TESTING

Admissions Exams

The following admission tests are administered at CSUN on specific dates. If you’re planning to take a test listed below, select the test name for more information including registration information and dates. Visit the Test Reporting Locations Map for driving directions to all on-campus testing locations.

ACT

The ACT is one of the two tests (the SAT is the other) adopted by the California State University system to determine eligibility for admission. All California State University campuses will accept either the ACT or SAT. If you’re interested in applying to CSUN, visit our First-Time Freshman Admission Criteria website for details regarding the admission process.

ACT Test Dates and Deadline
CSUN Test DatesReceived by Deadline
October 25, 2014ACT deadline
December 13, 2014ACT deadline
April 18, 2015ACT deadline
June 13, 2015ACT deadline

For information on specific exam time and location, visit the Testing Calendar page.

Registration bulletins are available in the CSUN Testing Center, located in Bayramian Hall 190, or at most local high school guidance offices. For registration information and dates, visit the ACT website. Our test center code for the ACT is #4707. 

SAT

The SAT is one of the two tests (the ACT is the other) adopted by the California State University system to determine eligibility for admission. All California State University campuses will accept either the ACT or SAT. If you’re interested in applying to CSUN, visit our First-Time Freshman Admission Criteria website for details regarding the admission process.

SAT Test Dates and Deadline
CSUN Test DatesReceived by Deadline
October 11, 2014SAT deadline
November 8, 2014SAT deadline
January 24, 2015SAT deadline
March 7, 2015SAT deadline
June 6, 2015SAT deadline

For information on specific exam time and location, visit the Testing Calendar page.

Registration bulletins are available in the CSUN Testing Center, located in Bayramian Hall 190, or at most local high school guidance offices. For registration information and dates, visit the SAT website. Our test center code for the SAT is #05517. 


Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Testing for the Test of Essential Academic Skills is now offered at California State University, Northridge for current students, applicants and the greater San Fernando Valley community. The TEAS exam is strictly offered online and is TEAS version V. CSUN is an "open" testing site for TEAS testing. Testing is available for students and non-students.

The TEAS exam is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those that nurse educators deem most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

Composite scores, as well as several sub-scores, are computed in each of the four content areas to assess specific content comprehension. Results will be available immediately following the completion of the exam. Results will also be accessible by logging in to your account on the ATI website.

Test Administration Hours

Tests are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Testing is by appointment only.

Test Administration Information

  • All exams are given in computer format.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the exam. No one will be admitted 10 minutes prior to the exam start time. There are no exceptions.
  • Individuals must present a valid state or federal photo ID and their ATI username and password.
  • Allow four hours for the exam (three and a half hours for the exam plus instructional time).
  • There are no scheduled breaks.
  • Calculators are not allowed.

Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.

Testing Fees

TEAS Testing Fee and Payment Type
TypeFeePayment Type
TEAS exam fee$45Payable to ATI via a
credit card at time of exam
Administrative fee$30Cash only

Scheduling TEAS exam

TEAS examination appointments may be requested by telephone at (818) 677-2369 or via email at testing.center@csun.edu. Please provide your name, telephone number and your preferred date and time. Written confirmations will be sent to email requests only. There are no same day appointments.

Testing Accommodations

In order to receive testing accommodations for extended time for the TEAS exam, you will need to provide proof of approved accommodation. This documentation should be sent to the Testing Center at least seven days prior to the scheduled TEAS exam. The Testing Center can make arrangements for either time and a half or double time testing accommodations.

If you are currently registered with the Disability Resources and Educational Services office, please contact DRES to submit your accommodation documentation to the Testing Center. If you are not a registered student with DRES, please visit the DRES website for registration procedures.

Testers needing additional accommodations will need to contact ATI Testing to make arrangements at a different testing location.

Please understand that without the accommodation documentation, we are unable to provide the requested accommodation.

Additional Information

Proper identification and test fees will be required on the day of your test. Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.

Parking in the B3 structure is recommended. You may purchase a single day permit at an attendant booth or dispenser for $6. Day pass dispensers accept credit cards or cash and are located by the elevator on each level. For the location of parking lots and dispensers, download the Student Parking Information.

Visit our Test Reporting Locations page for driving directions to all on-campus testing locations.

TEAS Resources

Examinees may take advantage of the ATI website to prepare for the tests. You may also check the frequently asked questions. The website includes practice assessments, a study manual and links to various resources (at a fee).

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The Law School Admission Test is a standardized test required for admission for most law schools.

LSAT Test Dates and Deadline
CSUN Test DatesReceived by Deadline
September 27, 2014LSAT deadline
December 6, 2015LSAT deadline
February 7, 2015LSAT deadline
June 8, 2015LSAT deadline

Registration bulletins for LSAT are available in the CSUN Testing Center located in Bayramian Hall 190. For registration information and dates, visit the LSAT website.