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CSUN provides a wealth of academic advising services and resources for students including referrals to faculty and staff advisors.
New domestic freshmen must see an advisor in order to register for classes. Academic advisement and registration for Spring 2020 first-time freshmen will begin on November 1, 2019. First-time freshmen may begin scheduling advising appointments beginning October 15, 2019.
New domestic freshmen and transfer students can download advisement checklists for the Spring 2020 semester using the following links: First-Time Freshman Advisement Checklist (.pdf) and First-Time Transfer Checklist (.pdf).
New international freshmen and transfer students seek advisement from the international academic advisors for new students. For more information, visit Undergraduate Studies International Academic Advisement for mandatory pre-enrollment steps, checklists and more.
Check out these options to determine who will be assisting you:
- Most first-year freshmen receive advising, support and enrollment assistance from the Matador Advising Hub. Be sure to regularly check your CSUN Gmail for important messages from the Hub, including a link to sign up for a freshman registration workshop.
- Incoming EOP freshmen and transfer students are served by the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite housed in their respective academic college. Exploratory EOP students are served by the Advising Resource Center/EOP Satellite.
- Students participating in the Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)-Freshmen Option are served by the Liberal Studies Program located in EA 100. Students majoring in all other options of Liberal Studies are served by the Matador Advising Hub throughout their first year at CSUN.
- New international freshmen and transfer students are served by the Undergraduate Studies International Academic Advisement Office.
- Advising of domestic transfer students varies by academic college and major. You will receive communications providing guidance, but don’t hesitate to contact the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite for your college or your academic program for information and support.
Some continuing second-year and upper division students will be required to meet with an advisor on a regular basis. Even if it isn’t required, it is very helpful to regularly meet with an advisor to ensure you are on track for graduation.
Advising of continuing second-year and upper division students varies by academic college and major. Advising is offered by the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite or a faculty or staff advisor in your academic program. If you are not certain where to go for advising and support, you can always contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies or the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite for your academic college and ask.
EOP students are served by the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite for their academic college, but should also consult regularly with a faculty or staff advisor in their academic program. Some continuing students may be required to meet with both an EOP advisor and an advisor in their academic program.
Continuing international students are advised by academic college-based faculty or staff advisors. Your international academic advisor will provide a referral and help you transition to a college-based advisor. Contact information for academic departments is located at Academic Programs.
Be an active participant in your academic journey at CSUN by using our Degree Planning Tools in advance of your academic advising sessions and check out our Matadors Rising resources. Remember that CSUN offers How To Guides for nearly everything in the myNorthridge portal and the SOLAR Student Center.