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Transfer Student: I have applied

Applications will be reviewed in the months following the application deadline. Initial admission decisions will be based on the information you reported on your application, the transcripts that you submit, and the academic qualifications of the applicant pool. Your fall admission decision will be available in the CSUN Portal as early as mid-March and after. Spring decisions will be available in mid-October and after.

  • Set up your CSUN Portal and CSUN email accounts.
    1. Locate the “Activate CSUN User ID and Password” email sent to you by our Office of Admissions after you submitted your application.
    2. Visit the CSUN reset password page and enter your birthdate and your CSUN user ID, 9-digit student ID number, or CSUN email address. Select the Next button.
    3. Once you select Next, an email or text message (your choice) with a temporary password will be sent to you.
    4. Go to the CSUN Portal login page.
    5. On the account authentication screen, enter your CSUN user ID and the temporary password you received by email or text message.
    6. Select Login.
  • Check your admission status periodically using CSUN Portal and update your personal contact information.
  • Check your CSUN email often as it's our primary form of communication throughout the admissions process. If you forward your CSUN Gmail messages to another account:
    • Be sure to add the CSUN sender's email address to your contact list.
    • We recommend setting up automatic forwarding through your CSUN email account, where you’ll have the option to “Keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox.” Then, if a forwarded message is lost, you can still read the stored copy in CSUN email. Visit Gmail Help: Automatically forward mail to another email account.

Need help? Visit CSUN Account Information.

Send Us Your Transcripts

Your official transcripts are needed to determine your admission eligibility. After you apply for admission, send us official transcripts for all of the following:

  1. Test scores for AP, CLEP or IB exams you may have taken before applying to your previous college. These are not required but helpful as they can help satisfy admission and college preparatory subject requirements. Please note the test score due date in the Transcript Deadlines section below. To order test scores, see:
  2. All courses taken at other colleges and universities previously attended even if the course work was not completed
  3. All college courses in which you are currently enrolled (preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts)
  4. Your final transcripts for work-in-progress as soon as you complete the courses and grades are posted *

*Students with a verifiable Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will be admitted only when CSUN receives official transcripts meeting all requirements.

  • For fall admission, all ADT course work must be completed by the end of the preceding spring term.
  • For spring admission, all ADT course work must be completed by the end of the preceding fall term.
  • Preliminary, in-progress transcripts are required. See Transcript Deadlines below.

All transcripts, preliminary and final, must be official.

  • Electronic transcripts:
    • Electronic transcripts from California community colleges: Please review eTranscript California and use this convenient system.
    • Electronic transcripts from 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 address.
  • Paper transcripts must be received in sealed, unopened envelopes. Ask your previous schools to send your official transcripts directly to us (see "Transcript Deadlines" accordion below).
  • Please do not send identical, duplicate paper and electronic transcripts!

Transcript Deadlines

Official transcripts showing completion of 60 units and the 4 basic subjects must be received electronically, postmarked or hand delivered to Records and Registration, Bayramian Hall Lobby (BH Room 100) by the due dates in the table below. Please note new deadlines for optional test score reports.

Transcript and Test Score Deadlines
Transcript TypeFor Fall AdmissionFor Spring Admission
Official preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts are due:Feb. 15Oct. 1
Official final transcripts are due:July 15Jan. 15
Optional AP, CLEP and/or IB test scores are due:July 15Jan. 15


  • For fall admission, all course work must be completed by the end of the spring term before the fall semester in which you intend to enroll.
  • For spring admission, all course work must be completed by the end of the prior fall term.

Send official transcripts to:
California State University, Northridge
Office of the Registrar
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207