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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that my application was properly received?

Once we have received your application, an email (listing any additional requirements) will be sent to your email address that was listed on the submitted application.

Do all of the required documents have to be mailed to your office?

No, not all of the required documents have to be mailed to our office. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to the advisor as long as they are emailed from the person recommending the applicant and contains their signature and contact information. Please see the advising page for the advisor's contact information. 

How do I confirm that my additional required documents were received besides the application?

You can contact Extended Learning at (760) 750-4020 and inquire.

If I graduated from CSUSM, do I still need to send in official transcripts?

You do not need to submit your CSUSM transcript. However, you are required to submit all official transcripts from all other colleges and universities you have attended or are currently attending.

Who do I work with on my student status/admission at CSUSM if I'm an international student?

All students will work directly with Extended Learning Student Services for these matters. Please see our Advising link for more information. For additiona questions, please check our Contact Us link.

How do I request Financial Aid?

Please go to the Financial Aid and Scholarships section within the Student Services tab for more details. You can visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship office or call (760) 750-4850 with any questions. At the time of your application, we advise that you complete your FAFSA application.