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International Students

Application Steps & Process

1. Submit the university application via CSU Apply.

2. It takes a few days for the system to process your application. Then you will receive an email that includes a link to Radius for CS department application. You must complete the Radius application as well. There, you will be instructed to submit the Statement of Purpose and indicate how to contact people for letters of recommendation.

Three letters of recommendation are required.  These must be sent by the recommenders to us.

International Documents Required 

  • All official post-secondary records including certifcates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in the original language of issue must be submitted through postal mail in a school-sealed envelope
  • Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees, or diplomas must be submitted through postal mail
  • Affidavit of Financial Support or scholarship letter
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report - must be sent directly from testing agency
  • Copy of your Passport

Send all OFFICIAL transcripts and translations directly to: 

California State University San Marcos - International Admissions
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 USA

To expedite processing, upload your documents here. Copies of all the documents listed under International Documents Required can be submitted online.  By submitting these documents online, this allows us to give you an early admission decision.  Official transcripts and test scores must be received before the issuance of I-20 for a student visa. 

You may visit Global Programs and Services (GPS) for more information on International Admissions.