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|First-time freshman advisement and registration begin.||Tuesday, April 9, 2013|
|Early Registration begins.*||Monday, May 6|
Maximum load: 13 units*
|From your registration appointment through July 14|
Maximum load: 16 units*
Wait listing is available. See the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.
|July 15 through August 25
(No appointment needed.)
*Repeating courses is permitted beginning Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Foreign "F" Hold-IESC will start to review your proof of health Insurance in April 2013. Your "F" hold will be removed automatically if you have all of the following:
Other Registration Holds-Review your web portal for information on other registration holds. Get all holds removed prior to your assigned registration appointment. Do not wait until your assigned appointment date to get registration holds removed. Allow plenty of time for campus departments to process your requests.
Classes fill-up quickly.
Class registration begins on May 6th. You will receive an assigned registration appointment date. Learn how to view your registration appointment in the CSUN Portal. Enroll in classes on the day of your assigned registration appointment for the best selection of classes. Learn how to add classes.
The Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2013.
You must be enrolled in full-time units by this date. Remember that IESC must report your enrollment information to the Department of Homeland Security each semester. Meet with a Foreign Student Advisor (FSA) no later than the first week of classes if you have not been able to enroll in full-time units.
Full-Time Enrollment Requirement
Undergraduate students (bachelor's and 2nd bachelor's) must enroll in at least 12 units every semester. Graduate students must enroll in at least 8 units every semester.
Part-time status is only authorized for special extenuating circumstances that fall within USCIS regulations. Before you drop below the full-time requirement, you are required to meet with a FSA to discuss your class schedule and the circumstances in detail. Do not drop any classes until the FSA has authorized you to do so.
Online Course Limitation
International students are permitted to take one online class or its equivalent to 3 units of online class each semester to count towards their full-time enrollment.
Note: If you only have one class left to take to graduate, that class must be taken as an in-class, traditional course to be in compliance with legal guidelines governing your F-1 status.
Students may choose to enroll in classes at another school while they are also enrolled at CSUN. Your SEVIS record would remain at CSUN even though you are enrolled concurrently at another school. If you choose to enroll concurrently at another school, you must do the following by the Add/Drop deadline:
These requirements are in compliance with Department of Homeland Security regulations and cannot be changed under any circumstances.
WARNING: Students who fail to meet the payment deadline will automatically be dropped from their classes which may affect their F1 status.
Valid Travel Signature
Travelling outside the U.S.? Make sure you have a valid travel signature for your re-entry to the U.S. Submit the Travel Signature Request Form along with your CSUN I-20 to the IESC. Each travel signature is valid for 1 year from the date it was signed.
If you are travelling outside the U.S. and need to renew your F-1 visa, you must request a travel signature. You are responsible for preparing all other documents required by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country. For more information, please visit Visa Application.
F1 students are authorized to work on campus for up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, and full time during summer and winter vacations. Please meet with a Foreign Student Advisor to get the Verification of International Student Status form completed. Read more information about On-Campus Employment, please click here.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Are you graduating this semester? Do you want work experience in your field of study after you graduate? Attend a mandatory OPT Workshop this semester to learn more about OPT and the application process. View the OPT Workshop Dates.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Do you have a paid internship off-campus? Make sure you request the CPT Authorization from a Foreign Student Advisor at the IESC BEFORE you begin the internship. Read more information on CPT.
To be in compliance with U.S. Immigration Regulations, it is extremely important that the university has current contact information for all international students AT ALL TIMES. Failure to update your personal information with the university will put your immigration status in jeopardy.
Need to update your contact information? If you have changed your address, telephone number, email and/or emergency contact information, simply update the CSUN web portal (SOLAR), and IESC will take care of the rest! Read more for instructions on how to update your personal information in the Portal.