New Intensive Academic Program Students

To apply to the ALCI from outside of the United States, you must send:

*Use Application Checklist to make sure everything is complete.

  1. An ALCI Application Form
  2. An original bank statement dated within the last six months.
  3. A $150 application fee(non-refundable) payable by credit card or check to "CSUSM."  This includes the express mail fee. 
  4. A photocopy of your passport.
  5. ALCI Tuition Fee made payable to “CSUSM” (refundable if you cannot receive a Visa) or a Financial Guarantee must be submitted (Sponsored or scholarship students, e.g. SACM, BAfoeG, CAPES/IIE, etc.).

Transfer Students

F-1 students transferring to the ALCI from a school within the United States

If you have a valid I-20 and are transferring from a school in the U.S., you must send items 1-4 above AND:

  1. An Eligibility to Transfer Form.
  2. Transcripts from current ESL program.
  3. Photocopies of your current I-20, visa, and I-94.

Send your application to:

E-mail: OR
Fax: 760-750-3779  OR
Mail: American Language and Culture Institute
        California State University San Marcos
        333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
        San Marcos, CA 92069-0001

Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Check your application carefully.

$50 mailing fee may apply for additional packages.