The information contained within the Transfer Credit webpages is intended to help students understand what Transfer Credit is and how courses from other institutions, or exams they have taken, are transferred to CSU Channel Islands.
Students will also find guidance on other resources such as their CI Academic Requirements Report (CARR), Assist.org, their Transfer Credit Report, and various forms they will need throughout their time at CSU Channel Islands.
The transfer process can be stressful at times, so we encourage students to take advantage of every opportunity to learn about the programs and services available. If students run into any questions, they are more than welcome to contact Records and Registration staff. Contact information is available on the Contact Us page.
Transfer Credit Report
The Transfer Credit Report is an electronic evaluation that outlines which courses transferred from another college or university and the credit given is at CI. When there is no articulation agreement between that college and CI, students are given generic Lower Division, Upper Division, or General Education area credit.
How do I review my Transfer Credit Report?
If you are an undergraduate degree seeking student, you can view your Transfer Credit Report by following these steps:
1. Log in to myCI
2. Select CI Records and navigate to your Student Center
3. Select "Transfer Credit: Report" from the drop down menu
What to Look for and How to Request Changes
Are the transferable courses you took showing up in the report?
Did you submit transcripts from your institution with final grades? If you did, send an email to email@example.com describing your concern and an evaluator will review your file and provide you with more information.
Transcripts can be sent to*:
CSU Channel Islands
Records and Registration
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
*Some local California Community Colleges participate in electronic transcript exchange via eTranscript California and can send your transcript directly to CI in an electronic format. This option is typically automatic if you opt to have it mailed to us directly instead of obtaining a paper copy and bringing it to the Enrollment Center. This option eliminates postal service time, reduces processing time at CI, and helps the environment by reducing paper waste.
Did the transfer course receive the CI course credit you expected?
If not, you can submit a Course Substitution request for either General Education or your major by completing one of the following and turning it in to the Enrollment Center:
- Major/Minor Course Substitution Request (PDF, 218KB)
- General Education Course Substitution Request (PDF, 213KB)
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a change to the course equivalency.
NOTE: This alternative process is only typical if the request is G.E. area specific, it is from a California Community College, and the alternative can be found at www.assist.org. An example: You took HIST V01A at Ventura College, which can give you credit for GE Area C or GE Area D according to www.assist.org. CI opted to give you Area C credit, but you would prefer GE Area D credit. In some cases you may be required to submit a substitution request.
Advantages of Reviewing & Personalizing Your Transfer Credit Report
1. Some courses have pre-requisites and you will not be able to register for specific classes if the equivalent transfer course is not on your transfer credit report.
An example: MATH V20 at Ventura is equal to MATH 105 Pre-Calculus at CI. MATH 105 is a pre-requisite to MATH 140 Calculus I. If your report does not state MATH V20=MATH 105, and instead gives you generic credit, you will receive an error when you attempt to register for MATH 140.
2. You will be more informed and make better use of your Academic Advising appointment.
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