FAQ's

1. Can I use my fall 2020 coursework to fulfill spring 2021 admission requirements?

No. There is a high chance your application will be denied due to not fulfilling all admission requirements by the required “end of the Summer 2020 deadline”. 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 what is required to submit an appeal, visit the Denied Transfers webpage. 

2. How can students retrieve their Dolphin login information to access their myCI student portal? 

The Dolphin login information was emailed to the address provided on the student’s admission application. If it cannot be located, students must send a request to admissions@csuci.edu from the same email they provided on their Cal State Apply admission application. In the email, the student must state their full legal first name, last name, and student ID number. We are unable to reply to messages sent from an email account that differs from the one the student provided when applying for admission. This is because we must validate a student’s identity before releasing confidential information about a student’s account. 

3. Where does a student find their Dolphin student ID number?

Students may find their ID number on their student portal (myCI). Once in myCI records, click the link “Demographic Data” under personal information, and the student ID should be listed there.

4. What should a provisionally admitted students do if their schedule changes? 

Unless the schedule change or final grade(s) (below a “C-“) will prevent the student from meeting all admission requirements, then they do not need to take action. Students are advised to consult their community college counselor for assistance if schedule changes occur and in selecting courses required for admission to CSUCI.

As a reminder, transfer applicants must COMPLETE ALL admission requirements by: 

  • the end of spring for fall admission. Example: Spring 2020 for Fall 2020 admission. Summer coursework can NOT be used to fulfill admission requirements for fall admission. 
  • the end of summer for spring admission. Example: Summer 2019 for Spring 2020 admission/Summer 2020 for Spring 2021 admissions. Fall coursework can NOT be used to fulfill admission requirements for spring admission. 

5. How do I check my admission status?

Your student center is where you will find your admissions status, To-Do List, and holds. These three items are important to review after you have submitted your online undergraduate Cal State Apply application to CSU Channel Islands. (Access to the Student Center is provided 3-6 weeks after you have submitted your online application via email. The email will indicate instructions on how to set-up your myCI login account.) For further details, please visit the Admissions Status webpage. 

6. Can I change my major?

During your orientation, you will be given instructions on how to change your major. Please make sure you have signed up for the orientation which corresponds with your intended major.  

7. When will students meet with an academic advisor and receive help in selecting their courses?

Students will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes when they attend a mandatory new student orientation session.

8. What does the yellow triangle mean? When will it go away?

After you submit your intent to enroll, a “yellow triangle” will appear in your Student Center. You can ignore the yellow triangle, but you must pay close attention to items on your To-Do list. If action is required on your part, it will be noted on the To-Do list. That list can be found on the right-hand side of your Student Center page. For further details, please visit the Admissions Status webpage. 

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.

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