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Academic Support

NCOD works closely with deaf and hard of hearing students using their preferred mode of communication - sign language communication, speech-to-text captioning, and notetaking. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to learn about university procedures and general education requirements. NCOD also provides workshops to new students explaining the calculation of academic status, ways to improve study habits and time management. Direct, frequent advisement leads students to appropriate enrollment and earlier graduation.

*If you are a prospective student and would like to make an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor, please email

Early registration information and timeline

NCOD offers early registration for deaf and hard of hearing students only.

Verify: Check and verify your early registration status and early registration appointment through your myNorthridge Portal. If you don’t have an early registration status by March 28, please notify your NCOD academic advisors as soon as possible.

Clear Registration Holds: If there are any “holds” on your CSUN account, you must clear them before you can register for classes.

Plan Course Schedule: We recommend you meet with your major academic advisor well in advance of your registration date to create an educational plan. Through your myNorthridge Portal, you may also find that you need academic advisement. If this is required, meet with your academic advisor through your major department to discuss your educational plan for the upcoming semester(s). 

Registration Planner (found in the myNorthridge Portal or the CSUN mobile app) allows you to quickly and easily create your preferred class schedule each semester.  Review the Registration Planner Guide if you are not sure now. 

Schedule an Appointment with the NCOD Academic Advisors beginning March 21To schedule an appointment with an NCOD academic advisor, stop by the NCOD front desk or email The NCOD academic advisors will assist you by reviewing the information provided by your major advisor to meet your accommodation and services needs for your classes.

Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Clients or Other Third Party Sponsorship and Disenrollment Protection: Please inform NCOD of your status to ensure that you receive disenrollment protection.

See if Other Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Are in Your Classes: Why register for classes with other DHH students?  You’re likely to get the best interpreters or transcribers assigned to class; it may increase the odds of having both services in class; you will benefit from peer support. Please email an NCOD Academic Advisor for information on which classes NCOD students have enrolled in for Fall 2022.

Register for Courses: Manage your registration through the myNorthridge Portal. You may also consult the How To Guides for Students to learn more about myNorthridge Portal.

Repeated Courses: Early registration is not applicable for repeated courses. For information on repeating courses, please review the enrollment requirements.

Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS)

Request Accommodations and Support Services:  After you register through myNorthridge Portal, you will be able to request your accommodations such as interpreting and transcribing for your classes through the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS).  Please visit the links below for the step-by-step guides:

Step-by-step Guide - Requesting Academic Accommodations through SAAS.

Contact NCOD: Contact us at when adding, dropping, or making any changes to your accommodations and/or classes.

Check Class Schedule: Check your schedule periodically to keep track of any changes in days, times, and locations. If any changes occur please contact NCOD at

Student Finance - Arrange for payment of tuition and fees – Tuition and Fees.