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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 Fall 2023. 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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2023 Instructional Days
Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes beginSaturday, August 26, 2023 
Sunday-only classes beginSunday, August 27
Weekday classes beginMonday, August 28
Friday-only classes beginFriday, Sept 1
Labor Day holiday weekend - no instructionSaturday through Monday, Sept 2 to 4
Veterans Day holiday observed - no instructionFriday through Sunday, Nov 10 to 12
Thanksgiving Recess - no instructionThursday through Sunday, Nov 23 to 26
Last day of formal instructionMonday, Dec 11
Final examinationsTuesday through Monday, Dec 12 to 18
Grades available through myNorthridge Portal startingTuesday, Dec 12 (updated nightly thereafter)
Last day of Fall 2023 semesterFriday, Dec 22
Registration Periods
Early Registration and Wait Listing beginMonday, April 3, 2023
Registration-by-Appointment. Maximum load: 17 enrolled units
From your registration appointment through July 4
First-time freshman advisement and registration beginMonday, June 5
Wait listing maximum 13 wait-listed units)From your registration appointment through Monday, Sept 4, 11:59 pm
Repeating courses is permitted startingWednesday, July 5
Nonrestrictive Registration. No appointment needed.  Maximum load: 17 units*Wednesday through Sunday, July 5 to August 27

Late Registration / Schedule Adjustment

Week 1

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

August 28 to Sept 4, 2023, 11:59 pm

Week 2-4

Permission is required to add ALL classes. Wait listing is not available.

Sept 5 to 24, 11:59 pm

End of week 4

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

Sept 24                                                                                                                                    

Week 5-12

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

Sept 25 to Nov 17

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

Enrolling in Winter Term

If you are interested in enrolling in Winter, Please visit Winter Term at CSUN.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The process of academic advisement is a relationship that is created between students and Academic Advisors to guide students in exploring coursework in general education and their major. Advisors are professionals that also help connect students to campus resources, explain university policies, and support student success through various activities. Students are required to meet with advisors for at least their first two semesters to provide guidance on transitioning to college 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. Should I still do the Title 9 “Not Anymore” Initial training even if I am uncertain of attending CSUN? 

Even if you are uncertain if you will be attending CSUN, it is strongly encouraged for you to complete all pre-enrollment steps, including the Title 9 training. Once you decide you will attend CSUN, students cannot sign up for an advisement workshop without completing all pre-enrollment requirements and will be delayed until they do. Plus, the training contains very important information on safely and preventing harassment.

4. How do I know if I am recommended to participate in Early Start? 

Early Start is for first-time freshmen who need additional academic support and skills development in math and/or written communication based on placement standards. If you are not a California resident, you do not need to do Early Start. Please check your CSUN portal and email account for updates. If you haven’t already, activate your CSUN email and myNorthridge Portal account following the steps at CSUN User ID and Password.

For more information, please visit the Early Start Guide

5. How do I submit Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and/or transcripts?

To submit official high school or college transcripts, please see the “I have been admitted” website. You may submit your transcripts electronically or on paper.

For AP test scores, you may download a PDF copy of the Student Score Report from the CollegeBoard account. Students may then email that report to Please provide your name and CSUN ID number in the email.

6. How can I find out how to fulfill the COVID-19 Attestation requirement?

The students are highly recommended to complete the COVID Attestation. For the most up to date COVID-19 protocols including updates to isolation and quarantine guidelines please visit COVID-19 | California State University, Northridge (

7. 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.

8. 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 Liberal Studies Program 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.

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

Students registered for support services must complete all four pre-enrollment steps as outlined on this site. If preferred, students who have registered with DRES may attend an advisement workshop or meet with an advisor individually. If an individual advisement is preferred, please call us at (818) 677-2900 to make a request. If you should need accommodations for your appointment, please let us know ahead of the appointment.

10. I have been recruited and accepted as an NCAA sport student athlete. Who do I contact for academic advisement?

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

11. 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 in person, via email and over the phone. They are located in the first-floor lobby of Bayramian Hall and have lobby hours of Monday-Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Their regular business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. You may email them at For additional information, visit the Financial Aid Basics page.

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

Due to every student’s academic privacy and limited seating, 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 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 Fall 2021 advisement.