New Student Registration

New undergraduate students may begin registering online at the conclusion of their scheduled orientation date and will meet with advisors during orientation.  See below for details.

New Student Registration – Spring 2022

Frequently Asked Questions – New Student Registration

New Student Registration – Spring 2022

  • You may begin registering in spring classes at the conclusion of your Advising session on your scheduled orientation date. 
  • You will be able to view your registration date and time in your Student Center in CI Records.  Registration appointments for new Transfers will be viewable in CI Records by November 8, 2021.
  • Academic Advising will provide guidance on selecting your first semester courses during your Advising session at orientation and through their online course in CI Learn (Canvas), which you will receive access to before your scheduled orientation date. Make sure to login to your myCI to access this course.
  • Learn how to review for prerequisites and resolve potential issues on our Prerequisite Checking webpage.
  • At the end of your Advising session on your schedule orientation day, you will have time with both Academic Advisors and Registrar's Office staff via Zoom to assist with registration questions and provide additional guidance on selecting courses.
  • Additional live registration support via Zoom with Academic Advisors and Registrar's Office staff will be available later in the day as well.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What if I need additional help with my schedule or want to change my schedule?

  • Academic Advising is also available to meet with students through Zoom after their orientation date. Contact the Advising Center to schedule an appointment:
  • Graduate students should contact their program director for advising. 
  • Tutorials on how to add, drop, swap and waitlist a course are on the web at

What if I am not ready to enroll for the term and have second thoughts about attending CSUCI once I have registered?

  • The Registrar’s Office or professors will not drop you from classes should you elect to no longer attend.
  • If you do not intend to enroll at CSUCI as planned, it is your responsibility to drop your classes by published deadlines.
  • It is also your responsibility to notify other departments of your decision to not enroll as planned (e.g. Financial Aid, Housing, etc.) and take care of any obligations. You are advised to notify these departments as soon as possible if you will not attend CSUCI to reduce charges associated with late cancellation.
  • If you chose not to attend CSUCI in your first term, you will need to go through the application process for a future term and may be required to meet additional admission requirements.

How do I change my schedule once school starts?

  • During the Add/Drop period (weeks 1-3), adding courses online is available and will require you to obtain a permission number from the instructor. Please note that adding during this time is at the instructor’s discretion.  Students may drop during this time without permission.
  • For Spring 2022, the Add/Drop period ends Friday, February 11th at 12 NOON.  
  • Check out our Add and Drop Procedures web page for information on schedule changes later in the semester:

Are there enough classes for me?

  • CSUCI tries to provide enough classes for students to achieve their degree. Some classes have more demand than others. Students should be prepared to have multiple options in the event classes or preferred sections are full.
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