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 2020

Most Summer Classes - 2020

Most summer classes are offered 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 Summer Term Registration Calendar if you are admitted to one of the special year-round cohort programs listed below.

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. Athletic Training (B.S.)
  3. Master of Social Work (MSW)
  4. Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
  5. Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Permission numbers are required to enroll in all Summer 2020 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, see the How To Guide Summer Enrollment.

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: "2205 - Summer Term 2020"
  • 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 2020 Instructional Days
Session 1  (12 weeks)Tuesday-Tuesday, May 26-August 18, 2020
Session 2  (first 6 weeks)Tuesday-Tuesday, May 26-July 7
Independence Day Observed. No instruction.Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4
Session 3  (second 6 weeks)Wednesday-Tuesday, July 8-August 18
Final ExaminationsHeld on the last class meeting. Confirm with your professor.
Grades available in myNorthridge PortalStarting Tuesday, August 18

 

Registration Periods
Set an online appointment to register *March 17-23, 2020
Registration-by-Appointment ** March 24-31
Nonrestrictive Registration, Sessions 1 and 2. No appointment needed.**April 1 - May 25
Nonrestrictive Registration, Session 3. No appointment needed.**April 1 - July 7
Repeating courses is permitted in all 3 summer sessions beginningApril 1

*For matriculated students only. The system will create registration appointments ranging from March 24 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, May 26-June 5 *
Session 3Wednesday-Friday, July 8-17 *

*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 5, 2020*
For Session 3Friday, July 17*

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

**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 2020 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.

**A $25.00 late fee is charged to register starting the first day of a summer session if you have zero units at the time of registration. The late fee will only be charged once during the entire summer term.

Financial Aid*
2019-2020 Federal and California Financial Aid application period begins...October 1, 2018
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA by...March 2, 2019

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

Fall Semester 2020

–Quick Info:

Fall 2020 Instructional Days *
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginSaturday, August 22, 2020 **
Sunday-only classes beginSunday, August 23
Weekday classes beginMonday, August 24
Labor Day holiday weekend - no instructionSaturday-Monday, Sept. 5-7
Veterans Day holiday observed - no instructionWednesday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Recess - no instructionThursday-Sunday, Nov. 26-29
Last day of formal instructionTuesday, Dec. 8
Final examinationsWednesday-Tuesday, Dec. 9-15
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingWednesday, Dec. 9 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of Fall 2020 semesterWednesday, Dec. 23

*Fall 2020 dates are based on the 2020-2021 academic year calendar.

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

Registration Periods
Early Registration and Wait Listing beginMonday, April 6, 2020
First-time freshman advisement and registration beginMonday, June 8
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 Sunday, August 30, 11:59 pm
Repeating courses is permitted startingJuly 6
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 17 units*July 6 through August 23

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
Adjust your schedule (add *, drop**, etc.) online fromAugust 24 – Sept. 18, 2020*
Week 1
Wait listing continues. Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes).
August 26–30, 11:59 pm*
Weeks 2–4
Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait listing is not available.
August 31-Sept. 18*
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online, self-service registrationSept. 18*

See Late Schedule Changes for more information. 

*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.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Last day to drop (withdraw from) class(es) onlineFriday, Sept. 18, 2020*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued when dropping after this date.
Sept. 21* 
Weeks 5-12: Request formal approval using the appropriate form(s) at Student Forms - Withdrawals.*Sept. 21 - Nov. 13**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and beyond): Request formal approval using the appropriate form(s) at Student Forms - Withdrawals.*Nov. 16 - 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 *

– Late Fees **

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.

**Beginning with the first weekday of instruction, Monday, August 26, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid*
2020-2021 Federal and California Financial Aid application period began*October 1, 2019
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2, 2020
Document deadline for on-time 2020-2021 financial aid (Documents are processed in the order received.**)April to May**
Fall 2020 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.10 days before the semester begins**
Students who remain enrolled after this date may not need to repay Financial Aid.October 31, 2020**

*The federal and California Financial Aid application period for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year begins Oct. 1, 2019.

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

Spring Semester 2021

Quick Info:

Spring 2021 Instructional Days *
Weekday classes beginMon., January 25, 2021
Saturday and Sunday classes beginSat. & Sun., January 30 & 31
Spring recess; no instruction.Mon.-Sun., March 15-21
César Chávez Day Holiday - campus closed; no instructionWed., March 31
Last day of formal instructionFri., May 14
Final examinationsSat.-Fri., May 15-21
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingSat., May 15 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of spring semester and 2020-2021 academic yearWed., May 26

*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. 2, 2020
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 17 units from the startFrom your registration appointment through December 8, 2020
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 17 units*December 9, 2020 through January 24, 2021
Repeating courses is permitted beginning:Wed., December 9, 2020
Wait listing period**From your registration appointment through Sun., January 31, 2021, 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*
Adjust your schedule (add, drop, etc.) online from:January 25-February 19, 2021**
Week 1 of Classes
Wait listing continues through Sunday. Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes).
January 25-31**
Weeks 2–4
Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait listing is not available.
February 1-19**
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online, self-service registrationFebruary 19**
Week 5 and after - Formal approvals are required using the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s).February 22 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.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Last day to adjust your schedule online using self-serve registrationFriday, February 19, 2021*
20th day of instruction (Census) - A grade of "W" will be issued after this date.February 19* 
Weeks 5-12: Complete the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s) (required)*February 22-April 23**
Weeks 13+ (last 3 weeks of instruction and retroactive)Complete the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s) (required)*April 26-May 26**

*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 * 

– Late Fees ** 

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.

**When weekday classes begin on Monday, January 25, a $25 late fee is charged to add classes if you are currently not enrolled in any units.

Financial Aid*
2020-2021 Federal and California Financial Aid application period began**October 1, 2019
Priority consideration given to those who file FAFSA byMarch 2, 2020
Document deadline for on-time 2020-2021 financial aidApril 30, 2020
Spring 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.January 15, 2021
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 2021-Spring 2022 academic year begins Oct. 1, 2020.