Application Deadlines for Fall 2018

All materials must be received in our offices by the following dates.

PROGRAM – COHORT PRIORITY DEADLINE FINAL DEADLINE ONLINE APPLICATION
LS02 – Online April 2, 2018 July 2, 2018 Online application

 

Application Instructions

STEP 1
Submit the Online Application

Online application

In order to submit your online application, you will be required to pay a $55 non-refundable application fee via debit/credit card.

Do not submit a CSU Mentor online application. The CSU Mentor Online application is for CSUN on-campus programs only.

Note that the online application used for the LS 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 LS program (e.g., questions about transferrable undergraduate units; questions about family income) 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.

STEP 2
Transcripts

Please send your original/sealed official academic records/transcripts from any/all academic institutions you have attended in the past. Do not open transcripts before forwarding them to CSUN.

Send all of your transcripts in ONE PACKAGE directly to the exact address below. Using other CSUN addresses will result in your application 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.

Tseng College
ATTN: Liberal Studies Program
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8352

All transcripts must be received at CSUN by the application deadline. No exceptions will be made. It will be the responsibility of the student to verify the status update of received application materials.

STEP 3
International students and students with international coursework

The following is required of all undergraduate applicants with coursework completed outside the United States and who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full time where English is the principal language of instruction.

  • Official Transcripts - Please submit both complete transcripts/degree certification in original language and official English translation. If translated within the U.S., must be done by a member of the American Translators Association (ATA), a certified court interpreter or translator, or staff of a foreign consulate.
  • Original or certified copy of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic score - Scores can either be electronically transmitted to CSUN's school code (4707) or official copies can be mailed. See the required scores on the Admissions Requirements page.
STEP 4
 
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 tsengarc@csun.edu. 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.

STEP 5
 
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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