PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Transfer Students

Are you thinking about transferring to CSUN? Before you apply, make sure you meet the admissions requirements. A transfer student is someone who has earned regionally accredited college credits after the summer following high school graduation.

If you will earn a transfer associate (AA-T or AS-T) degree at a California community college, and it is posted on your final official transcript, you will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in 60 more CSUN units, as long as the major is deemed similar to one at CSUN. Before you apply, find out which CSUN majors have been approved for the Associate Degree for Transfer program at the California State University’s “Choose a Degree” page.

Admissions Requirements

California State University, Northridge welcomes applications from upper-division transfer students. With the growing number of students interested in pursuing their education at CSUN, the university has updated its transfer student admissions criteria through the use of impaction. Impaction is a tool that California State University (CSU) campuses use to manage the number of students it admits. CSUN has implemented academic and regional impaction to align with CSU enrollment targets.

Some majors are impacted, including accounting, business administration (insurance and financial services option), cinema and television arts*, finance, financial planning, kinesiology*, music* and psychology*. (The majors with an asterisk have additional entrance requirements.)

The local admissions area has changed to include the 17 California community colleges from whom we get the most students and to which we are closest. They are:

Antelope Valley College

College of the Canyons

East Los Angeles College

Glendale Community College

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Mission College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles Valley College

Moorpark College

Oxnard College

Pasadena City College

Santa Monica College

Southwest Los Angeles College

Ventura College

West Los Angeles College

Applicants from these local admissions area (Tier 1) schools need:

•        A minimum of 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units)

•        A grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better

•        Completion of the four general education requirements: written communication, critical thinking, speech and college-level math

Applicants from nonlocal admissions (Tier 2) schools need:

•        All of the above and a higher GPA

•        If you are applying for admission to a major with additional entrance requirements, you must also meet those additional criteria to be admitted.

Out-of-state admissions are not affected. Visit CSUN's impaction information page to learn more.

To be eligible for admission to fall semester, you must complete the above requirements by the end of the previous spring term.

 

 

How to Apply

If you are a transfer student, follow the application process below.

1. Review application deadlines and the status (open, closed or exceptions) of your desired program in the CSUN admissions calendar.

2. Select a major from the CSUN catalog. All transfer students must declare a major when applying; "undecided" is not an option.

3. File an online application for admission through CSUMentor.

4. Send all official transcripts, including any work in progress, to:

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

 

Majors and Concentrations

For a current list of majors and concentrations offered at CSUN, visit the California State University website. For your convenience, we’ve included a list below, though you should always check the California State University website for the most up-to-date offerings at CSUN. Majors are listed in alphabetical order and, if applicable, concentrations are listed directly underneath the accompanying major.

Even when the admissions cycle is closed for a semester, some majors may still accept students. Check the admissions calendar for exceptions.

Accounting (B.S., M.S.)
Professional Accountancy

African-American Studies (B.A.)
African-American Arts and Literature, African-American Cultural Studies, African-American Social Sciences, African-American Urban Education

Anthropology (B.A., M.A.)
Public Archaeology

Art (B.A., M.A., M.F.A)
Art Education, Art History, Visual Arts

Asian-American Studies (B.A.)

Athletic Training (B.S.)

Biochemistry (B.S., M.S.)

Biology (B.S., M.S.)
Biotechnology/Medical Technology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology

Business Administration (B.S., M.B.A.)
Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Insurance/Financial Services, Real Estate, Systems and Operation Management

Central American Studies (B.A., M.A.)

Chemistry (B.S., M.S.)

Chicano and Chicana Studies (B.A., M.A.)

Child and Adolescent Development (B.A., M.A.)
Early Childhood Development

Cinema and Television Arts (B.A.)
Electronic Media Management, Film Production, Media Theory and Criticism, Multimedia Production, Radio Production, Screenwriting, Television Production

Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Communication Disorders (B.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A., M.A.)

Communicative Disorders (M.S.)

Computer Engineering (B.S, M.S.)

Computer Information Technology (B.S.)

Computer Science (B.S., M.S.)

Construction Management Technology (B.S.)

Counseling (M.S.)
Career Counseling, College Counseling and Student Services, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling, School Psychology

Deaf Studies (B.A.)

Economics (B.A.)

Educational Administration (M.A.)

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
Community College Leadership, P-12 Leadership

Electrical Engineering (B.S., M.S.)

