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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 31, 2020

(Deadline has been extended) (Nursing deadline is Dec. 15th) 

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.

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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