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 your English and Math Placement Requirements

    Testing is currently available remotely (online only).  Take CSN’s placement OR submit your qualifying ACT/SAT scores that are less than two years old. For information on submitting ACT/SAT scores, please visit the Testing Center.

    Math Placement tests are delivered through the ALEKS PPL Math platform and can be taken anytime. Visit ALEKS PPL Math Placement, read all downloading and system requirements to take the Math placement exam.  ALEKS PPL also allows you to study and improve your math skills for placement.

    English Placement Self-Guided Survey: All new students are required to use our Self-Guided Placement Survey to help determine their English placement.  Please use this link to take the survey and receive your personalized recommendation.

  2. Complete the CSN New Student Online Orientation

    Complete the online orientation to become familiar with your CSN community, resources available to you, and to complete the Academic Advising workshop for your area of study. Access is available in your GoCSN account.  Use your NSHE student ID number and password to login to GoCSN and select the New Student Online Orientation Tile. Visit the Orientation webpage or email us at for more information.

  3. Receive Course Recommendations from an Academic Advisor

    Once you have completed the Academic Advising Workshop as part of online orientation, you will receive course recommendations from an Academic Advisor, sent to your CSN email account.   If you did not complete the advising workshop, please visit where you will find the links for the workshops along with information on registering for classes.  Health Programs majors should visit for advising information and to meet with a Health Programs advisor.

  4. CONCLUDE Your Enrollment Process: Register & Pay

    Upon the completion of steps 1 through 3, your FIRST STEPS HOLD will be removed and you can proceed to register for classes. For additional support in the online class registration process, please make an appointment with the Virtual Students First Station at: The Cashier’s Office provides information about cost of attendance and payment deadlines. If you have applied for financial aid, you will be contacted via email. Login to MyCSN and check your “TO DO LIST” for possible verification requirements. Visit CSN Financial Aid webpage for important financial aid information and announcements.

Haven't Yet Heard From Advising?

After completing the online orientation, you will receive your Course Recommendation Form from an academic advisor within 3 – 5 days. Be sure to check your CSN email account because that is where we will communicate with you. If you did not complete the Advising video and survey during your online orientation, please follow the steps below to receive your Course Recommendation Form.

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.

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 reply to the email you received from the academic advisor OR call our office at 702-651-4049 to speak with the advisor who emailed you.

How to Declare or Change Your Major

For a demonstration on how to declare/change your major in MyCSN, Go To MyCSN.

For printable instructions on how to declare/change your major in MyCSN,  View Printable Instructions.

NSHE Gateway Enrollment and Corequisite Policy

Effective Fall 2021, Nevada public colleges and universities will require all new, beginning students to enroll in the gateway college-level English and math courses required for their program/major within their first year of study. Some gateway courses will include college-level coursework only, while others will include the same college-level coursework along with corequisite instruction. Corequisite instruction delivers in-class, in-time support to ensure student success. While enrollment in courses featuring corequisite instruction will be open to all students, a qualifying test score may be required to enroll in courses without the corequisite support. Please see the chart which contains an overview of gateway and co-requisite courses, but does not replace an advisor's recommendation.

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Area of Study OR Major

Choose your Area of Study OR your Major

Area of StudyMajors Video Link
Art & Design Art, Dance, Graphic Communications, Music, Photography, Theatre, Videography and Film Access My Art & Design Advising Video
Biological & Physical Sciences Biological Sciences, Environmental Management, Physical Sciences Access My Biological & Physical Sciences Advising Video
Business Accounting, Business, Business Management, Computer Office Technology, Marketing, Paralegal, Project Management, Real Estate, Retail Management Access My Business Advising Video
Computing & Engineering Technologies Computing and Information Technology, Engineering Technology Access My Computing & Engineering Technologies Advising Video
Education Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education Access My Education Advising Video
Health Sciences Cardiorespiratory Sciences, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, Ophthalmic Technology, Physical Therapist, Practical Nursing, Radiation Therapy, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Nursing Visit to schedule a meeting with a Health Programs Advisor
Hospitality & Culinary Arts Casino Management, Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality Management, Hotel Management, Pastry Arts, Tourism Convention & Event Planning Access My Hospitality & Culinary Arts Advising Video
Humanities & Communication Communication, Creative Writing, Deaf Studies, English, Journalism/Media Studies, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Philosophy, World Languages Access My Humanities & Communication Advising Video
Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Air Conditioning Technology, Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, CADD Technology, Construction Management, Diesel Heavy Equipment, Water/Wastewater Treatment, Welding Technology Access My Industry, Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Advising Video
Public Safety Criminal Justice, Fire Technology, Paramedic Medicine Access My Public Safety Advising Video
Social & Behavioral Sciences Anthropology, Applied Psychology, Economics, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies Access My Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising Video