Admitted Guide for Spring 2023 Transfers

1. Attend the I've been admitted, What's Next Virtual Session on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. (via zoom)
Our Admissions Counselors will be presenting tips and information about what to expect next. They will also be available to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process, submitting transcripts and so much more. To RSVP, click here

2. Complete the 3-Step Intent to Enroll process by Friday, October 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.(Mandatory) to reserve your space for spring 2023.

Our offer of provisional admission is only valid for the spring 2023 term and will be withdrawn if you fail to complete all three steps, as described below, by the deadline. (Instructions on how to complete the 3-step Intent to Enroll process.)

  • 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 Orientation Fee by logging onto your myCI portal.

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This means you will NOT receive a refund even if (a) you request to have our offer of admission (provisional or final) withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) our offer of provisional admission is withdrawn because you failed to meet an admission or enrollment requirement or deadline (including the transcript deadline); or (c) our offer of provisional admission is rescinded after reviewing your final transcript(s).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

3. Submit Official Transcripts and AP/CLEP Test Scores before Friday, October 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 
We will conduct transfer-credit evaluations as transcripts are received. These evaluations will help you register for classes in a timely manner. 

Request transcripts and AP scores (if any), as early as possible. 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's name and email, please indicate CSU Channel Islands and We will not accept transcripts emailed from the student; they must be sent directly from the college or university.

If your college or university is unable to send the transcript electronically, they may be postal mailed in a sealed envelope to: 

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

Students may also hand-deliver their transcripts to the CSUCI Admissions Office if they remain in the same sealed envelope provided to them by their registrar. 

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 IERFF) 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 the transcript deadline (unless you have already done so). AP/CLEP credit awarded from your transferring institution will not suffice. Exams taken four or more years ago require additional processing time. Please plan accordingly. Request scores at least 6-8 weeks in advance.

4. Update your Financial Aid Information (if applicable)  
If you have submitted your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application by the March 2, 2022 deadline, you would need to log in and update your institution to CSU Channel Islands. 

For additional information, visit Financial Aid and Scholarship at or e-mail for questions.

5. Apply for Housing 
The online Housing application for NEW residents will open in October 2022. New students are not required to live on campus. For more information visit

6. Submit Residency Documents (if required) - Due by Friday, October 28, 2022
Submit Residency documents for students with a residency status of “Another State or U.S. Possession” or “Undetermined”. Those who submit their documents after the deadline, or submit incomplete documents, may not have them processed in time for the spring 2023 term. This may result in students being charged non-resident tuition for spring 2023. 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.eduCAresidency or e-mail for questions.

7. Attend the "My Transfer Credit" Virtual Session
Thursday, November 3rd at 3:30 p.m. or Monday, November 7th at 3:30 p.m.
Join the Registrar's Office to learn how to view your transfer credit in CI Records and how to check for prerequisites before you register and attend orientation for spring 2023. We highly recommend that you attend one of the online sessions offered in November. 

Visit to register. For additional information about Transfer Credit, please visit

8. Attend Orientation December 1st or 2nd. Visit the Transfer Orientation webpage for more information. 

9. Connect with us if you have questions: 

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