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.

Summer Term 2021

Most Summer Classes - 2021

Most summer classes are offered on a self-support basis through the Tseng College (extension). Different rules, deadlines and fees may apply to students enrolling in summer courses through extension. Read more at Tseng College Summer.

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

  • Admitted to one of the special state-supported, year-round cohort programs listed below.
  • A CSUN student who has applied for and received the Summer Enrollment SPRINT Grant

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 (MS)
  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 are required to enroll in Summer 2021 special year-round cohort courses at all times. Please contact your program advisor for assistance.

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 with registration, see the Summer Enrollment How-To Guide.

Class Search

Look up year-round cohort classes in Class Search. No login is required. Select the following options from the search field drop-down menus:

  • Term: "2215 - Summer Term 2021"
  • Session: "Year-Round Cohort Courses"
  • Subject/Department: Select your cohort program.
  • Click the Quick Search button.

If you're also taking credit classes outside of the year-round cohort programs listed above, select "The Tseng College - Credit" from the Class Search drop-down menu "Session" field.

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 Term 2021 Instructional Days
Session 1  (12 weeks)Tuesday-Tuesday, June 1-August 24, 2021
Session 2  (first 6 weeks)Tuesday-Tuesday, June 1-July 13
Independence Day Observed. No instruction.Saturday-Monday, July 3-5
Session 3  (second 6 weeks)Wednesday-Tuesday, July 14-August 24
Final ExaminationsHeld on the last class meeting. Confirm with your professor.
Grades available in myNorthridge PortalStarting Tuesday, August 24

 

Registration Periods
Set an online appointment to register *March 16-22, 2021
Registration-by-Appointment ** March 23-31
Nonrestrictive Registration, Sessions 1 and 2. No appointment needed.**April 1 - May 31
Nonrestrictive Registration, Session 3. No appointment needed.**April 1 - July 13
Repeating courses is permitted in all 3 summer sessions beginningApril 1

*For matriculated students only. The system will create registration appointments ranging from March 23 through March 31 on a first-to-arrive basis.  See How to Register for help.

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

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Defined for cohort programs only:Through the second Friday of each session *
Sessions 1 and 2Tuesday-Friday, June 1-11 *
Session 3Wednesday-Friday, July 14-23 *

*Permission required to add. Self-serve registration/schedule adjustment continue through the second Friday of each session.

Withdrawal Deadlines - Last Day to Drop a Class **
For Sessions 1 and 2Friday, June 11, 2021*
For Session 3Friday, July 23*

*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.

Tuition and Other Fees - Payment Deadlines for Cohort Programs Only
For important information regarding Summer 2021 tuition fees and mandatory campus fees for state-supported, year-round cohort programs only, including the Fee Payment Schedule*, see University Cash Services.

*If you fail to make your payment in full by the due date, you will be disenrolled (dropped) from some or all of your classes. Payments made after the deadline will not prevent disenrollment.

Financial Aid*
2020-2021 Federal and California Financial Aid application period begins...October 1, 2019
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA by...March 2, 2020

*To learn more, visit Financial Aid Basics - Apply and select "Summer Aid."

Fall Semester 2021

Quick Info:

Fall 2021 Instructional Days *
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginSaturday, August 28, 2021 **
Sunday-only classes beginSunday, August 29
Weekday classes beginMonday, August 30
Friday-only classes beginFriday, Sept. 3
Labor Day holiday weekend - no instructionSaturday-Monday, Sept.4-6
Veterans Day holiday observed - no instructionThursday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Recess - no instructionThursday-Sunday, Nov. 25-28
Last day of formal instructionMonday, Dec. 13
Final examinationsTuesday-Monday, Dec. 14-20
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingTuesday, Dec. 14 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of Fall 2021 semesterThursday, Dec. 23

*Fall 2021 dates are based on the 2021-2022 academic year calendar.

