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Program Dates and Costs

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

To better serve our students, the ALCI of CSU San Marcos is happy to announce that we are now using a rolling admissions process (no priority deadlines). 

We continue to suggest submitting applications as early as possible.  We encourage our students and partners to keep in mind visa timelines, university class enrollment, housing, travel plans and other factors during this time.

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.  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.

UAP Fees
Session/Semester Start Date End Date Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2021 August 23 December 18 $8,650 $8,140

$16,790

Spring 2022 January 18 May 19 $8,650 $8,140

$16,790

Summer 2022 June 6 August 12 $5,950  $4,070  $10,020

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

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

IEP Fees
Session/Semester Start Date End Date Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2021 August 23 December 18 $5,950 $8,140 $14,090
Fall 2nd Entry 2021 October 18 December 18 $4,300 $4,070 $8,370
Spring 2022 January 18 May 19 $5,950 $8,140 $14,090
Spring 2nd Entry 2022 March 21 May 19 $4,300  $4,070  $8,370
Summer 2022 June 6 August 12 $4,650  $4,070   $8,720

Costs includes tuition, mandatory student fees and recreation 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.

Study @ CSU San Marcos Fees
Session/Semester Start Date End Date Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2021

August 23

December 18 $6,200* $8,140 $14,340
Spring 2022

January 18

May 19 $6,200* $8,140 $14,340

 Study @ CSU San Marcos MBA Programs*

Study @ CSU San Marcos MBA Fees
Session /Semester Tuition & Fees Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
SMBA 10-units Fall $7,200** $8,140 $15,340
SMBA 10-units Spring     $7,200** $8,140 $15,340

*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.

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

TESL/TEFL Fees
Session Priority Application Deadline   Start Date  End Date Tuition Cost
Summer 2021 June 1, 2021 June 28 August 6 $2,400
Spring 2022  January 1, 2022  January 25  May 12 $2,400

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.