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Warmest Greetings from California State University San Marcos, where all are welcome!


Bachelor's degrees

  • Fall 2019 term:   October 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019
  • Spring 2020 term:  August 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Master's degrees

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Conditional Admission for English: Five entry periods - August, October, January, March and June (Students have the opportunity to be recommended for university admission without a TOEFL of IELTS score if they successfully complete this program)

California State University San Marcos is a distinctive public university known for academic excellence, service to the community and innovation in higher education. The Office of International Admissions at CSUSM serves the needs of applicants from all over the world. Founded in 1989, CSUSM is the 20th campus of the California State University system, the largest public higher education system offering Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the world. CSUSM is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Important Deadlines  Conditional Admission (no TOEFL required)  Transferring Credit

Our International Admissions team is here to provide assistance with all things international, which include:

  • Review and evaluate international applications
  • Admissions office for international freshman, transfer and graduate degree seeking students (for both fully admitted and conditional admission)
  • Help applicants through the application process
  • In house evaluation of international academic records
  • Assist students with questions about transferring international coursework

Office Information:

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm PST
Located at the San Marcos Campus in Foundation Classroom Building (FCB) 6108, Near the Veteran’s Center and Markstein Hall
-Ask for the International Admissions Office

Contact Information:

California State University San Marcos - International Admissions
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 USA
P: (760) 750-4844  F: (760) 750-3138