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How To Apply

Term Priority Deadline Application Link
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 Spring Application

You must apply to the program through this website ONLY. To receive full consideration for admission, please read the instructions below carefully. We look forward to reviewing your application and all supporting documents.

How to Apply

STEP 1: Submit your application to CSUSM

A. Click the following link:  Wildfire Program Application
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 "Wildfire" 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.

NOTE: Your application is not officially submitted until payment has been received. You will receve a confirmation email within 48 hours upon successful submission of your application. If you don't receive a confirmation email, log in to your CSU Apply account and ensure the status of your application is "Posted." Any other status indicates your application has not been successfully submitted to the university.

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 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

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.

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.

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Please note that we are currently only authorized to accept students from the following states:

Arizona
California
Hawaii
Idaho
Oklahoma
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin