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Late Schedule Change Deadlines

The chart below lists registration actions, deadlines and forms for each week of the current semester after classes begin. Footnotes are important reminders. Jump to Late Add-Drop Charts in PDF.

Precautions for Reducing Units - IMPORTANT: Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for financial aid, campus housing, international student status and more.

Before dropping, ask for guidance from the offices listed at Impact of Academic Schedule Changes.

Please note: CSUN makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of calendar dates. Updates may become necessary. All information is subject to change without notice.

CSUN SPRING 2021 Late Change in Academic Schedule after Start of Classes
ActionWEEKS 1 - 42
Jan. 25 -
Feb. 19, 2021
WEEKS 5 - 122
Feb. 22 -
April 23, 2021
WEEKS 13+2
April 26 -
May 26, 2021 and thereafter
Late Registration (adding classes when not currently enrolled in any units)

Weeks 1 - 4
Add classes online through myNorthridge Portal.

Week 1: No permission needed. Waitlist available through Jan. 31.

Starting Week 2: From Feb. 1, obtain instructor permission to add all classes.

To avoid disenrollment, pay fees before the deadline for your time of registration. See Fee Payment Schedule.3

Weeks 5 - 12

Add classes only with instructor permission using online self-service registration through April 23. No form is required. See footnote 3 below.

To avoid disenrollment, pay fees before the deadline for your time of registration. See Fee Payment Schedule.

Weeks 13+
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

Add a ClassWeeks 1 - 4
Add classes online through myNorthridge Portal.

Week 1: No permission needed. Waitlist available through Jan. 31.

Starting Week 2: From Feb. 1, obtain instructor permission to add all classes.

To avoid disenrollment, pay fees based on the time of registration. See Fee Payment Schedule.3

Weeks 5 - 12

Add classes only with instructor permission using online self-service registration through April 23. No form is required. See footnote 3 below.

To avoid disenrollment, pay fees based on the time of registration. See Fee Payment Schedule and footnote 3 below.

Weeks 13+
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

Change Basis of GradingWeeks 1 - 4
Change online through myNorthridge Portal with no approval necessary.

Undergraduate Students: See the Credit/No Credit Grading policy.

Weeks 5 - 12
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

Weeks 13+
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

Drop a Class

Weeks 1 - 4
Drop one or more classes, but not all, online through myNorthridge Portal with no approval necessary.1

Feb. 12: Last day to drop and be eligible for partial refund.

Feb. 19: Last day to drop online using self-serve registration.

See Refund Policy and Sign up for eRefund.4

Weeks 5 - 12
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

NOTE: Beginning Feb. 20, students will receive a grade of "W" if requests to drop a class or classes are approved.1, 4

Weeks 13+
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.1

Complete Withdrawal

Weeks 1 - 4
Drop all classes enrolled for the term online through myNorthridge Portal with no approval necessary.1

Feb. 12: Last day to drop and be eligible for partial refund.

Feb. 19: Last day to drop online using self-serve registration.

See Refund Policy and Sign up for eRefund.4

Weeks 5 - 12
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

NOTE: Beginning Feb. 20, students will receive a grade of "W" if requests to drop a class or classes are approved.1, 4

Weeks 13+
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms1

Medical Withdrawal

Weeks 1 - 4
Undergraduate students:
Contact Undergraduate Studies by Feb. 19 for partial or complete medical withdrawals. Find forms at Medical Withdrawals.1, 4, 5

Graduate students:
Apply for any kind of medical withdrawal to the Graduate Studies Office using the Late Change in Academic Schedule for Graduate Students (.pdf) form.1, 4

All students:
So that the medical withdrawal can be recorded, do not drop courses online.1, 4

Weeks 5 - 12
Undergraduate students:
Follow the instructions on the "Late & Retroactive Change in Schedule for Undergraduate & Second Bachelor's Students" and the "Medical Withdrawal Student Consent" forms, available at Student Forms.1, 4

Graduate students: 
Follow the instructions on the Late Change in Academic Schedule for Graduate Students (.pdf) form.1, 4
Weeks 13+
Undergraduate students:
Follow the instructions on the "Late & Retroactive Change in Schedule for Undergraduate & Second Bachelor's Students" and the "Medical Withdrawal Student Consent" forms, available at Student Forms1

Graduate students: 
Follow the instructions on the Late Change in Academic Schedule for Graduate Students (.pdf) form.1
  1. IMPORTANT! Precautions for Reducing Units: Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Campus Housing, Financial Aid, International Student Status, and more. A Financial Aid student who reduces the number of units or completely withdraws (including medical withdrawal) may be subject to award reduction, cancellation or REPAYMENT. In addition, reducing units or withdrawing from courses may impact Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Before changing your schedule, review Impact of Academic Schedule Changes and contact the appropriate office(s) for guidance.
  2. Students enrolled in accelerated and/or online courses must adhere to the same deadlines and procedures as those outlined in this table.
  3. If adding units, check your student financial account in myNorthridge Portal for a possible fee increase, including nonresident tuition if applicable, and the payment due date. If units increase to 6.1 or more, additional fees will be charged. For tuition and other fees and the fee payment schedule (deadlines), see University Cash ServicesNote: Units added after Feb. 19 will not increase a student’s financial aid award; see What Affects My Aid – Enrollment Requirements.
  4. For refund information including how to sign up for eRefund, see University Cash Services.
  5. To request that a medical withdrawal in Weeks 1-4 be indicated on your CSUN record, also complete the Medical Withdrawal Verification in Weeks 1-4 for Undergraduate and Second Bachelor’s Students (.pdf).

To view or print current Late Add-Drop Charts in PDF, select the fall or spring button below:

Find late change deadlines for past semesters at Schedule Adjustment Charts.