Admission decisions will be based on official college transcripts received, official test scores received, and courses reported on your application as in-progress or planned.
California State University San Marcos will have limited space for fall admission and will use impaction criteria for applicants from outside the local admission area. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to multiple institutions. See impaction criteria.
Check MyCSUSM for Admission Status Updates
Your user ID and password will be sent to your email from firstname.lastname@example.org within 2 weeks of submitting your application. Check MyCSUSM regularly for updates to your admission status, and for any items noted on your "To Do" list. Send us any items listed by the posted deadlines.
Documents and Transcripts
The following documents must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than close of business on February 15:
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Official test scores (if needed for admission) from AP (Advanced Placement) exams, IB (International Baccalaureate) exams, or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams. CSUSM's submission code is 005677
Electronic delivery is the preferred delivery method. Verify with your school if an electronic transcript is available. 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.
If you select to mail your transcript, please ensure the transcript is in an envelope
sealed by your school and addressed to:
Office of Admissions & Student Outreach
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
You must notify us in writing by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for the following reasons:
In the subject line, please state "Changes to my application". In the body of your email, please include:
This information will then go to the appropriate admissions officer to include in the evaluation of your application.
If you have been denied admission it is unlikely that our decision will be reversed on appeal. See appeal process.