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Undergraduate Conditional Admission

Conditional admission is available to qualified students applying for undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) admission to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Conditional admission is a way for students to learn in advance if they qualify for admission to CSUSM. 

As a conditionally admitted student, you can be admitted to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) upon successful completion of either one of two programs.  

The University Access Program (UAP) offers qualified students a dedicated individual advisor as well as the opportunity to earn credits toward their bachelor’s or select master’s degree and receive guaranteed admission upon successful completion of the program. Whether needing to improve on your academic history or transition your English skills, the program makes your success our goal.  Minimum English proficieny scores are a TOEFL 51 or an IELTS 5.0.

The premier Intensive English Pathway (IEP) program accepts students of all levels of English ability without needing a passing TOEFL or IELTS score.  Many students with conditional admission have completed the Intensive English Pathway (IEP) program and continued to achieve their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree from CSUSM. 

Students in the Intensive English Pathway (IEP) may also qualify to take university classes for credit during their time in ALCI, while continuing to develop their English. As a benefit to conditionally admitted students, these courses can then be applied towards their CSUSM bachelor’s degree, which can potentially shorten the time to graduation.   

How to apply:

Incomplete applications and applications missing official documents will not be processed. Check your application carefully. After CSUSM reviews your application, we will notify you about your application status. 

  • A completed CSUSM International Student Application form.  
  • A $55 CSUSM application fee payable by credit card online or by separate check to "CSUSM."
  • Official, sealed, unopened, original high school transcripts with certified English translation.
  • Official, sealed, unopened, original transcripts from each college or university you attended with certified English translation.
  • Official, sealed, unopened certificate of high school graduation or diploma with certified English translation.

*For students that are transferring to the ALCI from a school within the United States

If you have a valid I-20, you must send the items above AND:

To apply for conditional admission to CSUSM as an undergraduate, please submit the requested materials to Undergraduate International Admissions.

To apply for conditional admission to CSUSM as a graduate student, please submit the requested materials to Graduate International Admissions.