California State University San Marcos guarantees admission to all foster youth that meet the following criteria:
Have been a dependent of the court in San Diego or Riverside County
Graduated from San Pasqual Academy
Graduated from high school or completed the GED/High School Equivalency
Completed all college preparatory course A-G coursework
Met the minimum CSU eligibility index requirements
Applied in the month of October
*Exceptions to the eligibility criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis. Complete the ACE Scholars Services Exception Form and submit it to the ACE office to be considered for an exception.
For information regarding financial aid, scholarships, and grants go to Scholarships & Resources, where we list scholarship and financial aid search engines, deadlines, and applications.
Foster Youth: College is for You
This video explores the different resources available to foster youth while attending college and how to apply to college.