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

Getting Started:

Fall 2018 Enrollment Guide (PDF, 2.1MB)

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. Our offer of provisional admission is only good for fall 2018 term. You may not defer your enrollment to a later semester. Our provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps of the intent to enroll process, as described below, by the deadline.  

Step 1: Accept our Offer of Admissions by May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

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 provisional 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steps of the Intent to Enroll process by Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps by this deadline. 
  • After accepting our offer of admissions, a yellow triangle will appear at the bottom of your CI Records page 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: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session by May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

  • Once you have accepted our offer of admission (Step 1), following the link to "Register for an Orientation Session." This will return you to "CI Records". Look for the link for "Orientation," which will be available to the left of the screen. Now you will be able to register for an orientation session this summer. 

  • Orientation is a mandatory, two-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. For more information, visit the New Student Orientation website:

Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee of $175 by May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

IMPORTANT: 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 transcripts deadline); or (c) our offer of provisional admission is rescinded after reviewing your final transcript(s).

Once you have registered for an orientation session, log back into myCI:

  • Under My Links, click on “CI Records.”
  • In the Finance section of your Student Center, under “Account Summary,” you will see the $175 orientation fee has been posted.
  • Click on “Make a Payment,” then 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. (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. 

Deferment means that payment of the orientation fee will be charged to your fall semester’s account. 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 your deferment is not granted, you must pay your orientation fee no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

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 April 2018, interested students may submit a housing application in myCI. For additional details, please visit the Housing website.

Step 7: 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. 

Step 8: 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 
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Note: Electronic transcripts are preferred. DO NOT email or fax transcripts. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to meet the transcript deadline. Improperly addressed transcripts may not reach the Admissions Office. Please address your transcripts as note above. 

Step 9: 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 July 13, 2018. Those who submit their documents after the deadline, or submit incomplete documents, may not have them processed in time for fall 2018 term. This may result in students being charged non-resident tuition for fall 2018. Please visit: for more information. 

Step 10: 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