Current Students

Add Classes

This is a tutorial only. No login is required. 


The Add a Class pages allow students to add, drop, swap and edit classes in their schedule for a particular term within published registration dates.

You can add classes online throughout the registration periods. For dates and policies including late add and drop, see:

The Add a Class pages have three main steps:

  1. Select Classes to Add
  2. Confirm Classes to Add
  3. View Results

Step 1

Go to the CSUN home page at and:

  1. Open the MyCSUN menu in the top navigation.
  2. Select the CSUN Portal link.
  3. Log in with your CSUN user ID and password.

 MyCSUN menu on new home page with CSUN Portal login link

Step 2

Your CSUN Portal home page displays.

  1. In My Checklist, review the Registration and Incomplete Tasks sections to locate your enrollment appointment, the allowable maximum unit load, and any registration hold alerts.
  2. Select Enroll in Classes.

CSUN Portal home page, Top Tools and right panel with Enroll in Classes link

Step 3

The Student Fee Payment Notice displays. 

  1. Read the disclosures and where to find your account charges and payment deadlines. Then select your Form 1098-T delivery option.*
  2. To return to a previous page:
    • Select "Back To Portal" in the upper right corner (not shown), or
    • Choose “Student Center” from the drop-down menu and select the “go” button.
  1. To continue, accept the Statement of Financial Responsibility.

* Select the “yes” or “no” box for electronic delivery of your IRS Form 1098-T. You only need to do this once. The form helps students and families determine if they are eligible for an Education Tax Credit. Helpful: About the 1098-T Disclosure Statement

Payment Notice, Statement of Financial Responsibility and 1098-T info.

Step 4

When the registration periods for two terms overlap, the Select Term page displays.

Click the desired Term from the list and click Continue

Select a Term page displays.

Step 5

The Select Classes to Add page displays, including the enrollment shopping cart and your class schedule.

  1. Type the five-digit Class Number and click Enter.*
  2. Select Class Search to look up available classes. Click Search.

Learn about: Class Search

*Note: For spring 2022 only, some class sections will have four-digit Class Numbers while others will have five digits. Use the four- or five-digit numbers to enroll as you normally would. Both will work.

Select Classes to Add page displays.

Step 6

The Select Classes to Add – Enrollment Preferences page displays.

  1. Check the status of the class: open or closed.
  2. Enter a permission number if the section requires consent; otherwise skip.
  3. Optional: Select the basis of grading. (Check with your advisor first; a grade of Credit/No Credit may be a disadvantage. See the CR/NC grading policy.) 
  4. Review enrollment information. Do you meet the course requirements?
  5. Review Class Notes. Concurrent enrollment in another class might be required (co-requisite).
  6. Click Next.

If a co-requisite class is required, put both classes in the shopping cart before submitting the enrollment transaction. Otherwise, you'll get a "Requisites Not Met" error.

Enrollment Preferences displays for the selected class section.

Step 7

Your enrollment shopping cart displays the class you selected.

You are not yet enrolled in the class!

  1. Search for more classes to add (add co-requisite classes now, if required).
  2. When done, click Proceed to Step 2 of 3 to continue.

Class has successfully been added to your shopping cart.

Step 8

The Confirm Classes page displays.

  1. Review the class(es) in your shopping cart.
  2. Click Finish Enrolling to process the request.
    Click Cancel to exit without adding. 

The Confirm Classes page displays.

Step 9

When you finish enrolling (submit your request), a pop-up window will display the fee payment deadline for the class(es) you just added. 

  • Pay on time to avoid disenrollment (being dropped) from some or all of your classes.
  • Click the OK button to close the pop-up window and reveal the View Results page.

IMPORTANT: The pop-up window displays when you successfully enroll in at least one, but not necessarily all, of the classes you submitted. So be sure to confirm success and/or errors on the View Results page!

The fee-payment reminder pop-up window displays.

Step 10

The View Results page displays errors or confirms success for the enrollment.

If errors are found:

  1. Follow the instructions in the error message (not shown) to fix the problem.
  2. Print error message (optional) to discuss with faculty or staff.
  3. Click the Add Another Class button to search for more classes.

If successful:

  1. Read results and print any messages you want to discuss with faculty or staff.
  2. To add more classes, click Add Another Class.

Check your account balance and payment due dates to avoid disenrollment. 

The View Results page displays.

Step 11

Select the My Class Schedule tab to print a copy of your class schedule for your records.

To return to myNorthridge, click Back To Portal (upper right corner).

If finished, select logout to exit.

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My Class Schedule shows options to view enrolled, dropped, waitlisted classes.