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 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:

Deadline for Submission:

Fall 2023 Re-entry: August 16, 2023

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

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor to submit the re-entry application via the Welcome Back form. 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.

Processing Time Periods:

Typically April - August for fall semester re-entry and October - January 6th for spring semester re-entry.

To apply for re-entry you will need to meet with an Academic Advisor to submit the application via the Welcome Back form. 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.

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