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Spring Admissions (Transfer Student Only)

Date Deadline
August 1-30
Apply to CSUSM and EOP at Cal State Apply
September 15 EOP Recommendation Deadline. Two recommendations must be submitted by recommenders using the emailed recommendation link. Recommendation links are emailed to recommenders when applicant submits Cal State Apply application.
October 1-March 2

File your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

October 15 Initial document deadline required by the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach and all official transcripts.
December 1 Submit "Intent to Enroll" and Non-Refundable $150 Deposit to the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach.
January 15 Deadline for receipt of final transcripts with fall grades to the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach. NOTE: This is not a postmarked deadline. Documents must be received on, or before, this deadline.
 

Fall Admissions

Date Deadline
October 1 - 
December 15
Apply to CSUSM and EOP through Cal State Apply
January 15th
Official EOP Application deadline.
Applicants who did not apply to EOP during the October 1 - December 15 CSU application period may contact the Cal State Apply Applicant Help Center. EOP application access requests are granted through January 15.
January 31 EOP Recommendation Deadline. Two recommendations must be submitted by recommenders using the emailed recommendation link. Recommendation links are emailed to recommenders when applicant submits Cal State Apply application.
December  31

The official application period to file a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is October 1 - March 2.  However, in order for CSUSM's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to determine students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) for program eligibility and for admissions into CSUSM 's EOP, students' must file their FAFSA or CADAA application by Dec 31st . 

February 15 Initial document deadline required by the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach. Freshman must submit application fee and official test scores. Transfers must submit application fee and all official transcripts, including those with fall grades, if applicable.
May 1 Submit "Intent to Enroll" and Non-Refundable $150 Deposit to the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach.
July 15 Deadline for receipt of final transcripts with spring grades to the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach. NOTE: This is not a postmarked deadline.

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