INTERNATIONAL

Incoming NSE Students

Dear incoming NSE student, I look forward to meeting you in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.  Even though you have been accepted to CSUN as an NSE student, you still need to formally apply to the school.  Click here for the application form.

Please pay close attention to ALL the information listed below and see the checklist to make sure you meet the deadlines.

 

HOW TO APPLY TO CSUN

By April 10, 2015* you MUST send me ALL of the following:

(i) Your CSUN application form completed in full, together with a check or money order for $55 made payable  to CSUN. 

(ii) In addition, send an OFFICIAL copy of your current academic transcript.

(iii) A check or money order made payable to CSUN NSE for $100 for the NSE activity fee. This payment was published in the NSE Directory to alert you in advance.  This fee helps ensure the continued success of NSE on our campus and contributes to some of the cultural program offerings. 

 It is preferable to send all items together, but the official transcript can follow if necessary.

All the above items must be sent to:

 

Juliet Aylmer

CSUN

International and ExchangeStudentCenter

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91330-8445

 

* See below for IMPORTANT housing application information for Fall 2015

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

 

After you have received your username and password, you can apply online at www.csun.edu/housing.  Select Apply for Housing button on the left.  PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO APPLY BY APRIL 15TH FOR FALL 2015 AND THE NSE ADMISSION PROCESS TAKES APPROXIMATELY 10 DAYS.  

The online system will ask you for your CSUN student ID number. Enter your information and submit it, the system should ask you to print out your license agreement, complete it, and send it in immediately.  The Housing office must receive your License Agreement and payment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND BY APRIL 15TH to be considered for the priority date.  Please make sure your payment is sent as a cashier’s check or money order written to “CSUN Housing.”

There is special instruction for “Spring Only” students.  Spring students please follow the same deadline of April 15th.  Spring housing is not guaranteed and it is on a fist-come first-served basis.  So, sending in your application and needed information by April 15th would be to your advantage if you are coming to CSUN for spring 2016 only. 

Please return your License Agreement and payment directly to the Housing Office - Student Housing and Conference Services, 17950 Lassen Street, Northridge, CA91325  This should be your priority...return it immediately! 

All questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to (818) 677-2160, or DaVon Henson via email at

MEAL PLAN

If you are assigned a room with no kitchen, you HAVE to purchase a Meal Plan.  You are also welcome to purchase a Meal Plan if you have a kitchen.  For more details, please see http://www.csun.edu/csundining/meal-plan.  If you are only going to be at CSUN for one Semester, note that on your application and remember that you will only need to pay half the cost.  

 

ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

 

You will receive your admission letter from the Admissions Office approximately two weeks after you have submitted your NSE application form, check and transcript.  Please note:  Admissions may send your admission letter by email or through the mail, so please make sure you check the email address you put on your NSE application regularly. This admission letter will have your ID number as well as a pin number (your pin number could be for example initials and numbers, or 1st name.last name.some number), and a temporary password to activate your online CSUN account (known as the web portal).  If for any reason, there is not a password listed, please call (818) 677-1400 to receive a password.

Once you activate your account, you will be assigned an automatic CSUN email address.  Be sure to check that email frequently because the university will communicate with you through that email address once you are admitted to the university.

Once you activate your account, you can access all the information in your records.  You will be able to access the schedule of classes, you will be able to register when your registration date is due and you can access financial aid information, etc. 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

On-line Registration for Fall 2015 will begin in June (registration for Spring 2016 will be in November 2015).   The schedule of classes will be online.  You will receive your registration mailers directly from Admissions Office, (either via your CSUN email address, or through the mail).  This will contain your registration time and date.  Please make sure that you log on to your CSUN web portal to register STARTING the date and time on your letter.  Please remember that the university and this office will use your CSUN email address only to communicate any information.  

Juliet Aylmer

NSE Advisor

 

Admission to CSUN

You should receive notification of your admission from the Admissions and Records office by mid-April as long as you have submitted your application form, check and official transcript by April 4. Admissions office may contact you via email or through the mail, so please make sure you check the email address you put on your NSE application regularly. 

