Immunization Requirements

The California State University REQUIRES that all incoming students provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to the following as well as screening for tuberculosis, consistent with guidelines of the American College Health Association, California Department of Public Health, and the CDC.

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) for all incoming students born after 12/31/1956
  • Hepatitis B vaccine For all first-time enrollees 18 years and younger
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal Disease (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135)
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Risk Assessment (TB)

Screening for Tuberculosis -All incoming students who are at higher risk for TB infection should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB with 6 months prior to entry to CI. Higher risk includes travel to or living in South & Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB

For more information and immunization verification instructions, visit the Student Health Services website, call 805-437-8828, or visit Yuba Hall. 

Registration on the Web

Registration takes place on the web at myCI. This is the University’s student information system. Students register for classes at appointment times, which are set based on priority registration status, class level and descending number of units earned (seniors, then juniors, etc). New students will also register online, after Orientation. Access to the system is secured by a unique user ID and password.

The myCI system also allows students to maintain their address and phone number, view their grades at the end of the term, and review their transcripts of classes taken at CI. As new features are implemented, they will become available on the myCI site.

Help documents covering login procedures and minimum browser requirements for use of myCI are available at http://www.csuci.edu/cicms/help/.

Learn how to register for classes in myCI by viewing our Registration video tutorials or by reading a step-by-step guide on our webpage: https://www.csuci.edu/records-registration/registering-for-classes/index.htm.

Schedule Planner is an online tool for students to build possible schedule combinations. The schedule can then be imported into the student’s CI Records Shopping Cart.Several video tutorials on how to use Schedule Planner are located at http://www.csuci.edu/records-registration/planner.htm.

Students are responsible for payment of their tuition fees. Registration is complete only after tuition fees have been paid. See the University Fees and Refunds section for more information on or go online to http://www.csuci.edu/sbs.

Undergraduate Unit Load (SP 14-17)

    1. An undergraduate student in good academic standing may enroll in up to 18 units without advisor approval.
    2. An undergraduate student on academic probation may enroll in up to 14 units without advisor approval.
    3. Undergraduate students in good academic standing who wish to enroll in more than 18 units are required to have
      1. written approval from the chair or a faculty advisor in the student’s declared major, as specified by the major program, or an academic advisor, or
      2. written approval from an academic advisor if the student has not yet declared a major.
    4. Undergraduate students on academic probation who wish to enroll in more than 14 units are required to have an academic advisor’s or written approval.
    5.  Students can utilize an Additional Unit Authorization form to obtain written approval.  Approved forms can be submitted to the Enrollment Center in Sage Hall. 

Waitlist

Students may opt to be placed on a waitlist for a class that is full at the time of registration. The student will be informed at the time of registration in myCI of his/her position on the waitlist for a class. Students opting for the waitlist are not guaranteed entry to the class. However, prior to the start of classes, if sufficient space becomes available, and the student has not enrolled in another section of the same class or in another class that would cause a time conflict, the student will be enrolled into the class from the waitlist. Students who opt to be waitlisted for a class are encouraged to check their schedules often to determine if their position on the waitlist has changed or if they have been enrolled in the class from the waitlist. Students will not otherwise be notified of their enrollment in a class from the waitlist.

The waitlist is not available for class sections that have been cancelled nor is it available for non-enrollment components of classes.

Time Conflicts

Students may not enroll in classes that conflict in time. If the faculty members involved believe a student may participate fully and attend two classes that conflict in time in the schedule, the student must obtain the signature of both instructors for these classes on the Time Conflict form (PDF, 183KB) , and state the reasons why this is possible.  The approved Time Conflict form can be submitted to the Enrollment Center in Sage Hall.

Change of Program

Students are responsible for managing their programs of study; obtaining required signatures to add, drop or swap classes or to change the basis of grading for a class. Such changes can be made on the web in myCI prior to the start of classes without any permission. Once classes begin through the end of the third week of the semester, the approval of the instructor is required to add via a course specific permission number. Beginning with the fourth week of instruction, all enrollment changes must be requested by obtaining required signatures on Add or Drop Forms. The late addition of classes during the fourth week must be processed at the Enrollment Center.

Students are responsible for any additional tuition fees incurred as a result of adding classes. Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required signatures.

Permission Number Use For Adding Classes Once Term Starts

Within the first three weeks of the semester, students may request permission numbers from the instructor to add a course.  (SP 16-01)PDF

If approval is given, the instructor will assign a unique “permission number” to the student for this purpose. The permission number is tied to a specific course subject and section number and can only be used once in order to register in the class.

During the online adding process, input the permission number on the “class preferences” page. The number will override all prerequisites and class enrollment limits.

Permission numbers expire after the third Friday of the term. During the fourth week of the semester the instructor signature is required on an Add form.

