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Early College Enrollment Steps
Start the journey towards your better future today.
Follow the steps outlined below to go through the admission process for your high school program.
Step 1 - Apply
CSN is an open-access institution, and any adult can apply for admission and enroll in classes. Those applicants who are specifically seeking a degree or certificate of achievement and are applying for federal financial aid must have a high school diploma, its equivalent, or be a qualified international student to be admitted to CSN. If you would like to prepare and take the GED/HSE you may do so at CSN. For more information please contact CSN's Testing Center.
Note: Once your admission application is confirmed, you will receive an email with your NSHE student ID number followed by a separate email with instructions on how to validate your CSN student account.
Step 2 - MyCSN Student Account Access
Your MyCSN student portal is your primary tool for registration and services.
After validating your student account and registering your password, you are able to login to GoCSN (https://go.csn.edu/LoginPolicy.jsp) and access your MyCSN, Canvas learning platform, and student email accounts.
If you encounter any technical issues validating your account, please call our OTS Help Desk at (702) 651-4357 (HELP).
Step 3 - Placements or SAT and/or ACT Submission
If you are registering for a math or English class, follow the two steps below to help you place in the class level that is right for you:
Take your placement tests. Placement testing is free of charge and no appointment is necessary. For more information visit the Testing Center webpage.
High school students can submit SAT, ACT, or advanced placement scores for evaluation to the Testing Center. Only official score sheets are accepted by the Testing Center. Scores can also be faxed to the Testing Center directly from your high school. CSN does not accept printouts from the ACT or SAT web site.
Step 4 - Course Registration, Tuition and Fees
Registering for Classes
You can search for classes by semester, course subject, and course number. We have designed a MyCSN and Canvas Pocket Guide we hope you will find helpful as you register for courses.
Tuition Payment Options:
Pay online with a debit or credit card through MyCSN self-service.
Please contact the CSN Director or Coordinator of your high school program if you have payment questions.
Step 5 - Print Class Schedule
Don’t forget to save and print your class schedule within MyCSN. You will need it for the next step and on the first day of class!
Step 6 - Buy or Rent Course Textbooks
Textbooks are NOT OPTIONAL. They are necessary for you to do well in all college classes. Before the semester starts, find out if you will have to purchase your textbooks for your class or if textbooks will be provided to you. If you do need to purchase your books, take your printed class schedule to a CSN Bookstore. The bookstore staff will tell you which books you need to purchase and which books may be available for rent. You can also order your books online at Follett Live.
Step 7 - Use Our Resources for Success
Please print this list of Resources for Student Success, keep it handy, and take advantage of the resources you need. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it. We are here for you!