Registration Overview

Tseng College Degrees, Graduate Credit Certificates and Open University Programs

Degree and graduate credit certificate programs offered in a cohort format have their own registration policies and procedures. Please contact The Tseng College registration office at (818) 677-2504 for more information.

Special Notes

  • Payment in full is expected at the time of registration.
  • All students who register through the Tseng College are held accountable for Tseng College policies and procedures. These include registration, adding/dropping courses, fees, refunds, dates, deadlines and restrictions that govern registration.
  • Tseng College policies differ from those of CSUN.

How to Establish Yourself in the System

  • Go to
  • Hover the mouse cursor over "ADMISSIONS" section on the home page
  • Click "Extended Learning Programs and Registration."
  • Click " Enrollment."
  • Click "New Students."
  • Fill out the "New Tseng College Student Application," then click "Continue."
  • On the "Create User Profile" screen, create a password, then select one of the following under "Program to Enroll":
    • College of Extended Learning, Graduate Credit
    • College of Extended Learning, Undergraduate Credit
    • College of Extended Learning - Non Credit and CEUs (continuing education units).
  • Select the appropriate term/session. Click "Submit."
  • The "New Extension Student Application Completed" screen, containing your CSUN Student ID Number and new User ID, will be displayed. Now, create your Password.
  • Print this information for your records and keep it in a secure place. Your User ID and Password are necessary to enter the Portal for all online services and registration. You may also write this information below for future use. After you have completed this, click on "Logout."

NOTE: If your intention is to make a payment with an Electronic Check, you must wait 24 hours to enroll after completing the process, as explained above.

Steps to Follow PRIOR to Enrollment & Payment Process

  • Go to
  • On the browser, go to "Tools." Select the "Pop Up Blocker" section, and ALLOW POP UPs. If this is not done, you will NOT be able to complete your payment through Cash Net.
  • Once the enrollment and payment processes are complete, you may readjust the browser to bock Pop Up's.

How to Register Online and Pay

  • Go to
  • Go to myNorthridge Portal at the left
  • Enter your User name and password.
  • Click on the "Academics" tab at the top.
  • Within the box "Enroll in Classes" in the upper left corner, click on either "Open University or Winter/Summer/Non-Credit."
  • The "ExL Students Term Activation" page will appear.
    From the "Program to Enroll" box, choose one of the following:
    • College of Extended Learning, Graduate Credit
    • College of Extended Learning, Undergraduate Credit
    • College of Extended Learning - Non Credit
  • Select the term you need to enroll in, next to the "Term to Enroll" box.
  • Click on the "Submit" button to continue.
  • The "FEE PAYMENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT" page will appear. In order to successfully add a course you will need to make a full payment during the third step of this process. To agree to enroll and pay, click "Acknowledge Demand Pay."
  • The "Add Classes" page will appear, beginning the first step of the enrollment process. This step is called "Select Classes to Add." Fill in the five-digit class number/s. You may also need to enter in a permission number in the space indicated on this page. Click "Next." The course info will appear, displaying the course you will take. Click "Enter." If the information is correct, then click "Proceed to Step 2 of 3."
  • NOTE: A permission number is deactivated after successful use. If your permission number is deactivated or expired, you will need to get another from the instructor or the department. If a prerequisite requirement has not been met, contact the department offering the course to obtain a permission number.
  • The second step of enrollment is at the "Confirm Classes" page, which validates the course information again. If the course info is correct, click "Finish Enrolling" to proceed.
  • For the third and final step, "View Results," you will need to make a payment. Print a copy of this screen for your records. Click "Make a Payment" to complete this transaction. You may either pay by Electronic Check, Visa, or MasterCard.
  • NOTE: New students must activate themselves in SOLAR and wait 24 hours for the system to allow payment by Electronic Check. Refer to the NEW STUDENT info, as seen above, on these instructions.

How to Register by Mail

Mail the completed mail-in registration form with an enclosed payment to:

Tseng College
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8343

PLEASE NOTE: The University is not responsible for mail that is misdirected, lost, or late.

How to Register by Telephone and in Person

Call Tseng College client services at 1-818-677-2504.

Walk in to the Tseng College registration office on the CSUN campus, Extended University Commons - 2nd floor.

DAY OF the week assistance by phone and walk-in hours
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For holiday observances and campus closures, view the Student Academic Calendar.

How to Register by Mobile Enrollment

To enroll by Mobile enrollment, follow the CSUN Mobile App guide.

How to Drop a Class

  • Go to
  • Click on myNorthridge Portal on the left.
  • Enter your User ID and Password.
  • Within the box "Enroll in Class" in the upper left corner, click on either Open University or Winter/Summer/Non-Credit.
  • Next, read and indicate your agreement to the "Statement of Financial Responsibility."
  • Select "Program to Enroll."
  • Go to the "Drop" tab.
  • Select the course to be dropped, and click" Submit."
  • If the class has been dropped successfully, the screen will say "Success." If a red "Errors" link appears, the class has not been dropped. Click on "Errors" to find out why the drop did not go though successfully and repeat the "Drop" process accordingly.
  • Print a copy for your records.
  • NOTE: All students are held responsible for knowing and abiding by The Tseng College's policies for the programs and courses in which they are enrolled.

How to Retrieve a Forgotten User ID

  • Go to
  • Go to myNorthridge Portal at the left
  • Select "Forgot User ID."
  • Enter as much requested information as possible to help identify you, then click the "SEARCH" button.
  • Your User ID will be displayed. If a unique match cannot be found, please contact Client Services at (818) 677-2504 for assistance.

How to Retrieve a Forgotten Password

  • Go to
  • Go to My Northridge Portal at the left
  • Select "Forgot Password."
  • Enter your User ID, then click "Submit."
  • The authorization question that you provide will be used to identify you as the account owner. Once authorized, you can set up a new password.
  • If you are an Extended Learning student who has not set an authorization question, please contact the Client Services department at (818) 677-2504 for assistance. We can set you a temporary password either in person or over the phone. Write this information below, then log into the Web Portal with your User ID and this temporary password to set a new, permanent password that you will use for the future.

How to Forward Your Campus E-mail to an Off-Campus E-mail Account

  • Go to
  • Go to myNorthridge Portal at the left
  • Go to the box at the bottom left "Technology Resources"
  • Enter User ID and Password, then select "Email "
  • Log on to "Webmail Direct"
  • Click the Log on to Old webmail button
  • Select the "Options" link.
  • Select the "Forwarding" link.
  • Select "Yes" to forward your mail, then enter the forwarding email address.
  • Click "Apply."
  • Log out by selecting "Sign Out."


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