CI announces fall 2015 application period, joins Western Undergraduate Exchange
Now one of the nation’s fastest-growing universities, CI is expanding enrollment and offering new tuition reductions for some out-of-state students
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) will accept applications from new students for the fall 2015 term during the months of October and November. The application period begins Wednesday, Oct. 1, and ends at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 30.

High school seniors, community college transfer students and others intending to apply must visit to complete the online application as early as possible. CSUMentor also offers detailed information about the CSU system and campuses, admission requirements and financial aid.

Thanks to its recent admission to the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), CI is now able to offer out-of-state students in 14 western states a reduced tuition rate – amounting to 150 percent of regular in-state tuition. The WUE tuition rate is considerably less than regular non-resident tuition and is open to students from Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To qualify for reduced out-of-state tuition, students must submit an application through CSUMentor during the application filing period and also complete a WUE contract noting they are seeking the WUE tuition rate. In addition to meeting CSU minimum requirements, incoming WUE freshmen must have a GPA of 3.13 or higher, minimum SAT score of 1000, and minimum ACT score of 22. Transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Interested students can visit CI’s WUE admissions webpage at for more information and to apply for the WUE program.

“Our entry into the Western Undergraduate Exchange is a great step that will help provide CI more exposure to students from out of state and increase the quantity and diversity of applicants and enrolled students,” said Ginger Reyes, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of Admissions & Records. “Whether they come from another region, state or country, students from outside our community enhance the exchange of learning on our campus. They also get to experience a world-class education on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses at a bargain rate.”

The newest of the CSU’s 23 campuses, CI is one of the fastest-growing universities in the nation. For the fall of 2015, CI projects an enrollment of 6,210 full-time students and continued growth of approximately 500 new students each year. Currently, just over 2 percent of CI students and 3 percent of applicants are from out of state.

CI hopes to expand awareness of its picturesque campus, acclaimed academics and growing enrollment through online college fairs and participation in national college fairs, as more travel and recruitment funding becomes available.

The Admissions office will host a series of evening application workshops at the end of November to assist students in applying to CI. Check the admissions website at for details.

Midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and minutes from the Pacific Ocean, CI is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Established in 2002 as the newest of the 23 CSUs, CI offers a uniquely friendly, scenic and innovative public campus with 24 undergraduate degree programs, six graduate degrees, and a wide variety of teaching and service credential programs. For more information, visit or contact the CI Admissions & Recruitment office at or 805-437-8520. For information on WUE, visit

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.