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The CSUN mobile app serves as an additional way to communicate with the community about campus resources. You can view your class schedule, pay tuition and navigate campus using the GPS-enabled map and much more. The newest feature allows you to change your view to student, faculty/staff or alumni/community. By selecting the view that best describes you, you can customize your access to the most relevant CSUN resources whether you’re familiar with or new to the campus.

To download the free app, go to Apple’s App Store or Google Play and search CSUN. Additional features will be added throughout the year, but you can visit the CSUN Mobile App page to learn about the features available today.

Class registration

Did you know that CSUN offers three class registration periods each semester? It can be confusing, but being strategic really will help you to graduate sooner.

When the registration by appointment period begins, you are notified of your enrollment appointment via the My Checklist feature on the myNorthridge Portal. My Checklist gives the date and time when you can begin registering for the upcoming semester. During the appointment period and anytime afterward, a student can enroll in a maximum of 13 units. (Some types of students, such as first-time freshmen, are exceptions.)

Here's an important tip: During your appointment, sign up for the most critical classes — the ones you need to graduate — because those fill up first!

After all students have had a chance to enroll by appointment, the second registration period begins. Please check CSUN's registration calendar for the exact date.

This nonrestrictive registration is a free-for-all enrollment period, during which the maximum course load increases from 13 to 16 units for most students. If a class you want is closed, you can add your name to the wait list at this time. The wait list automatically queues up seats when enrolled students drop the class. The sooner you get on the wait list, the better your chances of getting the class you need. You'll receive a confirmation email once you're enrolled.

Note: Registration in repeated courses is permitted beginning two Mondays before classes begin.

The third phase is late registration. It begins the first weekday of classes and lasts for three weeks. During the first week of classes, you can still add your name to the wait list for closed classes. After that, you will need to secure permission numbers from your instructors to add more classes. For the first three weeks, you can still add and drop classes, change the basis of grading and sign up for courses that you are trying to repeat. Late registration and online enrollment end on the third Friday of classes.

If you decide that you no longer want a class, remember to drop it as soon as you can so another student can have the seat. But always drop before the last day of late registration to avoid a failing grade.

Remember these tips:

  • Max out your enrollment cap: 13 units during registration by appointment and 16 afterward.
  • Make every class count.
  • Graduate on time.

Eduroam wireless network

Eduroam is the primary CSUN wireless network. If you try to connect to the csun network, a web page will prompt you to log in to eduroam. Eduroam grants you access at CSUN and any participating campus worldwide without having to log in every time. (See the map of all Eduroam member institutions.) You are required to complete a one-time setup and you must sign in with your CSUN email address (the one that includes and password. Visit CSUN’s wireless technology page for details and if you have questions, contact the IT Help Center.


Stop waiting for your check from CSUN to be delivered in the mail! Sign up for eRefund for electronic deposit. You can download more specific information on how to get started.

Important fee information

California State University (CSU) makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

Online classes

Did you know there is more than one kind of online class at Northridge? Here are the three types:

1. Fully online classes (OF)

All class sessions and exams are online; there are no campus meetings.

2. Campus online classes (OC)

Most class sessions are online. Face-to-face meetings may include orientation, special in-class presentations, exams or other in-class proofs of competency.

3. Hybrid class (OH)

Class sessions take place both on campus and online. Typically, classes meet half online and half on campus.

How will you know what kind of online class you are signing up for? Do an online class search, pick the class you want and select Detail. Under the Notes section will be a description.

Voter registration

The Secretary of State's office has made it easy for students to register to vote in California.