Alcohol Education Requirement 

As part of our campus wellness education efforts, Cal State San Marcos requires all incoming first-year students to complete an online alcohol, drug, and sexual assault education and prevention program.  As a new college student, this program will help you to make effective decisions and help you better cope with behaviors of your fellow students, friends or family. Cal State San Marcos is committed to the wellness and success of our students, and we are confident your participation in the program will be helpful to you as you begin your first year at our university.

As mentioned at Orientation, all incoming first-year students need to pass the Essentials Course in My Student Body with an 80% or better. Access MyStudentBody using the log-in instructions located to the right. You can also refer to your Orientation handbook for more information about the requirement.

To clear the requirement, Fall 2013 First Year Students must complete and pass the Essentials Course with an 80% or better by Monday, August 26, 2013.

Failure to meet the deadline will result in a hold being placed on a student's record preventing them from registering for Spring 2014 courses.

Contact Cheryl Berry, Health Educator in Student Health and Counseling Services, at 760-750-4946 or visit for more information.