Prospective students from outside of CSUSM's local admission area are welcome to apply for admission during the priority application period.
However, because we receive more applicants than we have available spots, they will only be considered if enrollment space is available after local admission area applicants have been accommodated.
In addition to the minimum eligibility criteria above, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- 2.50 or greater “a-g” GPA
- 2.00 and 2.49 "a-g" GPA and supplemental factors, including application fee waiver eligibility, first-generation status, and foster youth status. Read more about local and non-local admission area, impaction criteria and impacted majors.