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Discover Your Future

Don't miss out on our annual fall open house!

  • Learn about admissions requirements, applications processes, and financial aid options.
  • Connect with student success resources and community and identity centers.
  • Meet with current students, staff, alumni, and parents of current students.
  • Learn about resources to help you through your college journey.
  • Take a guided walking tour of our 304-acre hillside campus
  • Learn about campus housing.
  • Have the opportunity to be admitted on the spot.*

*Incoming first-year students must complete a Cal State Apply application for CSUSM by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2024 to be eligible for the on-the-spot admission evaluation at Discover CSUSM - Fall Admission Day. Student will be conditionally admitted. Not available for transfer students at this time. Those applying for majors that are impacted, including nursing, will not be eligible for the Admit-on-the-spot admission evaluation.

Once you register for Discover CSUSM - Fall Admision Day, your email confirmation will have a link to book your appointment to the Admit-on-the-Spot admission evaluation or an Application Workshop.



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We are a different kind of university at CSUSM. We are modern, forward thinkers fueled by creativity and determination. Here, we are pushing the boundaries of research and making discoveries every day in different fields such as engineering, neuroscience, kinesiology and conservation. Our professors challenge you to think bigger and bolder and to bring your ambitions to life. We are proud of our diversity of backgrounds, ideas and perspectives that enrich our classrooms and global understanding.


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Apply to CSUSM via Cal State Apply for fall 2024 starting Oct. 1.*

Deadline for first-year students: Dec. 15, 2023.

Deadline for transfer students: Dec. 15, 2023

*Application deadlines may be different for impacted programs. For more information on important dates and deadlines, please visit the CSUSM Admissions Website.

First-Year Students - How to Apply        Transfer Students - How to Apply

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