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New International F-1 Undergraduate Student Response Questionnaire

For best placement into classes please complete the Response Questionnaire below by November 5th for first-time freshmen, November 19th for first-time transfers, or preferably within 14 days of admissions for freshmen or transfer admitted after these dates. Once complete, your advisor will use the information you provide, along with any transfer work, and/or any placement exams to create the best schedule possible for you. Your schedule will be sent to your CSUN email for your review.

Important notes:

  • Students must complete the Title IX/Not Anymore Training prior to being enrolled into courses.
  • Students who submit this response questionnaire late may have less course options, including days/times, that may not meet their listed preferences.
  • Schedule changes can be requested through Friday of week 1, January 28, 2022. All adds past Friday of week 1 require instructor consent, which students must obtain on their own and is not guaranteed.  For the full version of this practice, go to Pre-Enrollment Schedule Change Process.
  • If you are not a first time, F-1, undergraduate international student, please do not fill out this form. Undergraduate returning, resident, or J-1 students should visit find my advisor. Graduate students should visit find my masters program.
If you are sponsored consult with your sponsorship before requesting a change of major.
Recruited athletes should also contact the Matador Achievement Center (MAC) at 818-677-4781 or visit https://www.csun.edu/undergraduate-studies/matador-achievement-center.
13. If you are a a sponsored student, do you authorize CSUN to speak to your embassy representative about your academic status, if needed?

The next set of questions will ask you about your schedule preferences. These preferences will guide your advisor when creating your schedule, but are not guaranteed. Course enrollment is based on course eligibility and availability.

In an effort to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe, CSUN has operated in a primarily virtual format since fall 2020, with some on campus courses available beginning fall 2021. For spring 2022 CSUN hopes to offer 50% or more of classes on campus. Current SEVP guidelines allow F-1 students to study fully online from their home country, however SEVP guidelines are subject to change at any time. We highly encourage international students to study from within the U.S. if possible, which allows access to more on campus resources and less issues with course scheduling due to the time difference. Please continue to check your CSUN email for SEVP updates from the International and Exchange Student Center (IESC).

14. Where do you plan to complete your studies?
Note: Some courses may only be available with on campus meetings. If you choose to study from outside of California you may need to postpone certain major courses, if they are not available fully online, which may add time to your graduation plan.
15. How close will you live to campus?
Note: If you plan to live in the CSUN dorms please be sure to apply for housing at www.csun.edu/housing
17. Which type of on campus class would you prefer?
Review definitions of the on campus course designations at https://catalog.csun.edu/policies/online-course-designations/
18. What is your preferred ratio of online to on-campus courses?
Note: Current SEVP guidelines require students entering the U.S. to enroll in an option that contains one or more on campus meetings.
19. How many total days per week would you prefer to have classes?
20. What time of day would you prefer to have classes?
Note: Times are based on California/PST, and not all courses are available at all time. Students choosing to study abroad may need to adjust their personal schedule due to the time difference.
21. How many total units would you prefer to have in your first semester?
23. In addition to major coursework, all students must complete approximately 45 units of general education (GE), INCLUDING 9 units of upper division GE. Please check at least 5 GE that you find interesting. To learn more about CSUN's GE requirements visit https://catalog.csun.edu/general-education/.
Note: If you do not select GE an advisor will select for you, this includes transfer students who need upper division GE.
GE Basic Skills
GE Natural Sciences
GE Arts
GE Humanities
GE Comparative Cultural Studies
Communication Studies
Languages (if choosing this option, the language must be different from your native/primary language)

Statement about the Pre-enrollment Process for the FIRST semester at CSUN

For the first semester only new F-1 international students will be pre-enrolled into courses after completion of the Title IX Training and this Response Questionnaire. Classes are carefully selected to meet university degree and policy requirements. Students will have an opportunity to learn about their degree requirements and discuss their schedule with an academic advisor by attending the New International Academic Advisement Workshop. Students will begin enrolling themselves into courses beginning 2nd semester and on. 

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Students who have questions or concerns about the pre-enrollment process should email The Hub-International at hub.intladvisor@csun.edu before submitting this form.