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CSN accepts applications year-round. However, it's best to apply early to get the best choices for classes. Follow the link below to complete your application online.
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.
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 account.
If you encounter any technical issues validating your account, please call our OTS Help Desk at (702) 651-4357 (HELP).
Step 3 - Placements
If you are registering for a math or English class, follow the 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 to the Testing Center for evaluation. 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.
If you have a college degree already you do not need to take placements.
Step 4 - Course Registration
You can search for classes by semester, course subject, and course number. We have designed a Student Enrollment Pocket Guide we hope you will find helpful as you register for courses.
Step 5 - Pay Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Options:
Pay online with a debit or credit card through MyCSN self-service.
If you pay for all classes by the tuition payment due date and add another class after registration reopens, you must pay new fees related to this additional class by midnight on the day of registration or risk being dropped from ALL classes, including courses that had been previously paid. A refund will be issued to the student in this instance.
To protect your enrollment and hold your classes, you must set up a Payment Plan in your MyCSN portal.
Step 6 - 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 7 - 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, you must buy or rent all textbooks required for your classes. 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 8 - 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!