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The process for applying to CSU San Marcos using the CSU Mentor online application is easy.  Pay particular attention to the residency section of the application:

  • When completing the application leave the section requesting your Social Security Number blank.
  • On Screen 3, answer all questions completely and select "None of the Above" for Citizenship status.
  • On Screen 4, complete all questions as they pertain to your stay in California.
  • Complete the entire application, being careful to ensure accuracy of information.  Upon completion and submission of the application you will receive a notice from CSU San Marcos confirming submission of your application.  The communication will also provide you with your Student ID number.

Please send the California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form and your official high school transcripts to:

Admissions & Recruitment
ATTN: Admissions Processing CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA  92096-0001