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We are looking forward to meeting you soon. Please read ALL the information below to assist you prior to your arrival at CSUN.
You should have registered online "by logging on to your SOLAR Portal" for classes by now. If you have not yet registered for classes do so NOW. If you have not been able to register for classes due to a pre-requisite issue, please read the following the pre-requisite information below CAREFULLY.
If a student cannot register for a specific class, it is because departments have their restrictions per course or require the prerequisite to have been met (see above). This will prevent students from registering for that class However, if a student has already taken the prerequisite class in a prior semester and they have sent their transcript already and it shows as being received on their portal, students need to request a permission number directly from the professor teaching the class. If a Professor is able to give out a permission number, students can use that permission number to register for the class. Students can find out what a professor's email address and information is by going to CSUN's website – www.csun.edu and click on People Finder at the top of the web page. The student needs to email the professor with a copy to email@example.com and explain they are an incoming NSE student who has taken the pre-requisite class at their home campus and ask for a permission number. Students should see the name of the Professor teaching the class when they try to enroll. If there is no name provided for the Professor and it just says Staff, students must call the Department to find out who is teaching the class. To find the Department's email address and phone number, students need to go to www.csun.edu A-Z (at the top of the web page) and search for the relevant Department there. If a student needs a letter of support to send to a Professor, please click here for the letter.
If the Professor does not respond to your email before the semester starts, it is not uncommon for students to receive a permission number from the Professor in the first class. Occasionally, the Professor may not respond as there is no room left in the class, so students will need to be flexible about what classes they enroll in. PLEASE ALSO NOTE that you will have the first three weeks of class to finalize your Spring schedule.
If for any reason a student believes their class level or major has not been coded correctly in the system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with incoming NSE student inquiry in the subject line.
Orientation will be held on Friday January 17 at 2pm in the International and Exchange Student Center, Building C, USU (at map reference F4 on the campus map). More details on the place will be sent closer to the date. Orientation is not mandatory, but it is strongly advised that students attend to make their transition to CSUN a smooth and enjoyable one. Please send an email to email@example.com NO LATER THAN JANUARY 13 to advise if you will be attending Orientation.
For any housing questions, PLEASE CONTACT HOUSING ON 818 677 2160.
If students have already arranged to stay in on-campus housing, the earliest date that you can move in is Friday January 17 at 10am. However, you can request an early check in by completing the attached EARLY CHECK IN form and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, for a list of recommended hotels in the area see - http://www.csun.edu/~presofc/hotels.html.
The first day of school is TUESDAY, January 21 (Monday is a holiday)
Students who do not have friends or relatives to pick them up at the airport can use a bus service that stops every half hour right outside the baggage claim area. It is called FlyAway. However, there are THREE destinations, so make sure that the bus is going to Van Nuys and not Union Station or Westwood. The bus departs regularly and goes non-stop to the Flyway Bus Terminal at Van Nuys, California. Travel time is 50 minutes (depending on traffic) and costs $7.00 one way. Please note that payment for tickets can only be made by debit or credit card on arrival at Van Nuys flyaway terminal. Please visit http://www.lawa.org/ for more information.
Students will then need to take a taxi from the Van Nuys Terminal to their final destination.
If students are staying in on-campus dorms, the address is 17950 Lassen Street, Northridge. This is the address to give the Taxi driver. Do not have the cab wait while check in takes place. One student from New York had the driver wait, and he kept his meter running and the cab fare was $75.00!
The taxi fare from Van Nuys to the campus should cost approximately $15.00, depending on traffic.