| General Information
Enrollment in CSUN Extension classes must be
sufficient to pay salaries and other expenses associated with the operation
of the extended learning program because CSUN Extension does not receive
support from sources other than fees. If the enrollment is not large
enough, students will be contacted, or an announcement of cancellation
will be made by the second class meeting.
CSUN Extension is open to high school graduates,
college students, professionals and other adults. In some instances,
an applicant may have to satisfy the prerequisites of a particular course.
In some cases, Extension credit can be applied to regular programs in
the University, but enrollment in a CSUN Extension class does NOT constitute
admission to Cal State Northridge.
for Extension Courses
Lecture classes are required to meet 15
hours for each unit of credit. The maximum Extension credit that can
be accepted by California State University, Northridge toward a bachelor's
degree requirement is 24 units. No more than nine units may be applied
to the master's degree program. 800-LEVEL COURSES CANNOT BE APPLIED
TO A DEGREE. Extension credit classes may count toward teaching and
school service credential requirements. Workshops do not meet specific
requirements for degree or credentials but may be counted as elective
credits. A student wishing to apply Extension credit toward a master's
degree at Cal State Northridge must have submitted his/her application
for admission to Graduate Studies and must have secured department acceptance
of the course on his/her master's degree contract before the course
The same academic standards, rules and
regulations that apply to regular University courses (as specified in
the 2000-2002 Cal State Northridge Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog) apply
to Extension credit programs.
All grades earned through Extension credit programs become part of the
student's Cal State Northridge academic records. Consequently, students'
performances in these classes have an effect on their overall Cal State
Northridge grade point averages.
Students may repeat a class only once for the purpose of excluding a
grade. If a student exceeds this limitation, units earned will not count
toward a degree. Furthermore, units attempted and any grade points earned
will be averaged with the student's other grades.
If a student with an Incomplete in a course re-registers for the Extension
credit course, the Incomplete will revert to a grade of F.
of Extension Courses
The printed schedule of courses is subject
to change. For possible changes of information or additional classes
arranged after the printing of the schedule, please contact CSUN Extension,
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge 91330-8343 (Bookstore Complex Rm.
100). Phone (818) 677-CSUN Web site: www.csun.edu/exl
001-099: Remedial or sub collegiate level
100-299: Lower division (freshman or sophomore)
300-499: Upper division (junior or senior)
500-799: Graduate division
800-899: Professional credit only
(See the Cal State Northridge Undergraduate/Graduate
Catalog for further information.)
A student who for any reason finds it impossible
to complete the course for which he/she is registered must inform CSUN
Extension by completing and submitting a Change of Program form.
Note: NO REFUND FOR COURSES OF FOUR OR FEWER MEETINGS.
Non-attendance or stopping payment on a check
or payment voucher does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does
notification to the instructor. Withdrawals do not necessarily entitle
the student to a refund of tuition and fees paid, or the cancellation
of tuition still due. Refunds or cancellations of tuition still due
will be computed in accordance with the following conditions:
Before the First Class Meeting:
Extension Credit and Noncredit courses:
CSUN Extension must be notified of any change one working day prior
to the first class meeting, except computer lab classes, which require
The fee will be refunded, minus a $20 processing charge, if the student
withdraws at least one working day prior to the first class session.
All courses, including arranged classes,
are considered to have begun on the first day of the semester. Refunds
will be accorded on this basis.
After the First Class Session
Extension Credit and Noncredit courses:
COURSES OF FIVE OR MORE MEETINGS:
65 percent of fees collected will be refunded until 25 percent of the
course time has elapsed, after which no refund will be made. For Extension
credit courses, the instructor's signature on a Change of Program form
and a $10 withdrawal fee are required. Failure to withdraw officially
will result in a failing grade.
65 percent of fees collected will be refunded until the end of the fourth
week of the semester. No refund will be issued after the end of the
fourth week of the semester.
Any change of program must be filed with CSUN Extension. If withdrawing
after the end of the fourth week of the semester, a $10 late fee is
charged, and appropriate approval signatures must be obtained on a Change
of Program form.
