driver wait, and he kept his meter running and the cab fare was $75.00!
The taxi fare from Van Nuys to the campus should cost approximately $15.00, depending on traffic.
How to travel from LAX to CSUN