Admitted Transfers for Spring 2021 

To reserve your space for spring 2021, you must complete a three-step Intent to Enroll process by the extended deadline of Friday, October 9, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Our offer of provisional admission is only valid for the spring 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 Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps of the Intent to Enroll process, as described below, by the deadline.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 the deadline of  Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. by logging onto your myCI portal. 

Step 2: Choose a Mandatory Virtual Orientation Session by the deadline of Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. by logging onto your myCI portal. 

Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable Virtual Orientation Fee by the deadline of Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. by logging onto your myCI portal. 

To learn more about checking your Admission Status, click here

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This means you will NOT receive a refund even if (a) you request to have our offer of admission (provisional or final) withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) our offer of provisional admission is withdrawn because you failed to meet an admission or enrollment requirement or deadline (including the transcript deadline); or (c) our offer of provisional admission is rescinded after reviewing your final transcript(s).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: Submit Final Official Transcripts and AP/CLEP Exam Scores by October 23, 2020 
Deadline for CSUCI to receive your final official transcript(s) with summer 2020 grades posted. Transcripts must be requested from all colleges attended even if no credit was earned. Electronic transcripts are preferred. It’s your responsibility to request official transcripts from all community colleges and/or universities attended (even if course credit is reflected on another school’s transcript) and have them submitted by Friday, October 23, 2020. If you are a lower division transfer student (less than 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units) you must also submit your official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores by this deadline. Your admission will be withdrawn if all transcripts are not received by the deadline. No email or faxes are allowed. Please mail transcripts to:

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

    Note: If you have taken coursework from an institution outside of the United States, your transcript must be evaluated by a credentials evaluation service, such as International Education Research Foundation (IERF) at www.ierf.org. Request your official report at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the transcript deadline.

  • Deadline to submit Advanced Placement (AP) and CLEP exam scores. If you took AP exams in high school or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, 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/CLEP 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 5: 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, October 30, 2020. Those who submit their documents after the deadline, or submit incomplete documents, may not have them processed in time for spring 2021 term. This may result in students being charged non-resident tuition for spring 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.

Step 6: Finalize your Financial Aid (if you applied)
If you have applied for financial aid, make sure to declare CSU Channel Islands as an institution for your FAFSA/CA Dream Act information. If requested, you must submit all required and completed documents by the Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline of Friday, October 16, 2020. Remember, you pay for any difference between your financial aid award and your actual fees.

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

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Admitted Transfers 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 the deadline of May 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. by logging onto your myCI portal.

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

Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee by the deadline of May 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 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 and AP/CELP Test Scores
Deadline for CSUCI to receive your final official transcript(s) with spring 2021 grades posted is July 1, 2021. Transcripts must be requested from all colleges attended even if no credit was earned. Electronic transcripts are preferred. It’s your responsibility to request official transcripts from all community colleges and/or universities attended (even if course credit is reflected on another school’s transcript) and have them submitted by the July 1, 2021 deadline. Your admission will be withdrawn if all transcripts are not received by the deadline. No faxes are allowed.Please mail transcripts to:

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

    Note: If you have taken coursework from an institution outside of the United States, your transcript must be evaluated by a credentials evaluation service, such as International Education Research Foundation (IERF) at www.ierf.org. Request your official report at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the transcript deadline.

  • Deadline to submit Advanced Placement (AP) and CLEP exam scores. If you took AP exams in high school or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, 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/CLEP 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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