Current Students

Registration Calendar

There are three registration periods in the fall, spring and summer terms.

  • Registration-by-Appointment — By appointment only
  • Nonrestrictive Registration — No appointment necessary
  • Late Registration/Schedule Adjustment — Starts the first weekday of classes

What you can do in each period varies. For an overview, see Registration Periods. Find dates by term below.

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. Dates are based on the Faculty Affairs Academic Calendars.

Spring Semester 2024

Quick Info:

Spring 2024 Instructional Days *
Weekend classes and Fri.-Sat. classes beginSat. and Sun., Jan. 20 and 21, 2024
Weekday classes beginMon., Jan. 22
Spring recess; no instruction.Mon. through Sun., March 18 to March 24
César Chávez Day Holiday observed - campus closed; no instruction. Classes resume April 2.Mon., April 1
Last day of formal instructionFri., May 10
Final examinationsSat. through Fri., May 11 to 17
Grades available through the CSUN Portal startingSat., May 11 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of spring semester and 2023-2024 academic yearThurs., May 23

*Instructional dates are based on the relevant academic year calendar.

**Verify weekend meeting dates in the Meeting Information section of Class Search.

Registration Periods
Early Registration and Wait Listing begin.Wed., Nov. 1, 2023
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 17 units from the startFrom your registration appointment through Mon., Dec. 11, 2023
Eligible CSUN students may enroll in one CSU Fully Online Course at another campusFri., Dec. 1, 2023, through Fri., Jan. 26, 2024 (11:59 p.m.)
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 17 units*Tues., Dec. 12, 2023 through Sun., Jan. 21, 2024
Repeating courses is permitted beginning:Tues., Dec. 12, 2023
Wait listing period**From your registration appointment through Sun., Jan. 28, 2024, 11:59 pm

See How to Register for assistance.

*Students in good standing may enroll in 17 units maximum as soon as registration begins (15 units for graduate students). For exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**You can wait list for closed classes—up to 13 wait-listed units—as soon as registration begins. For help, see the guide Wait List for Closed Classes.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment*

Week 1 of Classes

  • You may adjust your schedule online (add, drop, or swap classes; or change grading basis).
  • Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes). 
  • Wait listing continues through Sun., Jan. 28.
Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 2024**

Weeks 2–4

  • Permission is required to add ALL classes.
  • Wait listing is not available.
  • You may add, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using self-service registration.
  • Finalize your schedule by the end of Week 4, when recorded enrollments are considered official.
Jan. 29 to Feb. 16**

End of Week 4

Feb. 16**

Weeks 5-12

  • To add a class, request a permission number from the instructor and enroll using self-service registration.***
  • To drop classes or change grading basis, request approval using the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s).
Feb. 19 to April 19**

Weeks 13 and Beyond

Schedule changes in Weeks 13-15 and retroactively are not permitted except for serious and compelling circumstances. Please see Late Schedule Changes.

April 22 to May 23 and beyond**

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum load: 17 units (15 units for grad students). For details and exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Precautions for Reducing Units and Late Schedule Changes.

***When adding units, check your student financial account in the CSUN 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. View tuition and other fees and payment deadlines. Units added after Feb. 16, the 20th day of instruction, will not increase a student’s financial aid award; see What Affects My Aid – Enrollment Requirements.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Last day to drop one or more classes, or withdraw from all classes, onlineFri., Feb. 16, 2024*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.Feb. 16* 
Weeks 5-12: Complete the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s) (required)*Feb. 19 to April 19**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and retroactive)Complete the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s) (required)*April 22 to May 23**

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Precautions for Reducing Units and Late Schedule Changes.

**Withdrawals in Weeks 5-12 are normally not permitted and rarely approved in Weeks 13-17. In both cases, only serious and compelling reasons are considered.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Schedule

See the University Cash Services website for:

— Tuition and mandatory campus fees

— Payment Due Dates *

— Installment Payment Plan * 

Refund and eRefund Information. Feb. 9, 2024, is the last day for a partial refund (drop in units below 6.1).

Print-friendly overview: Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF) or Spring 2024 Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF) — available in October 2023.

*If you fail to pay in full by the deadlines published at Payment Due Dates, or you do not make the required Installment Payment Plan payments by the IPP due dates and times, you may be disenrolled from some or all of your classes. Any payments made AFTER the deadline dates will NOT prevent disenrollment. After disenrollment, course availability is not guaranteed. It is the sole responsibility of the student to withdraw from classes. Failure to follow formal withdrawal procedures will result in an obligation to pay fees.

Financial Aid*
2023-2024 Federal and California Financial Aid application period began**Oct. 1, 2022
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA by:March 2, 2023
Document deadline for on-time 2023-2024 financial aid*April to May 2023
Spring 2024 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed or deposited by eRefund (faster and safer) starting today and weekly hereafter. Visit eRefund FAQs and Setting Up eRefund/Direct Deposit.mid-Jan., 2024
Enrollments recorded by the 20th day of instruction are considered official. Adding units after this date will not increase a student's financial aid award.***Feb. 16, 2024
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid. Also known as the "60% point."April 3, 2024

*See Financial Aid and Urgent Dates for more information.

