An international second post-baccalaureate applicant is a student who wishes to study at our university on an F-1 (student) visa who has already completed a post-secondary degree from a regionally accredited university within the United States or outside the United States that meets our accreditation standards and wishes to pursue a second bachelor's degree.
The CSUSM main campus does not traditionally accept second bachelor's degree applications, but please contact the International Admission Office for exceptions or more information.
Only the Temecula campus of CSUSM accepts second bachelor's degree students.
Programs available for second bachelor's degree students at the Temecula campus:
Our Main Campus in San Marcos does not traditionally accept second bachelor’s degree applications for most majors. However, CSUSM will accept second bachelor's degree seeking students for the following programs:
Please note: Second bachelor degree students must complete the prerequisite courses for the major at a regionally accredited community college or university prior to being accepted into these programs. Local community colleges can be found on the following website: www.assist.org
*Appeal process for special consideration due to extenuating circumstances/demonstrable hardship may be considered, submit appeal to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the Temecula programs may have higher than minimum GPA requirements and require additional tests and/or specific pre-requisite coursework. Please contact the Temecula Office for more information.
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Submit the following items:
All official post-secondary school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in the original language of issue through the postal mail in a school-sealed envelope
Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas
Affidavit of Financial Support including bank statements or scholarship letter
Contact the Temecula Office for detailed information on the application process.
Send all OFFICIAL transcripts and translations directly to the address below.
Copies of all the documents needed above can be submitted online! By submitting these documents online, this allows us to give you an early admission decision. Official transcripts and test scores must be received before issuance of I-20 for student visa.
Contact Information:California State University San Marcos - Office of International Admissions Global Programs & Services 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 USA P: (760) 750-4844 F: (760) 750-3138 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org