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Graduate Conditional Admission

Conditional admission is available to qualified students applying for graduate (master’s degree) admission to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Conditional admission is a way for students to learn in advance if they qualify for admission to CSUSM. 

As a conditionally admitted student, you can be admitted to certain graduate/master’s programs at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) upon successful completion of the University English Pathway (UEP) program without needing a passing TOEFL or IELTS score for certain graduate programs.  Many students with conditional admission have completed ALCI's University English Pathway (UEP) program and continued to achieve their goal of earning a master’s degree from CSUSM. 

How to apply:

The application for Graduate Conditional Admission has two parts.

PART 1
For the CSUSM APPLICATION, you must submit:

  • A completed CSUSM International Student Application form.  This form MUST be submitted online through CSU Mentor.
  • A $55 CSUSM application fee payable by credit card online or by separate check to "CSUSM."
  • Official, sealed, unopened, original high school transcripts with certified English translation.
  • Official, sealed, unopened, original transcripts from each college or university you attended with certified English translation.
  • Official, sealed, unopened certificate of high school graduation or diploma with certified English translation.

PART 2
For the GRADUATE DEPARTMENT APPLICATION, you must:

  • Visit the Office of Global Education website for a list of graduate programs and application requirements. Read the website information carefully.
  • Follow the website link for the graduate department in which you are interested.
  • Submit a complete graduate department application and all required documents as instructed on the department website. 

F-1 students transferring to the ALCI from a school within the United States

If you have a valid I-20 and are transferring from a school in the U.S., you must send items above AND:

To apply for conditional admission to CSUSM as a graduate student, please submit the requested materials to Graduate International Admissions.

To apply for conditional admission to CSUSM as an undergraduate, please submit the requested materials to Undergraduate International Admissions.