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How to Apply as a Transfer to the TBSN

A transfer applicant is a prospective student who has taken college courses after the summer following their high school graduation. In order to apply to the TBSN you must be a new student to CSUSM (i.e. you may not apply to the TBSN as a current CSUSM student).

Step One | Between October 1st – December 4th, 2020 

Review the minimum Transfer applicant eligibility requirements for the TBSN to make sure you are fully qualified for the program. Also review the Supplemental Admission (Impaction) Criteria used to evaluate and rank applicants to the TBSN.

Step Two | Between October 1st – December 4th, 2020

Submit an application along with the $70 application fee to CSUSM through Cal State Apply.  Choose the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (TBSN) as the major you want to apply to. You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been submitted. Please refer to the CSUSM Office of Admissions Transfer Student application process for all requirements and deadlines associated with being admitted to the University.

There is NO SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION for Fall 2021 admission to the TBSN. Your Cal State Apply application will be used to identify that you want to be considered for admission to the TBSN.

Step Three | No later than March 15th, 2021

Submit official TEAS scores to the College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS) Student Services office.

By U.S. Mail:
College of Education, Health & Human Services
Attn: CEHHS Student Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096

Step Four | No later than March 15th, 2021 | Optional

Submit Volunteer and/or Work Hours Verification letter(s) to the College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS) Student Services office. Please use the Qualifying Employment and Verification Letter Template and/or Qualifying Volunteer Work and Verification Letter Template to document your hours.

By email:  cehhs-ss@csusm.edu

By U.S. Mail:
College of Education, Health & Human Services
Attn: CEHHS Student Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096

* Please note Volunteer and/or Work Hours are optional admission criterion and not required in order to be considered for admission to the TBSN. *

What happens after I apply?

After December 4th, 2020, your Cal State Apply application will be used to identify your desire to be considered for admission to the TBSN. Please refer to the CSUSM Office of Admissions Transfer Student application process for all requirements and deadlines associated with being admitted to the University.

Admissions applications to the TBSN are coordinated by CEHHS Student Services and evaluated using the Supplemental Admission (Impaction) Criteria. Applicants are rank ordered by the number of points earned.

Admission offers to the TBSN will be sent beginning April 1st, 2021. To accept your offer of admission you must submit your CSUSM Intent to Enroll by May 1st, 2021.

If you are not offered admission to the TBSN you may choose an alternate major at CSUSM. Please contact the CSUSM Office of Admissions for further information.

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