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Fall 2017 application still open! 

Kinesiology Program Application 

You must apply to the program through this website ONLY. Instructions to apply to each type are included below. The instructions must be followed exactly to receive full consideration for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program. We look forward to reviewing your application and all supporting documents by the deadline.

STEP 1: Submit your application to CSUSM
Application Instructions:

A. Click the "Kinesiology Program Application" link
B. Click
 the "Register" link and follow the instructions to create your account. Be sure to write down your username and password to use at a later time.
C. Click
 the "Start New Application" link and update the fields with the following information:

  • Country of Citizenship
  • Career: Undergraduate Career
  • Admit Term: Fall 2017
  • Program: Undergraduate Degree Program
  • Plan: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Click the Start Application button.

D. Click on Validate to confirm all required fields are complete. Fill in all required fields, then click on Validate again. Once all the fields have been validated, check the box certifying that your application is accurate and click the Submit button.

Once you have completed your application online, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $55 program application fee. Your application will not officially be submitted until payment has been received. Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email within 48 hours confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, log into your account and ensure the status of your application states "Posted". An application in any other status than "Posted" has not been successfully submitted to the University.

STEP 2: Submit official transcripts to CSUSM

Request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended. The following submission options are:

Electronic delivery is the preferred transcript delivery method. Verify with your school if an electronic transcript is available. Electronic transcripts can be provided through external or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, eTranscriptCA, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.). When ordering your transcript, please choose California State University San Marcos as the intended recipient from the school name dropdown. If California State University San Marcos is not listed, please use transcripts@csusm.edu as the recipient email address.

If you select to mail your transcript, please ensure the transcript is in an envelope sealed by your school and addressed to:

Office of Admissions & Student Outreach
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Previous CSUSM students who have not completed coursework at CSUSM in the last year should resend all official transcripts as the originals may have been archived.

*Please note all international transcripts and coursework must be submitted via postal mail.

Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email el@csusm.edu to indicate the transcript has been sent. Please include your full name, the school from which the transcript was sent and the program name of Kinesiology.

International students please note: You must submit academic records from foreign institutions.  The original foreign transcript must be on file and if they are not written in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations.  In addition, all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies.  Please see the list of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies.

STEP 3: Satisfy English Proficiency Requirement (Applicants who have taken coursework internationally only):

All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.  Typically, applicants demonstrate the English Proficiency requirement by submitting results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.  Submission of these test scores should be sent to:

California State University San Marcos

Attn: Extended Learning / Kinesiology

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road

San Marcos, CA 92096

Please note: We encourage applicants to submit the documents listed above in one packet; however, we understand this may not be possible.

Please review your Student Center at MyCSUSM to ensure we have received your documents in a timely manner.

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 760-750-4004.