Prospective Students

If you’re thinking about choosing California State University, Northridge as a place to grow and obtain a degree, we have the right program for you, whether you’re an incoming freshman, veteran, transfer, graduate, international, or Tseng College student. If you have yet to apply, you can do so by visiting the CSUMentor website.

Do you want personalized information regarding admission, majors, student services, and clubs and organizations at CSUN? If so, you can make the myNorthridge Prospective Student Portal your go-to guide.

If you’re a counselor or parent, we suggest that you become familiar with the application deadlines and filing periods, or get to know CSUN through a campus tour.

News and Events

Meet a Matador

Head shot of Christopher Farias

The California Dream Act gives undocumented students like Christopher Farias the financial aid they need to earn a college degree. Despite this fact, many struggle. Christopher describes the challenges he had to overcome during his first two years at CSUN.

In 2001, the passing of the Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) gave thousands of undocumented students across California access to higher education.

The bill allows undocumented students, regardless of their immigration status, to pay in-state tuition at American public colleges and universities. The 2013 addition of the California Dream Act permits AB 540 students to apply for state funds at eligible institutions.

Despite these measures, many AB 540 students still struggle to make ends meet. This is because most cannot depend on financial support from their parents. Read More

A Day as a Matador

A Day as a Matador Video

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a CSUN student for a day? Get an inside look by watching this short video.