CSU Channel Islands welcomes applications from upper-division transfer students in both the fall and spring terms. Students must apply between October 1 and November 30 for fall and August 1-31 for spring.

Fall applications are open to those students who will complete ALL admission requirements (as stated below) by the end of the spring term (prior to fall enrollment at CI). In other words, courses taken the summer term prior to fall enrollment at CI can NOT be used to satisfy admission requirements.

Spring applications are open to those students who will complete ALL admission requirements (as stated below) by the end of their summer semester (prior to spring enrollment at CI).
In other words, courses taken the fall term prior to spring enrollment at CI can NOT be used to satisfy admission requirements.

Upper-Division Transfer Requirements

  • 60 transferable semester units, or 90 transferable quarter units.
  • Have a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable college units completed.
  • Must be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
  • Have completed the following classes with a grade of "C -" or better:
    • A1: Oral communication
    • A2: Written communication
    • A3: Critical thinking
    • B4: College level Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning*

*College Algebra from an out-of-state institution is acceptable in meeting this requirement only if the course meets the out-of-state institution’s GE math requirement.   

Second Baccalaureate Applicants

CSU Channel Islands only accepts second baccalaureate applicants for one state-side program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Generic Track 1 Pre-Licensure Program. Visit www.nursing.csuci.edu/programs/track1 for information on admission requirements.

 CI’s Extended University accepts second baccalaureate applicants to its Business online, Business at Santa Barbara City College, Psychology at Santa Barbara City College, RN-BSN, ADN- BSN, and Cottage Hospital Track 1 Nursing Program. Visit ext.csuci.edu for information about any of these programs.