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Class Search

This is a tutorial only. No login is required. 


You can view the CSUN Schedule of Classes at No login is required.

Class Search allows students, faculty, staff and guests to:

  • Browse the Schedule of Classes at any time
  • Search by Additional Category (e.g., GE courses, online courses, myCSUNtablet courses)
  • Search for Open classes only
  • View assigned textbooks
  • View the class final exam schedule

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

Step 1

Ways to access Class Search from the CSUN home page (

  1. As a guest: Go to No login is required.
  2. With a CSUN account: From the CSUN home page, open the MyCSUN menu, select the CSUN Portal link, and log in with your CSUN user ID and password.

MyCSUN menu on new home page with CSUN Portal login link 

Step 1a

If you have logged in to the CSUN Portal:

  • Students: Your portal home screen displays. In the Academics menu in the top navigation, choose Find Classes and then Class Search.
  • Faculty or Staff: In the Student Admin menu in the top navigation, select Class Search (not shown).

Portal home page and top nav Academics menu with Find Classes link

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). By default, the box is unchecked to list all classes — open, closed and cancelled. You'll need to view closed (full) classes to wait list for them.

*Required field

Class Search criteria page with four drop-down menus and two button links

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.

Term selection drop down menu and list from most recent to oldest

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 Tseng College - Credit Courses to view credit courses in degree and certificate programs offered through extension and summer courses.
  • Select Tseng College - Non Credit Courses to view extension courses available for Continuing Education units or no credit. 

 Session selection drop down menu

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 jump to "KIN - Kinesiology." 

List of Course Subjects drop-down menu in alphabetical order by abbreviation

Step 6

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

  • Accelerated and PACE Courses
  • Community-Based Srvc Learning (Service Learning)
  • Experimental & Selected Topics
  • Freshman Connection Courses
  • Freshman Reading and Writing
  • GE Plan E
  • GE Plan R
  • Hyflex (choice: online/on campus)
  • In Person - On Campus (classes held on campus)
  • Low Cost Course Materials
  • MyCSUNtablet Courses
  • Online - Fully
  • Online - Hybrid
  • Online - On-Campus
  • UNIV 60 - Supplement (Supplemental Instruction)
  • Zero Cost Course Mat (Materials)

Online Courses - Find course type details at online course designations and in the next step below.

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

List of additional categories in the drop-down menu to narrow your search

Step 6a

To search for online course types, first select the Subject. Then, from the Additional Category menu, select one of the options listed below. You can further filter your search for classes that do or do not have set, scheduled times to meet online. In other words, online meetings can be:

  • Asynchronous — There are no set, scheduled meeting times to attend online. Class Search shows this type of online instruction as "ARR" (arranged).
  • Synchronous — Online meetings have set days and times; students must attend online at the scheduled times.

Class Search offers the following online course types and filters:

  1. Hyflex Format Course - Students have the option to attend class sessions on campus or online. The class has a combined on-campus and online meeting during the scheduled time.
  2. In Person - On Campus: Classes that meet on campus ALL of the time (in person) or approximately HALF of the time (online hybrid).
  3. Online - Fully (OF):  Instruction is 100% online. There are no on-campus meetings. Further filter by classes that are:
    • All Online – No set meeting day or time (01): asynchronous
    • All Online – Set meeting days and time (02): synchronous
  4. Online - Hybrid (OH): About 50% of class meetings are held on campus. Further filter by:
    • Half online (ARR) and half in-person (05): The online half of the class has no set meeting days or times.
    • Half online (set day & time) and half in-person (06): Students must attend the online half of the class at scheduled times.
  5. Online - On-Campus (OC): Most meetings are online, with some meetings on campus (fewer than half). Further filter by:
    • Mainly Online no set time, & some ARR on-campus meetings (03): Most instruction is online with no scheduled times (asynchronous).
    • Mainly Online set day & time, & some ARR on-campus meetings (04): Students must attend online at the scheduled times (synchronous). 

NOTE: On-campus meetings for OC classes are ARR (arranged) because they do not meet regularly or because students can coordinate individual lab hours with the professor. Look for the set face-to-face meeting days and times under Class Detail in Class Search, or ask your professor.

Example: The image below shows fall 2022 Child and Adolescent Development classes that are online hybrids (OH) — offered half online and half in person — for which the online half is synchronous; it meets online at set days and times, and students are expected to attend online at the scheduled times.

Filter for CADV online hybrid classes and results for OH synchronous sections

Step 7

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

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. Select Quick Search to view results.
  2. The search results will display in the Course List, all courses for the subject and your search criteria in numeric order from 100 to 600 (to 700 for doctoral programs).

Additional information available. A Legend explains icons, features and navigation. You’ll also find the total number of courses the department offers, the number of sections offered for each course, a link to the department website and a link to library resources for the subject.

Course list results for the Biology Department (BIOL), 109 courses offered

Step 8

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

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

      1. Detail Icon
      2. Session
      3. Section Number
      4. Online Course Type
      5. Textbooks (icon)
      6. Low or Zero Cost Course Materials (icons)
      7. Class Number
      8. Regular Seats Available
      9. Enrollment Status
      10. Component Type (lecture, activity, lab)
      11. Location (links to campus map)
      12. Meeting Days
      13. Meeting Time
      14. Instructor (links to instructor webpage)
      15. Consent (when a permission number is required to add)

Additional information available. To sort a column, select its heading.

Select the Detail icon or row for each section to view details for each class section.

Expanded view listing all sections of ECON 160 offered this term

Step 9

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

Class Detail features include:

  1. Textbooks (link) - Note: Low or Zero Cost Course Materials will be noted here.
  2. Class Availability
  3. Meeting Information
  4. Final Exam schedule
  5. Enrollment Information (e.g., BE Plan and other attributes)
  6. Notes*
  7. Course Information*

Additional information available. *Always check the Notes and Course Information for class requirements and special instructions. For example, you may need to enroll concurrently in both a lecture and a matching lab (i.e., corequisite courses).

  • To return to the previous page, select the Return button.
  • To begin a new search and clear all fields on the previous page, select the Reset button (see Step 8).
You are now an expert with Class Search!

Class Detail view for one section of BIOL 101 lab with important instructions