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

Getting Started:

To reserve your space for fall 2018, you must complete all three steps (see below) of the intent to enroll process no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Your admission offer is only good for fall 2018 term. You may not defer your enrollment to a later semester. Students who fail to complete all 3 steps of the below Intent to Enroll process by the May 1, 2018 deadline will have their admission offer canceled and application withdrawn. 

Step 1: Accept our Offer of Admissions by May 1, 2018

To reserve your space for fall 2018, admitted applicants must complete the 3-step Intent to Enroll process no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018 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 upon submitting your application for admission. We used the email address that was noted on your CSU admission application. 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 CSUCI for fall 2018 and are responsible for completing the next two steps of the Intent to Enroll process by Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • IMPORTANT: Once you accept our offer of admission, you will be held responsible for paying a mandatory and non-refundable orientation fee of $175.  You will NOT receive a refund even if you (a) request to have your admission withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) your admission is canceled because you failed to meet an enrollment requirement or deadline; (c) you fail to submit a final transcript(s) by the deadline; or (d) your admission is rescinded upon reviewing a final transcript. Your orientation fee can not be applied to a future term. 

  • After accepting our offer of admissions, 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.

Step 2: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee of $175 by May 1, 2018 

Once you have accepted our offer of admissions, log back into myCI:

  • Under My Links, click on “CI Records.”
  • In the Finance section of your Student Center, under “Account Summary,” you will where the orientation fee has been posted.
  • Click on “Make a Payment.”
  • Click on “Login to CashNet” to pay the required orientation fee by Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • Once in CashNet, click on link for “Make a Payment” on the top menu bar.
  • Click on “General Balance” and enter $175 for the orientation fee in the “Amount” box.
  • Click on “Add to Shopping Cart” and then on “Checkout.” Follow prompts for entering method of payment.
  • You can view detailed instructions for completing your online payment here. (PDF, 418KB)

Students who filed a 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application on or before the Friday, March 2, 2018 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. We are unable to grant a deferment until the results of your financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act) are shared with us. If a deferment is not granted, you will need to pay your orientation fee no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Deferment means that payment of the orientation fee will be charged to your fall semester’s account. If you are determined to be eligible for financial aid and you choose not to enroll 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 when your admission is canceled or rescinded. Your orientation fee for fall 2018 can not be applied to a future term. 

Step 3: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session by May 1, 2018

Log onto myCI. Under “my links,” click on “Orientation” in order to register for an orientation session this summer.

Orientation is a mandatory, two full-day overnight program that will introduce you to important resources and services and provide you with critical academic advising information. 

You are required to attend the entire program. Only students who have fully participated in orientation are allowed to register for classes. Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the New Student Orientation website:

Step 4: Submit SAT/ACT test scores (if required) 

Refer to your myCI for what documents are needed for submission. Deadline to submit SAT/ACT to CSUCI is January 15, 2018. 

Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid 

If you would like to apply for financial aid, you should file a 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application on or before the March 2, 2018 priority deadlinePlease refer to your “To Do” list on the CI Records page for documents that must be submitted to Financial Aid no later than the May 31, 2018 priority document deadline.

Visit the Financial Aid website for more details. 

Step 6: Apply for Housing (optional)

Although not required for incoming freshmen, living on campus is a popular option for both new and continuing students. Beginning in March 2018, interested students may submit a housing application in myCI. For additional details, please visit the Housing website.

Step 7: Submit Residency Documents (if required) 

Deadline to submit Residency Documents for students with residency status of "Another State or U.S. Possession" or "Undetermined" is June 8, 2018. Documents submitted after the deadline may result in students being charged non-resident tuition for fall 2018. Please visit: for more information. 

Step 8: Submit your Immunization Records

Please check the Student Health Services website for current immunization requirements. Failure to comply with the immunization requirements will result in a hold being placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes in the following semester. 

For additional information, visit Student Health Services at, call (805) 437-8828, or e-mail

Step 9: Submit Final Transcripts

In order to receive final clearance to attend CSU Channel Islands in the fall, you must arrange to have your final transcripts (with your graduation date posted) and AP scores (if any) sent directly to the Admissions Office at the address noted below. These documents must be received by CSU Channel Islands no later than July 13, 2018:

CSU Channel Islands
ATTN: Admissions Office
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Step 10: Participate in Early Start

The CSU requires first-year students with developmental requirements to participate in Early Start. Students required to participate in Early Start must do so in order to enroll in fall classes. Deadline to report where you plan to take Early Start classes or  submit a written appeal if you are unable to participate due to an extenuating circumstances is due June 15, 2018. Please refer to the Appeals webpage: for more information

Deadline to register for Early Start classes is July 2, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. Fall classes will be canceled if a student fails to attend and complete Early Start classes.