Prior to the First Day of Classes

Students who have registered for classes for the upcoming term and have decided not to attend CSU Channel Islands should drop all of their classes via their myCI account.

  • Financial Aid recipients must contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships office at (805) 437-8530.
  • Continuing students in good academic standing that wish to take more than one semester off should submit a Request for Academic Leave to Records & Registration.
  • Newly admitted students are not eligible for Academic Leave and will need to re-apply for admission should they wish to return to CSUCI.  Students with a documented hardship may be eligible for an Admission Roll-Over.  See the Academic Leave Procedures page for more information.

First Day of Classes through Week 3

Students may still drop classes via their myCI account through the first three weeks of the semester.

  • Continuing students in good academic standing that wish to take more than one semester off should submit a Request for Academic Leave to Records & Registration.
  • Newly admitted students are not eligible for Academic Leave and will need to re-apply for admission should they wish to return to CSUCI.  Students with a documented hardship may be eligible for an Admission Roll-Over.  See the Academic Leave Procedures page for more information.
  • Students withdrawing after the term begins may be responsible for a prorated assessment of tuition and other fees and must verify their account status with Student Business Services at (805) 437-8810

Weeks 4 through 16 of the semester

Students needing to drop all classes must complete a Term Withdrawal Form, obtain instructor and program chair signatures, and submit the form along with supporting documentation to the Enrollment Center, first floor, Sage Hall.  In cases where submitting the form in-person is not possible, we will accept the form via mail or e-mail (signatures and supporting documentation must be included). Term Withdrawal forms must be received no later than 30 days after the end of the semester in which the withdrawal is requested.

  • In order to withdraw from all courses, students must state the reason for the withdrawal on the form and provide documentation of a serious and compelling reason.
    • Reasons which may be considered serious and compelling include financial hardship, illness, accident, death in the family, etc.
    • Reasons which are not considered serious and compelling are withdrawal due to course workload, neglecting to drop classes during the first 3 weeks of the semester, failing an assignment, etc.
  • A letter grade of “W”, signifying “Withdrawal” will appear on your academic record for each course dropped.
  • Students withdrawing after the 3rd week are considered continuing students and will automatically be updated for registration for the following semester. Students not returning for the following semester should complete a Request for Academic Leave.
  • Students withdrawing after the term begins may be responsible for a prorated assessment of tuition and other fees and must verify their account status with Student Business Services at (805) 437-8810.
  • Newly admitted students are not eligible for Academic Leave and will need to re-apply for admission should they wish to return to CSUCI.  Students with a documented hardship may be eligible for an Admission Roll-Over.  See the Academic Leave Procedures page for more information.
  • Financial Aid recipients must note the following information: As a recipient of federal student aid funds, CSU Channel Islands is required to calculate the amount of the funds to be returned to any Federal Student Aid programs. This calculation is referred to as “Return of Title IV” funds and is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. Based on your withdrawal date, you will earn a certain percentage of federal student aid funds. Your earned aid percentage takes into consideration the number of days you completed in the semester up until your official withdrawal from the university or last date of attendance. For specific questions, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships office at (805) 437-8530.