Your grade point average (GPA) is based on the grades you earn in the aforementioned courses in your 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years. Courses not listed above will be excluded from the GPA calculation. The Eligibility Index is a combination of the high school GPA and that score on either the ACT or the SAT Reasoning exam, excluding the writing subscore. Calculate the eligibility index by either:
The minimum eligibility index is 2900 (with SAT) or 694 (with ACT) for California residents. The minimum eligibility for non-residents is 3502 (with SAT) or 842 (with ACT). To assist you in determining your eligibility, you can find an eligibility calculator online at CSU Mentor.
Official transcripts are not required of freshman applicants at the time of application; however a final transcript is required after high school graduation. First time freshman applicants must submit scores from the SAT or ACT exam. Exams must be taken by the December test date of the Senior year. Scores must be received by CSU San Marcos by the end of the following January. If you have taken an Advanced Placement exam and scored 3 or better, submit an official score report. CSUSM's SAT I code is 5677; CSUSM's ACT code is 272.