Your admission notification will have your ID number as well as a pin number (your pin number could be for example initials and numbers, or first name.last name.some number) and a temporary password to activate your online CSUN account (known as the Web portal). If for any reason, there is not a password listed, please call (818) 677-1400 to receive a password.

Once you activate your account, you will be assigned an automatic CSUN email address. Be sure to check that email frequently because the university will communicate with you through that email address once you are admitted to the university.

On your account, you can access all the information in your records. You will be able to access the schedule of classes, as well as to register for classes when your registration date is due. You may also access financial aid information and more.

Registration Information

Online registration for fall 2014 will begin in June (registration for spring 2015 will begin in November 2014). The schedule of classes will be posted online. You will receive your registration details, containing your registration time and date, directly from Admissions and Records office. Please make sure that you log on to your CSUN web portal to register starting the date and time on your letter. 

Remember that the university including the Admissions and Records office will use your CSUN email address only to communicate any information. 

Pre-Requisite Issues

Due to budgetary constraints, you must be flexible with what classes you can take at CSUN. 

Please read and follow all the instructions below.
Note that these instructions apply to all incoming students who need to prove pre-requisites have been met and who have already submitted an official transcript to Juliet Aylmer, to prove that they have met the pre-requisite.

If a student cannot register for a specific class, it is because departments have his or her restrictions per course or requires the prerequisite to have been met. This will prevent students from registering for that class. However, if a student has already taken the prerequisite class in a prior semester and the grade shows on their transcript, 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 the CSUN home page at www.csun.edu, click on People Finder at the top of the Web page. The student needs to email the professor with a copy to juliet.aylmer@csun.edu 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. Juliet can also email you a support letter to send to the professor, if necessary. 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.

Our faculty have been receptive to exchange students in the past. There are, however, departments with extreme restrictions as indicated on the NSE website. Those departments include Business and CTVA. Also, please keep in mind that junior and senior level classes cannot be guaranteed for the above. 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 at student believes their class level or major has not been coded correctly in the system, please email Nick Alexander at nick.alexander@csun.edu and advise him that you are an incoming NSE student and what your correct study level should be.

How To Apply For On-Campus Housing

Remember, you can only apply after you have received your CSUN username and password.

Visit the CSUN's Student Housing and Conference Services website. There, you will see all the information you need with respect to fees and application. Follow directions for applying to housing.

Apply for housing immediately as housing cannot be guaranteed. Housing is allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so you are advised to apply immediately.

When you log on to the student housing website, you will be asked for your CSUN student ID number. Once you enter your information and submit it, the system should ask you to print out your license agreement, complete it and send it in immediately. The housing office must receive your License Agreement and payment by that date. Please make sure your payment is a cashier's check or money order payable to "CSUN Housing."

There is special instruction for "Spring Only" students. Spring students please follow the same instructions, as you will need your CSUN username and password to apply for housing. Housing is not guaranteed and it is on a fist-come first-served basis so sending in your application early would be to your advantage. If you choose to apply for spring housing later, please note that you must do so by Oct. 1, 2014.

Please return your License Agreement and payment directly to the Student Housing and Conference Services office, 17950 Lassen Street, Northridge, CA 91325. This should be your priority... return it immediately! All questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to DaVon Henson at (818) 677-2160, or via email at davon.r.henson@csun.edu.

Meal Plan

If you are assigned a room with no kitchen, you have to purchase a Meal Plan. You are also welcome to purchase a Meal Plan if you have a kitchen. If you are only going to be at CSUN for one semester, note that on your application and remember that you will only need to pay half the cost. Visit the Residential Dining website for more information.

NSE Orientation

You will receive information on the orientation date and National Student Exchange (NSE) activity by email closer to the fall or spring semester.

NSE students have been extremely adept in exploring the many cultural experiences Los Angeles offers. We hope you'll find Los Angeles to be a very stimulating area in which to study and explore. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive (instructions on how to get here from the airport will be available on the website later). Feel free to email NSE advisor Juliet Aylmer at juliet.aylmer@csun.edu if you have any questions or concerns. 

If your question is housing related, please call Student Housing and Conference Services at (818) 677-2160.