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Ready to apply to CSU Channel Islands?

Click on the Apply Now link below. The link will direct you to our Cal State Apply Admissions Application webpage. For assistance in completing the application, attend one of our Cal State Apply Workshops.

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Prepare to Apply:

If you are not ready to apply and need help, check out some of our events and resources that can help you decide.


1. Get to know CSUCI!

Get to know us better by viewing some of our student produced videos about CSUCI. go.csuci.edu/FutureDolphin and attend our Get Ready for College Virtual event on August 6th at 10:00 a.m.

2. Review Admission Requirements

3. Know When to Apply

  • Spring 2023 - Submit your online Cal State Apply application starting August 1-September 30, 2022. (not available for Nursing) 
  • Fall 2023 applications are accepted from October 1 -November 30, 2022
    • Admissions applications for Nursing is closed.
  • Applications can be submitted online at www.calstate.edu/apply.
  • Late applications are NOT accepted.
  • Cal State Apply Helpful Guides for Transfers

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

Admission Term

Admission Requirements
must be completed by

When should I apply?
Fall 2023 SemesterSpring 2023

October 1- November 30, 2022 

Spring 2023 SemesterSummer 2022

August 1- September 30, 2022

*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.

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.

4. Campus Tours

Take an on-campus tour of CSUCI!

Explore more about CSUCI by taking an in-person campus tour from an experienced student ambassador. Tours are offered every week. Visit our campus tour webpage for more information.

5. Need Further Help on your Application?

If you are interested in applying to our campus and need help with submitting your application, please email us at admissions@csuci.edu or schedule a quick meeting with one of our Admission Counselors. You can also ask us questions on our Admissions Discord Channel

6. Have you Applied and wondering, What's Next?

CI Campus Preview Days

CI Campus Preview Days

Campus Preview Days provide future freshman and transfer students an opportunity to visit campus and discover more about CI.

Learn more about Campus Preview Days

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