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Application Deadlines for Fall 2023
|priority deadline||final deadline||online application|
|March 21, 2023||May 30, 2023||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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Online application link below, and then register as a new user or log in with an existing username and password. Helpful tips before completing the application.
Link to: Online application
After you register, please complete the online application, which includes the following steps:
- Upload Your Documents – you will be asked to submit a statement of purpose and resume.
- To help you prepare your documents, please follow the instructions detailed on the “Document Guidelines”.
- Application fee – $70 non-refundable payment by credit card
Note: Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 must submit three letters of reference from supervisors, describing work performance, professional growth, and potential as a graduate student.
- After you have submitted your online application, and all your official transcripts have been received and evaluated, you will be contacted by email with additional instructions on submitting the required letters of recommendation, if applicable.
- You will be asked to indicate whether you waive your right to view and access these recommendations per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Your choice will be disclosed to your recommenders in the recommendation request.
- Your choice will be disclosed to your recommenders in the recommendation request.
- Applicants who have a cumulative overall undergraduate GPA that is 3.0 or higher will not be required to submit letters of recommendation for this program.
STEP 2a: Submit Official Transcripts
After completing your online application, please submit official academic records/transcripts:
- Transcripts are required from ALL institutions that you have attended, not only those from which you earned a degree:
- All courses taken at other colleges and universities previously attended, even if the course work was not completed.
- All college courses in which you are currently enrolled (these are your preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts).
- Your final transcripts for work-in-progress as soon as you complete the courses and grades are posted.
- Previous CSUN students do not need to request CSUN transcripts, and should only submit transcripts for additional course work completed after leaving CSUN.
- Be sure to notify us of any prior names under which you may possess a transcript.
Send directly from your school/electronic service/approved vendor to email@example.com OR by selecting CSUN, if the option is available.*
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.
*electronic transcripts received directly from the student are considered unofficial
If electronic transcripts are not an option, then paper transcripts must be received in the unopened envelopes, sealed by the institution(s) of study. Ask your previous schools to send your official transcripts directly to us at the address below:Tseng College
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8343
- Please do not send identical, duplicate paper and electronic transcripts.
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:
- Official or certified copy of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores – Scores can either be sent electronically to CSUN’s school code (4707) or mailed to the address below:Tseng College
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8343
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: 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 reapplying, please use your existing CSUN username and password.
CSUN alumni: please note that by default all communications will be sent to your existing CSUN email (which you may or may not have used since you graduated). Information on how to access/reset that email can be found here: https://www.csun.edu/it/accounts-passwords
*If you do not receive an activation email from the Tseng College, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 4: 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. State Consumer Protection Information can be found here.
- Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application, including all required documents, is complete and has been received in good working order before the application deadline. Please contact us with any questions.
- Admission does not guarantee cohort launch.
- Out-of-state applicants that will remain out of state during their program of study should check State Authorizations information relative to their state before applying: https://tsengcollege.csun.edu/disclosures
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