Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations on Your Admission!

We're excited to know you'll be joining the CSUN Matador family.

As a newly-admitted transfer student, you'll need to complete the following steps to secure your place at CSUN.

Steps to Finalize Your Admission

How to file your Intent to Register:

  • Log in to the myNorthridge portal with your user ID and password.
  • Once you’re logged in, select the “Applicant” tab. Then, in the “My Status” box, select “Intent to Register” to accept your offer of admission.
Semester of Admission Intent to File Deadline
Fall 2022 June 1, 2022
Spring 2023 December 1, 2022

Request your final, official transcripts be sent to the CSUN Office of the Registrar on your college's official letterhead. Transcripts may be sent directly from your school, electronically or via sealed envelope.

Transcript Type Fall 2022 Admission Spring 2023 Admission
Official preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts are due: Feb. 15, 2022 Oct. 3, 2022
Official final transcripts are due: July 15, 2022 Jan. 17, 2023
Optional AP, CLEP, and/or IB test scores are due: n/a Jan. 17, 2023

Tips on Sending Transcripts

Electronic transcripts

  • For sending California community college transcripts, review eTranscript California.
    • If sending transcripts from non-California colleges, choose “CSU Northridge” as the recipient on your school’s transcript ordering service. If this option is unavailable, use as the recipient's email address.
  • Please do not send identical, duplicate electronic and paper transcripts.

Paper transcripts

  • If your college doesn’t offer electronic transcripts, it must sent to the address listed below in a sealed, unopened envelope.

   California State University, Northridge
   Office of the Registrar
   18111 Nordhoff Street
   Northridge, CA 91330-8207

Before developing a plan to finance your education, review CSUN’s estimated cost of attendance which includes basic tuition and fees, books, housing, transportation and personal expenses.

Through the combination of grants, loans, scholarships, part-time employment, savings and contributions from family, a college education at CSUN is affordable. With much of the grant and scholarship aid eligibility based on FAFSA need, it’s important to start planning early.

For additional information on financing your education, contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. Visit the Student Financial Services website for the latest on tuition and fees.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for federal financial aid, as well as state aid if you’re a California resident, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

It helps to submit your FAFSA and CADAA applications by March 2 each year for priority consideration in the coming fall and spring, but you can request aid at any time, and aid can be awarded all year long.

Federal and state financial aid include resources such as grants, part-time job opportunities and student loan for eligible students. If you’ve already submitted a FAFSA or CADAA application, log in to your account to add CSUN’s federal school code 001153 to the list of colleges you want to receive your information.

Important Deadlines:

  • FAFSA and CADAA applications must submitted by by April 1, 2022 (extended from March 2 for 2022-23 only).
  • California residents wishing to be considered for a Cal Grant for the first time must submit a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2, 2022. If you already have a Cal Grant and want to renew it, you do not have to complete the GPA Verification Form again. Just be sure to add CSUN’s federal school code 001153 to your FAFSA or CADAA application.
  • FAFSA Tip: Use the IRS data retrieval option to reduce errors and list CSUN's federal school code (001153) on your FAFSA.
  • If you are a California resident applying for a new Cal Grant from the California Student Aid Commission, you must submit both the FAFSA or CADAA and your Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by April 1, 2022, to be considered for an award in the coming fall 2022 and spring 2023 school year (March 2 for 2022-2023 only).
  • If you already have a Cal Grant and want to renew it, you don’t have to complete the GPA Verification Form again. Just be sure to add CSUN’s federal school code 001153 to your FAFSA or CADAA application.
  • You can apply for a Cal Grant at any time. Visit Cal Grant FAQs to learn more.

How to Apply for CSUN Scholarships

To apply for institutional scholarships, login to my Matador Scholarships using your CSUN User ID and Password. Please note that each CSUN scholarship requires a separate application and essay. Upon logging into my Matador Scholarships, you will see the list of scholarships including eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship. 

Students awarded CSUN scholarships will be notified in late spring.

Visit the myNorthridge portal for updates on your application and award status. You can also visit the CSUN's Financial Aid & Scholarship Department website for additional scholarship opportunities posted throughout the year.

How to Apply for External Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available through CSUN, there are a number of external companies and organizations that offer scholarships each year. To maximize external scholarship possibilities, apply for as many relevant scholarships as possible. As some grants are limited, you should submit your application and any required documents as soon as possible.

To learn more about external scholarships, visit our off-campus scholarships website.

Guidelines for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Based on available funding, financial aid and scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded throughout the year.

Log in to myNorthridge to view your Financial Aid awards.

If registered for classes and your aid is available, University Cash Services will apply financial aid funds to any charges on your account and issue refunds for any remaining amount. University Cash Services will send you an email once your funds have disbursed.

To receive your refund via direct deposit, sign up for e-Refund by early August.

To promote public health and safety, the California State University (CSU) has long-established immunization requirements. Under the direction of the CSU Chancellor’s Office, students must meet immunization standards by the end of their first and/or second semesters to avoid holds on class registration.

Visit the Klotz Student Health Center Immunizations web page for information on required immunizations, a tutorial on how to upload proof of immunization or immunity through CSUN’s “myHealth Patient Portal,” as well as any additional requirements for students enrolled in health care fields of study and teacher education programs.


Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to set up your academic plan before enrolling in classes. Advisement depends on your academic college and major.

Visit Academic Advising to prepare for your meeting and download the fall 2022 New Transfer Student Advising Checklist (PDF). The spring 2023 Advising Checklist will be available in late September 2022.

Check your CSUN email regularly for advisement information.

Make an advisement appointment with the Student Services Centers/EOP Satellite for the academic college of your major or directly with your academic program/major.

Look for your registration appointment in myNorthridge Portal under My Checklist. Clear any registration holds before registering.

Learn about self-service registration with these resources:

Tuition and other fees are due at the time you register, but no later than the deadlines listed in the CSUN fee payment schedule.

How to Pay Your Fees:

  1. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal
  2. Select the “Financial Matters” tab
  3. Select “My Financial Obligations”
  4. Select “Make a payment”

For additional information regarding fee payment, visit the Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF) document online.

Tuition and Other Fees Disclosure - CSU 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, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system-wide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU-listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system-wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

As a first-year transfer student, you'll want to attend New Student Orientation (NSO), an orientation program designed to set incoming Matadors up for success.

You can register for NSO and learn more about dates, NSO schedules and other important information on the Transfer Orientation website. Spring 2023 NSO details will be published once the fall 2022 semester is well underway. Please check back in October.

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