The time of withdrawal shall be determined
by the date on which CSUN Extension receives written notification of
the student's withdrawal with authorization or a proper Change of Program
form. For noncredit classes, withdrawal notification can be made in
person, by phone or by mail. Your refund is based on the day notification
reaches the CSUN Extension office.
Refunds are made by check or by credit, depending on the original form
of payment. Please allow six to eight weeks for refunds.
Retroactive withdrawal is not permitted.
When a class is cancelled, the student
will be notified. Fees paid may be applied to an alternate class, or
a 100 percent refund will be issued. Please allow six to eight weeks
to receive a refund. Credit card accounts will be credited.
CSUN Extension reserves the right to reschedule classes if necessary.
Credit/No-Credit Option for Extension
Undergraduate students not on probation may elect the Credit/No-Credit
(CR/NC) option for one or more courses each term as long as such enrollment
does not jeopardize their satisfactory scholarship status and if it
is consistent with the following policies: CR or NC will not be considered
in the computation of the student's grade point average. CR or NC will
be calculated in progress point status. Students may not change from
graded to CR/NC or vice versa after 25 percent of the course time has
Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not apply toward the satisfaction
of requirements specified for the following:
except for the liberal studies major, and except those courses offered
on a CR/NC basis only, subject to departmental approval.
minor, except those courses offered on a CR/NC basis only, subject
to departmental approval.
courses leading to a teaching credential, except for student teaching.
maximum of 18 units of the CR/NC grade may apply toward degree requirements.
provisions of these policies do not apply to participants in Type C
Workshops (offered as 800- level courses) in which the grading system
applicable for all students is determined by the department offering
The CSUN Extension reserves the right
to substitute instructors in any of its classes.
and Grade Reports for Academic Credit Classes
Requests for an official transcript must
be made in writing, signed and directed to the Office of Admissions
and Records. Include the semester, birth date, CSUN ID number or social
security number, telephone number and where you want the transcript
Supplemental grade reports are available for
students who must have their grade before official grade reports can
be sent by Admissions and Records. The supplemental grade report will
have only the present semester's grade(s) recorded. You may obtain a
grade report by sending a letter of request to CSUN Extension, 18111
Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8406; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
for Noncredit Courses
An official transcript of noncredit classes
is available at the Admissions and Records office in the Student Services
Building. Noncredit transcripts should not be used for application to
Unofficial transcripts can be printed from the Web at http://my.csun.edu
California State teaching credential requirements
are stated in the general catalog. Individual inquiries should be directed
to Associate Dean, College of Education, California State University,
Northridge, Monterey Hall, or to the Credential Office, phone (818)
Students eligible for state or federal
veteran's benefits should contact the Veterans Office, Student Services
Building, Rm. 170, phone (818) 677-2684.
Smoking is prohibited in all public areas
of the campus where non-smokers cannot avoid exposure to smoke, including:
halls, auditoriums, laboratories, libraries, gymnasiums
staff lounges, elevators, stairs and not less that thirty feet from
the entrances of all campus facilities
Interior and exterior
dining facilities (excluding catered events) and common areas of
Meeting and conference
Textbooks for Extension classes may be
purchased at the CSUN Matador Bookstore. Bookstore hours are 7:45 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays,
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The bookstore is open additional
hours at the beginning of each semester.
Textbook prices are subject to change without notice by the publisher.
Additional monies may be required.
The Matador Bookstore can receive orders
to be shipped on-line. The Web site is www.matador.bkstr.com.
Phone orders are accepted at (818) 677-2913. The e-mail address is email@example.com.
Rights of Students
The full text of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
(Buckley Amendment), as amended, is available for inspection in the
Dean of Students' Office. The campus is authorized under the Act to
release directory information concerning students unless the campus
has received a prior written objection from the student specifying information
not to be released. Questions regarding student prerogatives under the
Act should be directed to the Dean of Students' Office.