Who may submit a request for an admissions appeal?

We realize you may have erred in completing the application for admission, your information has changed since submitting your application, or we may have erred in processing your application. In addition, we may have rescinded or canceled our original offer of admission after reviewing your final transcripts and test scores (if required). 

We understand you may have an extenuating circumstance that might have prevented you from completing an admissions or enrollment requirement. Hence, we are providing you with an opportunity to appeal. 

Failure to routinely review your myCI student portal, read email message 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.

Note: If you are an Extended University student, please contact EU for its appeal process. 

Who may NOT submit a Request for an Admission Appeal?

  • Applicants with a CSU GPA less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale are not eligible to appeal.
  • Applicants not in good standing at their last institution attended are ineligible to appeal.
  • Extended University students may not use this 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.

  • Applicants entering CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) in the fall semester must COMPLETE their admission requirements (see below) by the end of the spring term (prior to fall entry at CSUCI).
  • Applicants entering CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) in the spring semester must COMPLETE their admission requirements (see below) by the end of the summer term (prior to spring entry at CSUCI).

Admission Requirements

  • Have earned 60 CSU transferable semester units or 90 CSU transferable quarter units;
  • Have a college GPA of 2.00 or better in all transferable college units completed;
  • Be in good academic standing (eligible to re-enroll at the last college or university attended); AND
  • Have completed the following classes with a grade of C- or better:
    • A1. Oral communication
    • A2. Written communication
    • A3. Critical thinking
    • B4. College level mathematics/quantitative reasoning. 

My denial letter says my admission was “canceled” or “withdrawn”.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.

How do I file a Request for an Admissions Appeal?

A Request for an Admissions Appeal must be received by the Admissions Office within 15-business days of the date on the Denial Letter. 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 in the Enrollment Guide that accompanied our offer of provisional admission.

  • We are unable to respond to inquiries by phone or email; you must submit a Request for an Admissions Appeal in order for us to properly review your admissibility.
  • You are provided with only one opportunity appeal per academic term, so please read and comply with all instructions in the Transfer Admissions Appeal Form. Transfer Appeal Form (PDF, 114 KB)
  • Incomplete packets will NOT be considered or returned; they will be denied and cannot be resubmitted. All decision by the Admissions Appeal Committee are final and non-negotiable.
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