See the legal notices section of the current CSUN Undergraduate / Graduate catalog and catalog supplement in the university's most recent Schedule of Classes for information policies regarding academic dishonesty, academic grievance procedures, alcohol and substance abuse, racial and sexual harassment, sexual assault, and additional information for items in this section.
Both the college and the university assume all students will comply with university policies and regulations. Inappropriate conduct by students or applicants for admission is subject to discipline as provided in Title 5, California Code of Regulations.
The University assumes all students will comply with University policies and regulations. Inappropriate conduct by students or applicants for admission is subject to discipline as provided in Title 5, California Code of Regulations. The University reserves the right to make changes without notice. Such changes include but are not limited to adding, canceling or combining classes or locations, or adjusting the format to meet a specific University need.
Privacy of Personal Information (Policy 500-8025)
The full text of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 USC 1232g) and related regulations, policies and procedures are available for inspection in the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, University Hall, Rm. 310.
The campus is authorized under the Act to release directory information about students unless the campus has received a prior written objection from the student specifying information not to be released. Questions regarding student prerogatives under the Act should be directed to the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, (818) 677-2391.
The Tseng College and CSUN are committed to equal educational and employment opportunities and affirmative action in its personnel policies and practices, consistent with federal and state nondiscrimination and affirmative action legislation, regulations and executive orders. CSUN does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as monitored by the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance, and the Department of Education, or on the basis of handicap in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations adopted there under.
More specifically, the California State University does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The Office of the Special Assistant to the President has been designated to coordinate the efforts of California State Northridge to comply with the Act and its implementing regulations. Inquiries concerning compliance may be addressed to Office of the Special Assistant to the President, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330.
For information concerning special services to accommodate a physical, perceptual or learning disability, visit our student resources Disabilities page.
All or some of the following sanctions will be imposed on individuals who have failed to pay a debt owed the university or auxiliary organizations:
Policy on Prosecution for Dishonored Checks & Payments
It is the policy of California State University, Northridge to prosecute individuals for passing bad checks. All persons committing such acts are subject to prosecution by civil authorities under the California Penal Code. In addition to the penalties possible under the Penal Code, a student may be disciplined under Section 41301 of Title 5 and may be expelled, suspended, placed on probation, and/or have his/her records encumbered. Students failing to honor their payments are NOT disenrolled or otherwise relieved of their financial commitment.
Changes in academic schedules after the beginning of the cohort for the current academic term and session are rarely approved and will be considered only in cases where the student can provide written proof of extraordinary circumstances that have arisen from events beyond his or her control.
There must be no viable alternative to the requested change, such as repeating the course or enrolling in the course in the following semester. Completion of this form is the first step in the review process and does not imply that the request will be approved. Any request received after the last day of the semester will be considered retroactive.
Degree and graduate credit certificate programs offered in a cohort format have their own withdrawal and refund procedures. Please contact The Tseng College registration office at (818) 677-2504 for information about dropping and refunds.
The Tseng College reserves the right to reschedule classes, if necessary. Every effort will be made to notify the student of a cancelled class. Fees paid may be applied to an alternate class, or a 100 percent refund will be issued. Please allow four to six weeks to receive a refund.
A full refund will be granted if the class is canceled. The fee will be refunded for withdrawal requests before the first class meeting.
Your refund is based on the date you are actually dropped in SOLAR (CSUN's online registration system), not the date you stopped attending class.
The University reserves the right to make changes without notice. You may check for schedule changes by visiting The Tseng College Web site.
Your withdrawal notification can be made in person or by phone. (If you withdraw before the first class meeting, you may also make your notification online.) The amount of your refund is based on time of withdrawal. The time of withdrawal is determined by the date on which The Tseng College receives written or electronic notification of your withdrawal. Retroactive withdrawal is not permitted.
Students must officially drop from courses generating CEUs, even if they are not eligible for a refund. Non-attendance, notifying the instructor or stopping payment on your check or payment voucher do not constitute an official withdrawal. Not dropping a course that you fail to complete may have a negative impact on your grade point average.
Remember that your CSUN ID is used for all on-campus transactions. To access online services, you must have a CSUN User ID and password. Keep a record of both in a secure place for reference. See Registration Instructions.
Tseng College refunds will be applied to any Tseng College outstanding debts on your student account. If the Tseng College refund amount results in a Tseng College credit to your CSUN account, you will be refunded automatically in four to six weeks.
Electronic checks paid online will be refunded as a check from the university.
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