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Getting Started: Read the Transfer Fall 2016 Enrollment Guide (PDF, 281 KB)

For a summarized guide of what to do next.  

Step 1: Accept our Offer of Admissions

To reserve your space for fall 2016, admitted applicants must complete the 3-step Intent to Enroll process no later than May 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The first step is to accept our offer of admission:

  • Log onto your myCI and click on “CI Records.” Your login information was emailed upon submitting your application for admission.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page (under “Admissions”) and “Accept” or “Decline” Admissions. After accepting our offer of admission, a yellow triangle will appear and remain until your final transcript has been reviewed over the summer. Check your “To Do” list often (located on the right side of your CI Records page) for other enrollment requirements.
  • Follow the link after you accept our offer of admissions for Step 2 of the Intent to Enroll process (see below) to pay the non-refundable orientation fee. If you log out after completing Step 1, you will need to visit the “Finance” section in CI Records to pay the orientation fee.

Step 2: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee of $50

Once you have accepted our offer of admissions, a non-refundable fee of $50 will be charged to your student account for new student orientation. Orientation is a mandatory, one full-day program that will introduce you to important resources and services and provide you with critical academic advising information. Visit Island View Orientation program website for additional details.

The orientation fee is due immediately unless you have been granted a deferment (see the Orientation website, above, for details).

Step 3: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session

The third and final step of the Intent to Enroll process involves choosing a mandatory orientation session, which is organized by academic major. Log onto myCI. Under my links, click on “Orientation” in order to register for one of the orientation session being offered in June 2016. You are required to attend the entire program. If you do not attend, arrive late or leave during any portion of the program, your admission will be withdrawn and you will need to reapply for the next available term. Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to attend. Refer to the Orientation website, referenced above, for important details.

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

If you would like to apply for need-based financial aid, you will need to file a 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application on or before the March 2, 2016 priority deadline. Filing begins for both financial aid applications as well as CI scholarships on January 1, 2016. Please refer to your “To Do” list on the CI Records page for documents that must be submitted to Financial Aid no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Visit the Financial Aid website for more details.

Step 5: Submit Proof of Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT)

If you did NOT indicate on the admissions application that you have been awarded or will earn a California Community College Associates Degree, also known as AA-T or AS-T, you must send a hard copy of the degree evaluation to us no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Request an AA-T/AS-T evaluation and verification from your college’s transfer counseling center or admissions and records office. If you have not or will not be earning an ADT, or if you reported an ADT on your admissions application, then this deadline does not apply to you.

Step 6: Apply for Housing (optional)

Although not required for incoming transfer students, living on campus is a popular option for both new and continuing students. Beginning in early April 2016, interested students may submit a housing application at myCI. For additional details, please visit the Housing website.

Step 7: Submit IN-PROGRESS Transcripts

You will be unable to register for fall classes if you fail to submit in-progress transcripts by Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon. If you took Advanced Placement (AP) exams in high school or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, you must request that your official scores be sent to us directly from the College Board. AP/CLEP credit awarded from your transferring institution will not suffice. College Board archives scores taken four or more years ago, thus requiring additional processing time. Please plan accordingly. Arrange to have your transcripts and test scores (if applicable) sent directly to:

CSU Channel Islands
ATTN: Admissions Office
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Faxes and emails are not accepted.

Step 8: Submit FINAL Transcripts

In order to receive final clearance to attend CSU Channel Islands in the fall, you must arrange to have your final transcripts (with your graduation date posted) and AP scores (if any) sent directly to the Admissions Office no later than July 1, 2016:

CSU Channel Islands
ATTN: Admissions Office
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Faxes and emails are not accepted.