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Admitted Transfer Student

You Should Know

Admission is provisional until all eligibility requirements and deadlines have been met, including enrollment and attendance in classes beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester to which you were provisionally admitted. Read more at provisional admission.

Important Deadlines*

Required ActionsSpring 2016Fall 2016

Last day to file Intent to Register in myNorthridge:

If admitted after the dates below, you will have 14 days from your admission date to file Intent to Register:

—Spring 2016: November 17, 2015
—Fall 2016: June 17, 2016

Complete all course work required for admission by the end of:the fall 2015 termthe spring 2016 term
Last day for CSUN to receive your final, official transcripts1/15/2016TBA.  As soon as spring grades are posted.**

 *If your application for admission was denied or your offer of provisional admission has been withdrawn, see Admission and Deadline Appeals.

**Find out if your California community college will accept CSUN's request for electronic transcripts at eTranscript California. If your college does not participate in eTranscript California, you will need to order official paper transcripts.

Enrollment Checklist

Read the "Enrollment Checklist" below for additional information about these important deadlines.

  1. Submit your Intent to Register online for the semester of your admission no later than the dates listed below:

    Spring 2016:  Tuesday, December 1, 2015. See exception above.
    —Fall 2016:  Friday, July 1, 2016. See exception above. If you do not confirm your Intent to Register by the deadline, you cannot attend CSUN in the Fall 2016 semester.

    The Intent to Register link is located in "My Checklist" in myNorthridge Portal. For help, see the How To Guide Intent to Register. No deposit is charged to file Intent to Register at CSUN.
  2. Send us your final, official transcripts as soon as your courses end and grades are posted, but no later than the dates for your semester of admission:
    Spring 2016: By Friday, January 15, 2016
    Fall 2016:  Send final transcripts as soon as your spring grades are posted.

    Save time and money! If you are transferring course work from a California community college, please see the instructions at eTranscript California.

    Be sure to look for missing transcripts in myNorthridge Portal > "My Checklist." Your final transcripts are used to verify that you have completed:
    • All course work you indicated as work-in-progress on any preliminary transcripts, and
    • The admissions criteria of 60 units and all basic subjects.

—Complete all Spring 2016 admission requirements by the end of the Fall 2015 term. No winter 2016 course work will be considered for admission.
—Complete all Fall 2016 admission requirements by the end of the Spring 2016 term. No summer course work will be considered for admission.

If your school(s) do not participate in eTranscript California, send official paper transcripts to: 

CSUN - Admissions and Records 
18111 Nordhoff Street 
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

  1. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to set up your academic plan before enrolling in classes.
  1. To avoid a registration hold, you should attempt the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination (UDWPE) as early as possible after being admitted and no later than the semester in which you complete 75 units. View test dates and more on the CSUN Testing Center UDWPE page.
  2. Watch for your registration appointment. It appears in the paper Registration Access Mailer and online in My Checklist. Look for any registration holds and clear them before registering. 
  3. Learn about self-service registration with the Registration Guide and Registration Calendar. Use the How To Guides to become familiar with myNorthridge Portal to pay tuition and other fees, check financial aid status, view class and final exam schedule, check grades, print an unofficial transcript—and more. If you've moved, log in to update your mailing address.
  4. Apply for scholarships and/or financial aid. To be considered for aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon after January 1 as possible. CSUN’s Federal School Code is 001153.
  5. Obtain your CSUN photo ID card (required). Pay online or in person; come in to have your photo taken and receive your card. Read more at Photo ID.
  6. Attend New Student Orientation. CSUN is committed to your academic success. At orientation, you'll receive an introduction to the academic, social and cultural resources of the University as well as tips for student success.
  7. Meet immunization requirements. If you were born on or after January 1, 1957, you must present proof of immunity to or immunization for measles and rubella during your first semester at CSUN. Immunity to or immunization for Hepatitis B is required for all entering students 18 or younger before you complete your second semester. These are not required for admission but are conditions of enrollment. Students enrolled in a California public middle or high school after July 1, 1999 will have satisfied these requirements. For detailed information, see Immunization Requirements.

Best wishes for your first semester at Cal State Northridge.