Congratulations on Starting Your CSN Journey!

CSN Academic Advising is looking forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you during your academic career.

After you are accepted to CSN and have completed your account validation, please complete the following steps before seeking advising:

  1. Complete Orientation. To complete orientation, log into GoCSN and search for the "Online Orientation" tile. 
  2. Complete math placement testing OR send your qualifying ACT or SAT scores to CSN. Qualifying scores must be less than two (2) years old and high enough to place you into classes. For more information about math placement testing, visit Math Placement Webpage.  
  3. Complete English placement testing OR schedule an appointment to take the English placement test. Students who have an English ACT score of 18 or higher or a score of 480 of higher on the SAT (either the old Critical Reading or the new "Evidence Based Reading and Writing" Score) to place into English 101. All scores must be less than two years old. Students with lower scores must take the placement test. For more information about placement testing, visit the Placement Testing Webpage.  


Ready to Access Academic Advising?

After you have completed the steps above, you are ready to access academic advising services.

Students in Health Science majors should visit the Getting Started Webpage to schedule a meeting with a health programs advisor. 

All other majors should follow the steps below to enroll for the Spring 2021 semester:

Use the Area of Study or Major section below to select your area of study or major to view your advising video. At the end of the video, complete and submit the required survey. This will prompt an academic advisor to review your record and provide you with a Course Recommendation Form. If you do not complete the survey, you will not be contacted by academic advising. Please note, if you are planning for a major in Health Sciences, you must visit the Getting Started Webpage to schedule a meeting with a health programs advisor.

You will receive your Course Recommendation Form from an academic advisor in your CSN Student Email within 5 business days of completing the video and survey. Be sure to check your CSN Student Email regularly and take action to register once you receive the Course Recommendation Form.

Once you have received your Course Recommendation Form in your CSN Student Email, you are ready to register for courses using MyCSN. Even if you have questions about recommended courses, please DO NOT wait to register - courses will fill up quickly as the start of the semester approaches. 

If you need assistance or have questions about your Course Recommendation Form, please speak virtually with an academic advisor. Beginning December 14, 2020, through January 22, 2021, you can enter the Academic Advising CoyoteQ at any campus ( The Advising CoyoteQ will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. When you reach the front of the queue, you will receive a phone call from an academic advisor. 


How to Declare or Change Your Major

For a demonstration on how to declare/change your major in MyCSN, click here

Email Question and Answer Service

Advising will continue to respond to emails at Contact Us, whereby students can send minor questions such as "How do I change my major?" or "Where can I find my degree sheet?" 


*Students in Health Sciences majors should visit the Getting Started Webpage to schedule a meeting with a health programs advisor. 

*Still have questions? Contact Us


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