Congratulations on your acceptance to CSUSM! Follow these important Next Steps to prepare for your first term at Cal State San Marcos. These steps are also available on your To Do list in MyCSUSM.
Your Intent to Enroll and the $150 Enrollment Deposit must be submitted by the given deadline:
Spring admission: December 15
Fall admission: May 1
Failure to submit the intent to enroll and enrollment deposit by the deadline will result in cancellation of your offer of admission.
You can submit your Intent to Enroll and pay the Deposit on MyCSUSM. Once you have logged in, select "Student Center," then select "Accept" or "Decline" for your fall application. If you select "Accept," you are required to complete all the steps to accept the offer of admission. Enable pop-ups on your web browser to proceed with making your payment online.
The $150 Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable and will apply toward your first term tuition. The Enrollment Deposit will be waived only for students who qualified for a fee-waiver at the time of application.
To be considered for financial aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the Cal State San Marcos school code, 030113. You should also create your Cal Grant Application as soon as possible.
Updates regarding your financial aid application will be sent to your email and visible on your To Do list in MyCSUSM.
Additional information, including how to apply for scholarships, is available on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
Living on-campus is required for first-time freshmen from outside of Cal State San Marcos’ local service area (local service area is defined by the high school you are graduating from). Information about student housing, how to apply, and the live-on requirement, is available on the Housing website.
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Live-on Requirement has been temporarily lifted for Fall 2021. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Spring admission: Orientation sessions will be held in January. Once you submit your Intent to Enroll, pay the Enrollment Deposit, you will be able to reserve an orientation date on MyCSUSM. More information about orientation reservations will be emailed to you.
Fall admission: Orientation sessions are conducted between June and August. Once you submit your Intent to Enroll, pay the Enrollment Deposit and apply for Housing (or acquire an approval for exemption), you will be able to reserve an orientation date on MyCSUSM. More information about orientation reservations will be emailed to you.
A final official transcript showing completion of all requirements for admission with verification of graduation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline.
Spring admission: January 15
Fall admission: July 15
Failure to submit by the deadline will result in cancellation of your offer of admission.
High school transcripts: If your high school offers electronic delivery of official transcripts, this is preferred. If this is not available, please see the instructions below for having your transcripts mailed to CSUSM.
College transcripts: If you attended a college and need to submit final transcripts, CSUSM requires electronic transcripts from the colleges/universities listed on the Send Transcripts page. 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 email@example.com as the recipient email address.
Mailing Transcripts: For schools that do not supply electronic transcripts and must be sent by mail, please ensure the transcript is in an envelope sealed by your school and addressed to:
Office of Admissions
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA. 92096-0001
Students born after January 1, 1957, must demonstrate proof of full immunization to Measles and Rubella. All first-time students, 18 or younger on August 1 of their entering academic year, are required to present proof of full-immunization against Hepatitis B. Proof must be submitted to Student Health Services before you can enroll in classes.
Additional information, including how to submit proof, can be found on the Student Health and Counseling Services website.
Student Health & Counseling Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181
Visit the New Student Information page to learn when you’ll be able to connect with Academic Advisors, enrollment information and more!