Late Registration

Students who have not registered prior to the start of classes must follow the late registration procedures in order to enroll. Students must obtain permission from the instructor to add a class prior to the published deadline.  During the first three weeks of the term, students may register using instructor issued permission numbers.  Permission numbers expire after the third Friday of the term.  During the fourth week, students must obtain instructor signature no an Add form and submit the form in-person to the Enrollment Center, first floor, Sage Hall. Late registration must be completed by the end of the fourth week of instruction. A $25.00 Late Registration fee is charged in addition to all regular registration tuition fees. Refer to the University Fees section of this publication for more information.

Adding Additional Classes

    1. Students may add classes online using a permission number obtained from the instructor during the first three weeks of the semester. (SP 16-01)(PDF, 22.2KB)
    2. Additions to a student’s schedule requiring a Time Conflict form(PDF, 183KB) or Additional Unit Authorization (PDF, 223KB) will  require a form or administrative override.
    3. After the third week of instruction a student may request permission to add a class with the approval of the instructor as indicated by a signature on an Add form. (PDF, 279KB) .
    4. Students are not permitted to add a class after the fourth week of instruction. Exceptions may be made only in case of extenuating circumstances outside the control of the student and when the student has been attending the course and is current with all coursework.

Dropping Classes

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 permission. 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 from an individual course is permissible only for serious and compelling reasons. The approval signatures of the instructor and the Program Chair are required to withdraw from a class during this period and supporting documentation is expected to accompany the drop request.  The Drop form with signatures and required supporting documentation must be submitted to Registrar’s Office. A "W" grade will be recorded on the student's permanent record.

Withdrawal requests are limited to 18 units during your academic career at CSUCI.  After this total is reached, further course withdrawal is not allowed.  View your totals by logging into myCI, and selecting CI Records in the menu. Once you are in the Student Center, click on the "other academic..." drop-down box, and select Withdrawals/Repeats.Withdrawal during the final four weeks of instruction is not permitted except in cases where the circumstances causing the withdrawal are clearly beyond the student's control, and the assignment of an "I" (Incomplete) grade is not practical. Ordinarily, withdrawal in this category will involve complete withdrawal from the University. The student must fill out the  Term Withdrawal form (PDF, 512KB) and obtain approval signatures from their instructor(s) and program chair(s).. Documentation of the circumstances causing the student to request withdrawal will be required.  Requests will be reviewed by Registrar’s Office to determine if the reason for withdrawal meets the criteria for serious and compelling.  If so, the withdrawal request will be sent to the Dean for review. A "W" grade will be recorded on the student's permanent record for each course. However, approved medical withdrawals will not count against the 18 units allowed for withdrawals.  Students have until 30 days after the end of the term to request a complete withdrawal.  Any requests for a withdrawal from a previous term will not be considered. 

Failure to properly withdraw from class(es) may result in the student receiving failing grades ("WU" grade). Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required signatures.

Instructor Initiated Drops 

Instructors may drop students as early as the first day of classes through the end of the third week for any of the following reasons:

  1. Student failure to attend class without having made prior arrangements with the instructor.
  2. Student failure to complete the prerequisites for a course before enrolling in the course.
  3. Student failure to properly secure the permission of the instructor before enrolling when such permission is required.

Students will be alerted via Dolphin email once an Instructor Initiated Drop has been processed.

Note: Instructor Initiated Drops are optional to the instructor.  It is the student's responsibility to manage his / her class schedule and any change of program. Failure to properly drop a class may result in the student receiving a failing ("WU") grade for the course.

 

Change of Grading Basis

A student may opt to change the grading basis for a class, only if an alternate grading basis is available to that course as indicated in the Catalog. Many classes are not available to be taken on a Credit / No Credit grading basis, conversely, some classes are only offered on a Credit / No Credit basis and may not be taken for a letter grade. Consult the Catalog for the options available to each course. Additionally, the student should be aware that courses taken for the major may not be allowed to be taken on a Credit / No Credit grading basis.

Students may change the grading basis through the eighth week of instruction without instructor approval.  Change can be completed online via myCI during the first three weeks of the semester.  For changes requested after the third week, contact records.registration@csuci.edu.  

Complete Withdrawal from the University

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from CSU Channel Islands after enrolling are required to follow the official withdrawal procedures. Students must provide proof of a serious and compelling reason for withdrawal. Complete Withdrawal from the University is requested by completing a Term Withdrawal form (PDF, 512KB) and obtaining approval signatures from their instructor(s) and program chair(s). Students are required to withdraw from all classes during the last four weeks of the term. Documentation of the circumstances causing the student to request withdrawal will be required.  Requests will be reviewed by Registrar’s Office to determine if the reason for withdrawal meets the criteria for serious and compelling.  If so, the withdrawal request will be sent to the Dean for possible approval.  A "W" grade will be recorded on the student's permanent record for each course. However, approved medical withdrawals will not count against the 18 units allowed for withdrawals.  Students have until 30 days after the end of the term to request a term withdrawal.  Any requests for a withdrawal from a previous term will not be considered.

Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations. Failure to properly withdraw may result in the assignment of failing grades in all courses. Students receiving financial aid are advised to consult with Financial Aid, prior to withdrawing from the University, regarding any required return or repayments of grant or loan assistance received for that academic term. If a recipient of financial assistance under federal Title IV financial aid programs withdraws from the institution during a payment period, the amount of grant or loan assistance received is subject to return and repayment provisions governed by federal law. Consult the University Fees section of this publication for information on refunds as a result of Complete Withdrawal from the University. Students living on campus should also consult with Housing & Residential Education concerning their contractual obligations.

Continuous Enrollment/Leave of Absence

Undergraduate Students

Students who take a one semester leave of absence from CI are considered continuing students and do not need to take any action prior to registration. Any student in good academic standing may apply to take a leave of absence from the University for up to four consecutive semesters. While a student may apply for multiple leaves, no student will be permitted more than six total semesters of leave from CI. Academic Leave Forms are available at Records & Registration and online at the Records & Registration Forms Library at http://www.csuci.edu/records-registration. (SP 03-06)

Graduate Students

A graduate student must maintain continuous enrollment during their course of study at CI. Any graduate student in good academic standing who cannot maintain continuous enrollment may apply to take a leave of absence from the University for at most four consecutive semesters. No more than six cumulative semesters of leave may be taken. (SP 09-09)

Special Enrollment Programs

Disability Related Priority Registration

In order to allow for required accommodations to be arranged, including ordering of alternate format texts, scheduling of interpreters, etc, students may request for priority registration in order for them to finalize their schedules as far in advance as possible. Contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services at 805-437-3331 (V/TTY) or visit their website at http://www.csuci.edu/dass.

Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment

This program permits students to enroll for classes at CSU Channel Islands and another CSU campus simultaneously. There is no limitation to the number of times a student may enter this program, as long as an application is filed each semester within the application deadlines outlined by the host campus. This deadline is four weeks prior to the start of the term, but can vary by campus. Please consult your program advisor and financial aid representative at your home campus. Contact Enrollment Management for the Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment application or visit our website at http://www.csuci.edu/records-registration.

Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment

This program permits students to enroll solely at a CSU campus different from their home campus. Registration tuition fees are paid to the host campus (the campus which the student is visiting). Financial aid recipients should check with a financial aid representative at their home campus. Applications must be filed within the application deadline outlined by the host campus. This deadline is four weeks prior to the start of the term, but can vary by campus. Contact Enrollment Management for the Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment Application form (PDF, 428KB).

CSU Fully Online Program

Full time CSU students enrolled at any CSU campus have access to fully online courses at other CSU campuses through the CSU Fully Online. Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to your home campus and included in your academic record.

Before enrolling in an online course at another CSU, consult with your academic advisor to determine how the course may apply to your degree requirements. The online course schedule provides information regarding general education requirements satisfied by available online courses.

Please note: CI students may only attend another semester-system CSU.

All courses taken at another CSU campus will transfer to your "home" CSU campus as at least elective credit. For more information visit https://www.csuci.edu/records-registration/csufullyonline.htm

Veteran's Benefits and Responsibilities

Veterans or their eligible dependents may be entitled to education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs as students of CSU Channel Islands. Students utilizing VA benefits will need to communicate regularly with the VA Certifying Official in Enrollment Management. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 805-437-8500. 

Students receiving VA benefits are responsible for promptly notifying the VA Certifying Official if they drop, add, or swap courses or change their major at any point before or during the semester.

Questions about enrollment status should be directed to the VA Certifying Official in the Enrollment Center at 805-437-8500 or contact us at records.registration@csuci.edu.  Please be aware that the University does not make decisions regarding a student's eligibility for Veterans benefits. For information about benefits, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (http://www.va.gov).

Veterans eligible to enroll at CI are given priority registration appointments during regular term sessions (SP 16-10).

Visit our veteran services homepage at http://www.csuci.edu/veterans/ for additional information.

CI ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS REPORT IS A CLICK AWAY!

Go to the Student Center in myCI to View your:

  • General Education Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Major and Minor Requirements
  • Transfer Credit and Test Credit
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Approved Course Submissions

Undeclared?
Use the What-If Option to search for a new Major

Instructions located at http://www.csuci.edu/records-registration/carr.htm
Keyword search: CI Academic Requirements

For assistance interpreting your CARR contact the Advising Center. If you believe your CARR is inaccurate, file a discrepancy form available, on the website or email records.registration@csuci.edu.

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