Matador Achievement Center

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Athletic Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising for student-athletes has been at California State University, Northridge since 1993. The office became apart of the Matador Achievement Center in 2015. They provide information to the student athletes and guide them to make informed choices. The Academic Advisors provide team meetings as well as individual advisement sessions. They also see all recruits and potential student athletes when they come to Northridge for the first time. Athletic Advisors serve as an advocate for the student athlete and provide referrals when necessary. The Athletic Advisor assists in course selection and scheduling and continually informs the student athletes about NCAA and University rules and regulations. Academic eligibility information is also provided as necessary. Academic success is our biggest priority and must be achieved while striking a balance with the time demands of Division I intercollegiate athletics.

Current Athletes

Registration

Spring registration for Spring 2020 is active. Open registration to enroll in repeat classes is December 19th.  If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. 

Advising Centers

As a student athlete, you are required to meet with both your Athletic Advisor and your Major Advisor.  Holds are placed on student records until we receive your signed academic contract.

Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam

Every student must pass the UDWPE in order to graduate. Students may take the test after completing a total of 56 semester units and after completing both the lower division writing requirement and 56 units.  All students are required to attempt the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam no later than the semester in which they are going to reach 75 units. Failure to do this will result in a registration hold.  There are seven WPE exams offered per year.  You can view registration and test dates using the following link: Test and Registration Dates.

Important Dates and Current Information

For all important dates and future semesters, please refer to the Admissions and Records website.

Prospective Freshmen

NCAA Eligibility

In order to determine your initial eligibility, all first time Freshmen must register with the Eligibility Center. You will also need to submit your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT test scores to your Athletic Coach[es] for evaluation by our compliance office.

Admissions Process

Admissions applications are available through Cal State Apply

Once you are admitted and your athletics academic advisor will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. If you have not heard from your athletic academic advisor please call (818) 677-4781 to set an appointment.

Registration Information 

As a First Time Freshmen you must meet with both your Major and Athletic Advisor. To get started on your academic career at Cal State Northridge, please look over the First-Time Freshman Advising Checklist. Please make sure your My Northridge Portal is active and you have access to your CSUN GMAIL account. The University will send you important emails containing registration and other vital information on your CSUN GMAIL account. If you have declared your major, please contact your Major Advisor for a registration appointment. Once you have your appointment, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with your Athletic Advisor for the same day. If you are undecided, please call our office directly.

Student Athlete Summer Success Program

As part of the accelerating Academic Success Program established by the NCAA, CSUN is now able to offer a brand new summer program called the Student Athlete Summer Success Program for selected Freshmen athletes. The program will consist of a combination of remedial and general education coursework. Students participating in the program will participate in mentoring and tutoring and will have the opportunity to attend evening dinner workshops and take part in community service projects as part of the Matador 2000 initiative. We had 24 student athletes participate in our inaugural cohort.  For more information, please contact Freshmen Specialist Coordinator Lindsey Schantz at 818-677-4781.

Prospective Transfers

NCAA Eligibility

In order to determine your NCAA eligibility, you must first contact your Athletics Coach[es].  Your Athletics Coach[es] will ask you to submit official transcripts from all Colleges and Universities you have attended.   If you have less than 60 transferable units, the University will also need to review your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT test scores.  Once the Athletic Coach[es] has all of your transcripts, they can submit them to compliance who will then turn them into Admissions and Records for evaluation.  The Advisors will then review your academic information to determine progress toward degree and the compliance office will then determine your athletic eligibility. 

Admissions Process

Admissions applications are available through Cal State Apply

Once you are admitted and your athletics academic advisor will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. If you have not heard from your athletic academic advisor please call (818) 677-4781 to set an appointment.

Registration Information 

If you are admitted to the University, please make sure you have set up your student account called My Northridge Portal. To get started on your academic career at Cal State Northridge, look over the First-Time Transfer Advising Checklist. Please make sure your My Northridge Portal is active and you have access to your CSUN GMAIL account.  The University will send you important emails containing registration and other vital information through your CSUN GMAIL account. You will be responsible for signing into your portal and reading pertinent information.  You must click on the intent to register button within 2 weeks of admission.  Once you have set up your student portal, you may call your Athletic Academic Advisor for enrollment information.