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How to Apply

Permission to register for courses in the Professional Certificate in Accounting is contingent upon verification of:

  • A completed Bachelor's degree.*
  • Successful completion of all required pre-requisite courses.
    All courses in this program have pre-requisites. Please carefully read the course descriptions for the courses for which you wish to register to learn which pre-requisites you need to have completed. If you did not complete your undergraduate coursework at CSUSM, please consult this list of pre-requisites to help determine if you have completed equivalent courses at other institutions.

*Senior standing with relevant background knowledge considered on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, please submit:

  • A Professional Certificate in Accounting program application
  • Official transcripts showing degree conferral and completion of required pre-requistite courses, mailed or hand-delivered to: 
California State University San Marcos
Extended Learning
Attn: Student Services/ Professional Certificate in Accounting
333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096


Transcripts must be received by CSUSM in sealed envelopes from the institutions. It is acceptable for you to send in transcripts which you have received from your previous college/university, but the official seal on the envelopes must not be broken.
You will receive registration permission and instructions after your transcripts have been evaluated.

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