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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, please contact our Admissions office at 805-437-8520 or email us at

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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. and attend our Get Ready for College Virtual event on August 6th at 10:00 a.m.

2. Review Admission Requirements

3. Information on how and when to apply

  • Spring 2024 - Submit your online Cal State Apply application starting August 1- October 2, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (not available for Nursing) 
    • Admissions applications for Nursing is not available during spring. 
  • Fall 2024 Transfer applications are accepted from:
    • All non-impacted majors - October 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. 
    • Nursing for Transfers (impacted major) - October 1 -November 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • Applications can be submitted online at
  • 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

Fall 2024 SemesterSpring 2024
Spring 2024 SemesterSummer 2023

*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 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

Saturday Dolphin Tours

Saturday Dolphin Tours provide future freshman and transfer students an opportunity to visit campus and discover more about CI.

Learn more about Saturday Dolphin Tours

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