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Class Search

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Class Search

This is a tutorial only. No login is required.


Cal State Northridge students, as well as the general public, can search and browse the Schedule of Classes using Class Search at any time.

Class Search allows students and guests to:

Class Search has three main parts:

  1. Search page to enter your selection criteria
  2. Course Results page to view courses matching your criteria
  3. Class Details page to view specific section requirements and class notes

For a list of supported Web browsers and versions, see Browser Compatibility.

Step 1

Ways to access Class Search from the CSUN home page (www.csun.edu):

1. As a guest: Locate the Class Search link on the CSUN home page. No login is required.

2. With a CSUN account: Log into myNorthridge Portal with your CSUN User ID and Password. Then:

  • Students: On the Academics tab under "Quick Links," select the Search for Classes icon.
  • Faculty or Staff: Click Class Search from the Student Administration or Assisting Students boxes.

Access Class Search directly at www.csun.edu/class-search.

Step 2

The Class Search page displays four drop-down menus and one checkbox:

  1. *Term
  2. *Session
  3. Subject/Department
  4. Additional Category
  5. Show Open Classes Only (checkbox)

*Required field

Screen shot of the SOLAR Class Search

Step 3

From the required *Term drop-down menu, select a term.

You can view a tentative Schedule of Classes several months before registration begins.

The drop-down menu list displays term codes and names.

Step 4

From the required *Session menu, select a session type:

  • Select Regular to view courses for matriculated CSUN students and non-matriculated Open University students.
  • Select The Tseng College - Credit to view credit courses in degree and certificate programs offered through extension and summer courses.
  • Select The Tseng College - Non Credit to view extension courses available for Continuing Education units or no credit.
The Class Search Session field has only three choices.

Step 5

Choose a subject from the Subject/ Department menu. To view all courses offered by a department for the selected term and session type.


With the menu open, type the first letter of the subject to jump to it quickly. For example, type "K" to imup to "KIN - Kinesiology."


The menu is an alphabetical list of subject abbreviations; BIOL = Biology.

Step 6

You can further narrow your search by selecting an Additional Category:

  • Accelerated and PACE Courses
  • Community Service Learning
  • Developmental Math
  • Developmental Reading
  • Developmental Writing
  • Experimental & Selected Topics
  • Freshman Connection
  • Freshman Reading & Writing
  • GE Paths
  • GE Plan C
  • GE Plan R
  • Online
  • UNIV 60 - Supplemental Instruction
  • myCSUNtablet Courses

To view courses in all departments for an Additional Category, leave the Subject/Department field blank.

 The additional categories are listed in alphabetical order in the menu.

Step 7

To view only those class sections that are available for enrollment, check the Show Open Classes Only box.

By default, Class Search displays all scheduled sections: open, closed (full) and canceled classes. You will need to view closed classes in order to wait list for them.


  1. Click Quick Search to view results.
  2. The search results will display in the Course List.

A Legend explains icons, features and navigation.

The results list all Biology courses and the number of class sections for each.

Step 8

Click the Expand icon to view the Class Section List for a single course.

The Class Section List features display in a table with these headings:

  1. Detail Icon
  2. Session
  3. Section Number
  4. Online Course Type (not shown)
  5. Textbooks (icon button)
  6. Class Number
  7. Seats Available
  8. Enrollment Status
  9. Component Type
  10. Location (links to campus map)
  11. Days
  12. Time
  13. Instructor
  14. Consent (permission required)

To sort a column, click its heading.


Click the Detail icon for each section to view section specific information.

To view details for one class section, select the "Detail" icon in column 1.

Step 9

The Class Detail page displays for the class section you selected.

Class Detail features include:

  1. Textbooks (link)
  2. Class Information
  3. Meeting Information
  4. Final Exam schedule
  5. Enrollment Information
  6. Notes*
  7. Course Information*

*Always check the Notes and Course Information for class requirements and special instructions.

To start a new search, click Return to go back to the previous page. To clear all fields, select the Reset button.

The Class Notes show that concurrent enrollment is required in a Biology lab.