Fall 2023 CSU Fully Online enrollment dates will be July 31, 2023 through August 18, 2023

CSU students enrolled at any CSU campus have access to fully online courses at other CSU campuses through the CSU Fully Online program. To participate, undergraduates must have:

  • Completed at least one term at Channel Islands and earned at least 12 units as a matriculated student. *Incoming transfer students will not need to meet the 12 earned units and are eligible to enroll their first semester provided all other criteria are met.
  • Attained a grade point average of 2.0 in all work completed at Channel Islands and are in good standing.
  • Enrolled at Channel Islands during the period of concurrent enrollment.
  • Paid tuition and fees as a full-time student (6.1 or more units).

Fall 2023 course offerings will be viewable at the CSU website approximately a month before the start of the semester.

Before enrolling in an online course at another CSU, you should consult with your Academic Advisor to determine how the course may apply to your degree.

Online readiness assessments are encouraged and can be found at the following link: CSU Online Readiness Survey

FAQ for CSU Fully Online Courses

Q: How do I enroll in a CSU Fully Online course?

A: If you are ready to enroll in a CSU Fully Online course, visit your Student Center in CI Records and select the "Enroll in CSU Fully Online" link. Please Note: Enrollment will not become available until the specified start date each term. 

For detailed step-by-step enrollment instructions, you can review the CSU Fully Online Enrollment Guide

Q: Can I take two separate classes at two separate CSU’s?

A: No. CSU Fully Online enrollment is limited to one course per student, per term at a CSU other than your home campus. Exceptions are considered for lecture and lab courses that are separated into two courses.

Q: Can I take a course at a CSU campus that is on the quarter system?

A: No. If your home campus is a semester campus, you are limited to course offerings at other semester campuses.

Q: Do I need to pay additional fees for a CSU Fully Online course?

A: Students do not have to pay additional fees, however, students need to have paid full-time fees at their home campus or have enough dispersed Financial Aid to cover full-time fees (6.1 units or above) to participate.

Please be advised: Out of state students may be charged non-resident fees at the discretion of the host campus.

Q: I am a part-time student (6.0 units or less). Can I participate in CSU Fully Online?

A: Typically, no. Part-time participation in CSU Fully Online may be authorized by the home campus on a case by case basis. If an exception is approved, the CSU Fully Online units are combined with your home campus units to verify your tuition charges. The total enrolled units must stay at 6 units to have the CSU Fully Online course included in part-time tuition. If combined units totals more than 6 units, full-time tuition is charged.

Q: Is CSU Fully Online available for summer?

A: No. CSU Fully Online is only available fall and spring semesters, terms where students pay full-time tuition. Enrollment is summer courses is done through the host campus Open University.

Q: Will the course I take through CSU Fully Online meet my major or general education requirements?

A: Courses taken through CSU Fully Online will transfer as at least general elective credit. Consult the CSU Fully Online website to find out what GE requirement the course might meet. Consult with your academic advisor to confirm that the class will meet CSUCI degree requirements.

If courses do not transfer as expected, students may need to submit course substitutions for the classes to meet specific major, minor, general education or graduation requirements at CI. Substitution forms can be found in the Forms Library.

Q: What if the course I want to take through CSU Fully Online has prerequisites?

A: Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisites for CSU Fully Online courses and should be prepared to provide documentation to the host campus as evidence of completing the prerequisites.

Q: How do I drop a CSU Fully Online course that I am taking at Channel Islands?

A: Students can drop themselves online through their myCI, CI Records, student portal during the first three weeks of the Channel Islands semester (Fall 2023: 8/21 – 9/8 by noon). If you wish to drop after the September 8th deadline, you must contact us at registrar@csuci.edu or 805-437-8500.


Email us at registrar@csuci.edu or call us at 805-437-8500.

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