New Student Registration

As part of the New Student Onboarding process, new undergraduate students may begin registering online at their Advising and Registration sessions.

New Transfer Student Registration - Fall 2023

New First-Year Student Registration - Fall 2023

Frequently Asked Questions – New Student Registration

New Transfer Student Registration – Fall 2023

Transfer students have the opportunity to qualify for early registration for the fall semester as part of the New Student Onboarding process!  Complete your 3-Step Intent to Enroll and submit preliminary transcripts by the dates below to qualify for early Advising and Registration sessions:

Complete 3-Step Intent to EnrollSubmit Preliminary TranscriptsQualify for Advising & Registration Date of:
March 17, 2023March 17, 2023May 1 or May 2, 2023
April 14, 2023April 14, 2023May 23 or May 24, 2023
May 1, 2023May 12, 2023June 23 or June 24, 2023
  • Once you complete the 3-Step Intent to Enroll and submit your preliminary transcripts by the deadlines above, you will receive an invitation via email to sign up for an Advising and Registration session date. 
  • Advising and Registration sessions will be available both on-campus and virtually.
  • Additional sessions will be scheduled in late-July for transfer students who do not submit preliminary transcripts.
  • Academic Advising will provide guidance on selecting your first semester courses during your Advising session and through an online course in CI Learn (Canvas). 
  • The New Student Onboarding process continues with Orientation in August.  

New First-Year Student Registration – Fall 2023

  • As part of the New Student Onboarding process, Advising and Registration sessions will be held on the following dates:
    • June 29, 2023
    • July 6, 8, 11 and 13, 2023
  • In May, first-year students will receive an invitation via email to sign up for an Advising and Registration date.
  • On-campus sessions are encouraged for first-year students in order get hands-on support with their first semester schedule and familiarize themselves with their student success tools.  For those unable to come to campus, some virtual options will be available.
  • Also in May, first-year students will receive a Joining the Pod survey to help CSUCI determine first-year enrollment interests.
  • Using the Joining the Pod survey responses, CSUCI will pre-select five (5) courses for first-year students to enroll into for the fall semester during their Advising and Registration session.
  • The New Student Onboarding process continues with Orientation in August.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

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

  • After your Advising & Registration session, you can use Express Advising during the summer for additional assistance with your schedule. 
  • Academic Advising is also available to meet with students after their orientation date. Contact the Advising Center to schedule an appointment: https://www.csuci.edu/advising/contact.htm
  • 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 go.csuci.edu/RRTutorials.

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 Fall 2023, the Add/Drop period ends Friday, September 8 at 12 NOON.
  • Check out our Add and Drop Procedures web page for information on schedule changes later in the semester: go.csuci.edu/AddDrop.

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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