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CSU Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands
1 University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Official telephone: (805) 437-8400
Fax number: (805) 437-8424



Screen last updated on: December 15, 2016

The admissions information below is valid for the 2016-17 academic year.

CSU Channel Islands

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Ginger Reyes,
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Contacting the office:

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
Priority filing date for fall:
Final filing date for fall:
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
Application fee:
Can the application fee be waived?
Are refunds available on the application fee?
Is the Common Application form accepted?
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
Admissions requirements:
California High School Graduates or California Residents must have a minimum index of 2900 using SAT I scores or 694 using ACT scores.

Non- CA High School Graduates or non- CA Residents must have a minimum index of 3502 using SAT I scores or 842 using ACT scores.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
Campus visit is:
Interview is:
neither required nor recommended
Standardized test requirements:
SAT recommended, ACT recommended, SAT or ACT considered if submitted, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:
no preference
SAT II tests that are required or recommended:
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:
02/01/2017 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
2 required, 2 recommended
8 required, 8 recommended
Foreign language:
4 required, 4 recommended
4 required, 4 recommended
4 required, 4 recommended
Academic electives:
2 required, 2 recommended
30 required, 32 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
School has formalized early decision program:

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA:
Average SAT:
459 verbal, 466 math
Average ACT:
20 composite

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
Number of applicants offered admission:
7,613 (74%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
1,010 (13%)
Admission may be deferred:

Additional Information

Students attend CSU Channel Islands for the following reasons:

  • A small, knit student population
  • The opportunity to work closely with professors in a variety of academic fields
  • The opportunity to participate in creating an active student body culture
  • A tranquil and beautiful campus
  • Easy access to the beach, state parks, the Channel Islands and cities such as Los Angeles and Santa Barbara

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