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Program Dates and Costs

Please note that tuition and fees and deadlines are subject to change without notice. All costs are in USD. For the most up-to-date information, please contact ALCI at alci@csusm.edu.

We suggest submitting applications as early as possible to allow for the processing of the application packet.  Visa appointment wait times should also be factored in when deciding on session start dates. 

University English Pathway (UEP) and Undergraduate/Graduate Conditional Admission

This program helps students prepare for success at an American university. 

Session (Academic Year 2016-2017)    
Priority
Application
Deadline*
Start Date      
End Date          
Weeks
Tuition & Fees
Per Semester
Estimated
Living Expenses
Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2016 June 1 August 22 December 9 16 $5,800 $8,140 $13,940
Fall 2nd Entry 2016** August 1 October 11 December 9 9 $4,150 $4,070 $8,220
Spring 2017 November 1 January 17 May 12 16 $5,800 $8,140 $13,940
Spring 2nd Entry 2017** January 9 March 7 May 12 9 $4,150 $4,070 $8,220
Summer 2017 April 1 June 5 August 11 10 $4,500 $4,070 $8,570
Session (Academic Year 2017-2018)    
Priority
Application
Deadline*
Start Date      
End Date          
Weeks
Tuition & Fees
Per Semester
Estimated
Living Expenses
Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2017 June 1 August 21 December 8 16 $5,800 $8,140 $13,940
Fall 2nd Entry 2017** August 1 October 10 December 8 9 $4,150 $4,070 $8,220
Spring 2018 November 1 January 16 May 11 16 $5,800 $8,140 $13,940
Spring 2nd Entry 2018** January 8 March 6 May 11 9 $4,150 $4,070 $8,220
Summer 2018 April 1 TBD TBD 10 $4,500 $4,070 $8,570

*Priority Application Deadline is set to allow applicants time for visa processing. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. 

**Second Entry Information: 2nd entry students will join ALCI classes at the middle of the semester, just after mid-term exams. Students who start the ALCI on a 2nd entry start date must pay tuition and fees for two semesters before enrolling in ALCI classes.


Additional Tuition Information for UEP and Conditional Admission: 
Cost includes tuition and $155 in mandatory student fees. Book fees are included. Health insurance is required and an additional cost. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Applicants must submit a bank statement, dated within the past 6 months, showing a balance equal to or greater than the total estimated cost shown above.



Study @ CSU San Marcos

Study @ CSU San Marcos is a non-degree program for visiting/fee-paying international students who want to enroll in university classes for credit for one or two semesters at California State University San Marcos.

Session (Academic Year 2017-2018) 
Priority
Application
Deadline*
Start Date      
End Date           
Weeks
Tuition & Fees
Per Semester
Estimated
Living Expenses
Total Estimated Cost
Fall 2017 April 1 August 21 December 17 17 $5,800** $8,140 $13,940
Spring 2018 October 20  January 16 May 18 17 $5,800** $8,140 $13,940



Study @ CSU San Marcos MBA Programs

Session (Academic Year 2017-2018)                           
Tuition & Fees
Estimated
Living Expenses
Total Estimated Cost
SMBA 10-units Fall 2017     $8,350 $8,140 $16,490
SMBA 10-units Spring 2018 $8,350 $8,140 $16,490

*Priority Application Deadline is set to allow applicants time for visa processing and course planning. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. 

**Additional Tuition Information for Study @ CSU San Marcos:Standard tuition rate includes 12 units for undergraduate programs and 9 units for graduate programs (except SMBA). Students will be invoiced $249 per additional unit if enrolled in more than standard units (12/9). Study @ CSUSM students are responsible for paying for their own course textbooks, lab fees, etc. Health insurance is required and an additional cost. Tuition and fees are subject to change. 

Applicants must submit a bank statement, dated within the past 6 months, showing a balance equal to or greater than the total estimated cost shown above.



Conditional Admission to CSU San Marcos

Tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses are different for students seeking conditional admission to CSU San Marcos.

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page under International Admissions for total estimated costs for undergraduate and graduate programs.



Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) Certificate

Session
Priority
Application
Deadline              
Start Date     
End Date         
Tuition Cost
Summer 2017 May 6 July 3 August 11 $2,400
Spring 2018 November 11 January 22 May 11 $2,400