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I have been admitted...

Congratulations on your acceptance to CSUSM!

To ensure a successful transition to Cal State San Marcos, please complete the following next steps. These important steps and their deadlines can be viewed on MyCSUSM on your "To Do List".

  1. Intent to Enroll & Enrollment Deposit

    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 must indicate your intent to Enroll through MyCSUSM. Once you have logged into your accouont, select the "Student Center," then choose "Accept" or "Decline" for you fall application. If you chose "Accept," you are required to complete all the steps to accept the offer of admission.

    The $150 Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable and will apply toward tuition for your fall term. The Enrollment Deposit will be waived only for students who qualifed for a fee-waiver at the time of application.

  2. Financial Aid and Scholarships

    All students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 2. You should be sure to include the Cal State San Marcos school code 030113, so that we receive your information electronically. To begin the process, visit

  3. Fees & Tuition

    You can find a current listing of fees, tuition, payment plans and payment deadline on the Student Financial Services website. Additional information will be provided during your Orientation.

  4. Housing

    Transfer students are welcome to consider on campus housing; please note that there is a separate process to apply for housing. Options include University Village Apartments and The Quad.

  5. Orientation

    Orientation sessions for new students are conducted between June and August. Newly admitted students must submit the Intent to Enroll and pay the enrollment deposit to reserve an Orientation date. Further information regarding reserving an Orientation date will be sent in early Spring.

  6. Final Transcripts

    A final official transcript showing completion of all requirements, including spring semester grades, must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Student Outreach at CSUSM.  Final transcripts must be official and received by CSUSM no later than 5:00pm on July 15Failure to submit by July 15 will result in the 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 as the recipient email address. If you select to mail your transcript, please ensure the transcript is in a sealed 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

  7. Immunization Requirements

    Students born after January 1, 1957 must demonstrate proof of full immunization to Measles and Rubella. All first-time students, 18 years 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 the student can enroll for classes.

  8. Disability Support Services

    The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) is committed to providing opportunities for higher education to students with disabilities and to making the programs, activites, and facilities at Cal State San Marcos fully accessible to students with disabilities.

    Learn more about Disability Support Services at or by calling (760) 750-4905.

  9. Parking Permit

   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.