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CSU San Marcos

CSU San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Official telephone: (760) 750-4000

Website: www.csusm.edu


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Screen last updated on: February 26, 2014

The admissions information below is valid for the 2013 academic year.

CSU San Marcos
ADMISSIONS OFFICE
Admissions officer: Nathan Evans,
Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Contacting the office: 760 750-4848
760 750-3248 (fax)
apply@csusm.edu

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: no
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: 0
Admissions requirements:
Minimum 2.0 GPA and minimum grade of "C" in all college-preparatory classes required. Minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT I (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3502 for SAT I (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA may be exempt from submission of test scores.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: neither required nor recommended
Standardized test requirements: SAT or ACT required of some
School's test preference: no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: counseling
Dates test scores should be received: February 1 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
Lab: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 3 required, 4 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies: 2 required, 2 recommended
Academic electives: 1 required, 1 recommended
Other: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total: 15 required, 16 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP, conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN SELECTION PROCESS
Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.17
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Test taken by majority of applicants: SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 95%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 34%

UNDERGRADUATE NOTIFICATION FOR FALL TERM
Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT
Number of completed applications received: 10,848
Number of applicants offered admission: 6,717 (62%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,783 (27%)
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 1%
Tuition deposit amount: $150, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $50, nonrefundable
Admission may be deferred: no

 
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