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Unofficial Transcripts

We are accepting your unofficial transcripts!

As colleges and universities may need to limit traditional services during this global health crisis, we understand it may be difficult to obtain official transcripts from your current and/or past institutions. To alleviate this burden, we are temporarily accepting unofficial transcripts for applications to our programs.   

Simply follow the steps below to get started:

STEP 1:  Submit your Cal State Application

  • Start your application

    • We encourage you to review your program webpage to learn about the specific admissions requirements for your program. Find your program webpage.

  • Do not proceed to step two until you have successfully submitted your application.

STEP 2: Upload your unofficial transcripts 

  • Upload unofficial copies of your transcript from all postsecondary institutions you have previously attended using the new Unofficial Transcripts Form.

STEP 3:  Check your email regularly 

  • We will be communicating with you regularly through email. Please check your email frequently to ensure you do not miss any updates.

STEP 4:  Request your official transcripts

  • Although we are temporarily accepting unofficial copies of your transcript, at a later date you will be required to submit official copies of your transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you previously attended. 
  • Electronic official transcripts may be emailed to Official transcripts can also be mailed to the following address:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Admission to your Program

If you are accepted to your program, you will be conditionally admitted to the university.  Your admission letter will detail the specific conditions of your admission such as submitting official transcripts to the university by a specific deadline. 

Please continue to review your email as admissions letters will be sent to the email address provided in your application.


Please direct any questions you have to Although our physical offices are temporarily closed, we are working remotely. We are also available to chat with you Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.  Simply click this link to chat with us.