UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Policies and Procedures by Category: Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Adult Students

As an alternative to regular admission criteria, an applicant who is 25 years of age or older may be considered for admission as an adult student if he or she meets all of the following conditions: Possesses a high school diploma (or has established equivalence through either the General Educational Development or California High School Proficiency …

California Promise

The California Promise Program enables a specific number of CSU campuses to establish pledge programs for entering first-time students who are both interested and able to complete baccalaureate degrees in 4 years. All campuses have established programs for students with Associate Degrees for Transfer from any California Community College to complete their baccalaureate degrees in …

Early Start Program

The Early Start Program serves CSU admitted freshmen who have not demonstrated proficiency in written communication and/or mathematics/quantitative reasoning as determined by systemwide placement standards. Participation in the Early Start Program is required for students needing skills development in these areas; students will be expected to enroll in a written communication course or a mathematics/quantitative reasoning course (but …

Eligibility Index ACT Table – CA High School Graduates or Residents of CA

GPA ACT Score A GPA of 3.00 and above qualifies for any score in ACT 2.99 10 2.98 10 2.97 10 2.96 11 2.95 11 2.94 11 2.93 11 2.92 11 2.91 12 2.90 12 2.89 12 2.88 12 2.87 12 2.86 13 2.85 13 2.84 13 2.83 13 2.82 13 2.81 14 2.80 14 …

Eligibility Index ACT Table – Non-Resident or Non-Graduates of CA

GPA ACT Score A GPA of 3.61 and above qualifies for any score in ACT 3.60 13 3.59 13 3.58 13 3.57 13 3.56 13 3.55 14 3.54 14 3.53 14 3.52 14 3.51 14 3.50 15 3.49 15 3.48 15 3.47 15 3.46 15 3.45 16 3.44 16 3.43 16 3.42 16 3.41 16 …

Eligibility Index SAT Table – CA High School Graduates or Residents of CA

GPA New SAT Score A GPA of 3.00 and above qualifies for any score in SAT 2.99 560 2.98 570 2.97 580 2.96 590 2.95 590 2.94 600 2.93 610 2.92 620 2.91 630 2.90 630 2.89 640 2.88 650 2.87 660 2.86 670 2.85 670 2.84 680 2.83 690 2.82 700 2.81 710 2.80 …

Eligibility Index SAT Table – Non-Resident or Non-Graduates of CA

GPA New SAT Score A GPA of 3.61 and above qualifies for any score in SAT 3.60 690 3.59 700 3.58 710 3.57 720 3.56 730 3.55 730 3.54 740 3.53 750 3.52 760 3.51 770 3.50 780 3.49 780 3.48 790 3.47 800 3.46 810 3.45 810 3.44 820 3.43 830 3.42 840 3.41 850 …

Freshman Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements: Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). Have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index (see Eligibility Index). Have completed, with grades of “C-” or …

Graduation Requirement in Writing Proficiency

All students must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation. Information on currently available ways to meet this graduation requirement may be obtained from the Learning Resource Center and the Testing Center.

High School Students

High school students may be considered for enrollment in certain special programs if recommended by the principal and the appropriate campus department chair and if preparation is equivalent to that required of eligible California high school graduates. Such admission is only for a given specific program and does not constitute a right to continued enrollment.

International (Foreign) Student Admission Requirements

Undergraduate and Graduate Applicants The CSU must assess the academic preparation of foreign students. For this purpose, “foreign students” include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other non-immigrant classifications. The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of “foreign students”. Verification of English proficiency (see the …

Returning Student Admission Requirements

Returning Students in Good Standing Admission requirements depend on returning students’ academic standing in their last semester of attendance at CSUN. Returning undergraduate and graduate students in good standing are not required to meet additional admission criteria. However, students should provide the Office of Admissions and Records with official transcripts of any coursework completed since …

Test Requirements

Freshman and transfer applicants who have fewer than 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable college credit are strongly encouraged to submit scores, unless exempt (see Eligibility Index), from either the ACT or the SAT of the College Board. Persons who apply to an impacted program may be required to submit test scores and …

Transfer Policies of CSU Campuses

Most commonly, college-level credits earned from an institution of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency are accepted for transfer to campuses of the CSU; however, authority for decisions regarding the transfer of undergraduate credits is delegated to each CSU campus. California Community Colleges (CCC) and other authorized certifying institutions can certify up to 39 semester (58.5 quarter) …

Undergraduate Applicants, Other

Other Undergraduate Applicants Applicants not admissible under the established provisions should enroll in a community college or other appropriate institution. Only under the most unusual circumstances will such applicants be permitted to enroll at CSUN. Permission is granted only by special action.