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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  • A non-science related Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units completed
  • CHEM 101 or CHEM 105 (or equivalent) completed with a C or better
  • Math 125 (or equivalent) completed with a C or better. Conditional admission may be granted for students who do not possess Math 125 on the basis that they complete an equivalent course from a regionally accredited institution, or complete a two week Pre-Calculus Readiness Boot Camp offered at CSUSM in August.
Term Priority Deadline  Application Link
Fall 2020 TBD Coming soon...

You must apply to the program through this website ONLY. 
To receive full consideration for admission, please read the instructions below carefully. We look forward to reviewing your application and all supporting documents.


A. Click the application link
B. Create your CSU Apply account
C. Complete your profile (write down your username and password to use at a later time)
          -Select "Graduate, including Credential and Certificate Programs" for the level of degree you are seeking
Select "Post Baccalaureate Certificate" for the type of degree
D. Start your application
          -From the program selection page, select "Cal State San Marcos" as your campus of choice
          -Select the "Pre-Health Professions" program under San Marcos Extended Learning
          -Follow instructions to complete all 4 quadrants of the program application
          -Once complete, submit your application. You will be prompted to pay a $55 non-refundable application fee.

NOTE: Your application is not officially submitted until payment has been received. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours upon successful submission of your application. If you don't receive a confirmation email, log in to your CSU Apply account and ensure the status of your application is "Posted." Any other status indicates your application has not been successfully submitted to the university.


In addition to submitting the University application and application fee, you must request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended.

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 as the recipient email address.

If you select to mail your transcript, all official transcripts must be mailed or delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below. *NOTE: Official transcripts from foreign institutions MUST be sent through postal mail.

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email 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 PHPC.

International students: 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. Official transcripts from foreign institutions MUST be sent through postal mail to the address listed above.


 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 the following address:

California State University San Marcos
Attn: Extended Learning/PHPC
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

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.