Transfer Students must submit official test scores.
Preferably prior to signing up for orientation
Students with disabilities who require academic accommodations must be approved for services by providing appropriate and recent documentation to the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). This office is located in Craven Hall 4300, and can be contacted by phone at (760) 750-4905, TDD (760) 750-4909 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on available services can be found at the DSS website.
Prior to Course Enrollment
Testing Services provides students with a variety of services in testing and assessment that are required for course placement. Students may have placement exam needs connected to Math, Chemistry or a Language. Testing Services/
Discover CSUSM Day is a perfect opportunity for prospective and newly admitted students, families, and anyone interested in learning about CSUSM to see the campus up close, explore our academic colleges and programs, talk with current students about their own experiences and see why Cal State San Marcos is the premier university of the region. Join us for campus and housing tours, academic lectures, information sessions, and learn more about our student clubs, organizations, academic departments and resources at the student life expo.
By May 1
Accepting your acceptance to CSUSM via MyCSUSM. This must be completed prior to applying for housing, signing up for orientation and enrolling for Fall classes.
By May 6
Learn more and apply at: Housing - Future Residents
By May 31
Before you enroll for classes and attend Orientation
Log in and complete the ORNT 15 Pre-Orientation via Cougar Courses
June 10 (Prior to enrolling for classes)
The New Student Advising & Enrollment Tutorial is designed to ensure you have and understand the requirements needed to earn your bachelor's degree from CSUSM, as well as the tools needed to self-enroll in your first semester courses. Completion of this Tutorial is mandatory for new students.
Around May 20* *Prior steps must be completed first.
How to enroll the Cougar Way!
June (dates vary- pre-sign up needed)
Students that do NOT attend their scheduled orientation will have their classes dropped in August and need to start the enrollment process over. If you need to reschedule contact Orientation at (760)750-4930 or email@example.com right away! Orientation Site
Deadline for receipt of final transcripts with spring grades. NOTE: This is the date transcripts must be received by CSUSM (Not just post marked)
Log in and complete the ORNT 15 Post-Orientation via Cougar Courses to get prepared for the start of fall semester! Cougar Courses
UVA- Aug 23 QUAD- Aug 24
Check out the Move-In Prep video on your ORNT 15 course in Housing's site.
August 26 from 4-5:30pm
RSVP to the Transfer Student Reception by August 9.
August 24- September 8
Download the campus app or check out the website for the full schedule: Weeks of Welcome Schedule
By start of classes