Appeals Process

CSU San Marcos welcomes applications from first time freshman applicants for fall semesters.  CSU San Marcos utilizes basic CSU eligibility requirements for first time freshman applicants.

Admission as a first time freshman is solely based on completion of college preparatory courses ("A-G"), grade point average in college preparatory courses and scores from the ACT or SAT Reasoning exam.

Information for Fall 2014 California applicants

Information for Fall 2014 non-California applicants

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program

Local Admissions Area School Districts

Orange County: Capistrano Unified, Saddleback Valley Unified and private or independent high schools within these boundaries.

Riverside County: Hemet Unified, Lake Elsinore Unified, Murrieta Valley Unified, Perris Union High School District, San Jacinto Unified, Temecula Valley Unified, Val Verde Unified and private or independent high schools within these boundaries.

San Diego County: Bonsall Union High School District, Borrego Springs Unified ,Carlsbad Unified, Escondido Union High School District, Fallbrook Union High School District, Julian Union High School District, Oceanside Unified, Poway Unified, Ramona Unified, San Dieguito Union High School District, San Marcos Unified, Valley Center Pauma Unified, Vista Unified, Warner Unified and private or independent high schools within these boundaries.