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How To Apply

You must apply to the program through this website ONLY.  The instructions below must be followed exactly to receive full consideration for admission to the program. We look forward to reviewing your application and all supporting documents by the deadline.


STEP 1: Submit an application through CSU Apply

Please submit an application through the CSU apply portal online. You can sign in or create an account at:

STEP 2: Submit official transcripts to CSUSM

In addition to submitting the university application and application fee, you must request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution you have attended. Electronic delivery is the preferred transcript delivery method. Verify with your school if an electronic transcript is available. 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 as the recipient email address.

Mail: All official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes and mailed or delivered to:

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

Electronic: Electronic transcripts provided through external, or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, Docufile, Parchment, etc.) must email the transcripts to the following email address:

Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email to indicate the transcript has been sent. Please include your full name, the school from which the transcript was sent and the program name of MCS.