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Fall Admitted Upper Division Transfer

Congratulations on your admission to CSUN! Completing these steps will start you on the path to becoming a student at CSUN. Reserve your place in the fall or spring class by submitting all of the following items to the Office of Admissions no later than the deadlines listed in the steps below. If all items are not received or postmarked by the date listed, your offer of admission may be canceled.

Step 1 — File Your Intent to Register

June 1* — Intent to Register deadline for fall admission

Accept our offer of admission and file your online Intent to Register by the deadlines:

Intent to Register Deadlines
Semester of AdmissionDeadline to File Intent
Fall 2022 admissionJune 1, 2022*
Spring 2023 admissionDec. 1, 2022

* For fall 2022 only, the Intent to Register deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

How to file your Intent to Register

Log in to myNorthridge Portal to file your intent as follows:

  1. Go to myNorthridge Portal link.
  2. Log in with your CSUN User ID and Password.
  3. Select the “Applicant” tab.
  4. In the “My Status” box, select “Intent to Register” and accept your offer of admission!

Filing your Intent to Register is free. If you plan to become a CSUN Matador, file intent today!

Step 2 — Submit Your Final Official Transcripts

Send your final, official transcripts as soon as your courses end and grades are posted, but no later than the deadline for your semester of admission - by July 15, 2022 if you are applying for the fall semester and by Jan. 17, 2023, if you are applying for spring admission. 

Transcript Tips

  • Electronic transcripts:
    • California community college transcripts: Please review eTranscript California.
    • Other colleges: In your school’s transcript ordering system, choose “CSU Northridge” as the recipient. If this option is not available, use as the recipient email.
    • Please do not send identical, duplicate electronic and paper transcripts.
  • Paper transcripts: For colleges that do not supply electronic transcripts, the school must send the transcripts in a sealed, unopened envelope directly to:

California State University, Northridge
Office of the Registrar
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

Test Scores

Send official test scores before the deadline for any Advancement Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams you may have taken. Have official AP and CLEP score reports sent to CSUN electronically using school code 4707. Request and send paper transcripts for IB.

Transcript and Test Score Deadlines
Transcript TypeFall 2022 AdmissionSpring 2023 Admission
Official preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts are due:Feb. 15, 2022Oct. 3, 2022
Official final transcripts are due:July 15, 2022Jan. 17, 2023
Optional AP, CLEP and/or IB test scores are due:n/aJan. 17, 2023

Step 3 — Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Make a Plan

You and your family should take into account your overall cost of attendance, including basic tuition and fees, housing, transportation, books and personal expenses when deciding how you will finance your CSUN education. By combining grants, loans, scholarships, part-time employment, savings and contributions from your family, it is possible to make this investment affordable.

However, this will take careful planning and not all students will qualify for grants and scholarships. Please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department for help with planning how to finance your education.

For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees, refer to the Student Finance - University Cash Services website.

Apply for Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid programs (grants, part-time jobs and student loans) are awarded to students who apply and meet eligibility requirements throughout the academic year.

To begin the financial aid application process:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) as soon as possible. TIPS:
    • Be sure to use the IRS data retrieval option to reduce errors.
    • Add CSUN's federal school code 001153 to your FAFSA college list.
  • If you’ve already submitted a FAFSA or CADAA application, log in to your account to add CSUN’s federal school code 001153 to the list of colleges you want to receive your information. Helpful: How do I add a college to my FAFSA form?
  • It helps to submit your FAFSA and CADAA applications by March 2 each year for priority consideration in the coming fall and spring, but you can request aid at any time, and aid can be awarded all year long.

To apply for a Cal Grant:

  • If you are a California resident applying for a new Cal Grant from the California Student Aid Commission, you must submit both the FAFSA or CADAA and your Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by April 1, 2022, to be considered for an award in the coming fall 2022 and spring 2023 school year (extended from March 2 for 2022-2023 only).
  • You can apply for a Cal Grant at any time, however. Visit Cal Grant FAQs to learn more.
  • If you already have a Cal Grant and want to renew it, you don’t have to complete the GPA Verification Form again. Just be sure to add CSUN’s federal school code 001153 to your FAFSA or CADAA application.

Apply for CSUN Scholarships

CSUN scholarships are competitive and each requires a separate application and essay. Review each scholarship's application requirements carefully.

To begin the CSUN scholarship application process:

  • Go my Matador Scholarships and login using your CSUN User ID and Password.
  • Apply by submitting a separate online application and essay for each scholarship for which you meet the eligibility requirements.

You will be notified of your eligibility by late spring. Check your myNorthridge portal regularly for your application and award status and the CSUN Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship website for additional scholarship opportunities posted throughout the year.

Apply for External Scholarships

Organizations other than CSUN award countless scholarships each year. Students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Review the off-campus scholarships website for more information.

Guidelines for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Priority Deadlines

Financial aid and scholarship applications are reviewed and aid is awarded throughout the year based on available funding. Some grant funds are limited, so apply early and submit documents as soon as requested.

Your Financial Aid Award and Disbursement

Log in to myNorthridge Portal to view your financial aid award. If you are registered for classes and your aid is available, the Office of University Cash Services will apply financial aid funds to any charges on your account and issue refunds for any remaining amount. Sign up for eRefund by early August to receive your refund amount via direct deposit.

When your financial aid is disbursed, amounts due from basic tuition and fees and housing will be deducted automatically from your awarded aid. University Cash Services will send you an email to view the transactions in your student account.

Step 4 — Review Immunization Requirements

To promote public health and safety, the California State University (CSU) has long-established immunization requirements. Under the direction of the CSU Chancellor’s Office, students must meet the immunization standards by the end of their first and/or second semesters to avoid holds on class registration.

Find detailed requirements, updates and instructions at Klotz Student Health Center Immunizations, including:

  • A current list of required immunizations
  • A tutorial on how to upload proof of immunization or immunity through CSUN’s “myHealth Patient Portal”
  • Requirements for students enrolled in health care fields of study or teacher education programs


Step 5 — Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to set up your academic plan before enrolling in classes. Advisement depends on your academic college and major. 

Step 6 — Register for Classes

Look for your registration appointment in myNorthridge Portal under My Checklist. Clear any registration holds before registering. 

Learn about self-service registration with these resources:

Step 7 — Pay Tuition and Fees

Tuition and other fees are due at the time you register but no later than the deadlines in the fee payment schedule.

To pay your fees by your fee payment deadline:

  1. Go to myNorthridge Portal,
  2. Select “Financial Matters” tab
  3. Select “My Financial Obligations” section
  4. Select “Make a payment”

Helpful: Important Fee Payment Requirements (PDF) — updated each term

Tuition and Other Fees Disclosure

The 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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system-wide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system-wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

Step 8 — Attend New Student Orientation (NSO)

You can register for NSO and learn more about dates, NSO schedules and other important information on the Transfer Orientation website.  Spring 2023 NSO details will be published once the fall 2022 semester is well underway. Please check back in October.