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Welcome to Matador Advising Hub!

Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, and in compliance with the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing, the Matador Advising Hub & Hub-International Advising main office has moved to a virtual presence.  We are providing all services virtually.  See the "Contact" information and telephone service hours posted on the sidebar. Our professional academic advisors offer a variety of support services in order to promote and foster student development and academic success. Holistic services include first-year major and General Education advisement, assistance in identifying short- and long-term goals, and referrals to College and University resources for academic, personal and professional development. In addition, the Hub-International Academic Advisement Center provides comprehensive support and advisement services to all new F-1 international undergraduate students. Individualized services include early outreach, academic advisement, first-semester enrollment into degree applicable courses, university orientation and second-semester referrals.

We are excited that you are at CSUN and look forward to getting to know you better.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2021 Instructional Days
Weekday classes beginMon., January 25, 2021
Saturday and Sunday classes beginSat. & Sun., January 30 & 31
Spring recess; no instructionMon.-Sun., March 15-21
César Chávez Day Holiday - campus closed; no instruction Wed., March 31
Last day of formal instructionFri., May 14
Final examinationsSat.-Fri., May 15-21
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingSat., May 15 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of spring semester and 2020-2021 academic yearWed., May 26
Registration Periods
Early Registration and Wait Listing beginMon., Nov. 2, 2020
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 17 enrolled units
From your registration appointment through December 8, 2020
Wait listing period (maximum 13 wait-listed units)From your registration appointment through Sun., January 31, 2021, 11:59 pm
Repeating courses is permitted startingWed., December 9, 2020
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed. Maximum load: 17 units
December 9, 2020 through January 24, 2021
Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment
Week 1
Wait listing continues through Sunday, Jan. 31. Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes).
January 25-31. 2021
Weeks 2-4
Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait listing is not available.
February 1-19
Last day to add with permission, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online, self-service registrationFebruary 19

Fall 2021 Planning: In-Person and Virtual

The Fall 2021 course offerings will be offered mostly online. However, there are some classes that will be online with some on-campus meetings. Most new Freshmen students will have at least one class that will have some on-campus meetings, but please be assured that the appropriate safety measures will be in effect. 

CSUN will be following all state, county, and federal guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe learning experience. Additionally, the CSU system has just announced that it is requiring vaccinations for CSU students and employees once it is fully FDA approved. Continue reading about how the CSU plans to implement COVID-19 vaccination requirement upon FDA approval.

To learn about the various course formats for the fall semester, please visit the Student Academic Instruction and Resources page.

Money Matters

To avoid disenrollment from classes, students must pay all tuition and fees by established dates/deadlines. Please visit Fee Payment Schedule.

Note: Disenrollment means that your registration in some or all classes, including wait listed classes will be cancelled. There is no guarantee that you will be able to re-enroll in the same classes.

Enrollment Handouts

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I schedule my advisement for Fall 2021?

Please be sure to check your CSUN email account (ending with for important messages from the Hub. Freshmen going into their 3rd semester were sent messages beginning in February 2021.

2. I need help activating my CSUN email account. What should I do?

Please visit Information Technology for detailed instructions on how to activate your CSUN email account. Be sure to check your CSUN email account regularly for important deadlines and information.

3. When will I be able to enroll in Fall 2021 classes?

Freshmen who began CSUN in Fall 2020 going into their 3rd semester may enroll in their classes beginning April 8th.  Beginning March 23rd, please check your portal under “My Checklist” to check for registration/advisement holds and your registration date.

4. I have registered for support services with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). How do I schedule my advisement for Spring 2021?

Please call us at (818) 677-2900 to schedule your virtual advisement appointment. If you should need accommodations for your appointment, please let us know.

5. What should I do to prepare for my advisement session?

The advisor will ask you about your current academic progress and how you are doing.  You should prepare a tentative class schedule to review with your advisor. However, remember that the schedule you create is just for practice. You should make a list of your questions prior to your advisement session.

Our goal for you is that you build a good foundation in your first year so that you will succeed academically as well as thriving personally.  Let us know if you are facing obstacles or overwhelmed. 

6. What should I expect for my advisement appointment as a continuing student?

Traditionally our advisement appointments have been in-person. However, out of an abundance of caution, our advisement sessions will be presented through Zoom (a free video conference tool) until further notice. We do prefer students interact with us face-to-face to make the experience personalized.

9. How long will my advisement session take?

Please allow 30-45 minutes for your scheduled individual appointment.

10. Will I be asked to reschedule my advisement session if I do not arrive on time?

Students who arrive to their virtual appointment late may be asked to reschedule.

11. Can I bring a guest or family member to attend the advisement/registration session?

Due to FERPA privacy issues, only students with a confirmed reservation will be permitted to attend the advisement/registration sessions.

Classroom Presentation Requests

Hello! Thank you for your interest in a Matador Advising Hub presentation for your class. Please fill out the presentation request and you will receive confirmation to finalize the presentation. If you have any questions please notify Grace Castaneda at

Most first-year freshmen receive advising, support and enrollment assistance from the Matador Advising Hub with the exception of: 

Please be sure to contact the appropriate advising office for your Fall 2021 advisement.