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SACM Sponsored Students

We are happy to have the opportunity to work with students who are sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission. If you are a SACM sponsored student please review the below information:

Enrollment Verification Letter (EVL)

SACM requires that students submit an EVL each semester in order to issue a Financial Guarantee (FG).
It is the responsibility of the student to request an EVL each semester.

Financial Guarantee:

YOU must provide your Financial Guarantee (FG) to the Office of Global Education by the following dates to ensure the receipt of benefits:


  • FG for Fall 2018: Monday, September 3, 2018
  • FG for Spring 2019: Monday, January 28, 2019 

Students who do not present their financial guarantee by this date will be responsible for tuition and fee charges for the semester. 



The Office of Global Education will email your transcripts to your student email approximately 1-2 weeks after final grades are available on MyCSUSM.

  • Fall 2018 official grades will be available: January 7, 2019 
  • Spring 2019 official grades will be available: June 10, 2019

Online & Hybrid Course Policy:

 The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) has informed California State University, San Marcos that they will not pay for any entirely Internet - online- based or hybrid courses (typically indicated in the class schedule) which they have not first approved. For that reason, all SACM students must obtain approval through the process described below:

SACM may only approve an online/hybrid course if:

  • the course is required and only offered online/hybrid.
  • waiting until a later semester to take an on-campus section of the course would delay your graduation.

If you meet one of the reasons listed above, please complete this Online/Hybrid Course Approval Form to receive a letter that you will send to SACM for their approval by the respective deadline.

*Please allow 2-3 business days to receive it.

If your request is approved, SACM will issue a separate financial guarantee for the online/hybrid course(s). Please submit the online course financial guarantee to the Office of Global Education before the start date  of the online course.


In order to have sufficient time for SACM to process your request students are encouraged to request an Online/Hybrid Course Approval Form by the deadlines below:

  • Fall 2018: Submit your Online/Hybrid Course Approval Form by Monday, August 20
  • Winter 2019: Submit your Online/Hybrid Course Approval Form by Friday, December 14

Change of Major

SACM sponsored student are not allowed to change their major unless they have prior approval from SACM.  

 If you wish to change your major you must follow the below steps: 

  1. Contact your SACM Academic Advisor to request a change of major.  
  2. If SACM is requesting a letter with unit information, you must send a screenshot of the email request from SACM to your International Student Advisor.  
  3. Once you send a screen shot of the information needed by SACM your International Student Advisor can start working on your letter. *Please note that this letter can take 1 – 2 weeks to process given that an Academic Advisor might need to be contacted to verify your letter.  
  4. If SACM approves the change of major, please send a copy of your new FG with the updated major to the Office of Global Education.  

Scholarship Extension:

If you think you will need an extension to your scholarship please contact SACM to request an extension 5 months prior to the expiration of your scholarship to allow enough time to gather the necessary documents required by SACM.