We know that this time has brought many new challenges, and we want to make sure you know how to access the resources and services you need as a new Matador. Because your education and well-being are our top priority, we’ve compiled a list of several departments that are available to assist and support you during the admission processes.
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Resources include, in alphabetical order:
- We will make sure you get the classes you need as a freshman. In April the Matador Advising Hub will begin contacting students to schedule advising appointments to help you select your fall courses. Advising appointments for new students generally start in late May.
- If you are a community college student — or a student at another four-year institution — entering CSUN in the fall, you'll receive academic advising within your major. To find your major in one of our nine colleges, visit I’m a New Transfer.
- While advisement is optional for upper division students, we will make sure you get the classes you need. Expect to hear from your colleges to schedule an appointment starting in May, and generally these appointments start later that month. This appointment will help guide your fall class selection and help you build an academic plan.
Admissions and the Registrar's Office
- For the Student Academic and Registration calendars, help with registering for classes and other Admissions and Registrar resources, visit Current Students.
- To learn more about web-based tools to view and manage your academic, financial and personal information, visit the Current Students’ How-to Guides.
- If you have specific questions regarding your application status, visit the Contact Page. For questions or issues that do not fall into one of the Contact Page categories, email Admissions.
- Submit student forms, including a Legal Name Change Request or an AB 540 tuition exemption, online by following these instructions.
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
- To learn more about DRES and the services it offers for Matadors with disabilities, visit Student Disability Services.
- If you have specific questions, feel free to email DRES.
Financial Aid & Scholarship Department
- We understand that finances are a big part of your decision to attend a university. If you have not done so, this is the time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
- Financial Aid & Scholarship Department staff may be reached by phone at (818) 677-4085 or by email.
- Students may send financial aid documents by mail to 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8307 or by fax to (818) 677-6787.
- You can also review the Financial Aid & Scholarship How-To Guides and Tutorials.
- If you are having trouble logging in to myNorthridge Portal or your CSUN email, contact IT.
- To learn more about CSUN, take an online tour for a look at our campus. You can also virtually tour CSUN through the free CSUN app.
Peer Mentors Live Chat and virtual meetings
- Our Peer Mentors are available Live Chats to answer your questions during the Live Chat hours.
- If you would like to speak with current CSUN students about what it’s like being a Matador, you can Meet With a CSUN Peer Mentor for a one-on-one, 30-minute Zoom appointment. Peer mentors are available Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.