You’ve been admitted. What must I do next?

Step 1: Accept our Offer of Admissions

To reserve your space for spring 2017, admitted applicants must complete the 3-step Intent to Enroll process no later than Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Step 1 is to accept our offer of admission:

  • Log into your myCI and click on “CI Records.” Your login information was emailed within 48 hours after submitting your application for admission. We used the email address that was noted on your application for admission. Please check your SPAM/junk mail folder if necessary.

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page (under “Admissions”) and “Accept” or “Decline” Admissions. “Accept” means that you are electing to enroll at CI for spring 2017 and are responsible for completing the next two steps of the Intent to Enroll process by Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. IMPORTANT: Once you accept our offer of admission, you will be held responsible for paying a $50 mandatory and non-refundable orientation fee.

    • Note: After accepting our offer of admission, a yellow triangle will appear and remain until your final transcript has been reviewed. Check your “To Do” list often (located on the right side of your CI Records page) for other enrollment requirements.
  • After you accept our offer of admission, follow the link for Step 2 of the Intent to Enroll process (see below) to pay the non-refundable orientation fee. You must wait 24 hours for the system to refresh before completing Step 2.

Step 2: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee of $50 (Wait 24 hours after completing Step 1)

Once you have accepted our offer of admissions and waited 24 hours for the system to refresh, log back into myCI and click on “CI Records.” You will now see a non-refundable fee of $50 has been charged to your student account for new student orientation. Visit the “Finances” section in CI Records and click on “make a payment” to pay the orientation fee before Fiday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Please visit the following site to learn how to submit an electronic check payment: www.csuci.edu/sbs/documents/echeck.pdf. 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 the Island View Orientation program website for additional details.

The orientation fee is due by Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. unless you have been granted a deferment. Deferment means that payment of the orientation fee will be charged to your spring semester’s account if you enroll as planned and may be covered by financial aid IF you are found eligible. Students who filed a 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application on or before the Wednesday, March 2, 2016 deadline AND have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 4,000 or less will be considered for a deferment of the new student orientation fee. (If you have already submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act application for the current aid year, then you must update your application to include CSU Channel Islands – School Code: 039803 by Friday,September 9, 2016.) We are unable to grant a deferment until the results of your financial aid application (FAFSA or Dream Act) is shared with us. If a deferment is not granted, you will need to pay your orientation fee no later than Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.If you choose not to attend CI in the spring or your admission is canceled or rescinded, you are still held responsible for paying the orientation fee. Financial aid will not cover expenses owed to CSU Channel Islands if you fail to enroll as planned or should your admission be canceled or revoked for failing to fulfill admission or enrollment requirements.

Step 3: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session

Step 3 of the Intent to Enroll process involves registering for a one-day mandatory orientation session. Log into myCI. Under my links, click on “Orientation” in order to register for the session pertaining to your major. 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. Refer to the Island View Orientation program website for important details.

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

If you would like to apply for 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 Friday, September 16, 2016 deadline. Please refer to your “To Do” list on the CI Records page for documents that must be submitted to Financial Aid no later than Friday, October 14, 2016.

Visit the Financial Aid website for more details. 

Step 5: Submit FINAL Transcripts

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including any institution in which you are currently enrolled, must be received by Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12:00 noon. Electronic transcripts are preferred. If applicable, please send us your Advanced Placement (AP) test scores by the same deadline.

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.

You will be unable to register for spring 2017 classes until we are able to verify that you have completed all admission requirements. Verification takes place once we have received and reviewed your final transcript(s) and test scores (if applicable).

Have your final 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.

Note: Regarding 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 Monday, October 31, 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: Submit your Immunization Records  

Students graduating from a California public high school on or after July 1, 2005, will have satisfied CI’s immunization requirements for general admission. All other students (e.g., those graduating from a California private high school, home schooled or any out-of-state high school, or born after January 1, 1957), must provide proof of the below two immunizations.

  1. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – (Two doses are required.)
    1. Hepatitis B (Hep B) - All new students who will be 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at CI must provide proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B. A complete series contains three-timed doses over a 4- to-6-month period. 

Please mail a copy of your immunization documents from your doctor’s office OR use the Immunization form (PDF, 107KB) and send it to Student Health Services.

Mail, email, or fax the documents:
CSU Channel Islands- Student Health Services
One University Drive, Camarillo, CA, 93012-8599
FAX: 805-437-8829
Student.health@csuci.edu

Failure to comply with the immunization requirement may result in a hold being placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes in the spring. Please call 805-437-8828 for additional information or if you have special circumstances. 

Step 7: Apply for Housing (optional)   

Although not required, living on campus is a popular option for both new and continuing students. Applications will be available in early October. For details, please visit the Housing website.