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

  • Financial aid students who reduce the number of units or completely withdraw (including medical withdrawal) may be subject to REPAYMENT.
  • In addition, reducing units or withdrawing from courses may impact Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Before dropping, consult the appropriate offices listed at Impact of Academic Schedule Changes for guidance.

CSUN FALL 2020: Late Change in Academic Schedule after Start of Classes
ActionWEEKS 1 - 42
Aug. 24 -
Sept. 18, 2020
WEEKS 5 - 122
Sept. 21 -
Nov. 13, 2020
WEEKS 13+2
Nov. 16 -
Dec. 23, 2020 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.

Weeks 2 - 4: From Aug. 31, obtain instructor permission.

To avoid disenrollment, pay fees and $25 late fee online based on the time of registration. See Fee Payment Schedule.3

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.

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

Week 1: No permission needed. Waitlist available.

Weeks 2 - 4: From Aug. 31, obtain instructor permission.

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

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.

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

Sept. 11: Last day to drop and be eligible for partial refund.

See Refund Policy and Sign up for eRefund.4

Weeks 5 - 12
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

NOTE: Beginning Sept. 22, 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

Sept. 11: Last day to drop and be eligible for partial refund.

See Refund Policy and Sign up for eRefund.4

 

Weeks 5 - 12
NOT PERMITTED

See General Timeline and Procedures and Student Forms.

NOTE: Beginning Sept. 22, 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 Sept. 18 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 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 Services.
  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.