mynorthridge

Portal Help Guide

New to the myNorthridge Portal? The myNorthridge Portal is CSUN's official Web portal for applicant, admitted and current students. It is designed to provide a wealth of campus resources and services in one central location. Sign in for access to multiple websites and applications. Check out the following guide for instructions on how to use the portal, portal content and screen shots.

Logging In

To gain access to the myNorthridge Portal you must have a CSUN user ID. To activate, locate the user ID and initial password in the admissions packet sent to you by Admissions and Records. Visit www.csun.edu and find the portal on the sign-in menu myNorthridge Portal+. Log in using your user ID and initial password. Activation instructions will be displayed. Follow the steps and reset the password.

If you have trouble logging in, make sure you have correctly entered your user ID and password. Double check to see if the caps lock is off and if cookies and JavaScript are enabled. Or try closing and reopening your browser. If these steps don't resolve your issue, contact the IT Help Center.

Logging Out

When you are finished using the myNorthridge Portal, go to the upper right-hand corner of the page and select the logout button. To prevent unauthorized users from accessing your personal information, we strongly recommend that you close the browser after logging out.

Using Your Tabs

The myNorthridge Portal features a tab navigation bar. The portal is divided into seven tabs: Home, Academics, Services, Activities, Financial Matters, Mobile and Add Page. By default, your portal opens onto your home page. Select other tabs to view content on those pages. The Mobile tab is the best way to access the portal on your phone. Select Add Page to create your own customizable tab.

Adding Content

To add content, first go to the tab in which you want the content to appear. Then select the +Add Content button located beneath the navigation bar on the left. A menu of categories will appear. Choose the item you want to add and select Save. When finished, select −Hide Content to close.

Removing Content

If you want to delete any existing content or content you've added, go to the header of the box and select the X button. You can re-add a feature by following the steps for adding content. Certain items, such as My Checklist or My Announcements, do not have the X button and therefore cannot be deleted.

Moving Content Within a Tab

The applications and features on every tab are called pagelets. If you would like to move one to a new location on the page, simply select and highlight the pagelet. Move pagelet over to the desired spot and drop into place.

Feedback

If you'd like to share your thoughts or make a suggestion about the myNorthridge Portal, the feedback button entitled “Was this page helpful?” is located on the bottom left-hand corner of every page. Select the link to display a feedback form. Enter your comments and select Send.

Applicant or Admitted Student Features

Campus Calendar

Want to get to know the campus? Look here for fun (and usually free) events.

Campus Technology

Find links for your CSUN email, changing your password or technical support via this feature.

Check This Out

Download e-cards and games, craft projects or cool wallpapers for your desktop. Or check out our fun fact list of the movies that star the Oviatt Library.

Class Registration Tips

The video explains the three types of CSUN class registration periods, waitlists, add and drop dates and tips on how to get the most out of registration.

Have Questions? Ask Matty

You won't need to search the CSUN website endlessly for FAQs — Ask Matty is your one-stop shop for all answers CSUN.

Important Fee Information

Sometimes when state funding is inadequate, student fees may need to be increased. This disclaimer explains why.

Intro to my Portal

New to the portal? This video briefly sums up the various features and how to navigate the portal.

Meet a Matador

These are articles spotlighting classmates who have amazing stories to tell.

My Announcements

Here is where you will find all campus updates, policy changes, new fees and important date reminders.

My Checklist

This is your personalized checklist of the things you need to do as a student, such as enroll in classes and attend academic advisement.

My Department

Already picked a major? Check this video out! Your department chair has shared a greeting with you.

Our Location

This feature contains links to campus maps, public transit and parking information for student commuters.

Welcome

President Dianne F. Harrison welcomes you to the campus via this video.

You're Invited

Since you may not be familiar with the campus yet, this feature encourages you to take a tour with the University Ambassadors.

Current Student Features

My Announcements

Here is where you can find all campus updates, policy changes, new fees and important date reminders.

My Checklist

This is your personalized checklist of the things you need to do as a student, such as register for and enroll in classes and attend advising appointments.

Scrolling Event Ticker

Here is where to look for fun stuff happening on campus. You can pause the scrolling bar, skip forward or backward to view an event by selecting the < > buttons on the left side of the ticker.

Our Location

This feature contains links to campus maps, public transit and parking information for student commuters.

Student Highlights

These are articles spotlighting classmates who have amazing stories to tell.

