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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.  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 Start Date End Date Weeks Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2020 August 24 December 19 17 $8,650 $8,140

$16,790

Spring 2021 January 18 May 21 17 $8,650 $8,140

$16,790

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 a pathway option to take English language courses along with university courses.

Session/Semester Start Date End Date Weeks Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2020 August 24 December 19 17 $5,950 $8,140

$14,090

Fall 2nd Entry 2020 October 20 December 19 9 $4,300 $4,070

$8,370

Spring 2021 January 18 May 21 17 $5,950 $8,140 $14,090

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.

Session/Semester Start Date End Date Weeks Tuition & Fees Per Semester Estimated Living Expenses Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2020 August 24

December 19

17 $6,200* $8,140 $14,340
Spring 2021

January 18

May 21 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

*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
Summer 2020 (online only due to campus COVID-19 response) June 1, 2020 June 29 August 7 $2,040 (reflecting a discount for the online course)
Spring 2021 January 1, 2021 January 26 May 13 $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.