**The Federal and California Financial Aid application period for the coming Fall 2023-Spring 2024 academic year begins Oct. 1, 2022.

***See What Affects My Aid – Enrollment Requirements.

Summer Term 2024

New for Summer 2024!

For Summer Term 2024 only, classes will begin Friday, May 24, 2024, before Memorial Day, to retain 60 instructional days even with the Juneteenth holiday.

  • Summer Term is now offered on a state-support basis. Visit New Summer 2024 Tuition & Fees.
  • Visiting students may enroll in CSUN summer classes through the Tseng College (extension) University Access Programs. Different rules, deadlines and fees may apply. Learn more at Tseng College Summer.

STAY RIGHT HERE and use the dates in this state-support Summer Term Registration Calendar if you are:

  • A matriculated CSUN student, that is, you are enrolled in a CSUN degree program.
  • Admitted to one of the special state-supported, year-round cohort programs listed below.
  • A CSUN student who has received the Summer Enrollment SPRINT Grant. SPRINT students will be notified in April of their eligibility to enroll and the list of eligible classes. Eligibility in a previous year does not indicate eligibility in the current year. Find the SPRINT class list and more.

Special Year-Round Cohort Programs

You are eligible to enroll in summer classes that are part of a special year-round cohort program if you have been formally admitted to the program. The cohort programs offering summer courses are:

  1. Associate Degree in Nursing to BS in Nursing (ADN-BSN Community College Collaboratives)
  2. Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
  3. Master of Social Work (MSW)
  4. Doctoral Program in Audiology (AuD)
  5. Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (EdD)
  6. Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Permission numbers may be required to enroll in summer 2024 special year-round cohort courses at all times. Please check with your program advisor.

How to Register

Eligible, matriculated CSUN students should:

  1. First obtain a registration appointment on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Then enroll in classes during the Registration-by-Appointment period and after.
  3. Maximum unit load: 13 units for all summer sessions combined.

For help, visit the Summer Appointment/Enrollment How-To Guide.

Class Search

Look up summer courses in Class Search. No login is required. Select the following options from the search field drop-down menus:

  • Term: "2245 - Summer Term 2024"
  • Session: "Summer, SPRINT and Cohort Courses" (all three)
  • Subject/Department: Choose the subject you want.
  • Select the Quick Search button.

Calendar-at-a-Glance

The dates below are based on information available at the time of publication. Dates are subject to change without notice.

Summer 2024 Instructional Days
Session 1  (12 weeks)Friday to Tuesday, May 24 to Aug. 20, 2024
Session 2  (first 6 weeks)Friday to Tuesday, May 24 to July 9
Juneteenth DayNo instruction Wednesday, June 19.
Independence Day

No instruction Thursday, July 4. Classes meet Friday, July 5.

Session 3  (second 6 weeks)Wednesday to Tuesday, July 10 to Aug. 20
Final ExaminationsHeld on the last class meeting. Confirm with your professor.
Grades available in the CSUN Portal (updated nightly)Starting Tuesday, Aug. 20

 

Registration Periods
Set an online appointment to register. *March 12 to March 18, 2024
Registration-by-Appointment begins **March 19
Nonrestrictive Registration, Sessions 1 and 2, begins. No appointment needed.**April 2 to May 23
Nonrestrictive Registration, Session 3. No appointment needed.**April 2 to July 9
Repeating courses previously taken at CSUN is permitted in all three summer sessions beginningApril 2
Visiting, non-matriculated students may enroll through the Tseng College startingApril 2

*For matriculated students only. The system will create registration appointments on a first come, first-served basis. Visit the Summer Enrollment How-To Guide.

** Permission is always required to add year-round cohort summer classes.

Late Registration & Schedule Adjustment
Defined for state-supported courses only:Through the second Friday of each session *
Sessions 1 and 2Friday to Friday, May 24 to June 7, 2024 *
Session 3Wednesday to Friday, July 10 to 19 *

*Permission required to add. Self-serve registration/schedule adjustment continue through the second Friday of each session. Deadlines may differ for visiting students enrolling through Tseng College University Access Programs.

Withdrawal Deadlines & Last Day to Drop a Class **
For Sessions 1 and 2Friday, June 7, 2024 *
For Session 3Friday, July 19 *

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review the Precautions for Reducing Units and Late Schedule Changes.

**Withdrawals are not permitted after the second Friday of a session without formal approval.

Tuition, Other Fees & Payment Deadlines

For summer 2024 tuition fees and mandatory campus fees for state-support courses and year-round cohort programs, visit these University Cash Services webpages:

Visiting students enrolling on a self-support basis, please visit Tseng College summer payment instructions.

*If you fail to make your payment in full by the payment deadlines, you may be disenrolled from some or all of your classes. Any payments made AFTER the deadline dates will NOT prevent disenrollment. After disenrollment, course availability is not guaranteed. It is the sole responsibility of the student to withdraw from classes. Failure to follow formal withdrawal procedures will result in an obligation to pay fees.

