CSU San Marcos welcomes applications from upper division transfer applicants for the fall semester during the initial filing period October 1st to November 30th.

Admission as a upper division transfer student is based on completion of at least sixty (60) semester (ninety (90) quarter) college units, completion of the four California State University Basic Skills courses and cumulative grade point average in college- level course work. CSU San Marcos does not consider applications for admission from lower-division (freshman or sophomore) transfer applicants at this time.

Information for fall 2015 applicants. pdf document

Residency Determination

Under California law, campuses must determine the residence status of all new and returning students. Nonresidents are required to pay nonresident tuition and meet other conditions, unless an exception applies. Additional information regarding residency is available on CSU Mentor.
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