Planned Service Interruptions

Please note that from Sunday, July 25th midnight to 6 a.m., the application page will be unavailable due to planned IT service interruptions.  The application page will be available again on or after 6 a.m., July 25th.  If you have any pending applications, please Save or Submit the application before the scheduled maintenance to prevent loss of data.

For more information, visit the CSUN Planned Service Interruptions page.


2022 Application Deadlines

  Spring 2022 Spring 2022
Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Fall 2022
Undergraduate November 23, 2021
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Spring 2022 (English)
Other Language
February 1, 2022
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Spring 2022 Mid-Entry (English)
Other Language
April 12, 2022 TBD TBD
Graduate November 2, 2021
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Spring 2022 (English)
Other Language
January 11, 2022
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Spring 2022 Mid-Entry (English)
Other Language
March 22, 2022 TBD TBD

Application Instructions for Conditional Admission & Process


Submit an online IEP with Conditional Admission application (English):



  • If you are a recruitment service provider, please do not use the target language application, only the English application.
  • The Program Application Fee must be paid when submitting the online application. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Visit the admission requirements page for information about all documents required to be submitted at the time of the online application
  • If you have any questions or unable to attach required documents to the application, please email us at

Submit a CSUN online application at Cal State Apply to the desired degree program.

To help with completing the application, use the Cal State Apply Applicant Help Center.

If you are having difficulty with the application, please email and request a paper application.

  • To browse a complete list of CSUN undergraduate degree programs, select BACHELOR DEGREES.
  • To browse a complete list of CSUN graduate degree programs, select MASTER DEGREES. NOT all graduate degree and certificate programs are open for conditional admission. Contact for an updated conditional graduate major list. After a semester's admissions cycle has closed, some majors may still be accepting students. To look for these exceptions, please view the ADMISSIONS CALENDAR.

After applying, complete the following steps and receive an acceptance packet:

  1. Set up your access to myNorthridge Portal. Watch for the “Activate Your CSUN Account” email from CSUN Tseng College Admissions, Registration and Client Services (ARC) Office sent to the address you provided on your program application. You should receive the email 1 or 2 days after you apply. Email contains the following information to help you setup a CSUN account:
  2. Access CSUN email account. All official university communication is sent to the CSUN Gmail email account. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the Gmail account. CSUN Gmail can be forwarded to a personal email. For help, access and manage CSUN email.
  3. Make an online Program Tuition payment. To make an online payment, log on to myNorthridge Portal using your personal CSUN username and password, then:
    1. Select the Home tab
    2. Locate the Quick Links and select Pay Account Balance
    3. Select EXL Credit Card Payment (Must disable the popup blocker to navigate to the new online tab/window. Contact for assistance.)
    4. A new TAB will open to make a payment through the CashNet database. We accept the following online payment methods:
      • Credit Card - Visa or MasterCard only
      • Electronic Check - Account and routing number are required
      • International Wire Transfer - Must select currency and country. Print payment instructions. Complete payment at a local bank or with online banking using the printed instructions. For more information on International Wire Transfer, please see our guide.

IMPORTANT: Program tuition must be received in full and successfully posted on your Student Account before a Form I-20 will be issued.


If qualified for conditional admission to CSUN, you will receive TWO letters in your acceptance packet, along with a Form I-20:

  1. IEP Admission Letter
  2. CSUN Conditional Admission Letter with "pre-approved" status

NOTE: A Form I-20 will be needed to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country of origin. A Form I-20 is a government approved document issued by the Tseng College, after you apply and are admitted to a program.


View the How to Obtain an F-1 Student Visa Once Admitted for additional resources.


Attend an online “meet and greet” appointment and an online assessment.

See Curriculum for additional information on Orientation - At home.


Upon Arrival to the US, check-in IN PERSON with the Admissions, Registration and Client Services (ARC) Office and be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Check-In Form (requires U.S. residential address and a U.S. Emergency Contact)
  • Port of Entry (POE) stamp in passport, or a copy of Form I-94, available at Choose “Get Most Recent I-94”.
  • Copy of Visa (include photo page)

NOTE: FAILURE TO COMPLETE SEVIS CHECK-IN MAY AFFECT ELIGIBILITY TO REMAIN IN STATUS. Submit the above documents as a whole to expedite the SEVIS registration process. SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information database, used nationwide, by U.S. government to maintain accurate and current information on non-immigrant students, as well as generate a Form I-20, which is required to present at a visa interview.

Additionally, email Proof of Health Insurance copy to Include your first name, last name, and CSUN ID number in the subject line of the email. For more information, please see Health and Accident Insurance Requirements. Health insurance is a CSU requirement.


Attend MANDATORY orientation, in person. Refer to your program admit letter for the date, time, and location. If the location on the letter says “To Be Advised,” email for details.

See Curriculum for additional information on Orientation - In California.


Receive schedule of classes and attend IEP classes!

To maintain visa and Form I-20, the U.S. government REQUIRES all international students be enrolled in FULL-TIME studies. For IEP students, full-time enrollment is a minimum of 20 units. Failure to attend classes while in the U.S. violates the student visa terms. More information regarding studying in the United States can be found at SEVIS Arriving and Maintaining Student Visa Status (IEP Students Only).


Once you achieve either the required English-language proficiency score OR receive approval for the TOEFL Waiver, you will be admitted into the "pre-approved" CSUN degree program.

For admission questions, please contact us by email at or by phone at 1 (818) 677-2504.


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