PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

  • Admitted Students

Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to CSUN, and welcome to your home away from home! Now that you’ve been admitted, here’s a look at your next steps and enrollment requirements. For specific information and deadlines visit Admissions and Records, and remember to keep checking your CSUN email for essential information about registration, enrollment status, tuition and financial aid. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal from the CSUN home page to stay on top of any additional requests.

Future Freshmen

Here is a brief overview of freshman enrollment requirements. For specific information and important deadlines visit the Admissions and Records Admitted First-Time Freshman page. If you do not enroll and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester in which you were provisionally admitted, you will have to reapply for admission to enroll in subsequent semesters at CSUN.

  1. Submit your Intent to Register by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal from the CSUN home page. Locate My Checklist, and select the Intent to Register link in the Status section. 
  2. Take the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exams as soon as possible. Register for the earliest test date possible.
  3. Schedule a mandatory academic advisement appointment by contacting one of the advising centers. You will enroll in classes when you meet with your advisor by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal.
  4. Send final official transcripts showing your grades and high school graduation date.
  5. Apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.
  6. Apply for housing if you’re interested in living on campus.
  7. Attend the mandatory New Student Orientation to receive an introduction to the academic, social and cultural resources at CSUN.
  8. Meet immunization requirements.

For more information, review the First-Time Freshman Advising Checklist

Transfer Students

Here is a brief overview of transfer student enrollment requirements. For specific information and important deadlines visit the Admissions and Records Admitted Transfer Student page If you do not enroll and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester in which you were provisionally admitted, you will have to reapply for admission to enroll in subsequent semesters at CSUN.

  1. Submit your Intent to Register by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal from the CSUN home page. Locate My Checklist, and select the Intent to Register link in the Status section. 
  2. To enroll in CSUN classes, complete all the upper-division transfer student eligibility requirements listed in the “I Want to Apply” section of the Admissions and Records website.
  3. Send your final official transcripts to Admissions and Records as soon as possible. Your final transcripts must verify that you have completed 60 units and all four basic subjects. 
  4. Take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) as soon as possible. To avoid registration holds, schedule your test day prior to completing 75 units.
  5. Schedule an academic advisement appointment by contacting one of the advising centers.
  6. Register for classes by logging in to the myNorthridge Portal. Ask your advisor about upper-division general education courses reserved for transfer students.
  7. Apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.
  8. Apply for housing if you’re interested in living on campus.
  9. Attend New Student Orientation to receive an introduction to the academic, social and cultural resources at CSUN.
  10. Meet immunization requirements.

For more information, review the First-Time Transfer Advising Checklist.

Graduate Students

Here is a brief overview of graduate student enrollment requirements. For specific information and important deadlines visit the Admissions and Records Admitted Graduate Student page. If you do not enroll and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester in which you were provisionally admitted, you will have to reapply for admission to enroll in subsequent semesters at CSUN.

  1. Schedule an academic advisement appointment. Contact your graduate program for information regarding specific courses.
  2. Watch for your registration appointment, which will appear in My Checklist on the myNorthridge Portal as well as on the registration access letter you should receive in the mail. You will need to clear any registration holds before you may register.
  3. Register for classes.
  4. Send your official final transcripts to Admissions and Records; transcripts will be used to verify that all course work and the degree indicated have been completed. If you are currently enrolled in classes at a community college or another university, you will need to have your current college send a final transcript. If the current college or university is your degree school, you will need to have the final transcript sent when the degree is earned.
  5. Plan to take the Upper Division English Writing Proficiency Examination (UDWPE) during your first semester of enrollment.
  6. Apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.
  7. Apply for housing if you’re interested in living on campus.
  8. Meet immunization requirements.

For more information, visit the Admissions and Records master’s student page.

Credential Students

Here is a brief overview of credential student enrollment requirements. For specific information and important deadlines visit the Admissions and Records Admitted Credential Student page. If you do not enroll and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester in which you were provisionally admitted, you will have to reapply for admission to enroll in subsequent semesters at CSUN.

  1. Schedule a recommended academic advisement appointment by contacting an advisor. Contact your credential program for information regarding specific courses.
  2. Watch for your registration appointment, which will appear in My Checklist on the myNorthridge Portal as well as on the registration access letter you should receive in the mail. You will need to clear any registration holds before you may register.
  3. Register for classes.
  4. Send your official final transcripts to Admissions and Records; transcripts will be used to verify that all course work and the degree indicated have been completed. If you are currently enrolled in classes at a community college or another university, you will need to have your current college send a final transcript. If the current college or university is your degree school, you will need to have the final transcript sent when the degree is earned. 
  5. Apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.
  6. Apply for housing if you’re interested in living on campus.
  7. Meet immunization requirements.

For more information, visit the Admissions and Records credential students page.

Second Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Students

Here is a brief overview of second Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science student enrollment requirements. For specific information and important deadlines visit the Admissions and Records Admitted Second Bachelor’s Student page. If you do not enroll and attend beyond the 20th day of instruction for the semester in which you were provisionally admitted, you will have to reapply for admission to enroll in subsequent semesters at CSUN.

  1. Schedule an academic advisement appointment by contacting one of the advising centers. If academic advisement is required for your major, it will appear in “My Checklist” on the myNorthridge Portal as well as on the registration access letter you should receive in the mail.
  2. Watch for your registration appointment, which will appear in My Checklist on the myNorthridge Portal as well as on the registration access letter you should receive in the mail. You will need to clear any registration holds before you may register.
  3. Register for classes.
  4. Send your official final transcripts to Admissions and Records; transcripts will be used to verify that all course work and the degree indicated have been completed. If you are currently enrolled in classes at a community college or another university, you will need to have your current college send a final transcript. If the current college or university is your degree school, you will need to have the final transcript sent when the degree is earned. 
  5. Plan to take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination (UDWPE) during your first semester of enrollment.
  6. Apply for housing if you’re interested in living on campus.
  7. Meet immunization requirements.

For more information, visit the Admissions and Records Second B.A. or B.S. Student page.

International Students

For information on how to proceed after you have been admitted, please visit “International Admissions.”