PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

  • Applicants

Applicants

Now that you’ve applied to California State University Northridge, it’s important to follow all the necessary steps to fully complete the process. The information below provides a summary of the additional requirements. For more detailed admissions information and important deadlines, please visit the Applicants page on the Admissions and Records website

Freshmen

If you applied to be admitted as a first-time freshman, please make sure to do the following.

  • Check all CSUN correspondence frequently, including your CSUN email and announcements on the myNorthridge Portal. To establish your CSUN email, use the information provided in the letter instructing you to "activate your CSUN user ID and password today." For assistance with the myNorthridge Portal and other web-based CSUN tools, check out the how-to guides.
  • Review your application status by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal with your CSUN user ID and password. To see if you have any missing items, locate My Checklist on the Applicant tab, and review Incomplete Tasks. 
  • Send all required scores, transcripts and fees listed below by the deadline to:

California State University, Northridge
Admissions and Records
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

    • Official high school transcripts
    • SAT or ACT test scores
    • English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam scores: More information is available on the Testing Center website.
    • Application fee waiver: Qualifying students may submit an application fee waiver if they have not already received a waiver via the CSUMentor application process.

For more detailed information regarding the freshman admissions process, please visit the first-time freshman applicants page on the Admissions and Records website.

Graduate Students

If you applied to be admitted as a graduate student, please make sure to do the following.

  • Check all CSUN correspondence frequently, including your CSUN email and announcements on the myNorthridge Portal. To establish your CSUN email, use the information provided in the letter instructing you to "activate your CSUN user ID and password today." For assistance with the myNorthridge Portal and other Web-based CSUN tools, check out the how-yo guides.
  • Review your application status by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal with your CSUN user ID and password. To see if you have any missing items, locate My Checklist on the Applicant tab, and review Incomplete Tasks. 
  • Send all required transcripts and fees listed below by deadline to:

California State University, Northridge
Admissions and Records
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

    • Official transcripts: Send from all colleges and universities attended.
    • Application fee: Send $55, if not already paid through CSUMentor.
  • Find out if your program requires additional material. Credential students are required to submit a supplemental application to the credential office. If you are a master’s student, contact the graduate program of your discipline to determine if additional documentation is required.

For more detailed information regarding the graduate student admissions process, please visit the graduate student applicant page on the Admissions and Records website.

International students

For information on how to proceed after you have applied, please visit International Admissions

Transfer students

If you applied to be admitted as a transfer student, please make sure to do the following.

  • Check all CSUN correspondence frequently, including your CSUN email and announcements on the myNorthridge Portal. To establish your CSUN email, use the information provided in the letter instructing you to "activate your CSUN user ID and password today." For assistance with the myNorthridge Portal and other Web-based CSUN tools, check out the how-to guides.
  • Review your application status by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal with your CSUN user ID and password. To see if you have any missing items locate My Checklist on the Applicant tab, and review Incomplete Tasks.
  • Send all required scores, transcripts and fees listed below by the deadline to:

California State University, Northridge
Admissions and Records
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

  • Official college transcripts: Send preliminary and official transcripts for any work in progress as soon as course work is completed.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exams: Send scores, if applicable.
  • Application fee waiver: Qualifying students may submit an application fee waiver if they have not already received a waiver via the CSUMentor application process.
  • Complete Upper-division transfer student eligibility requirements.

For more detailed information regarding the transfer student admissions process, please visit the transfer student applicant page on the Admissions and Records website.