Quick Links

These are shortcuts on each tab. For example, the quick links on the Home tab include registering for classes, checking your account balance, class schedule and grades as well as logging into your CSUN email and Moodle.

For Freshmen

If you are a freshman, the resources you need are located here such as New Student Orientation, a step-by-step guide for your first year, class planning tools: My Plan to Graduate, My Academic Planner and Degree Progress Report and the Career Center.

For Graduating Seniors

If you are a graduating senior, the resources you need are located here. Included are links for checking if you've met all requirements, applying to graduate, signing up for the commencement ceremony and finding that first job after college.

For Tseng College Students

This feature includes links to the Tseng College courses, degree programs, class registration and guide.

For International Students

If you are an international student, the resources you need are located here such as International & Exchange Student Center and the Career Center. There is also information for visiting and Fulbright scholars.

Early Start

If you are an Early Start student, the resources you need are here such as the CSUN Early Start website, class registration, fee payments, grades, Moodle, the CSUN email and the Learning Resource Center.

Enroll in Classes

Here is where you can find all the tools you need to enroll. There are links to search and register for classes, order textbooks and an academic calendar with key dates. You can also look up open courses and sign up for Open University. Degree planning guides outline the course load that will allow you to graduate in four or five years.

Chart my Academic Progress

This feature contains everything you need to confirm that you're on the right path to graduation. Here is where you'll check your grades, track your credits, order transcripts, and look up classes that fulfill general education and major requirements. Tools are also available to help you choose a major.

Matador Tips

These tip-filled articles can help you succeed academically here at CSUN.

My Current Classes

This application displays your class and finals schedules.

The Colleges

If you're thinking about changing your major, links in this feature take you to the colleges on campus. You can read up on each to find one that's the best fit for you.

Arts, Media, and Communication

If your major is from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Science and Mathematics

If your major is from the College of Science and Mathematics, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

If your major is from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Humanities

If your major is from the College of Humanities, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Engineering and Computer Science

If your major is from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Education

If you are a deaf studies major from the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, the resources you need are located here, such as the deaf studies office location, telephone number and website.

Health and Human Development

If your major is from the College of Health and Human Development, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Business and Economics

If your major is from the College of Business and Economics, the resources you need are located here, such as the college's advisement office location, telephone number and website.

Undeclared

If you are undeclared or undecided, the resources you need are located here, such as the Advising Resource Center and Career Center locations, telephone numbers and websites.

Moodle

This classroom tool is used by professors to post readings, assignments and grades.

Tools for Academic Success

This feature contains links for checking your test scores, undergraduate advising, Delmar T. Oviatt Library, Testing Center, Learning Resources Center, and Career and Pathways.

Campus Housing

Here's where you can check on-campus housing options and rates, fill out the housing application online and look up dining hall hours.

Frequently Used Contacts

This feature contains phone numbers to various departments such as Admissions and Records, Financial Aid & Scholarship Department, University Cash Services, Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies.

Student Services

This feature contains links to the Matador Bookstore, student health e-magazine, the Children’s Center, the office of Equity and Diversity as well as resources for CSUN's large population of deaf students and students with disabilities.

Campus Activities

This feature contains links to the events calendar, where to buy tickets, Matador Athletics, involvement opportunities and art venues on campus.

Off-Campus Activities

Check here for fun things to do in and around Northridge such as hiking, bowling, shopping, going to a museum or catching a concert or film.

Check This Out

Download e-cards and games, or find cool wallpapers for your desktop. Check out our fun fact list of the movies that star the Oviatt Library.

My Financial Obligations

You can view your account balance, pay your fees, buy photo IDs and parking permits, sign up for eRefund and obtain the tax documents that you need for your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Managing my Money

Here are tips on how to find a job, save money and resources for budgeting and managing your credit.

Financial Aid Essentials

Here's where you can apply for financial aid and scholarships, look up your awards, check if you've turned in all your required documents and look up the criteria for maintaining eligibility for financial aid.

Contact Financial Aid

Here's where you can find contact information, location and hours for the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department.

Mobile

In the mobile version of the portal you'll find My Announcements, My Checklist, and My Current Classes. To access the mobile version, go to the Mobile tab.

Screen Shots

Applicant Tab

Home Tab

Home Tab

Academics Tab

Academics Tab

Services Tab

Services Tab

Activities Tab

Activities Tab

Financial Matters Tab

Financial Matters Tab

Mobile Tab

Mobile Tab

Add Page Tab

Add a Page Tab