Advance Registration

Advance registration occurs in CI Records via the myCI portal. During advance registration, students are assigned an enrollment appointment date and time. Students are notified via email when enrollment appointments have been established for an upcoming term. Check CI Records to ensure that you have no holds that will prevent registration.

Enrollment appointments are assigned according to class level at the time appointments are established, typically three weeks before continuing student registration and one to three weeks before new student registration. Class level (e.g. postbaccalaureate, senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman) is determined by total units earned, which does not include in progress course work. Students that receive priority registration opportunities include disabled students, foster youth, graduating seniors, and others as determined by University policy and procedure. More information can be found on the Enrollment Appointment Distribution page.

Add/Drop Period (Weeks 1-3)

Please Note: Beginning, August 24th, all students wishing to add classes must do so via permission number. Students must email the class professor to request a permission number that can be used by the student to enroll in a virtual or in-person course. The student is responsible for completing enrollment for an in-person class prior to attending class on the campus.

Instructor consent is required to enroll during the first three weeks of the semester. You will use an instructor issued permission number to enroll in CI Records. Check your Student Center via the myCI portal to ensure that you have no holds that will prevent registration. Additional tuition & fees are due immediately. Be sure to verify your Financial Aid status and Account Balance.

You may drop classes in CI Records without permission, however, you are cautioned to verify any adjustments to Financial Aid and your Account Balance.

Week 3 deadline by term:

Fall 2020: Friday, September 11, 2020 by 12PM

Weeks 4 through End of Term

Adding a course is not permitted after the third week of the semester, per campus policy.  Exceptions may be made only in cases of extenuating circumstances outside of the student’s control and when the student has been attending the course and is current with all coursework.  The student should typically provide documentation as to the extenuating circumstance (e.g. dated emails to demonstrate a timeline) and obtain approval from the instructor and program chair (of the subject of the course).  Students can petition via Petition for Exception and email the request and supporting documentation to registrar@csuci.edu.  All requests will be reviewed and must meet campus policy requirements.  Incomplete requests will be returned to the student.  

Dropping a course or term withdrawals are allowed for serious and compelling reasons only, such as illness, accident, death in the family, financial hardship, or military duty.  Supporting documentation is expected to accompany any request for withdrawal.  Reasons that are not considered serious and compelling include course workload, neglecting to drop during the first three weeks, or failing an assignment.  The withdrawal will be noted as a "W" on the transcript.

Students wishing to drop an individual class must obtain instructor and program chair signatures on a Drop Form (PDF, 188KB) and email both the form and supporting documentation to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@csuci.edu. **

Students wishing to withdraw from all courses must complete a Term Withdrawal Request Form (PDF, 192KB) and email both the form and supporting documentation to registrar@csuci.edu.  Students have until 10 business days after the end of the term to request a term withdrawal. See the Withdrawal Procedures webpage and complete a Term Withdrawal Request Form (PDF, 192KB).

A reason must be entered on the form; please be sure to indicate if your reason is COVID-19 related. The withdrawal(s) will be noted as a "W" on the transcript.

Drop deadline:

Fall 2020: Friday, November 13, 2020

Deadline for full term withdrawal:

Fall 2020: January 4, 2021

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