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CSU Channel Islands Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto CSU Channel Islands, the regular decision application deadline is July 30 and the application fee is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to CSU Channel Islands?

California State University Channel Islands does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to CSU Channel Islands?

CSU Channel Islands is anot competitive school to get into. CSU Channel Islands evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, CSU Channel Islands accepted 53% of all applicants., around 2,962 of the 5,562 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like CSU Channel Islands, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What's Most Important to Get In to CSU Channel Islands?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at CSU Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to CSU Channel Islands must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Channel Islands's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Channel Islands?

Students admitted to CSU Channel Islands have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. CSU Channel Islands does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CSU Channel Islands does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What's a Good SAT Score for CSU Channel Islands?

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What's a Good ACT Score for CSU Channel Islands?

To be most competitive at CSU Channel Islands, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Channel Islands's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Channel Islands students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to California State University Channel Islands

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to CSU Channel Islands.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

CSU Channel Islands Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Channel Islands?

Students who are admitted to CSU Channel Islands must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does CSU Channel Islands accept transfer credits?

CSU Channel Islands transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does CSU Channel Islands accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Channel Islands?

CSU Channel Islands. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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CSU Channel Islands Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

53%

How hard is it to get into CSU Channel Islands? CSU Channel Islands is a open admission institution. The CSU Channel Islands acceptance rate is 53%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.

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CSU Channel Islands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Channel Islands is Jul 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Channel Islands is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU Channel Islands ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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CSU Channel Islands GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.22

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CSU Channel Islands, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.22. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,599

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

53%

Tuition and Fees

In State

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Application Deadline

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