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Dean's List

To qualify for the undergraduate Dean's List at the conclusion of a semester, the student must have completed a minimum of 12 units of graded Cal State San Marcos coursework (A, B, C, D, F) during that semester with at least a 3.50 grade point average. The letters are sent electronically to the campus email address on file with Enrollment Management Services after grades formally post to your transcript.    

Letters are usually not available for several weeks after the semester ends so please be patient.  If you do not receive a Dean's List letter, are pursuing a major in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, and meet the above criteria, please contact the Office of the Dean.  Your request must include the semester of eligibility, student ID number and contact information: full name, email address or telephone. Email your request to  

*All other majors: please contact the college your degree program is housed in.  

STEM Student Success Center

The STEM Student Success Center supports all students by providing an open and welcoming environment with resources such as study space, peer edcuators, networking, and professional development workshops. Free drop-in tutoring is currently available for selected courses in BIOL, CHEM, CS, MATH and PHYS.  

Supplemental Instruction

SI Sessions are out-of-class study and review sessions for difficult courses. SI supplements, but does not replace out-of-class preparation for the course. All students in designated course sections wanting to improve understanding of course content and grades are urged to participate weekly.  Check the calendar for courses and study sessions!

Career Counseling

The Career Center offers information about resumes, interviewing, job search, grad school, career direction and other career related topics.  Workshops are offered throughout the semester. 

Office for Training, Research & Education in the Sciences (OTRES)

OTRES is committed to increasing diversity in the STEM disciplines. Visit the OTRES website for more information.

Office of Graduate Studies and Research

CSUSM Student Travel Funding to Present Research: OGSR offers opportunities for undergraduate students on an ongoing basis until funding is depleted.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fund: The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities fund is designed to help undergraduate students capitalize on scholarship and creative activity completed at CSUSM. Appropriate activies include support for travel to a conference at which a student's paper or poster has been accepted.

Undergraduate Advising for CSTEM

Provides academic advising to all admitted undergraduate students with majors and/or minors in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM) at CSUSM.