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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.

  1. Go to and validate your account.
  2. After validating your student account and registering your password, you are able to login to GoCSN ( 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:

  1. Prepare for your placements in person and online. To review for the math placement test, visit the Online Review for Math Placement. To review for the English placement test, visit the Online Review for English Placement and visit the CSN writing center. A review link for the reading placement can be found here.
  2. 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.
  • Pay in person at any Cashier’s Office.
  • Pay by mail (early enough to arrive prior to the payment due date).
    • Make check payable to NSHE Board of Regents and mail to:

College of Southern Nevada 
Attention: Cashier’s Office 
3200 East Cheyenne Ave. – Sort Code NLVE124
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

For a detailed listing of all fees, go to the Tuition and Fees webpage. To estimate the cost of attendance, please use the Net Price Calculator.


  • 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!

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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!