California State University Channel Islands’ Semester at CI program allows international students to enroll in regular university credit classes on a “space-available” basis, subject to the approval of the instructor and the Academic Affairs department. Check the CSU Channel Islands Schedule of Classes for class meeting times and locations. The application and registration process is easy. Admission to the University is not required. Eligible international students will be issued an I-20 immigration form which allows students to apply for an F1 student visa.  

We are now accepting new international students for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Application Process

Please submit the following to the International Programs office:

  • Semester at CI Application Packet  (PDF, 401KB)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $250.00
  • Non-refundable fee for a Student ID card of $15.00
  • Bank Statement – you must show a minimum of $15,500.00 for one semester
  • English Proficiency Score (TOEFL iBT61, IELTS 6.0, iTEP 5, Eiken Pre-1, DAAD B score, PTE 46, Duolingo Academic Test 95)
  • Passport Copy
  • Course Request Form for Semester at CI (PDF, 236KB)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Instructions on how to submit credit card payment is here.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester: December 1*
  • Fall Semester: July 1*

* If you are a student already studying in the USA on an F-1 visa and looking to transfer, please contact us about a possible late application.

Fall Program Fee Due

  • The tuition fee for the Fall 2023 semester is due on  August 16, 2023.
    • Submitting the program fee any later could lead to a delay in receiving access to online course materials.

Spring Program Fee Due

  • The tuition fee for the Spring 2023 semester is due on  January 16, 2023.
    • Submitting the program fee any later could lead to a delay in receiving access to online course materials.

Health Insurance Deadline

  • Due on August 16, 2023 for the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Due on January 13, 2023 for the Spring 2023 semester.
  • Health insurance must be purchased from JCB Insurance.

Program Dates

Spring 2023

  • Start: January 19, 2023 (Orientation)
  • Classes Start: January 23, 2023 
  • End: May 19, 2023
  • Units Required: 12

Fall 2023

  • Start: August 16, 2023 (Orientation)
  • End: December 15, 2023
  • Units Required: 12

Tuition Fees

  • Spring 2023: $6,350 (USD) for 12 units
  • Fall 2023: $6,350 (USD) for 12 units

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice. $270 (USD) for each additional unit over the amount listed. Lab fees as assigned.


Newly enrolled students must attend the mandatory orientation which is offered before the semester begins.  Both new and continuing students must be present at the first class meeting of the semester in order to speak with the instructor about adding the desired class.  If space is available, pre-requisites have been met and the instructor approves, a permission code will be given to register in your myCI university account.  Instructions will be given at orientation.  After receiving the permission number(s) from the instructor, register within the listed registration period for weeks 1-3 on the Registration Calendar

For refund information visit Student Business Services.

Contact & Further Information

For further information or any questions, please call us at 805-437- 3107 or email us at

Please submit all application materials to

Mailing Address:

CSU Channel Islands
International Programs
Sage Hall 2061
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012-8599

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