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Stage 1: Admission - Enrollment at Orientation

Getting started with college can be a very difficult task. Here at Cal State San Marcos, we want to make your transition from high school to college, a smooth one. In Stage I, we will help guide you through the steps necessary to join CSUSM.

Follow the simple steps here and you will be part of the Cougar family in no time!

Stage I - Admission through Enrollment at Orientation

NEW for Fall 2018 admits: Is Early Start required for you?

Step 1: Submit Intent to Enroll - Accept or Decline your admission to Cal State San Marcos!

Step 2Pay for CSUSM - Pay your fees by visiting the cashiers office and get help from Financial Aid!

Step 3Submit Official Documents - Make sure you have submitted all of your important documents!

Step 4Find Housing - Need to find a place to live? CSUSM can help you find a home on or off campus!

Step 5Attend Orientation - Get ready for orientation! All you need to know about how and when to attend orientation!


Use the Next arrows at the bottom of the page to navigate your way through each step of the admissions process.

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