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CSU Channel Islands: Transfer Students

Transfer Acceptance

Transfer applicants are accepted:yes
Number of transfer applications received:10,747
Number of transfer applicants offered admission:9,819 (91%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled:1,045 (11%)

Application and Credit Transfer

Terms for which transfers may enroll:fall, spring
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student:60
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript not required
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement not required
  • interview not required
  • standardized test scores not required
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) required of all
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants:2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants:October 1 for fall, August 1 for spring
Closing date for transfer applicants:November 30 for fall, August 31 for spring
Dates transfer applicants must accept offer of admission by:May 1 for fall, September 30 for spring
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit:C-
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred:70 credits from a two-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school:120 to receive a bachelor's degree
Other/Unique transfer policies:College Algebra from an out-of-state institution is acceptable in meeting the B4 College level mathematics/quantitative reasoning requirement only if the course meets the out-of-state institutional GE math requirement.

Additional Information

Nursing is the only impacted major at CSU Channel Islands. Students interested in Pre-Nursing must apply to the Nursing Program in addition to the university. The deadline to apply to the university as a Pre-Nursing major is November 30. Nursing programs applications are only accepted for the fall term.