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Prospective Student Services

Now is the time to Plan for your Future! 

The Office of Recruitment & Outreach at Cal State San Marcos is here to assist you in planning for your future, starting with navigating the CSUSM admission process. Whether you are a First-Time Freshmen or a Transfer student, we will serve as your personal guide into the world of postsecondary education. 

Upcoming Events

Next Steps Presentations (for newly admitted students)

Join us virtually for your next steps to CSUSM! We'll review what you need to do between now and your first day of class. These sessions are open to all Fall 2022 admitted students and their families.

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Freshmen Presentations:

  • March 29th, 5pm to 6pm (English)
  • March 29th, 6pm to 7pm (Spanish)
  • April 6th, 5pm to 6pm (English)
  • April 6th, 6pm to 7pm (Spanish)

Transfer Presentations:

  • March 22nd, 6pm to 7pm (English)
  • April 5th, 6pm to 7pm (English)

Next Steps Event Flyer (PDF)


Cougar Blue Day

Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Join other admitted students at our annual open house, Cougar Blue Day! Make connections and have your questions answered by current students, staff and even some of your future professors. This event is your first opportunity to put on your Cougar Blue and take steps toward being an official CSUSM Cougar next fall. 

Registration opens early Spring 2022

Event Website