Transfer Admissions

Division of Student Affairs

Bayramian Hall 160

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

    Phone: (818) 677-3744

    Send email

    Office Hours, Monday to Friday

    • Email: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Phone: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Walk-in: 10 a.m. to 4 pm

    Admitted Transfer Students

    Congratulations on Your Admission!

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

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

    Steps to Finalize Your Admission

    Accept our offer of admission and file your online Intent to Register by these deadlines:

    Semester of Admission Intent to Register Deadline
    Fall admission May 1
    Spring admission Nov. 1


    How to file your Intent to Register:

    • Log in to the CSUN Portal with your user ID and password.
    • Once you’re logged in, look for the Intent to Register link in your portal Checklist under My Status.

    Filing your Intent to Register is free. If you plan to become a CSUN Matador, file today!

    Ask your college or university to send your final, official transcripts 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 Deadlines

    Transcript Type Fall Admission Spring Admission
    Official preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts are due: Feb. 15 Oct. 1
    Official final transcripts are due: July 15 Jan. 15
    Optional AP, CLEP, and/or IB test scores are due: July 15 Jan. 15

    Tips on Sending Transcripts

    Electronic transcripts

    • To send California community college transcripts, review eTranscript California.
    • Please do not send identical, duplicate electronic and paper transcripts.

    Paper transcripts

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

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

    Start Planning Early

    • 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 March 2 for the coming fall and spring academic year.
    • 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 for the coming year. 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 March 2, to be considered for an award in the coming school year.
    • 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 with your CSUN user ID and password. You will see the list of scholarships including eligibility and application requirements for each one. Please note that each CSUN scholarship requires a separate application and essay. 

    Students awarded CSUN scholarships will be notified in late spring.

    Visit the CSUN Portal for updates on your application and award status. You can also visit the CSUN on-campus scholarships page for additional scholarship opportunities posted throughout the year.

    How to Apply for External Scholarships

    In addition to the scholarships available through CSUN, a number of external companies and organizations 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 the CSUN Portal to view your Financial Aid awards. For navigation help, visit Financial Aid How To Guides.

    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 eRefund 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 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 and download the fall New Transfer Student Advising Checklist (PDF). The spring advising checklist will be available in late September.

    Check your CSUN email regularly for advisement information.

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

    Note: If you are a member of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, you will be advised by both the appropriate academic advisor and the National Center on Deafness (NCOD): Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

    Look for your registration appointment in the CSUN 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 CSUN Portal.
    2. In the list of links below the Top Tools icons, select Make a Payment.
    3. On the Student Account Information page, review your Current Balance Outstanding.
    4. Select the CSUN Payment button.

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

    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 at Transfer Orientation.

    • Fall NSO details will be published in June.
    • Spring NSO details will be published once the fall semester is well underway.

    Transfer Admissions

    Division of Student Affairs

    Bayramian Hall 160

    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8207

      Phone: (818) 677-3744

      Send email

      Office Hours, Monday to Friday

      • Email: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Phone: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Walk-in: 10 a.m. to 4 pm
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