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First-Year Path to CSUSM Fall 2023 

This First-Year Path is a helpful tool to keep track of some of the steps you will need to take as you prepare for your first semester at CSUSM. But please note that the Path to CSUSM is not a replacement for checking your CSUSM Cougar Email or MyCSUSM


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Complete Placement Exams (if applicable)
Due Prior to Enrollment
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Purchase Meal Plans
By August 15


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Purchase Fall Parking Permit
(if applicable)
August 10
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Pay Tuition & Fees
Deadline TBA
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Attend Miiyu
August 26
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Attend Weeks of Welcome
August 25- September 10
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Visit your Success Coach
August 26- September 11

Please note that the First-Year Path to CSUSM is subject to change. Last updated November 15, 2022. 

Prefer a hard copy? Download the printer-friendly First-Year Path! Please note that this web page and the printer-friendly version may differ slightly due to space constraints on the PDF. Both versions are subject to change. Please refer to the web page version above for the most complete information. Printer-friendly version last updated November 15, 2022.