Financial Aid for Summer

Summer financial aid is available for continuing CSUN students who qualify.

For more information, visit Summer Financial Aid

Fall Semester 2024

Quick Info:

Fall 2024 Instructional Days *
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginSaturday, Aug. 24, 2024 **
Sunday-only classes beginSunday, Aug. 25
Weekday classes beginMonday, Aug. 26
Friday-only classes beginFriday, Aug. 30
Labor Day holiday weekend — no instructionSaturday through Monday, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2
Veterans Day holiday observed  no instructionSaturday through Monday, Nov. 9 to 11
Thanksgiving Recess  no instructionThursday through Sunday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1
Last day of formal instructionTuesday, Dec. 10
Final examinationsWednesday through Tuesday, Dec. 11 to 17
Grades available through the CSUN Portal startingWednesday, Dec. 11 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of Fall 2024 semesterMonday, Dec. 23

*Fall 2024 dates are based on the 2024-2025 Faculty Affairs academic year calendar.

**Verify weekend meeting dates in the Meeting Information section of Class Search.

Registration Periods
Early Registration and Wait Listing beginTuesday, April 2, 2024
Eligible CSUN students may enroll in one CSU Fully Online Course at another campusBeginning with your registration appointment through Aug. 30
First-time freshman advisement and registration beginMonday, June 3
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 18 enrolled units* From your registration appointment through July 2
Wait listing period** (maximum 13 wait-listed units)From your registration appointment through Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm
Repeating courses is permitted startingWednesday, July 3
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 18 units*Wednesday through Sunday, July 3 to Aug. 25

See How to Register for more information.

*For unit load exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**For help, see the How To Guide Wait List for Closed Classes. Wait list limit: 13 units.

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment

Week 1 of Classes

  • You may continue to add, drop, or swap classes; or change grading basis (CR/NC) using self-service registration.
  • Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes).
  • Wait listing continues through Monday, Sept. 2, the Labor Day holiday.
Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, 2024, 11:59 pm*

Weeks 2 through 4

  • Permission is required to add ALL classes.
  • Wait listing is not available.
  • You may add, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online, self-service registration.
  • Finalize your schedule by Sunday, Sept. 22, when recorded enrollments are considered official.
Sept 3 to 22, 11:59 pm*

Weeks 5 through 12

  • To add a class, request a permission number from the instructor and enroll using self-service registration.***
  • To drop classes or change grading basis, request approval using the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s).**
Sept 23 to Nov 15**

Weeks 13 and Beyond 

Schedule changes in Weeks 13 through 15 and retroactively are not permitted except for serious and compelling circumstances. Please see Late Schedule Changes.

Nov 18 to Dec 23 and after

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum load: 18 units (16 units for graduate students). For exceptions, see Enrollment Limits.

**Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Precautions for Reducing Units and Late Schedule Changes.

***When adding units, check your student financial account in the CSUN 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. View tuition and other fees and payment deadlines. Units added after Sept. 23, the 20th day of instruction, will not increase a student’s financial aid award; see What Affects My Aid – Enrollment Requirements.

Withdrawal Deadlines*
Last day to drop one or more classes, or withdraw from all classes, onlineSunday, Sept 22, 2024*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued when dropping after this date.Sept 23* 
Weeks 5-12: Request formal approval to drop using the appropriate form(s) at Student Forms - Withdrawals.*Sept 23 to Nov 15**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond): Request formal approval using the appropriate form(s) at Student Forms - Withdrawals.*Nov 18 to Dec 23**

See Late Schedule Changes for more information.

*Important! Reducing the number of enrolled units may affect your eligibility for Financial Aid and more. Before dropping, review Academic Program Changes and Late Schedule Changes.

**Withdrawals in Weeks 5-12 are normally not permitted and rarely approved in Weeks 13-17. In both cases, only serious and compelling reasons are considered.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Schedule

See the University Cash Services website for:

– Tuition and mandatory campus fees

– Payment Due Dates *

– Installment Payment Plan *

– Refund Information and eRefund Enrollment

Helpful overview: Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF) - Fall 2024 flyer coming soon!

*If you fail to pay in full by the deadlines published at Payment Due Dates, or you do not make the required Installment Payment Plan payments by the IPP due dates and times, you will be disenrolled from some or all of your classes.

Financial Aid & Scholarships *
2024-2025 Federal and California Financial Aid application period began**Late December 2023
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byApril 2, 2024
Document deadline for on-time 2024-2025 financial aid (Documents are processed in the order received.**)TBA **
Fall 2024 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed (or deposited by eRefund) starting today and weekly hereafter. Get your financial aid more safely and earlier—sign up for eRefund.TBA **
Enrollments recorded by the 20th day of instruction are considered official. Adding units after this date will not increase a student's financial aid award.***Sept. 25
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid. Also known as the "60% point."TBA **

*Please see Urgent Financial Aid Dates for more information. For updates on the new FAFSA, visit Important 2024-2025 Financial Aid Updates.

**The federal and California Financial Aid application period for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 academic year began in late December 2023 due to the new FAFSA roll out.

***See What Affects My Aid – Enrollment Requirements.