INTERNATIONAL

Incoming NSE Students

We look forward to meeting you soon! In preparation for your arrival at CSUN, please see the advice and information below.
~Eleanor Wolgast & Rebecca Spector, NSE Coordinators

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Students applying for exchange at CSUN should be aware that all future plans will be contingent upon travel restrictions and health advisories at that time. The International and Exchange Student Center will relay any decisions that might impact program participation as updates become available. Students are encouraged to continue planning and preparing for their exchange experience, as the IESC will continue to work with students on all possible options if any program changes do occur.

HOW TO APPLY TO CSUN

Recently admitted incoming NSE students must submit the following:

(a) The online CSUN application - Please note that there are two Incoming NSE fees that are currently inactive in the myCSUNglobe application ($70 Application Fee and $100 Program Fee*). While these fees are mandatory to your exchange to CSUN, we will be holding off on activating them until your program status is confirmed by our office. We will be informing all students when these fees are live and when they are due.

(b) An OFFICIAL copy of your current academic transcript. (OFFICIAL electronic transcripts can be emailed to eleanor.wolgast@csun.edu or rebecca.spector@csun.edu)

*This payment was published in the NSE Directory to alert you in advance. This fee helps ensure the continued success of NSE on our campus and contributes to some of the cultural program offerings.

Physical transcripts can be sent to:

Admissions and Records
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

INCOMING NSE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1
Click on "Apply Now" to start the Incoming NSE application.
Click on "Apply Now" to start the Incoming NSE application.

Step 2
Select "I do not have login credentials to this site" and then press the "Submit" button.
Select "I do not have login credentials to this site" and then press the "Submit" button.

Step 3
Create your user profile by completing the New User Form, then select "Create Account." An email will be sent to you from   <span id= with your username, temporary password and a link to login." />
Create your user profile by completing the New User Form, then select "Create Account." An email will be sent to you from with your username, temporary password and a link to login.

Step 4
Enter the username and password that was sent to you via email and click "Login."
Enter the username and password that was sent to you via email and click "Login."

Step 5
You will be prompted by myCSUNglobe to select security questions in the event that you forget your password. 
Enter the username and password that was sent to you via email and click "Login."
You will be prompted by myCSUNglobe to select security questions in the event that you forget your password. Enter the username and password that was sent to you via email and click "Login."

Step 6
Your profile has been created! You can click on "View Programs" in the Applications section, or "Search Programs" in the top right-hand corner to continue to the registration application.
Your profile has been created! You can click on "View Programs" in the Applications section, or "Search Programs" in the top right-hand corner to continue to the registration application.

Step 7
From the Programs list, select "Incoming" from the Program Type drop-down menu. Select "National Student Exchange-Incoming" from the list of programs and then click the "Apply Now" button.
From the Programs list, select "Incoming" from the Program Type drop-down menu. Select "National Student Exchange-Incoming" from the list of programs and then click the "Apply Now" button.

Step 8
Select the exchange period you have applied for from the terms available.
Select the exchange period you have applied for from the terms available.

Step 9
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Complete the application questionnaires and material submissions and click "Submit Application" when you have finished. If you have any questions regarding the process, please email Eleanor.wolgast@csun.edu or call 818-677-3053.

ADMISSION TO CSUN

Once your submitted documents have been received and processed (CSUN NSE application, payments and transcript), CSUN Admissions will send email confirmation that your application has been received, as well as an email with instructions for accessing your student portal and CSUN email. An admissions packet will be mailed to you separately. Follow the instructions provided to access your student account information. This will be needed to apply for on-campus housing and registering for classes.

Once activated, be sure to check your CSUN email frequently because the university will communicate with you through that email address once you are admitted to the university.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Please review this information regarding the 2021-2022 CSUN Student Housing Application process.

All questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to (818) 677-2160 or via email at housing@csun.edu.

MEAL PLAN

If you are assigned a room with no kitchen, you are required to purchase a Meal Plan.  You are also welcome to purchase a Meal Plan if you have a kitchen.  For more details, please see www.csun.edu/csundining/meal-plan.  If you are only going to be at CSUN for one semester, note that on your application and remember that you will only need to pay half the cost.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

We understand that you are excited and perhaps a little anxious to register for your courses at CSUN. The information below is meant to help familiarize you with the process and to assist with a smooth transition to CSUN!

To help prepare you for your registration appointment, please review the following:

  • Make sure that all required documents have been submitted to the CSUN NSE coordinator by the designated deadline.
  • Once you have your CSUN ID and password, make sure you can access your portal! Contact your CSUN NSE Coordinator if you run into any issues.
  • Check the course pre-requisites for the desired CSUN classes ahead of time, as some departments may need to see transcripts and/or course syllabi from the home campus to verify course equivalency.
    • You can view courses and pre-requisite information by using the class search tool located in your student portal. Once signed into your myNorthridge portal:
      • Select the “Academics” tab
      • Select “Search For Classes” on the right-hand side
      • Use the drop-down menus to select the desired semester and area of study to narrow down your search
      • Select the desired class and section to view course information, including pre-requisites
      • Have back-up courses in mind in case particular courses are full or require permission from the department. Students will have up until the end of the third week of classes to adjust their schedule.

If you have done all of the above, then you are ready for registration! Please note the following:

  • Registration is an online process through your myNorthridge portal
  • NSE students receive priority registration!
    • Fall registration begins in June
    • Spring registration begins in November
  • NSE students will receive an email from the CSUN NSE Coordinator with detailed registration information and instructions in May for the fall and October for the spring. 
  • Students are strongly encouraged to be flexible with their course options, as classes cannot be guaranteed.