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The Matador Advising Hub

Welcome to the Matador Advising Hub!

We are happy to offer virtual and on-campus services in Spring 2024. See the "Contact" information and business 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.

Drop-In Advisement

Students can attend Drop-In Advisement on campus for assistance with registration from April 8th to April 30th, 2024

Hours are as follows: 

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:30pm- 4:00pm
  • Fridays: 9:00am-11:00am & 1:30pm- 3:15pm

Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis
Spaces are limited; No appointment needed
Due to high volume, it may be necessary to close Drop-in Advising early
Drop-in hours may be subject to change
For quick questions and generally last up to 5-15 minutes

Important Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2024 Instructional Days

Weekend classes and Fri.-Sat. classes begin

Sat. and Sun., Jan. 20 and 21, 2024

Weekday classes begin 

Mon., Jan. 22

Spring recess; no instruction.

Mon. through Sun., March 18 to March 24

César Chávez Day Holiday observed - campus closed; no instruction. Classes resume April 2

Mon., April 1

Last day of formal instruction

Fri., May 10

Final examinations

Sat. through Fri., May 11 to 17

Grades available through myNorthridge Portal starting

Sat., May 11 (updated nightly thereafter)

Last day of spring semester and 2023-2024 academic year

Fri., May 24

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment*

Week 1:

Permission is not required to add classes (except for restricted classes). 

Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 2024

Weeks 2–4:

Permission is required to add ALL classes.

You may add, drop, or change grading basis (CR/NC) using self-service registration.

Jan. 29 to Feb. 16

End of Week 4:

Last day to drop or change grading basis (CR/NC) using online, self-service registration.

Feb. 16

Weeks 5-12:

To add a class, request a permission number from the instructor and enroll using self-service registration.***

To drop classes or change grading basis, request approval using the appropriate Late Schedule Change form(s)

Feb. 19 to April 19

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.  What is academic advisement and why is it required for my first year?

Academic Advisors are professionals who guide students in exploring major and general education, connect students to campus resources, and explains university policies. Students are required to meet with advisors for their first two semesters to provide guidance and to ensure that students are enrolling in appropriate course choices.

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

Please visit Information Technology (IT) or email 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.  How do I submit Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and/or transcripts?

You can submit official paper transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Records by mail. You can send a PDF of AP or IB scores to

4.  I am an incoming EOP freshman. Who do I contact regarding my advisement and enrollment?

All incoming EOP-admitted freshmen are served by the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite housed in their respective academic college. Exploratory EOP freshmen are served by the Advising Resource Center/EOP.

5. I am participating in the Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)-Freshmen Option. Who do I contact regarding my advisement and enrollment?

Students participating in the ITEP-Freshman Option are served by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies located in EA 100. ITEP-Freshman Option is for students interested in an integrated 4-year BA+Credential program. If interested in ITEP-Freshman Option, contact for eligibility and advisement information. Students majoring in all other options of Liberal Studies are served by the Matador Advising Hub throughout their first year at CSUN.

6.  I have been recruited and accepted as a student athlete. Who do I contact for academic advisement?

Student athletes are advised by the Matador Achievement Center (MAC) depending on their sport. Please visit the MAC's Athletic Academic Advising page to find the name of your advisor.

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

You may 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. Be sure to inform the advisor of pending AP/IB/transcripts that may be transferable and used for major or general education. Since our advisement sessions this summer will take place online, you may want to review and practice how to use Zoom (a free video conferencing tool). For more information about Zoom, please visit the Zoom Video and Web Conferencing page.

8.  Can I change my major before the term starts? 

If you want to change your major to an impacted major, you are not able to switch this early. Impacted majors require completion of a minimum of 45 units, among other criteria. For information on impacted major and criteria, please visit the Admissions and Records Freshman Impaction page. If you want to switch to a non-impacted major before the start of your first semester, you can email with your full name, student ID#, and the major you want to switch into.

9.  Who can I talk with if my Financial Aid award is still pending or I still need to submit documents?

Financial Aid counselors answer questions via email and over the phone. They are also working from the office Mon/Wed/Fri. You may email them at For additional information, visit the Financial Aid Basics page.

10. I have been notified that I must register for Duo Multi-Factor Authentication. What is that and how do I do I enroll?

Multi-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (like your phone or other mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password. To learn more about how to self-enroll, visit Duo Multi-Factor Authentication.

Classroom Presentation

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 Claudia Richarte 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 Spring 2024 advisement.