Important Notice About Licensing and Credentialing (PDF, 616 KB)

Preparation Checklist:

  1. Attend an Information Session (Highly Recommended)
  2. Complete, or be in-progress of completing, program prerequisite courses (prerequisites are program specific, visit Track I program page for complete info)
  3. Understand Supplemental Criteria point system (Specific for CSU Channel Islands campus, visit Track I program page for complete info)
  4. Take TEAS Exam, after exam is taken, please send scores electronically via ATI website
  5. Order Transcripts from all institutions attended (Note: you will need to submit one set of Official Transcripts to the university and upload a separate Official set to your Nursing application)
  6. Apply within application period to the University and Nursing Program

How do I apply to the University?

Non CSU Channel Islands prospective students seeking admission to the Nursing Pre-Licensure Program for the Fall semester must submit an application for admission to the university during the priority admission application filling period beginning October 1st through November 30th. CSU admission applications are available online at

When selecting a major, first-time freshmen will typically select Pre-Nursing, *transfer students must apply as Nursing majors and designate an alternate major should they not be admitted into Nursing, and **post-Baccalaureate students will need to select "BSN-Nursing (2nd Bachelor)".

*Per our impaction criteria, transfer students must be admitted to the Nursing program in order to enroll at the University otherwise they will be considered for their alternate major. Transfer Students are not eligible to apply as Pre-Nursing.

**Post-Baccalaureate applicants who are not selected for the Nursing Program will be denied admissions to the university.

How do I apply to the Nursing Program?

In order to apply to the nursing program, applicants must first meet the university admission requirements (be a current CI student, or applied to the University for the Fall semester during the October / November enrollment period). A separate Nursing program application must also be submitted. The Nursing application period begins October 1st-November 30th and applications including documentation of supplemental criteria are uploaded directly to your Nursing application. Visit Ready to Apply to apply.

Application Notes:

Please submit all supporting application documents to your NursingCAS application.

CSU Channel Islands is processing applications to its nursing program through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Visit to start an application or log into your existing account. Visit the Add Program page to select our nursing program and complete the steps to fill out and submit your application. If you need help with NursingCAS, visit the applicant help center or contact applicant support with questions. Applications are only accepted between October 1st and November 30th.

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