STEP ONE - Admission to School of Education
Graduate application for California State University San Marcos - submitted online: If this is the first time you have created an account, please write down your user name and password for future use. A $55 fee is required to submit this application. These tips on properly completing application fields will assure success in the application process:
- Major/Program objective; CREDENTIAL ONLY
- Degree objective: NONE
- Education credential objective: Applying to a credential program now
- Program choices: on drop-down menus list MA and Multiple Subject (or Single Subject, or Special Education, depending on which credential program you wish to enter)
- You do not need to provide the following information on this application (SKIP THESE SECTIONS):
- When asked for a Statement of Purpose, simply put, "N/A." This will allow you to move forward in the application.
TRANSCRIPTS - Two sets of official (unopened) transcripts are needed for each application. One set should be sent directly to the CSUSM Office of Admissions from every college/university attended, even if it was just one course taken years ago. One set should accompany your paper application to the School of Education as outlined in Step Two. We cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to include each institution when ordering transcripts. You will not be fully admitted to the university or able to register for courses until all transcripts are submitted and reviewed.
*If you do not yet have a transcript with degree posted, please submit an official transcript for your work completed to date and provide an official transcript when degree is posted. It is not necessary to submit transcripts for courses taken at CSUSM.
STEP TWO - Admission to a Specific Credential Program - One additional application to SoE
Once you are admitted for the School of Education, as outlined in Step One, you will be a continuing SoE student. To remain a SoE student and enter a credential program, you must submit a SoE application to the Education Services Center for the program you are interested in entering. Please refer to the following Timeline for this 2nd SoE application.
Priority Application period begins January 15th for Fall entry.
Applications to specific programs. Applications should be sent to: Education Services Center, School of Education (UH 221), CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001. Please refer to program brochures for specific admissions requirements for each program.