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Admitted Student Page

Congratulations on your admission to the College of Staten Island!

We have designed this page to provide you with all of the information and opportunities you need in your exploration of CSI. If you are still weighing your college options, this is a way to see if CSI is the best fit for you.  If you have decided to attend CSI, use this as the beginning of your orientation.


Ready to accept our offer of admission?

You may accept on-line and pay your deposit (if applicable) by visiting your CUNYfirst Student Center at (here are the instructions on how to claim/activate your account if you haven’t already). Visit the New Student Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to accept the offer on CUNYfirst.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by:

  • Emailing us at
  • Contacting the admissions representative assigned to you in your VIP account letter
  • In-person office hours are Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Financial Aid Workshops

File Your FAFSA and TAP Applications! Come and complete your 2024-2025 FAFSA and TAP Applications. Financial Aid representatives will be available for assistance. We encourage dependent students to bring their parent contributor, if possible. Visit the Student Financial Aid webpage for more information and to reserve your spot.


Dolphin Cove Student Housing

You chose your school, now choose your housing! Make Dolphin Cove your home and independently live in a supportive community where you could stay connected to friends. Know you're supported around the clock with 24/7 on-site staff, furnished apartments, multiple amenities, and kick your commute! Apply today.

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An informative video outlining the steps to enrolling at the College of Staten Island for the upcoming semester.

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Our faculty and staff have prepared a number of special events for you to see our campus and learn more about our academic programs. 

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The next best thing to a real campus tour! Experience ten great campus destinations.

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Information on admission, financial aid, advisement, housing and more!

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Live and lean in luxury, apartment style, on-campus housing.

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Cinema Studies students in the Department of Media Culture produced and directed a short video titled, “CSI: We Bring the World to You".

College of Staten Island/ CUNY so... what's your major?

A free on-line career assessment tool which supports your ability to choose a CSI “best fit” major upon completing your Aptitude and Interest Profile, and receiving a personalized Advisement Report.

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Learn about our virtual CSI Advisement and Registration Training (vCART) session.

CSI is Welcoming the Class of 2028!

This is THE community to connect with other new Dolphins about to take the plunge into college life!

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Filled with videos to support new students and their journey to CSI from now through the first-year.

CSI Today

A great way to learn more about the faculty, staff, students and alumni of CSI. Features news articles, videos and podcasts.

Transfer to CSI

Visit our transfer student page for a full view of the transfer journey and helpful resources.