The University never accepts Area A courses (A1, A2, and A3) from institutions outside of the country. If you want to apply coursework completed outside of the United States, towards a degree at CSU San Marcos, please contact Colleen Manthey, with the University Office of Admissions & Recruitment, for details, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want the School of Nursing to consider any coursework completed outside of the United States, specific to the Nursing requirements, as opposed to just General Education credit, we will not evaluate foreign transcripts which have not first been evaluated by an independent evaluation company. Please check with Colleen Manthey, as referenced above, for a list of approved evaluation companies.
The TEAS exam, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is designed as a predictor of success for Nursing program applicants.
This exam is only required for Traditional BSN transfer applicants and Accelerated BSN applicants; it is not required for LVN to BSN, TBSN Freshman, or RN to BSN applicants. Applicants must score a minimum composite score of 71.0% on this exam in order to be eligible for being admitted into either of these programs. Points are awarded from composite scores ranging from 71.0% to 100%, as part of the Supplemental Admission Criteria for admission to these BSN programs. This test is created by ATI Testing and has information about review books and online practice exams.