Admissions and Records


Important Notes

(1) The CSU has extended the Fall 2021 admission application filing period. Fall 2021 applications will be accepted Oct. 1-Dec. 4, 2020. Graduate and credential programs typically remain open past the deadline.

(2) This page is no longer maintained. For current admission information, visit the redesigned page at Prospective Students.

General Information

The Office of Admissions and Records is glad you're applying to California State University, Northridge!

Ready to apply?

  1. Is the application period for the academic program you want open?  Check the Admissions Calendar.
  2. Review admission eligibility requirements, deadlines, and next steps by selecting your student group (first-time freshman, transfer, graduate, etc.) on this page.

Pre-Admission Disclosures for All CSUs

Academic Programs Leading to Licensure or Credentialing

Please review the following disclosure to make an informed decision regarding your academic program choice before you apply for admission:

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University (CSU), and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check.

Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department offering the academic program.

More information about degree and certificate programs is available in the University Catalog.

Annual Security Report (ASR)

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR) is now available for viewing at

The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for California State University Northridge (CSUN) for 2015-2017.

A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting either of the following offices:

  • Department of Police Services, located at California State University, Northridge, Department of Police Services, 9222 Darby Avenue, Northridge, CA 91330-8282, phone (818) 677-5343
  • Office of the Clery Director located at California State University, Northridge, Risk Management Office, 18111 Nordhoff St., University Hall - UN 360, Northridge, CA 91330-8458, phone (818) 677-2079.

Additional federally-mandated disclosures can be found at Your Right to Know.

Your Right to Know - Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements for colleges and universities throughout the United States. These disclosures and reports are intended to assist current and prospective students and their families to access and compare information about higher education institutions. 

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) maintains a University Disclosures / Your Right to Know website through which students and the general public can easily access this important information. Paper copies of individual disclosures are available upon request.

Related Topic: CSUN University Catalog - Availability of Institutional and Financial Assistance Information