Getting Started: Spring 2018  

Read the Spring 2018 Transfer Enrollment Guide (PDF, 2.4 MB)

You received this guide as part of your Admissions packet. The following steps summarize information included in the guide. Please note the guide includes details regarding admission requirements and important deadlines. 

Step 1 of 3: Accept our Offer of Admission by Sept. 29, 2017

To reserve your space for spring 2018, admitted applicants must complete all three steps of the Intent to Enroll process no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

Step 1 is to accept our offer of admission:

  • Log into your myCI and click on “CI Records.” Your login information was emailed within 48 hours after submitting your application for admission. We used the email address that was noted on your application for admission. Our admission is only good for the spring 2018 term, and you may not defer your enrollment to a later semester. 

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page (under “Admissions”) and “Accept” or “Decline” Admissions. “Accept” means that you are electing to enroll for spring 2018 and are responsible for completing the next two steps of the Intent to Enroll process by 12:00 noon on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. 
    IMPORTANT: Once you accept our offer of admission, you will be held responsible for paying a $50 mandatory and non-refundable orientation fee. You will NOT receive a refund even if you (a) request to have your admission withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) your admission is canceled because you failed to meet an enrollment requirement or deadline; (c) you fail to submit a final transcript(s) by the deadline; or (d) your admission is rescinded upon reviewing a final transcript. 

  • After accepting our offer of admission, a yellow triangle will appear 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. You must wait 48 hours for the system to refresh before completing Step 2.

Step 2 of 3: Pay the Non-Refundable Orientation Fee of $50 by Sept. 29, 2017
(Wait 48 hours after completing Step 1)

Once you have accepted our offer of admissions and waited 48 hours for the system to refresh, log back into myCI:

  • Under My Links, click on “CI Records.”
  • In the Finance section of your Student Center, under “Account Summary,” you will see the $50 orientation fee. 
  • Click on “Make a Payment," then click on “Login to CashNet” to pay the required orientation fee by 12:00 noon on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
  • 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).

The orientation fee is due by Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon unless you have been granted a deferment. Deferment means that payment of the orientation fee will be charged to your fall semester’s account if you enroll as planned and may be covered by financial aid IF you are found eligible. Students who filed a 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application on or before the Thursday, March 2, 2017 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. 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 Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon. If you choose not to attend CI in the spring or your admission is canceled or rescinded, you are still held responsible for paying the orientation fee. Financial aid will not cover expenses owed to CSU Channel Islands if you fail to enroll as planned or should your admission be canceled or rescinded for failing to fulfill admission or enrollment requirements.

Step 3 of 3: Choose a Mandatory Orientation Session by Sept. 29, 2017 

The third and final step of the Intent to Enroll process involves registering for a one-day mandatory orientation session by Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon

  • Log into myCI. Under my links, click on “Orientation” in order to register for the session pertaining to your major. You are required to attend the entire program. If you do not attend, arrive late or leave during any portion of the program, your admission will be withdrawn and you will not receive an orientation fee refund. If this happens, you must reapply for a future term. Refer to the Island View Orientation program website for important details.

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid 

If you would like to apply for financial aid, you should file a 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application on or before the March 2, 2017 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 Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 priority document deadline.

Visit the Financial Aid website for more details. 

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

  • The deadline to submit final official transcript(s) with summer 2017 grades posted is Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 by 12:00 noon. 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. 
    • Have your final transcripts and test scores (if applicable) sent directly to:
      CSU Channel Islands
      ATTN: Admissions Office
      One University Drive
      Camarillo, CA 93012

  • The deadline to submit Advance Placement (AP) exam scores is also Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 by 12:00 noon. 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 A detailed report is required.

Step 6: Submit proof of Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) 

Students who will earn a California Community College Transfer Associates Degree (SB1440), also known as AA-T or AS-T, and did not report it on their CSU application, must send a hard copy of the degree evaluation to us by March 15, 2017. 

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, or if you reported and ADT on your admissions application, then this deadline does not apply to you. 


Step 7: Apply for Housing (optional)

Although not required, living on campus is a popular option for both new and continuing students. For details, please visit the Housing website.

Step 8: 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, call (805) 437-8828 or e-mail