Congratulations on your provisional acceptance to CSUSM! Follow these important Next Steps to prepare for your first term at Cal State San Marcos. These steps are also available on your To Do list in MyCSUSM.
Your Intent to Enroll and the $150 Enrollment Deposit must be submitted by May 1.
Failure to submit the intent to enroll and enrollment deposit by May 1 will result in cancellation of your offer of admission.
You can submit your Intent to Enroll and pay the Deposit on MyCSUSM. Once you have logged in, select "Student Center," then select "Accept" or "Decline" for your fall application. If you select "Accept," you are required to complete all the steps to accept the offer of admission. Enable pop-ups on your web browser to proceed with making your payment online.
The $150 Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable and will apply toward your fall term tuition. The Enrollment Deposit will be waived only for students who qualified for a fee-waiver at the time of application.
To be considered for financial aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the Cal State San Marcos school code, 030113. You should also create your Cal Grant Application as soon as possible.
Updates regarding your financial aid application will be sent to your email and visible on your To Do list in MyCSUSM.
Additional information, including how to apply for scholarships, is available on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
Living on-campus is required for first-time freshmen from outside of Cal State San Marcos’ local service area (local service area is defined by the high school you are graduating from). Information about student housing, how to apply, and the live-on requirement, is available on the Housing website.
If you do not meet the English and/or math proficiency requirements, you will be required to enroll in Early Start before you can attend orientation and enroll in classes. More information about the Early Start requirement is available on the Readiness and Success Services website.
Orientation sessions are conducted between June and August. Once you submit your Intent to Enroll, pay the Enrollment Deposit and apply for Housing (or acquire an approval for exemption), you will be able to reserve an orientation date on MyCSUSM. More information about orientation reservations will be emailed to you in early spring.
A final official transcript showing completion of all requirements for admission with verification of graduation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 15.
Failure to submit by July 15 will result in cancellation of your offer of admission.
Electronic delivery is the preferred 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 email@example.com as the recipient email address.
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 & Student Outreach
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA. 92096-0001
You can find a current listing of fees, tuition, payment plans, and payment deadlines on the Student Financial Services website. You can make your payment on MyCSUSM, or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Cougar Central. Visit SFS Tuition/Fees for more information. It is your responsibility to check the payment deadlines for each term you attend CSUSM.
Students born after January 1, 1957, must demonstrate proof of full immunization to Measles and Rubella. All first-time students, 18 or younger on August 1 of their entering academic year, are required to present proof of full-immunization against Hepatitis B. Proof must be submitted to Student Health Services before you can enroll in classes. Additional information, including how to submit proof, can be found on the Student Health and Counseling Services website.
Student Health & Counseling Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181
All students with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations are required to provide appropriate and recent documentation to the Office of Disability Support Services. Reasonable accommodations will be provided based on a case-by-case analysis of each student’s disability and their functional limitations. For information, contact DSS by calling (760) 750-4905 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase your parking permit online before your first day to avoid any parking citations. Parking is enforced 24/7, even on the first day of classes.