Welcome!

We understand the redirection process can be confusing and that you may have unresolved questions. We encourage you to visit What is Redirection from the CSU for more information. We are excited that you are considering CSU Channel Islands. Find out why students have chosen to attend CSUCI by visiting our Get to Know CI page.

General Information
Q. Does CSU Channel Islands have the major I want?
CSU Channel Islands offers 26 undergraduate degree programs and 37 academic minors. View our complete list of majors. Impacted majors such as Nursing and Mechatronics Engineering are not available for redirects. Once you complete the 3-step intent to enroll process after being admitted, we'll ask you to declare your chosen major.

Q. Is Housing Still Available at this Time?
A. Housing is available and anyone who is admitted is eligible to apply through their myCI once you have complete the 3 step intent to enroll process. Contact Housing and Residential Education at student.housing@csuci.edu. Applications for housing will open mid-April and are due by June 1st.

Q. How will I pay for college?
81% of students at CSUCI receive some form of financial aid. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early. Remember to include your full name and other personal information (for example, your social security number) on your admission application to ensure we can match your financial aid application to you.
If you have already submitted a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application, you will need to: (a) log into your application, (b) add the school code (039803) for Cal State Channel Islands, (c) submit your application. After you submit the updates to your FAFSA/Dream Application, our school will receive your financial aid application information within 3-5 business days. For more information please visit the financial aid website. The financial aid document deadline is May 31st.

Q. Will I have enough time to submit documents for my admission process?
CSU Channel Islands will review your application and conditionally admit you to our university provided you meet the minimum CSU eligibility. Once your application is submitted to us, you should receive an admission decision via email.

Q. If I have been admitted, what do I do next?
Students who have been admitted to CSUCI and wish to reserve a spot to enroll for spring 2022 need to complete the 3-step intent to enroll process by Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:59 pm.

Q. How do I complete the 3-Step Intent to Enroll process?

  1. Accept our offer of admissions online. You should have received your myCI login information via email. Log on to your myCI (myci.csuci.edu) student portal and click on “CI Records.” Your login information was sent to the email address you provided on your application. Once logged in, scroll down to the bottom of the page (under “Admissions”) and “Accept” or Decline” admission. If you did not receive this information, please email admissions@csuci.edu and request for it to be sent again.

  2. Register for the mandatory online orientation and advising session on January 12, 2022. Click on this link to register for the session and follow the prompts to pay.

  3. Pay for the online orientation session. After registering for an orientation session, you must complete the final step in the Intent to Enroll process: pay the non-refundable orientation fee. It is highly recommended that you pay the orientation fee before logging out. If you log out prior to submitting payment, you will need to use the payment link embedded in your myCI Student Center. To get there, log on to myCI and click on “CI Records” under “My Links.” For detailed instructions, visit:go.csuci.edu/OrientationPayment

Q. When do I need to submit my official transcripts?
Students need to submit their official sealed transcripts/official AP test scores (if applicable) by Monday, January 3, 2022, for incoming admitted transfer students for Spring 2022. We will also accept electronic transcripts directly from colleges and other universities.

Q. When will I be able to register for classes?

Students will be able to register for courses after they have attended the mandatory online orientation held on January 12, 2022. For more information about registering for classes, please visit the New Student Registration website.

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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