Re-entry Process

Eligibility to Apply as a Re-entry Student:

Undergraduate students requesting to return to CSU Channel Islands after more than two semesters away (not to include winter or summer) without having a leave of absence on file, are considered re-entry (returning) students.

Re-entry students will not need to re-apply for admission through Cal State Apply, with the exception of impacted programs such as BS Nursing/BS Mechatronics Engineering and the following self-support degree programs offered through Extended University: BA Psychology (Santa Barbara/Goleta), BS Business Online, BS Nursing (BSN/ADN to BSN/RN to BSN).

Note: Any student who has been academically disqualified will have to go through the formal reinstatement process prior to being readmitted. If you have been disqualified, please visit this page:

Deadlines for Submission:

Fall 2022 Re-entry: August 1, 2022

Processing Time Periods:

April - August 1st for fall semester re-entry and October - December 1st for spring semester re-entry. You will be notified that your application has been received if it falls outside of this time frame.

Your Re-entry Application will need to be signed by an Academic Advisor. You may schedule a virtual advising appointment to go over your academic requirements with an advisor.

Enrollment/Registration Procedures:

Once your application is processed, you will receive an e-mail notification with information about your enrollment appointment. You must enroll in the term for which you are granted re-entry. If you do not enroll, you will be discontinued as an active student and have to apply for re-entry in a future semester.

Checklist – Required Documents/Procedures (due by deadline):

  • Re-entry Student Application (PDF, 139kb) must be completed and signed by an Academic Advisor. To set up an appointment, please visit Academic Advising's website for contact information.
  • Official transcript(s) required from all colleges attended after leaving CSUCI, regardless of grades earned.
  • Students must resolve all outstanding obligations and/or holds (i.e. Library fines, Accounting holds, Conduct holds, etc.) prior to registration.
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