Getting Started: Fall 2018  

Fall 2018 Enrollment Guide (776, PDF)

To reserve your space for fall 2018, you  must completed 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 the fall 2018 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 Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps of the intent to enroll process, as described below, by the deadline.  

Step 1: Accept our Offer of Admission 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 admissions 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steps of the Intent to Enroll process by Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps by this deadline.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 admission, 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.

  • After you accept our offer of admission, follow the link for Step 2 of the Intent to Enroll process (see below) to pay the non-refundable orientation fee. 

Step 2: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session by May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

  • Once your have accepted our offer of admission (Step 1), follow 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 your screen. Now you will be able to register for an orientation session this summer. 

  • Orientation is a mandatory, one-day program. 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: go.csuci.edu/IVO.  

  • Pease proceed to the final step (Step 3) in the intent to enroll process. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps by Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. This deadline may not be applied. 

Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee of $50 by May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

IMPORTANT: Once paid, the orientation fee is non-refundable and my 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 upon reviewing a final transcript(s). 

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

  • Under My Links, click on “CI Records.”
  • In the Finance section of your Student Center, under “Account Summary,” you will see where the 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 $50 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.
  • For detailed instructions, view our Online Orientation Payment Process document (PDF, 408K).

Deferment of the Orientation Fee
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 mean 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 Dream Act) is shared with us. If a deferment is not granted, you will need to pay your orientation fee no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

Step 4: 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 deadline. Please refer to your “To Do” list on the CI Records page for documents that must be submitted to Financial Aid no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018 priority document deadline.

Visit the Financial Aid website for more details. 

Step 5: 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 6: Submit Final Official Transcripts and AP or CLEP Exam Scores 

  • The deadline to submit final official transcript(s) with spring 2018 grades posted is Monday, July 2, 2018. Electronic transcripts are preferred. It's your responsibility to request official transcripts from all community colleges and/or universities attended and have them submitted by the deadline. No
    e-mail or or faxes are allowed. Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to meet the transcript deadline. Please mail transcripts to: 

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

  • Deadline to submit Advance Placement (AP) exam scores is also Monday, July 2, 2018. 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 College Board by this deadline (unless you have already done so). 

*AP/CLEP credit awarded from your transferring institution will not suffice. College Board archives scores taken four or more years ago, this requiring additional processing time. Please plan accordingly. 

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. A detailed report is required.

Step 7: Submit proof of Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) 

Students who earn a California Community College Transfer Associates Degree (SB1440), also known as AA-T or AS-T, must send us a final, official transcript showing the degree as being "awarded". This should be done ASAP after earning your AA-T or AS-T. 

If you haven't already done so, visit your community college admissions and records office and/or the transfer counseling center to request an AA-T/AS-T evaluation and verification. If you have not or will not be earning an ADT then this request does not apply to you. 

Step 8: 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: go.csuci.edu/CAresidency for more information. 

Step 9: Submit your Immunization Records 

Please check the Student Health Services website for current immunization requirements. Failure to comply with the immunization requirement may 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 go.csuci.edu/Immunizations, call (805) 437-8828 or e-mail student.health@csuci.edu.