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Important Deadlines

All transcripts, financial statements, and test scores must be received by the CSUSM International Admissions Office by the deadlines listed below. Evaluations and admissions decisions are made on a continuing basis upon receipt of all application forms and records. 

Application Timeline and Deadlines

Spring 2020 (Classes start January 21)

Fall 2020 (Classes start August 31)

Out-of-Country Applicants

August 1 - November 15

October 1 - May 1

In-Country Applicants (already in the U.S.) 

August 1 - November 15

October 1 - June 1

Initial Document Deadline

In-progress or final academic records are required for an admissions decision to be made.
Copies of all documents are acceptable at this time. However, please note that official transcripts and test scores must be received before I-20 will be sent out.

Within two weeks of application for early decision Within two weeks of application for early decision

Final Document Deadline

Final academic records with all term grades and proof of graduation are required.
If you are graduating after the deadline date stated, please let the International Admission Office know.

January 15 July 15

If you are planning to live on campus, you must first be admitted to CSUSM and apply for on-campus housing early. 

Application Questions

Please feel free to contact the International Admissions Office at or call (760) 750-4844.

Contact Information:

Office Location:  Extended Learning Building (accross from the Quad), 5th Floor #588, 288 Campus Way,
San Marcos, CA 92078

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