Admitted Transfers for Fall 2021

To reserve your space for fall 2021, you must complete the 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 Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps of the Intent to Enroll process, as described below, by the deadline.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 (for the major you are interested in) by the deadline of May 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. by logging onto your myCI portal.

Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable $50 Orientation Fee by the deadline of May 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. by logging onto your myCI portal.

Learn more about checking your Admission Status.

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then you must pay the orientation fee by 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021 or our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn – no exceptions!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This means you will NOT receive a refund even if (a) you request to have our offer of admission (provisional or final) withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) our offer of provisional admission is withdrawn because you failed to meet an admission or enrollment requirement or deadline (including the transcript deadline); or (c) our offer of provisional admission is rescinded after reviewing your final transcript(s).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 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 or e-mail for questions.

Step 5: Attend our Virtual Admitted Dolphin Days (April 14-17)
A formal invitation will be mailed and emailed to Admitted students in March. This 4-day event allows you to explore all the university has to offer and experience what it means to be a CSUCI Dolphin!

  • View videos from our faculty on the academic programs we offer
  • Receive help in understanding next steps in the enrollment process
  • Learn about undergraduate research opportunities
  • Become informed about the financial aid process
  • Speak with representatives from student services
  • Learn about on-campus housing options

For event information visit,

Note: Admitted Dolphin Days is an optional event and not the same as New Student Orientation, which is mandatory for enrollment.

Step 6: Submit Official Transcripts and AP/CLEP Test Scores
Students have an option to submit their Official Transcripts and AP/CLEP test scores by May 3rd. (Highly encouraged!!) In doing so, the Registrar’s office can post your transfer credit before you attend orientation. This will help serve as a guide during Orientation so that you can register for the classes you need.

If you elect not to send transcripts early, we cannot guarantee your transfer credit will be reviewed by your registration date. Regardless if you choose to submit transcripts by May 3rd, final official transcripts with spring grades posted are still due by the official July 15thdeadline.

All incoming transcripts must be requested from all colleges and/or universities currently attending or have attended. Even if no credit was earned or even if the course credit is reflected on another school’s transcript. Spring 2021 grades do not have to be posted if you are submitting transcripts by May 3rd. Hard copy official & sealed transcripts can be mailed to our Admissions department directly from the college/university or by the student as long as the transcript has not been opened. No faxes are allowed.

Please mail transcripts to:

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

Electronic transcripts are preferred. You can request official electronic transcripts from your community college/university directly. We will not accept transcripts emailed to our Admissions office from the student.

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 Request your official report at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the transcript deadline.

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: 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

Step 8: 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: or e-mail for questions.

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