Engineering (M.S.)

Engineering Management (B.S., M.S.)

English (B.A., M.A.)
Creative Writing, Four-Year Integrated English Subject Matter Program for the Single-Subject Credential, Honors English, Junior-Year Integrated English Subject Matter Program for the Single-Subject Credential, Literature, Rhetoric and Composition Theory, Subject Matter Program for the Single-Subject Credential

Environmental and Occupational Health (B.S., M.S.)
Industrial Hygiene

Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S., M.S.)
Apparel Design and Merchandising, Consumer Affairs, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Studies, Interior Design, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Finance (B.S.)

French (B.A.)

Gender and Women's Studies (B.A.)

Geography (B.A., M.A.)
Geographic Information Science

Geology (B.S., M.S.)
Environmental Geology, Geophysics, Geology — Secondary Teaching

Health Administration (B.S., M.S.)

History (B.A., M.A.)

Humanities (B.A.)

Information Systems (B.S.)

Interdisciplinary Studies (M.S.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Kinesiology (B.S., M.S.)
Applied Fitness and Active Lifestyle Development, Dance, Exercise Science, Physical Education

Languages and Cultures (B.A.)
Armenian, French, Italian, Japanese

Liberal Studies (B.A.) 
Integrated Teacher Education Program — Freshmen Concentration, Integrated Teacher Education Program — Junior Concentration, Precredential Program

Linguistics (B.A., M.A.)

Management (B.S.)

Manufacturing Systems Engineering (B.S., M.S.)

Marketing (B.S.)

Mass Communication (M.A.)

Materials Engineering (M.S.)

Mathematics (B.A., B.S., M.S.)
Applied Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics — Secondary Teaching, Statistics

Mechanical Engineering (B.S., M.S.)

Modern Jewish Studies (B.A.)

Music (B.A, B.M., M.M.)
Breadth Studies, Collaborative Piano Performance, Composition, Composition/Commercial and Media Writing, Conducting, Jazz Studies, Keyboard, Music Education, Music Industry, Music Therapy, Percussion, Performance, Strings, Vocal Arts, Winds

Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.) 

Philosophy (B.A.)

Physical Therapy (M.P.T., D.P.T.)

Physics (B.A., B.S., M.S.)
Astrophysics

Political Science (B.A., M.A.)
Law and Society, Politics and Government, Public Policy and Management

Psychology (B.A., M.A.)
Clinical Psychology, General Experimental Psychology, Human Factors and Applied Psychology

Public Health (M.P.H.)

Public Health Promotion (B.S.)

Radiologic Sciences (B.S.)

Religious Studies (B.A.)

Screenwriting (M.A.)

Social Work (M.S., M.S.W.)

Sociology (B.A., M.A.)
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Welfare, Work and Society

Software Engineering (M.S.)

Spanish (B.A., M.A.)
Language and Culture, Literature

Special Education (M.A.)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood, Educational Therapy, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Special Major (B.A.)

Structural Engineering (M.S.)

Teaching English as a Second Language (M.A.)

Theatre (B.A., M.A.)

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management (B.A., M.S.)

Urban Studies and Planning (B.A.)

Cost of Attendance

The chart below lists the approximate costs per semester for transfer students who are California residents. For more information regarding school costs and financial aid, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department website.

If you are not a California resident, add $372 per unit to fees listed below. All costs are estimates and subject to change.

 Undergraduate students living with a parent or relative 
 Seven or more units per semesterFull year
Tuition and other fees$3,260$6,520   
Books and supplies$894$1,788
Room and board$2,259$4,518
Transportation$747$1,494
Personal/miscellaneous$669$1,338
Loan fees$47$94
Total$7,876$15,752
Undergraduate students living on campus    
 Seven or more units per semesterFull year
Tuition and other fees$3,260$6,520
Books and supplies$894 $1,788 
Room and board$5,314 $10,628 
Transportation$695 $1,390 
Personal/miscellaneous$669 $1,338 
Loan fees $47 $94 
Total $10,879 $21,758 
 Undergraduate students living off campus
 Seven or more units per semesterFull year
Tuition and other fees$3,260$6,520
Books and supplies$894$1,788
Room and board$6,378$12,756
Transportation$728$1,456
Personal/miscellaneous$669$1,338
Loan fees$47$94
Total$11,976$23,952

California State University makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, California State University must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees without notice until the date of instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All California State University listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees.