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WELCOME PARENTS!!! We know that your student's first year comes with plenty of questions. So we have complied a FAQ page to answer them. Below are sections that you may click on to guide you to the question you may have. There are also multiple links available to you to gain further knowledge of the resources CSUN has for you and your student. Please feel free to contact any departments you may find on your search as well as the Office of Student Development with any question, concerns or comments you may have. Enjoy!
Can parents sit in on student academic advisement? Why are parents not allowed in the advisement meeting?
When should my student get advisement?
After the first semester, will my freshmen be assisted by an advisor to select new classes for next semester?
How does my student go about looking for a job on-campus?
How does my student go about looking for a job off-campus?
Do students need to have work study to work on campus?
Can my student work during summer and winter breaks?
How many hours can my student work during the school year?
What is the Matador Involvement Center?
What are the benefits of being involved?
What is a Fraternity/Sorority and what is their impact on students?
What safety measures does CSUN have to protect my student while on campus?
Is there a lock down procedure for CSUN and if so, what is it?
Where can I find my student's emergency contact information and how can I update it?
What is the grading system at CSUN?
What measures does the university take to provide classes to the students?
Could my student's graduation date be delayed due to the amount of units being offered each semester?
Will my student be able to graduate in 4 years due to budget cuts? Will they be encouraged to take maximum units?
Why does it take 5-6 years for a student to graduate?
What is Moodle?
What is "Parent Day"?
Is it mandatory for me to attend Parent Day?
Do I have to pay to attend Parent Day?
How long is Parent Day?
Where do I park during Parent Day?
What if I misplaced my parking pass?
How do I register for "Parent Day"?
What should I bring to Parent Day?
Will I receive lunch at Parent Day?
Who should I contact if I need information regarding disability-related accommodations for Parent Day?
How can I support my student's academics during their time at CSUN?
What programs or support organizations/groups are available to them?
How can I help my student who is in an impacted major?
What are office hours?
How important is a professor's attendance to every class session?
Why don't all teachers use Moodle?
How do you suggest students contact professors?
How does my student declare a major?
Can my student earn a double major that may exceed the maximum credits?
How does my student become a part of the Honors Program?