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Now Accepting Applications for Spring and Fall 2015!

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BSBA Application

All prospective students are required to submit the BSBA Program Application. Submission of the Program Application will allow Extended Learning to provide each prospective student with an educational plan for program acceptance. Each applicant will receive an individualized advising worksheet showing course requirements completed and outstanding requirements that need to be met. Before submitting your application, you will be prompted to pay the non-refundable $105 Application Fee. You should receive an email confirming your application submission and payment.

Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid and submission of official hard copy transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions have been received.

Note: Should you be offered admission into this program, you will be asked to pay a $150 "intent to enroll" fee upon acceptance. This fee will be credited towards your first semester's fees. 

Official, hard copy transcripts should be sent or hand delivered to:

California State University San Marcos
Extended Learning
333 Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA  92096-0001
Attn: BSBA

Please note:  For your initial evaluation please compile all official, hard copy transcripts from each college and university attended in one single package.  This prevents any delay of the evaluation/admissions process.  It is preferred that all transcripts are collected and mailed together in one single package.  Please ensure that all official, hard copy transcripts from all colleges and universities attended have been sent directly from the institution to the student's home address.  Once you receive all official, hard copy transcripts, please mail them to Extended Learning at the address listed above.  Please do not open the transcripts or they will be deemed "unofficial".

International Student Admissions Requirements

For all Extended Learning degree programs, "foreign students" include those who hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other nonimmigrant classifications. You must submit academic records from foreign institutions. The original foreign transcript must be on file. If not in English, the transcripts must have certified English Translations. Transcripts must also be evaluated course-by-course by an approved Foreign Transcript Evaluation agency. Original Foreign transcripts, with English Translations, and the Transcript Evaluation must be submitted to Extended Learning.

International students, please note: With the part-time BSBA program Cal State San Marcos will not be able to sponsor F-1 students as the requirement to be an F-1 is full-time student status. However, the program will still be open to other non-immigrant visa holders who do not need an I-20 document for their status (including H-1 and E-1).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

As required by Sections 40752.1, 40802.1, and 41040 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, campuses of the California State University require that English competence be established by applicants for admission who have not attended for at least three years an education institution at the secondary level or beyond where English is the principal language of instruction. Most frequently, such students document competence in the English language via results on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test (TOEFL) has been and is available in three scoring formats.

Provided below are the CSU minimum scores for each TOEFL total score format:

Paper-Based

 Computer-Based

 Internet-Based

Undergraduate  500  173

 61

Graduate  550  213

 80