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

Registration Periods
Early Registration and Wait Listing beginMonday, April 5, 2021
Eligible CSUN students may enroll in one CSU Fully Online Course at another campusTuesday-Friday, June 1 - Sept 3
First-time freshman advisement and registration beginMonday, June 7
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 17 enrolled units*  From your registration appointment through July 5
Wait listing period** (maximum 13 wait-listed units)From your registration appointment through Monday, Sept. 6, 11:59 pm
Repeating courses is permitted startingTuesday, July 6
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 17 units*Tuesday-Sunday, July 6 through August 29

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. 6, the Labor Day holiday.
August 30 – Sept. 6, 2021, 11:59 pm*

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 online, self-service registration.
  • Finalize your schedule by the end of Week 4, when recorded enrollments become official.
Sept. 7-24*

Weeks 5-12

Sept. 27-Nov. 19**

Weeks 13 and Beyond

Schedule changes in Weeks 13-15 and retroactively are not permitted and rarely approved. Please see Late Schedule Changes.

Nov. 22-Dec. 23 and after

*Repeating courses is permitted.  Maximum load: 17 units (15 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 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. View tuition and other fees and payment deadlines. Units added after Sept. 27, 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, onlineFriday, Sept. 24, 2021*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued when dropping after this date.
Sept. 27* 
Weeks 5-12: Request formal approval to drop using the appropriate form(s) at Student Forms - Withdrawals.*Sept. 27 - Nov. 19**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond): Request formal approval using the appropriate form(s) at Student Forms - Withdrawals.*Nov. 22 - 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

Fee Payment Schedule (payment due dates) *

Installment Payment Plan *

Refund Information and eRefund Enrollment

Helpful overview: Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF)

*If you fail to pay in full by the deadlines published in the Fee Payment Schedule, 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*
2021-2022 Federal and California Financial Aid application period began*October 1, 2020
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2, 2021
Document deadline for on-time 2021-2022 financial aid (Documents are processed in the order received.**)April to May**
Fall 2021 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.August 20 (10 days before the semester begins)**
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid.Nov. 5**

*The federal and California Financial Aid application period for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year begins Oct. 1, 2020.

**Please see Urgent Financial Aid Dates for more information.

Spring Semester 2022

Quick Info:

Spring 2022 Instructional Days *
Weekend classes and Fri.-Sat. classes beginSat. and Sun., Jan. 22 and 23, 2022
Weekday classes beginTues., Jan. 24
Spring recess; no instruction.Mon.-Sun., March 21-27
César Chávez Day Holiday - campus closed; no instructionThurs., March 31
Last day of formal instructionFri., May 13
Final examinationsSat.-Fri., May 14-20
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingSat., May 14 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of spring semester and 2021-2022 academic yearWed., May 25

*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.Mon., Nov. 1, 2021
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 17 units from the startFrom your registration appointment through Mon., Dec. 13, 2021
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 17 units*Tues., Dec. 14, 2021 through Sun., Jan. 23, 2022
Repeating courses is permitted beginning:Wed., Dec. 14, 2021
Wait listing period**From your registration appointment through Sun., Jan. 30, 2022, 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. 30.
Jan. 24-30. 2022**

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 online, self-service registration.
  • Finalize your schedule by the end of Week 4, when recorded enrollments become official.
Jan. 31-Feb. 18**

End of Week 4

Feb. 18**

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. 21-April 22**

Weeks 13 and Beyond

Schedule changes in Weeks 13-15 and retroactively are not permitted and rarely approved. Please see Late Schedule Changes.

April 25-May 25 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 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. View tuition and other fees and payment deadlines. Units added after Feb. 18, 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. 18, 2022*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.Feb. 18* 
Weeks 5-12: Complete the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s) (required)*Feb. 21-April 22**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and retroactive)Complete the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s) (required)*April 25-May 25**

*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

– Fee Payment Schedule (payment due dates) *

– Installment Payment Plan * 

Refund Information and eRefund Enrollment

Print-friendly overview: Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF)

*If you fail to pay in full by the deadlines published in the Fee Payment Schedule, 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*
2021-2022 Federal and California Financial Aid application period began**Oct. 1, 2020
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2, 2021
Document deadline for on-time 2021-2022 financial aidTBA
Spring 2022 Financial Aid balance checks are mailed (or deposited by eRefund) starting today and weekly hereafter. To get your financial aid more safely and earlier, sign up for eRefund.Jan. 14, 2022
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. 18, 2022
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid.TBA

*See Financial Aid and Urgent Dates for more information.

**The Federal and California Financial Aid application period for the coming Fall 2022-Spring 2023 academic year begins Oct. 1, 2021.

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