Fall 2021 Appeals Info Video

Admissions Appeal Checklist: 

  1. Complete the Admissions Appeal Form Transfer Appeal Form (PDF, 177 KB) (Please read and follow all instructions on the form.)
  2. Attach a typed statement that explains your reason for appealing.
  3. Attach documentation to verify any claims or hardships referenced in your statement such as transcripts (unofficial are fine), diagnosis, and test scores (if any).
  4. Submit all the above documents as one PDF or word file. Email the file within 15-business days from the date noted on the Denial Notice to Admissions@csuci.edu
    • In the case of having missed the transcript or AP Test Score deadline, you must submit a Request for an Admissions Appeal within 15-business days from the deadline noted on our Admitted Transfer webpage.
    • Incomplete packets will NOT be considered or returned; they will be denied and cannot be resubmitted. All decisions by the Appeals Committee are final and non-negotiable.

Who may submit a request for an admissions appeal?

We welcome appeals from students who may have

  • erred in completing the application for admission or their information has changed since submitting their application,
  • an extenuating circumstance that prevented them from completing an admissions or enrollment requirement,
  • had our offer of admission rescinded or canceled after we reviewed their official transcripts and/or test scores, or
  • had their admission denied due to our error in processing their application

Failure to routinely review your myCI student portal, read email messages sent by the university, or adhere to deadlines are not likely to be viewed by the Admissions Appeal Committee as being extenuating reasons to grant your appeal.

Who may NOT submit a Request for an Admission Appeal?

  • Applicants not in good standing (not eligible to re-enroll) at their last institution attended are ineligible to appeal;
  • Post-Baccalaureate students who were denied by the Nursing program; and
  • Extended University students. Please contact EU for its appeal process. 

My denial letter says I am “Not CSU Eligible.” What does that mean?

Provisional admission decisions are based on an evaluation of the self-reported data you submitted on your application. In other words, the decision to deny you was based on information you provided at time of application. Please refer to the Transfer Admissions Requirements for additional information. 

My denial letter says my admission was “canceled” or “withdrawn.” What does that mean?

You may have been denied admission or your admission was withdrawn for failure to submit final official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended by the established deadline. Lower division students must also submit transcripts from their high school in addition to all colleges and universities attended.

If I've been denied by the Nursing Program, can I appeal?

No. Decisions made by the Nursing Program cannot be appealed. However, if you would like for your admission to be reconsidered under an alternate major, please indicate an alternate major on the appeal form. Your application will be reevaluated to determine if you are admissible under your alternate major. 

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