Ready to apply to CSU Channel Islands? 

Click on the Apply Now link below. The link will direct you to our Cal State Apply Admissions Application webpage. For assistance in completing the application, please contact our Admissions office at 805-437-8520 or email us at

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Prepare to Apply: 

If you are not ready to apply and need help, check out some of our events and resources that can help you decide. 

1. Get to know CSUCI!

Get to know us better by viewing some of our student produced videos about CSUCI.

2. Review Admission Requirements

A first-time freshman is a student who has earned no college credit after the summer immediately following high school graduation. Click on the link below for more information on the admission requirements:

3. Information on how and when to apply

Freshmen are admitted once per year in the Fall semester. First time students are usually accepted once per year in the Fall semester.

  • Applications for Fall  2024 are accepted from October 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. 
  • Submit your Application Online at:
  • Pay a $70 Application Fee or Request a Waiver
    • You may qualify to have the cost of applying to a CSU campus waived. Applicants applying for admission through CSU Apply are provided an opportunity to apply electronically for a fee waiver with immediate analysis of their eligibility.
    • Unless your fee has been waived, you will need to include a $70 application fee before your application can be submitted.
  • Cal State Apply Helpful Guides for Freshmen
  • Parent Resources from the CSU

4. Campus Tours

Take an on-campus tour of CSUCI!

Explore more about CSUCI by taking an in-person campus tour from an experienced student ambassador. Tours are offered every week. Visit our campus tour for more information.

5. Contact us for help!

If you are interested in applying to our campus and need help on submitting your application, email us at or you can schedule a quick meeting with one of our Admissions Counselors. You can also ask us questions via our Discord Channel

6. Have you Applied and wondering, What's Next?

CI Campus Preview Days

Saturday Dolphin Tours

Saturday Dolphin Tours provide future freshman and transfer students an opportunity to visit campus and discover more about CI.

Learn more about Saturday Dolphin Tours

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