Students who have applied to CI will receive their myCI account information via email. myCI allows student access to their account while they are a student at CI. This web page outlines the steps you need to complete in order to access online resources. If you have been admitted and have not submitted your intent to enroll, please visit your myCI to accept your intent. myCI account information is processed and emailed daily so continue checking your email to ensure receipt of the document.

I. Access Campus Resources

1. Activate your account at

You will need the myCI account information that was emailed to you. You cannot register for classes and access resources until you activate your account.

NOTE: If you have previously been enrolled at CI, you will only need to reset your password. Activation is not needed.

II. View/Accept your admission decision by October 15, 2015 (Spring 2016 applicants & admits)

How to View your application status (PDF, 589KB) (Applicants)
How to submit your intent to enroll (refer to step 6) (PDF, 589KB) (Admits)

III. How to Submit Your Intent to Enroll deposit (not required for Spring 2016 admits)

In addition to reserving your space at the University, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required. For students who were granted an application fee waiver, this deposit is not required. The deposit will be applied toward fall registration fees. Students who have submitted their intent to enroll and deposit will be eligible to register for classes during the summer.

  • Instructions for submitting intent to enroll deposit online (PDF, 307KB)
  • Credit Card payment instructions (For credit card payments, the credit card holder will be subject to a 2.75% convenience fee)
  • Electronic Check payment instructions (For electronic payments, no convenience fee is required)
  • Cash payments for intent to enroll may be brought in person to Student Business Services located in Sage Hall, 1st floor.
  • For students who elect to mail a check or money order, please make sure you indicate your name and Student ID #.  Checks/Money order may be mailed to:
    CSU Channel Islands
    Attn: Student Business Services- Intent to Enroll
    One University Drive
    Camarillo, CA 93012

IV. Once you activate your account, the following myCI Resources will become available:

1. CI Records

a. View and Accept Financial Aid Awards
b. Update your personal contact information (PDF, 429KB)

Beginning early December for spring admits :

c. View Registration Appointment date (PDF, 560KB).
d. Register for classes (PDF, 572KB) during your registration appointment time.
e. View finance account and make payments
f. View your Transfer Credit Report (PDF, 1.58MB). Evaluations are in progress.
g. View your CI Academic Requirements Report (PDF, 1.59MB)

V. Closer to the start of classes, the following resources will become available:

1. CI Learn

CI Learn is the campus Blackboard system used by students and professors to share course resources.

2. Dolphin Files

Dolphin Files is the location where you can save your documents.

3. Web mail:

Your dolphin email will be This is the way the university will communicate with you once you have registered for classes and will no longer use your personal email on file to communicate with you.

VI. Transfer Students

Register for Advising Workshops & Orientation (registration links available on myCI)

For students who have submitted their intent to enroll, you can register for Advising Workshops & Orientation in November. Get degree requirements and meet with Faculty and Academic Advisors at New Student Advisement Workshops. Students who have submitted their intent to enroll and deposit can sign up for Advisement workshops through their myCI account. For fall 2016 freshmen admits, advisement will take place at the required freshmen orientation.

VII. Freshmen Students (for Fall 2016)

1. Register for Required Island View Orientation (registration link will be available mid-March on myCI)

Information regarding orientation and advisement will be available for admitted students who have submitted their intent to enroll. Advisement occurs at Orientation and you can register for Orientation through your myCI beginning in February. Visit Orientation for more information regarding dates and costs.

2. ELM/EPT Exams (Placement Exams)

Based upon students SAT or ACT scores, students may be required to sign up for the ELM/EPT Placement Exams. Visit the ELM/EPT Testing website for ways to be exempt, how to sign up, and test dates. All students who are required to take this exam, must do so by May 7, 2016. Failure to do so will result in not being eligible to enroll in the fall term.

3. Early Start Program

Once students have taken the ELM/EPT exams, based upon those scores, you may be required to participate in the Early Start Program. Visit the Early Start Website for ways to be exempt, how to sign up, and more information. Students who are required to participate in Early Start must inform CI where they plan to complete the program by July 15, 2016 and complete the course before August 5, 2016. Failure to participate in Early Student, if required to do so, will result in disenrollment from the University.

VIII. Housing & Residential Education (optional)

Only students who have submitted their intent to enroll and deposit will be eligible to apply for housing. For information regarding the housing process and rates, please visit the Housing website.


Academic Advisement
Admissions & Recruitment
Financial Aid
Housing & Residential Education
Island View Orientation
Records and Registration
Student Business Services


Enrollment Center
Location: Sage Hall, Room 1020
Phone: (805) 437-8500
Fax: (805) 437-8509

Student Business Services
Phone: (805) 437-8810
Fax: (805) 437-8900