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1. Review Admission Requirements

CSU Channel Islands accepts applications from transfer students. Review the below requirements to determine your admissibility:

2. When to Apply

3. When must admission requirements be completed in order to be admitted?

Admission Term

Admission Requirements
must be completed by

When should I apply?
Fall 2021 SemesterSpring 2021

October 1- December 4, 2020

Spring 2022 SemesterSummer 2021

August 1- August 31, 2021

*If you have not completed all of the admission requirements by the required deadline, there's a high chance your application will be denied. Once denied, students will have the opportunity to submit an admission appeal requesting an exception to be made. Admission appeals are reviewed on a case by case basis and it is not guaranteed your case will be approved. For more information on the appeal process, please visit the Denied Students webpage for Transfer Students. 

4. Attend a Cal State Apply Information Session

If you are interested in applying to our campus and need a help with submitting your application. RSVP for a Cal State Apply Information Session by visiting


5. Pay a $70 Application Fee or Request a Waiver

  • Fee waivers are built directly into the CSU online application. Applicants applying for admission through CSU Apply are provided an opportunity to apply electronically for a fee waiver of up to four CSU campuses with immediate analysis of their eligibility.
  • Unless your fee has been waived, you will need to include a $70 application fee payment before your application can be submitted.

After you’ve Applied

  • Check your email for your myCI login information:
    • Typically is sent 48 hours after your application is submitted and downloaded. During peak processing times, this may take up to 3-4 business days. If you did not receive this information, please contact as soon as possible so login information may be re-sent.
    • Activate this account and login to your myCI to check your admission status and any To-Do items CSUCI is requesting from you in order to process your application.
  • Admission Decisions:
    • A provisional Admissions letter and next steps will be emailed to you if you have met all the admission requirements. If we are unable to offer you admission, you will receive a denial notice via email.
  • Check your email often:
    • Throughout the admissions and enrollment process, CSU Channel Islands will communicate via messages posted on your To-Do List in your myCI account and the email address listed on your application. You will be held responsible for frequently checking your CSUCI email and monitoring your myCI account throughout the remainder of the admission and enrollment process.
    • Check your bulk mail and/or spam filter folder, and set your email to accept all messages from the domain.
  • Check your Admissions Status on your myCI portal.
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