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

Admitted Freshmen for Fall 2021 

To reserve your space for fall 2021, you must complete a three-step Intent to Enroll process by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021. Our offer of provisional admission is only valid for the fall 2021 term. You may not defer your enrollment to a later semester. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps of the Intent to Enroll process, as described below, by the deadline.

For instructions on how to complete the 3-step Intent to Enroll process.

Step 1: Accept our Offer of Provisional Admission by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021 by logging onto your myCI portal.

Step 2: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021 by logging onto your myCI portal.

Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021 by logging onto your myCI portal.

To learn more about checking your Admission Status, click here

Can I defer payment of the orientation fee until my financial aid award is disbursed?
This depends, as NOT ALL STUDENTS WILL QUALIFY. Students who filed a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application on or before the March 2, 2021 deadline AND have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 4,000 or less will be considered for a deferment. You must check the “Holds” section of your Student Center (visible in the upper-right corner of your portal). If you do not see “FA Orientation Deferral,” then you must pay the orientation fee by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021 or our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn – no exceptions!

If you see “FA Orientation Deferral” noted in the “Holds” section of your Student Center, then payment of the orientation fee will be charged to your first semester’s account. In other words, your fee will be deferred (but not waived).

Is the orientation fee refundable?
Once paid, the orientation fee is non-refundable and may not be applied to a future term. This means you will NOT receive a refund even if (a) you request to have our offer of admission (provisional or final) withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) our offer of provisional admission is withdrawn because you failed to meet an admission or enrollment requirement or deadline (including the transcript deadline); or (c) our offer of provisional admission is rescinded after reviewing your final transcript(s).

IMPORTANT: You may be held responsible for paying the orientation fee if you were deferred and any of the above conditions apply. Contact orientation@csuci.edu if you have any questions about the fee.

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid (optional)
If you haven't already,  apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA or California Dream Act application by March 2, 2021. If requested, you must submit all required and completed documents by the Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline of May 31, 2021.To receive a tuition fee deferral and ensure timely processing of your financial aid award, you must meet the March 2, 2021 deadline and, if applicable, the May 31, 2021 deadline. Remember, you pay for any difference between your financial aid award and your actual fees.

For additional information, visit Financial Aid and Scholarship at go.csuci.edu/financialaid or e-mail financial.aid@csuci.edu for questions.

Step 5: Apply for Housing (optional)
Although not required for incoming students, living on campus is a popular option for both new and continuing students. For additional details, please visit the Housing webpage at go.csuci.edu/Housing.

Step 6: Submit Final Official Transcripts/AP Test Scores
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 16, 2021:

CSU Channel Islands
ATTN: Admissions - Sage Hall
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Electronic transcripts are preferred. Do NOT fax transcripts. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to meet the transcript deadline.

NOTE: Improperly addressed transcripts may not reach the Admissions Office. Please address your transcripts as noted above.

  • Deadline to submit Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores. If you took AP exams in high school, you must request that your official scores be sent to us directly from the College Board by this deadline (unless you have already done so).

  • AP credit awarded from your transferring institution will not suffice. Exams taken four or more years require additional processing time. Please plan accordingly. Request scores at least 6-8 weeks in advance. 

Step 7: Submit Residency Documents (if required)
Deadline to submit Residency documents for students with a residency status of “Another State or U.S. Possession” or “Undetermined” is Friday, July 30, 2021. Those who submit their documents after the deadline, or submit incomplete documents, may not have them processed in time for fall 2021 term. This may result in students being charged non-resident tuition for fall 2021. State residency determines admissions criteria and fee structure for all applicants. Your residency is determined by the information submitted in your application for admission and is referenced in our offer of provisional admission letter. For additional information please visit: go.csuci.edu/CAresidency or e-mail registrar@csuci.edu for questions.

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