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MyCSUSM is your online student portal to access your record, view communications, see the status of requests and applications, etc. Below are quick tips on navigating this important part of your CSUSM experience!

 Log-in to MyCSUSM

  • Student Center

    Your Student Center is your hub for information related to your record and your degree progress. Here you will be able to manage important tasks, like enroll and pay for classes, view your grades, and accept your financial aid award.

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  • Locate Your Student ID

    Locate your 9-digit student ID, often requested when speaking to university personnel, under Personal Information in the Student Center.

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  • Application Status

    View the status of your application for admission in the Admissions section of the Student Center

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  • To-Do List

    View outstanding action items in your To-Do List in the Student Center. Click on each 'to-do' for more detailed information.

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  • Communication Center

    In the Communication Center (located in the Student Center) you can find important emails sent to you from CSUSM, as well pending messages and pop-ups.

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  • Financial Aid

    View, accept, and decline financial aid offers in the Finances/Financial Aid section in the Student Center

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  • Accept your offer of admission

    Ready to make it official?! You can accept your offer of admission (also referred to as submitting your 'intent to enroll') in the Admissions section of the Student Center.  You will also be directed to pay your enrollment deposit upon submission.

    Step 1: Click on Accept or Decline under My Applications

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     Step 2: Give us your answer! The green button means you accept! 

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     Step 3: Click on Make a Payment and follow the prompts to pay your deposit. Be sure that pop-ups are enabled on your browser.

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    Step 4: When the new browser tab opens, click on the Make a Payment option on the left.

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     Step 5: Click the view category link under Enrollment Deposit

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    Step 6: Click on the View Category link again, under Cal State University San Marcos

    Step 7: Click on View Details for your Enrollment Deposit, and follow the prompts for payment.


  • My Academics

    In this section of the Student Center you can view your grades and transfer credit, and view an unofficial transcript or request an official transcript. You can also view your class schedule (click on Weekly Schedule under your listed classes to view your enrolled and waitlisted classes in a calendar view).

    Note: here you will see all classes in which you are enrolled or waitlisted. To access the online classroom for each, you will need to log into Cougar Courses. Instructors typically make classes available in Cougar Courses the first day of class. 

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  • My Account

    See your current and past charges in the Finances/My Account section of the Student Center. If there are outstanding charges, you may pay them here, as well.

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  • Degree Planner

    View the list of courses you need to take to progress toward graduation in your Degree Planner, available in the Academics section of the Student Center. For more information about the Degree Planner, please visit the Academic Advising site.


  • Academic Requirements Report

    View progress toward completion of graduation requirements in your Academic Requirements Report (ARR), available in the My Academics section of the Student Center. For instructions and more information about the ARR, please see our Academic Requirements Report page.
  • Holds

    If you have any holds on your enrollment or other activities, they will appear in the Holds section of the Student Center. By clicking on the hold, you can find out more details on how to remove it. You may also consult the Holds page for more information on holds. 


  • Apply to Graduate

    When you are nearing degree completion and are ready to apply to graduate (yay!), let us know by submitting your application for graduation. Find deadlines and instructions for submitting your application on the Apply to Graduate page. 
  • Personal Information

    Add a preferred name, update your phone number and address, or submit an authorization to release your records in the Personal Information section of the Student Center

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