The SLP Prep program is designed for individuals who are missing all of the prerequisites for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program at CSUSM. Priority admission is given to those applicants who have not completed any of the prerequisites upon evaluation. The courses are offered continuously during the Spring, Summer and Fall terms in order to prepare applicants for the January priority application deadline. As an SLP Prep Cohort student, you will be guaranteed a seat for each course in the sequence as they are offered, and are eligible to apply for financial aid.
If you choose not to participate in the SLP Prep Cohort program, see Non-Cohort Course Options for more information.
A. Please review the following steps prior to submitting your application: SLP Prep application guide.
B. To apply, click on the "SLP Prep Program Application" button below.
Request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended. The following submission options are:
Mail: If you select to mail your transcript, please ensure the transcript is in an envelope sealed by your school and addressed to:
Office of Admissions and Student Outreach
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
Electronic*: Electronic delivery is the preferred transcript delivery method. Verify with your school if an electronic transcript is available. Electronic transcripts can be provided through external or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, eTranscriptCA, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.). When ordering your transcript, please choose California State University San Marcos as the intended recipient from the school name dropdown. If California State University San Marcos is not listed, please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient email address.
* Please note all international transcripts and coursework must be submitted via postal mail.
Previous CSUSM students who have been out for over a year should resend all official transcripts from other institutions as the originals may have been archived.
Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email email@example.com to indicate the transcript has been sent. Please include your full name, the school from which the transcript was sent and the program name of SLP Prep.
International students please note: You must submit academic records from foreign institutions. The original foreign transcript must be on file and if they are not written in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations. In addition, all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies. Please the list of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies.
All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. Typically, applicants demonstrate the English Proficiency requirement by submitting results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Submission of these test scores should be sent to:
Please note: We encourage applicants to submit the documents listed above in one packet; however, we understand this may not be possible. Please review your Student Center at MyCSUSM to ensure we have received your documents in a timely manner.