CSU San Marcos Impaction

California State University San Marcos will have limited space for Fall 2015 admission due to State University enrollment management directives.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to multiple institutions. 

CSU San Marcos will accommodate new first time freshman and upper division transfer applicants from our local admissions area -- north of highway 56 in San Diego County extending to southern Orange County and southwestern Riverside County who apply during the CSU Fall 2015 priority application period of October 1 - November 30,, and meet all CSU minimum admission requirements and all other University requirements and deadlines, which will be strictly enforced

Prospective students from outside of CSUSM's local admissions area are welcome to apply for admission during the priority application period, however, CSU impaction criteria will be utilized including higher admission eligibility criteria and wait list offers. These applicants will only be considered if enrollment space is available after local service area applicants have been accommodated.  

While choice of major does not impact admissions decisions, CSU San Marcos does have several impacted majors in which enrollment is restricted.