CI now accepting applications for fall 2017

CSU Channel Islands (CI) is currently accepting admissions for the fall of 2017. Enrollment staff members advise high school seniors and transfer students to apply early at

“The college application process can be stressful for students,” said CI Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions & Records Ginger Reyes. “Applying early ensures a student can receive assistance with their questions, the application website is less crowded with applicants, and it allows for a student to possibly receive a decision early.”

CI began accepting applications Oct. 1 with the deadline for admissions at midnight Nov. 30. Those who get their applications in early could get a decision as soon as November.

Some students wishing to transfer from Ventura College to CI lost no time getting their applications in. Every seat was taken at a Ventura College Transfer Workshop held Oct. 4 on the Ventura campus.

David Oros, 21, of Oxnard, is getting his application in early because he wants to attend CI as a Math major.

“I heard many great things about the math program at CI,” Oros said. “Specifically, I want to teach math. I’m a tutor here at Ventura College and I love it.”

CI experiences an increase in student applications every year, with fall of 2017 applications expected to go above 10,000.

Admissions officials encourage applicants to apply to more than one campus to increase the likelihood of admission. All 23 CSU campuses began accepting applications for the fall 2017 term on Oct. 1.

That’s exactly what Ventura College student Ellie Mora, 20, plans to do. The Ventura student wants to apply to CI’s Business program but also plans to apply to CSU Northridge, where she would pursue Accounting.

Prospective fall 2017 students can scroll through the comprehensive degree database on the CSU Mentor website to learn about all of the undergraduate and graduate degrees offered at each campus, including CI. Applicants can also learn about the campus community, student housing and campus life in general.

After applying to CI and/or any other CSU, visit the financial aid website to apply for financial aid or learn more about financial aid options.

About 80 percent of CI undergraduates receive financial aid. More than half of the undergraduates across the 23 CSU campuses receive enough financial aid to cover the full cost of their tuition.

For more information about CI and the admissions process, 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.