Application Deadline for Spring 2020

priority Deadline final deadline online application
July 1, 2019 November 19, 2019 OPEN

Application Instructions

Please use the steps below to complete your application.

Online Application

Submit online:  Online application.

With your online application, the materials listed below are required to be uploaded as part of your application:

  1. A one-page statement of purpose describing and explaining the applicant's interest in the M.S. in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services (ATHS) program and how enrollment in the program will contribute to the applicant's personal and/or professional growth and success.
  2. Resume.
  3. $55 application fee payment by credit card.

Complete and submit the online application as soon as possible. Doing so will assure that your application is included in the applicant pool and that Admissions is aware of your application and can track additional materials as they arrive. You do not need to submit a separate application through Cal State Apply.

Note that the online application used for the ATHS program is a general application used by all programs in the Tseng College. Some of the questions on the application may not be directly applicable to the ATHS program (e.g., questions about transferrable undergraduate units; questions about family income; questions about having an RN license) but are questions required by the state or federal government. Answering these questions with a “Decline to State” response will not negatively impact your application to this program in any way.

Official Transcripts

Send sealed original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts from all academic institutions you have attended in the past, not just from institutions at which you earned a degree. This includes community colleges and institutions where you completed post-baccalaureate work. Do not open transcripts before forwarding them to CSUN. Transcripts must be sealed.

Your official transcripts can be mailed OR your institution can send them electronically to one of the exact addresses below. Using other CSUN addresses will result in your transcripts not being received at the correct location and can delay the application process thus omitting your application from the pool of complete, on-time applications.

  • Mailing Address:
    Tseng College
    ATTN: ATHS program
    California State University, Northridge
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, California 91330-8352
  • Electronic Transcript Address:

All items must be received at CSUN by the application deadline date in order to be considered for review.

Please Note: If you attended CSUN you do not need to request CSUN transcripts; we will acquire your CSUN records for your application.

Activate CSUN Account

Activate Your CSUN Online Access

You will receive an email from The Tseng College Office of Admissions, Registration and Client Services (ARC) that contains your CSUN User ID/Username, CSUN email address, and CSUN Student ID. If you do not receive this email please contact If you are a returning student or reapplying, please use your existing CSUN User ID and password. If you are a new applicant or do not have a CSUN student account, use the information provided in the email to activate your access to myNorthridge Portal and your CSUN e-mail account.

CSUN Email and MyNorthridge Portal

Check your CSUN Email Account and MyNorthridge Student Portal Regularly for Official Communication

You are issued a CSUN email account when you apply to the University. Your CSUN email account serves as your official means for University communication. The University will use it for all communications and you are responsible for monitoring this account. All updates on your application status will be sent to your CSUN email account only.

The MyNorthridge Student Portal is CSUN's official web portal for applicant, admitted and current students. It is designed to provide a wealth of campus resources and services in one central location. The portal is where you can find your student schedule, course contents, unofficial transcript, register for classes, update and access personal and academic records. You are encouraged to become familiar with all the functions of your student portal. You are expected to use your student portal regularly at CSUN.


IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: All communications between CSUN staff/faculty and potential or actual applicants to our programs are treated as part of the overall application processes and may be considered in making appropriate admissions decision to any CSUN program.

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