Application Deadlines for Fall 2020
|priority deadline||final deadline||online application|
|March 24, 2020||June 23, 2020||OPEN|
To best facilitate a timely and successful application process, we encourage you to finish your application before the priority deadline. By applying early, you also facilitate more time for financial aid decisions.
If you experience any technical issues, please email email@example.com and a staff member will assist you (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
STEP 1: Submit Online Application
To start your application, please click on the link below, and then register as a new user or log in with an existing username and password. After you register, please complete your online application, including all of the following steps:
STEP 2a: Submit Official Transcripts
After completing your online application, please submit official academic records/transcripts electronically or by mail to:
Note: Transcripts are required from ALL institutions that you have attended, not only those from which you earned a degree. Be sure to notify us of any prior names under which you may possess a transcript. Previous CSUN students do not need to request CSUN transcripts, and should submit only documents related to course work completed after leaving CSUN.
*If you attended a California community college, your institution might be able to send e-transcripts on your behalf, free of charge. Please visit the eTranscript California page to determine your eligibility.
STEP 2b: For Non-U.S. Degree and International Students Only
When submitting transcripts, please include two official copies: one in the original language and one in an official English translation.*
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with a degree from outside the United States must also submit the following:
Note: Degrees from outside the United States must be equivalent to a U.S. 4-year degree.
*Translations must be completed by a member of the American Translators Association; a certified court interpreter or translator; or a staff member of a foreign consulate.
STEP 3: Submit Letters of Recommendation
Please submit two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your educational background and ability to be successful in the program.
Please ask your recommender to email the recommendation on your behalf to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the address below:
ATTN: Master of Arts in Instructional Design (MID) Program
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8352
STEP 4: Activate Your Account
After submitting your application, you will receive an email within 2-3 business days containing your username, CSUN email address, and student ID.* Please follow the email’s instructions to activate your CSUN email account and gain access to the myNorthridge Portal.
Note: If you are a returning student or reapplying, please use your existing CSUN username and password.
*If you do not receive an activation email from the Tseng College, please contact email@example.com.
STEP 5: Check Your CSUN Email and myNorthridge Portal
Please regularly check your CSUN email for updates. The university uses this email for all communications, including notification of whether you are accepted into the program.
To reiterate: Updates on your application status will only be sent to your CSUN email account.
Along with your CSUN email, you should regularly use the myNorthridge Portal to access important information and complete necessary tasks. The portal is where you can find your student schedule and access or update your personal and academic records.
IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL APPLICANTS: Please be advised that all communications with University employees, including emails and phone conversations, are considered in admissions decisions.