Admitted Guide for Spring 2022 Transfers

1: Celebrate this moment and post a selfie using #FutureDolphin on Instagram. 

2: Stay on Track 
Your admissions is provisional so make sure you complete all of your requirements. Regularly check your email (the email you used when completing the online Cal State Apply application). 

3. Attend our Virtual "What's Next" Session on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (optional but highly recommended) This a great opportunity for admitted transfers to learn more information on next steps, obtain information on important dates and deadlines and much more. If you missed this session, please review the What's Next for Spring 2022 Transfers (3.7MB, PDF) PowerPoint presentation for more information. If you have questions, please contact

4: Complete the 3-Step Intent to Enroll process by the extended deadline of October 15, 2021 (Mandatory) 
To reserve your space for spring 2022, you must complete the three-step Intent to Enroll process by  the extended deadline of Friday, October 15, 2021. Our offer of provisional admission is only valid for the spring 2022 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 Our offer of provisional admission will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps of the Intent to Enroll process, as described below, by the deadline.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 Provisional Admission by logging onto your myCI portal.
  • Step 2: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session (for the major you are interested in) by logging onto your myCI portal.
  • Step 3: Pay the Non-Refundable $50 Orientation Fee by logging onto your myCI portal.

For instructions on how to complete the 3-step Intent to Enroll process.Learn more about checking your Admission Status.

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This means you will NOT receive a refund even if (a) you request to have our offer of admission (provisional or final) withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) our offer of provisional admission is withdrawn because you failed to meet an admission or enrollment requirement or deadline (including the transcript deadline); or (c) our offer of provisional admission is rescinded after reviewing your final transcript(s).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 orientation fee.

5: Attend the "My Transfer Credit" Virtual Session on November 4, 2021 @ 3PM (optional but highly recommended) Click here to RSVP!

Join the Registrar's Office to learn how to view your transfer credit in CI Records and check for pre-requisites before you register for your spring 2022 semester classes.

6: Submit Official Transcripts and AP/CLEP Test Scores due by the extended deadline of Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 (Mandatory) 

Please check your To-Do list via your myCI portal Student portal in order to check if you are still missing transcripts. In order to receive final clearance to attend CSU Channel Islands in the spring, you must arrange to have your final transcripts (with your graduation date posted) and AP scores (if any) sent directly to the Admissions Office at the address noted below. (Official Transcripts must be a hard copy transcript in a sealed envelope mailed to our Admissions department.) These documents must be received by CSU Channel Islands the extended deadline - Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. 

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. If your school's transcript ordering system asks for a recipient name and email, please indicate CSU Channel Islands and 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.

6: Connect with us if you have questions 

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, October 29, 2021. Those who submit their documents after the deadline, or submit incomplete documents, may not have them processed in time for spring 2022 term. This may result in students being charged non-resident tuition for spring 2022. 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.

8: Apply for Housing (optional) 
The online Housing application for NEW spring residents will open in October 2021. For more information visit

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