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Records and Registration

Registration Information

Registration activities for new and continuing students, including eligibility for registration and assignment of registration appointments, are managed by the Records and Registration office. Students may register for classes on the web using CI Records via myCI. A list of compatible web browsers for CI Records is available at the Certified Web Browsers web page.

Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2014 will begin on April 21st by Appointment

Enrollment Appointment Distribution - Fall 2014 Continuing Student Registration

  Monday 04/21 Tuesday 04/22 Wednesday 04/23 Thursday 04/24 Friday 04/25
8:00AM Special Populations* Juniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
9:00AM Seniors & Postbaccs Juniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
10:00AM Seniors & Postbaccs Juniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
11:00AM Seniors & Postbaccs Juniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
12:00PM Seniors & Postbaccs Juniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
1:00PM Seniors & Postbaccs Juniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
2:00PM Seniors Juniors Juniors Sophomores Open/ Unscheduled
3:00PM Seniors Juniors Juniors Freshmen Open/ Unscheduled
4:00PM Seniors Juniors Juniors Freshmen Open/ Unscheduled
5:00PM Seniors Juniors Juniors Freshmen Open/ Unscheduled
6:00PM Open/ Unscheduled Open/ Unscheduled Open/ Unscheduled Open/ Unscheduled Open/ Unscheduled
  • Enrollment Appointments are assigned by class level and descending number of units earned.
  • Students may register beginning at their enrollment appointment time or anytime thereafter.
  • Open/Unscheduled: No appointments are scheduled during these time blocks. Students who missed their appointment times may register during the Open/Unscheduled periods or anytime after their appointment time.
  • Open/Unscheduled time blocks continue until the next scheduled appointment time as indicated above.
  • Students may adjust their schedules beginning at their Enrollment Appointment until 08/18/2014 at 5:00PM.
  • Open registration will begin on 08/25/2014.
  • *Special Populations: Accommodations, AB194 Veterans, Presidential Scholars, and EOPR/First Generation LI - priority registration.

When to Enroll

Students are responsible for managing their programs of study by obtaining any authorizations required to add, drop or swap classes or to change the grading basis for a class (Graded or Credit/No Credit). Such changes can be made on the web at CI Records prior to the start of classes without any authorization. Some courses require instructor consent; please review the course description for details in the University Catalog. Instructor consent classes require a Permission Number to enroll.

Continuing students

Students are sent an email when appointment times are available in CI Records. For currently enrolled students, the calendar is as follows :

Fall – typically last week in April/first week in May
Spring – typically last week in November
Summer – typically last week in March

New (never enrolled) Transfer students

New transfer students are provided with a user ID letter at the time of admission.  Information about majors and registration instructions will be available during Academic Advising Workshops which are typically held in June for Fall enrollment and in December/January for Spring enrollment.

New (never enrolled) Freshmen students

New freshmen students are provided with a user ID letter at the time of admission.  Registration instructions are provided during Island View Orientation which are typically held in June and July for Fall enrollment.

How to Enroll using CI Records, prior to semester starting

You may enroll in classes using myCI CI Records through the posted date/time announced each term on the myCI website. Click the “Important Information Student” tab to find registration and semester reminders. You can follow the ‘how to’ instructions at:

How to Enroll in Classes (PDF, 572KB)
myCI

Schedule Planner

The Schedule Planneris an online tool located in CI Records. It will allow you to enter courses and generate every possible schedule combination, choose a schedule, and import the schedule directly into your CI Records Shopping Cart.

To learn more, please refer to our Schedule Planner video tutorials page.

Schedule Planner (PDF 1.6M)

Pre-requisite Checking

Some classes have requisite checking turned on which may prevent you from enrolling in a class if you don’t meet specific requirements. For more information on requisite checking:

Pre-requisite Checking Information

Enrollment Limits

Enrollment Limits exist for continuing students. If you are an undergraduate, the limit is 18 units. You will not be able to enroll in more than 18 units without authorization. To obtain authorization, please obtain the required signatures for the following form and submit the form to the Enrollment Center for processing. Once the form is processed, you will be able to enroll in additional units:

Additional Unit Authorization (PDF, 255KB)

Time Course Conflict

If you are attempting to enroll in two courses that conflict in time, you will need to obtain authorization from both instructors and submit the following Time Course Conflict form to the Enrollment Center for processing along with a Change of Program (Add/Drop) form (PDF, 797KB) . You will not be able to enroll via CI Records for this type of request.

Time Course Conflict (PDF, 25KB)
Change of Program (Add/Drop) form (PDF, 797KB)

How to Enroll - Weeks 1-3

How to Enroll in Classes- see page 2 for how to use Permission Numbers (PDF, 572KB)
Frequently Asked Questions: Adding Classes via Permission Numbers (PDF, 235KB)

Once classes begin through the end of the third week of the semester, authorization of the instructor is required to add via Permission Number. The Change of Program (Add/Drop) form is no longer required during the first three weeks of the semester and you can add classes using a permission number you obtain from your professor and enroll via myCI, CI Records.

Students are responsible for any additional fees incurred as a result of adding classes. Please refer to the Change of Program Table (PDF, 228KB) in the Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations.

How to Enroll - Week 4

Change of Program (Add/Drop form) (PDF, 797KB)

Beginning with the fourth week of instruction, all enrollment changes must be requested by obtaining required signatures on the Change of Program form (PDF, 797KB) and having the form processed at the Enrollment Center.

Students are responsible for any additional fees incurred as a result of adding classes. Please refer to the Change of Program Table (PDF, 228KB) in the Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations.

Enrollment Actions - Weeks 4-12

Prior to the start of classes and through the end of the third week of the semester, students may drop classes on the web in myCI without any authorization of the instructor. Although a record is kept of the drop, the course will not appear on the student’s permanent record.

Beginning with the fourth week of instruction and prior to the twelfth week of instruction, withdrawal is permissible only for serious and compelling reasons. Signatures of the instructor and the Program Chair are required to withdraw from a class during this period. Documentation of the serious and compelling reasons may be required. A “W” grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent record. Please submit the form to the Enrollment Center for processing.

Dropping All Classes after Week 4

Beginning the fourth week of instruction, withdrawal from all courses must be done via the Term Withdrawal Request form. Withdrawal is permissible only for serious and compelling reasons, and documentation may be required. The approval signatures of the instructor and Program Chair are required for all enrolled courses. A “W” grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent record. Please submit to Enrollment Services for processing.

Repeats, Withdrawal and Incomplete Policy FAQ

Office Information

Records & Registration
Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020
Phone: (805) 437-8500
TDD: (805) 437-3331
Fax: (805) 437-8509
Email: records.registration@csuci.edu

Resources

How to Enroll (PDF, 572KB)
Change of Program (PDF, 797KB)
Time Conflict (PDF, 25KB)
Additional Unit Authorization (PDF, 255KB)
Pre-requisite Information
Repeats, Withdrawal and Incomplete Policy FAQ

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