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Program Dates and Costs

Please note that tuition and fees and deadlines are subject to change without notice. All costs are in USD. For the most up-to-date information, please contact ALCI at alci@csusm.edu.

We suggest submitting applications as early as possible to allow for the processing of the application packet. Visa appointment wait times should also be factored in when deciding on session start dates. 

University Access Program (UAP)

This innovative program offers qualified students a dedicated advisor and the opportunity to earn university credits towards a bachelor's degree or select master's degrees at CSU San Marcos.  Costs includes tuition, mandatory student fees and recreation fees.  Textbooks are provided for the first semester only.  English language support, academic/personal advising and tutoring services are also included.  Health insurance is required and is an additional cost.   ASK ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS (alci@csusm.edu). Submission deadlines to be announced.

Session/Semester Priority Application Deadline Start Date End Date Weeks Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Spring 2020 November 1 January 13 May 16 17 $8,650 $8,140 $16,790
Summer 2020 March 15 June 1 August 7 9 $5,950 $4,070 $10,020

Fall  2020
April 15 August 24 December 18 17 $8,650 $8,140 $16,790

 

Intensive English Pathway (IEP) and Undergraduate/Graduate Conditional Admission*

The premier Intensive English Program that accepts students of all levels of English ability and offers qualified students a pathway option to take English language courses along with university courses.

Session/Semester Priority Application Deadline Start Date End Date Weeks Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Spring 2020 November 1 January 13 May 16 17 $5,950 $8,140 $14,090
Spring 2nd Entry 2020 January 10 March 10 May 16 9 $4,300 $4,070

$8,370

Summer 2020 March 15 June 1 August 7 9 $4,650 $4,070

$8,720

Fall 2020 April 15 August 24 December 18 17 $5,950 $8,140

$14,090

The priority application deadlines are set to allow applicants time for visa processing.  Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Costs includes tuition, mandatory student fees and recreations fees. Book fees are included.  Health insurance is required and is an additional cost. 

Applicants must submit a bank statement, dated within the past 6 months, showing a balance equal to or greater than the total estimated cost shown above.

*Conditional Admission tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses are different for students seeking conditional admission to CSU San Marcos.

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page under International Admissions for total estimated costs for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Study @ CSU San Marcos

Study @ CSU San Marcos is a non-degree program for visiting/fee-paying international students who want to enroll in university classes (undergraduate or graduate) for credit for one or two semesters at California State University San Marcos.

Session/Semester Priority Application Deadline Start Date End Date Weeks Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Spring 2020 October 13 January 13

May 16 

17 $6,200* $8,140 $14,340
Fall  2020 April 1

August 24

December 18 17 $6,200* $8,140 $14,340

 Study @ CSU San Marcos MBA Programs

Session /Semester Tuition & Fees Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
SMBA 10-units Spring 2020 $7,200** $8,140 $15,340
SMBA 10-units Fall 2020 $7,200** $8,140 $15,340

Priority Application Deadline is set to allow applicants time for visa processing and course planning. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. 

*Standard tuition rate includes registration for 12 units for undergraduate programs and 9 units for graduate programs.  Study @ CSUSM students are responsible for paying for their own course textbooks, lab fees, etc. Health insurance is required and is an additional cost. 

**A student can mix graduate MBA courses with undergraduate courses for prorated costs. Please contact the ALCI for specific tuition details. 

Applicants must submit a bank statement, dated within the past 6 months, showing a balance equal to or greater than the total estimated cost shown above.

Conditional Admission to CSU San Marcos

Tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses are different for students seeking conditional admission to CSU San Marcos.

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page under International Admissions for total estimated costs for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) Certificate

Session Priority Application Deadline   Start Date  End Date Tuition Cost
Spring 2020 December 20, 2019 January 21 May 7 $2,400
Summer 2020 May 29, 2020 June 29 August 7 $2,400