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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 60 or more transferable semester (90 transferable quarter) units
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all transfer coursework
  • Completion of CSU general education transfer requirements
    (For articulated classes, visit the Assist website)
  • Completion of SOC 201 or its equivalent. This course must be completed by the third semester of the program.  
Term Priority Deadline  Application Link
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 Fall Application
Spring  2020 9/04/2019 Spring Application

STEP 1: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

A. Select the term application link you'd like to apply for
B. Create your CSU Apply account
C. Complete your profile (save your username and password)
      -Select "Undergraduate" for the level of degree you are seeking
D. Start your application
      -From the program selection page, select "Cal State San Marcos" 
      -Select the "Criminology" program under San Marcos Extended Learning
      -Follow instructions to complete all 4 quadrants of the application
      -Once complete, submit your application. You will be prompted to pay a                  $55 non-refundable application fee.

STEP 2: SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

In addition to submitting the University application and application fee, you must request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution 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 transcripts@csusm.edu as the recipient email address.

If you select to mail your transcript, all official transcripts must be mailed or delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below. *NOTE: Official transcripts from foreign institutions MUST be sent through postal mail.

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

Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email el@csusm.edu 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 ABSK.

International students: You must submit academic records from foreign institutions.  The original foreign transcript must be on file and if they are not written in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations. Official transcripts from foreign institutions MUST be sent through postal mail to the address listed above. Please note: The part-time program will not be able to sponsor F-1 students as the requirement to be an F-1 is full-time student status. The program is still open to other non-immigrant visa holders who do not need an I-20 document for their status (including H-1 and E-1).

STEP 3: SATISFY ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT:

All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. Typically, applicants demonstrate the English Proficiency requirement by submitting results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Submission of these test scores should be sent to the following address:

California State University San Marcos
ATTN: Extended Learning, Crim
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

*NOTE: We encourage applicants to submit the documents listed above in one packet; however, we understand this may not be possible. Please review your Student Center at
 MYCSUSM to ensure we have received your documents in a timely manner.

Provided below are the CSU required minimum scores for each TOEFL total score format:

 

Paper-Based

 Computer-Based

 Internet-Based

Undergraduate  500  173

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