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1. 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 below for more information on the admission requirements:

2. Know 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 2022 are accepted October 1- December 15, 2021
    • The admissions application deadline for our impacted program - Mechatronics Engineering is November 30, 2021
  • 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.

3. Contact us for help!

If you are interested in applying to our campus and need a help on submitting your application. Email us at or you schedule a quick meeting with one of our Admission Counselors

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

CI Campus Preview Days

CI Campus Preview Days

Campus Preview Days provide future freshman and transfer students an opportunity to visit campus and discover more about CI.

Learn more about Campus Preview Days

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