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Thank you for applying to CSUSM! Please continue to check MyCSUSM and email for notifications from the Office of Admissions. Admission notification emails begin rolling out early January.

  • Check MyCSUSM for Admission Status Updates

    Your user ID and password will be sent to your email from sth@csusm.edu 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.
  • Submit Requested Documents and Transcripts

    The following documents must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than close of business

    Spring Term Admission, October 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

    Fall Term Admission, 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
  • Submit Official 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 transcripts@csusm.edu as the recipient email address.

    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
  • Changing Information on Your CSUSM Application

     

    You must notify us in writing by sending an email to: apply@csusm.edu for the following reasons:

    • Changes to your in-progress or planned coursework in the fall or spring term
    • Unsatisfactory grades, such as D or F, in required courses in either the fall or spring term
    • Failure to meet the terms of the provisional offer of admission

    In the subject line, please state "Changes to my application". In the body of your email, please include:

    • Your CSUSM Student ID number
    • Your name as it appears on your application
    • Specific changes or updates that you would like to make on your application.

    This information will then go to the appropriate admissions officer to include in the evaluation of your application.

  • Admission Decision Notice

    Spring Term Admission:

    You will receive notice of admission or denial via MyCSUSM and email, no paper letter is mailed out.  Notices begin going out in October for Spring admission and continue on a rolling basis.  You will not receive an admission decision until all requested documents and test scores have been submitted for review.

    If you are denied admission and you feel you have extenuating circumstances, you have the right to appeal.  Read about the appeal process.

    Fall Term Admission:

    You will receive notice of admission or denial via MyCSUSM and email, no paper letter is mailed out.  Notices begin going out in December for Fall admission and continue on a rolling basis.  You will not receive an admission decision until all requested documents and test scores have been submitted for review.

    If you are denied admission and you feel you have extenuating circumstances, you have the right to appeal.  Read about the appeal process.