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Second Bachelor Degree Students

Second Bachelor Degree Applicants

Updated University Application Instructions -- SEE BELOW

Effective with Fall 2012  the CSU Chancellor's Office has recently opened up the opportunity for students, who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in another discipline from a U.S. regionally-accredited college/university, to also be considered for admission to our State-support Traditional BSN program or the State-support LVN to BSN program at CSU San Marcos.

  1. You must apply for admission to the University during the priority application filing period of Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 via CSUMentor.edu, for admission to the University. SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ON HOW TO APPLY VIA CSU-MENTOR. The University Admissions Office will evaluate your application and determine if you are eligible for admission to the University.  If you should be deemed as not eligible for admission to the University, you will be notified of this by the University Admissions & Recruitment Office.  If that office determines that you are eligible for admission to the University, your name will be passed on to the School of Nursing.  We will then evaluate you for possible admission to the Traditional BSN or LVN to BSN program.  If you are admitted by approximately beginning of July, we will notify the University Office of Admissions and that office will then admit you to the University.  Thus, you will only be admitted to the University if you are also admitted directly into the Traditional BSN or LVN to BSN program.
  2. You must apply to the School of Nursing, which mirrors the University priority application filing period of Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, via the Application link on our Nursing Web site.
CSU Mentor application instructions for students applying for admission to CSU San Marcos, for entry to our Traditional BSN and/or LVN to BSN program, who have/will have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in another discipline:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS are below, as supplied to us on 11/28/11 from the University Admissions office.  If you already applied as an Undergraduate applicant to the University, please send an email to nursingapplication@csusm.edu and let us know.  You do not need to pay to re-apply for admission to the University as a Graduate applicant.

  1. Apply as a "Graduate" student
  2. For the "Major/Program objective" select "Nursing BS: RN to BSN" (we will sort this out later)
  3. Under "Degree Objective" select "BS"