Incoming NSE Students

I look forward to meeting you soon. In preparation for your arrival at CSUN, please see the advice and information below.

How to apply to CSUN

By April 8, 2016* you MUST send ALL of the following:

 (a)    your CSUN application form completed in full, together with a check or money order for   

       $55 made payable  to CSUN.

 (b)  In addition, send an OFFICIAL copy of your current academic transcript.

 (c)  A check or money order made payable to CSUN NSE for $100 for the NSE activity fee.   

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. 

 It is preferable to send all items together, but the official transcript can follow if necessary


All the above items must be sent to:


Eleanor Wolgast


International and ExchangeStudentCenter

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91330-8445



After you have received your username and password, you can apply online at  Select Apply for Housing button on the left.  HOUSING IS NOT GUARANTEED AND ALLOCATED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.  Therefore, you are advised to apply AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR CSUN USERNAME AND PASSWORD. 


The online system will ask you for your CSUN student ID number. Enter your information and submit it, the system should ask you to print out your license agreement, complete it, and send it in immediately.  The Housing office must receive your License Agreement and payment  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.  Please make sure your payment is sent as a cashier’s check or money order written to “CSUN Housing.”


There is special instruction for “Spring Only” studentsSpring students can complete the CSUN application form and receive the CSUN username and password to then apply for housing online in NOVEMBER prior to the Spring semester.   

Please return your License Agreement and payment directly to the Housing Office - Student Housing and Conference Services, 17950 Lassen Street, Northridge, CA 91325  

All questions regarding on-campus housing should be directed to (818) 677-2160, or DaVon Henson via email at


If you are assigned a room with no kitchen, you HAVE to purchase a Meal Plan.  You are also welcome to purchase a Meal Plan if you have a kitchen.  For more details, please see  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.


You will receive your admission letter from the Admissions Office approximately two weeks after you have submitted your NSE application form, check and transcript.  Please note:  Admissions may send your admission letter by email or through the mail, so please make sure you check the email address you put on your NSE application regularly. This admission letter will have your username and a temporary password to activate your online CSUN account on SOLAR. 

Once you activate your account, you will be assigned an automatic CSUN email address.  Be sure to check that email frequently because the university will communicate with you through that email address once you are admitted to the university.