Record Applications Received for Fall 2014

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CSUSM students in the first week of classes. Photo by Anne Hall.
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Cal State San Marcos received the highest percent increase among California State University (CSU) campuses in the number of applications received from prospective first-time freshmen for fall 2014.

According to figures released by the CSU system, CSUSM received 12,517 first-time freshmen applications during the Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2013 initial application period, an increase of over 11 percent compared to the year before and an increase of over 25 percent compared to two years ago.

“The record number of applications to Cal State San Marcos is a testament to the entire campus and indicates that more and more students and their families recognize our campus as a university of first choice,” said Scott Hagg, associate vice president of Enrollment Management Services.

Transfer applications also saw an increase of over seven percent for fall 2014 compared to last fall.

Acceptance letters to prospective freshmen who reside within CSUSM’s service region (north of Highway 56 in San Diego County extending to southern Orange County and southwestern Riverside County) have already been distributed.

By mid-February the Admissions Office will have notified those prospective freshmen who live outside of CSUSM’s service region as well as all transfer students of their admissions status.

Newly admitted students have taken to social media to share their excitement about receiving acceptance letters from CSUSM.

“It’s official. Future Cougar #CSUSM blessed” shared @d_x0xo on Instagram

“I am so happy that I got accepted into CSUSM and it feels great knowing that my hard work is paying off. Step by step I'm working my way up #blessed #csusm #justgottakeepmygradesup #accepted #happy #college” @noe16ramos wrote on Instagram


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Applications to CSUSM increased over 11 percent compared to last year and over 25 percent compared to two years ago.