Current Students

Intent to Register for Freshmen and Transfer Students

This is a tutorial only. No log in is required. To file your Intent to Register now, visit myNorthridge Portal.


All first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students admitted to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) must electronically file their Intent to Register in classes for their first semester before the deadlines below. Filing is easy. This guide explains how.

No deposit is required to file Intent to Register at CSUN.

The following deadlines for filing your Intent to Register are based on your semester of admission. First time freshmen and first-time transfer students have the same deadlines:

  • Fall admission - File no later than 11:59 pm on June 1, 2022*.
    *NOTE: For fall 2022 only, the Intent to Register deadline has been extended to June 1.
  • Spring admission - File intent as soon as possible after you are admitted.

For other deadlines, visit our Admissions Deadlines Page.

When you file, take a screen shot of the My Status confirmation message to verify your Intent to Register decision and save a copy for your records (see Step 4).

Step 1

Go to the CSUN home page at and:

  1. Select the myNorthridge Portal link.
  2. Log in with your CSUN User ID and Password.

myNorthridge Portal login.

Step 2

Your myNorthridge page displays on the Applicant tab. 

In My Status box, select the link "Intent to Register (Click here to Accept/Decline Admission)." 

If you have already filed your Intent to Register, or if the deadline to file intent has passed, the message will change.

The My Checklist Status section shows class level and semester of admission.

Step 3

The Intent to Register page displays. Review the message carefully. Then click the appropriate button to accept or decline CSUN’s offer of admission.

To return to myNorthridge without recording your Intent to Register, click Back to Portal (upper right corner).

If you accept or decline, you will be automatically returned to your myNorthridge home page.

To change your decision after submitting intent, contact Admissions and Records.

Step 4

Your Intent to Register decision is confirmed in the "Applicant" section of My Status.* We recommend printing the confirmation for your records.

Note: To change your decision after filing intent online, contact Admissions and Records at (818) 677-3700 or

*My Status displays on the Applicant and the Home tabs.

Verify your Intent to Register decision in the Status section of My Checklist.

Step 5

Congratulations! That’s it, except…

Log back in regularly to review the "Incomplete Tasks" and "Completed Tasks" sections of My Checklist, where you should make sure CSUN is receiving your missing transcripts, test scores, and/or the other items required to complete your application. Your My Checklist and My Status information are updated as CSUN evaluates what you send. Learn more at My (Admissions) Checklist 

More reminders:

Return often to view required items in the incomplete checklist.