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After you have applied to CSUSM, follow the next steps to make sure the rest of your admissions process goes smoothly.

Next Steps

Login to your MyCSUSM

Your ID and password was sent to your email address that was listed on your application. Use your assigned login information to access your MyCSUSM and regularly check your admission status. Outstanding items will be listed on your "To Do List." Send us any items listed by the posted deadlines. 

Part 1: University Application

Submit the following items:

  • All official post-secondary school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in the original language of issue must be submitted through postal mail in a school-sealed envelope. Copies accepted for the initial admission evaluation.
  • Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas must be submitted through postal mail
  • Affidavit of Financial Support or scholarship letter
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Satisfy English Language Proficiency Requirement:
  • Choose ONE from the following:
    • TOEFL score of 80 iBT
    • IELTS  overall band score of 6.0, writing score no lower than 6.0 and no section score below 5.5 
    • Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE), C2 Proficiency (CPE)–certificate awarded with a Cambridge English score of 180 or higher
    • Duolingo score of 110
    • iTEP Academic Plus - Please contact International Admissions at for details
    • Pearsons (PTE) score of 65 
    • Bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. university
    • Bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction (confirm with International Admission Office to see if your school is eligible)

Conditional admission available through our American Language & Culture Institute

EXPEDITE PROCESSING:  Send your unofficial transcripts and copies of documents  for an admission decision by using link:  UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS HERE .   Be sure to change the file name to: your full name and email address.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT I-20:   Please be reminded that you must send your official transcripts  through postal mail and have your test scores sent directly to CSUSM prior to the start of the term. US institutions can send transcripts electronically to

Part 2: Graduate Program Application

You must follow the instructions outlined on your department's website carefully to complete the departmental application process. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT I-20: Please be advised that you must send your official transcripts  through postal mail and have your test scores sent directly to CSUSM from testing agencies  before we can issue the I-20 for the student visa.  

When will we send out admission decisions? Your application will be submitted to your graduate program as soon as we receive your documents. We will notify you as soon as receive the admission decision from your graduate program. 

Once admitted, you will receive your admission offer via email along with detailed instructions on how to request your I-20.  The international admissions advisors from Global Education will send you details about orientation and the sevis process.  Please be sure to carefully watch your email since this is our primary means of communication.

IMPORTANT:  You must apply for housing early.  Also, please be sure to stay connected to our Global Office to clear vaccination and other requirements on time.

Application Questions

Please contact Colleen Manthey, International Admissions Specialist, at

Office Location:

Located in the Extended Learning Building (across from the Quad)
5th Floor #588
288 Campus Way
San Marcos, CA 92078

295 June Way
San Marcos, CA 92078

Phone: (760) 750-4844 Fax: (760) 750-3138

Mailing Address: 

California State University San Marcos - International Admissions
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 USA