CSUSM At-a-glance • Enrollment: 9,767 • Founded: 1989-1990 – celebrating 20th anniversary • Location: North San Diego County – 35 miles North of Downtown San Diego; 12 miles from beaches • Calendar:Semester • Curriculum: Writing Across the Curriculum, Applied Learning, Technological Competency • Campus Initiatives: Community Engagement,Social Justice & Educational Equity, Sustainability • Majors with the Largest Enrollments:Business Administration, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Nursing, Communication, Kinesiology, Human Development, Criminology & Justice Studies, Biology, Literature & Writing Studies
Fall 2010 Freshman ADMISSIONS • Applicants 9,966 • Admitted 4,279 • Mean High School GPA 3.35 • Mean SAT Reasoning 1011 • Mean ACT 22 • Enrolled 1,258 • Local admissions area applicants offered admission. • Applicants from San Diego, Riverside, Imperial and Orange counties with CSU GPA of at least a 3.50 were offered admission. • Other applicants whose CSU- calculated grade point average in A-G courses in 10th and 11th grade was at least a 3.00 were offered placement on a waitlist. • 4,600 applicants were not accommodated due to the required 6% reduction in enrollment due to the state budget crisis.
Fall 2011 Freshman ADMISSIONS • CSU San Marcos is impacted at the first time freshman and upper division transfer levels. • All applicants must submit a score from the ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam. • Eligibility index using self-reported SAT or ACT score and GPA based on self-reported courses/grades is calculated. • Local admissions area is based on the high school of graduation as reported on the application for admission. • CSU San Marcos will admit fully CSU eligible first time freshman applicants that graduate from high schools in the local admissions area . • If enrollment space remains, other CSU-eligible applicants will be rank ordered. The academic characteristics and geographic distribution of the applicant pool will determine the eligibility cut-off for admission or waitlist.
Local admissions area • Geographic Applicant Groupings for Admissions Consideration (based on last school attended) • Local Admissions Area • 4-County Region (San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, Orange) • Other California Regions • Non-California Domestic • International • Local Admissions Area: • Orange County: Capistrano Unified, Saddleback Valley Unified and private or independent high schools within these boundaries. • Riverside County: Hemet Unified, Lake Elsinore Unified, Murrieta Valley Unified, Perris Union High School District, San Jacinto Unified, Temecula Valley Unified , Val Verde Unified and private or independent high schools within these boundaries. • San Diego County: Bonsall Union High School District, Borrego Springs Unified, Carlsbad Unified, Escondido Union High School District, Fallbrook Union High School District, Julian Union High School District, Oceanside Unified, Poway Unified, Ramona Unified, San Dieguito Union High School District, San Marcos Unified, Valley Center Pauma Unified, Vista Unified, Warner Unified and private or independent high schools within these boundaries.
Admissions dates & Deadlines October 1, 2010 Fall 2011 CSU priority application period begins November 30, 2010 Fall 2011 CSU priority application period ends December 4, 2010 Final SAT Reasoning exam considered for fall 2011 December 11, 2010 Final ACT exam considered for fall 2011 February 1, 2011 Deadline to complete application record (application fee, ACT/SAT scores, residency) May 1, 2011 Deadline for Intent to Enroll/Enrollment Deposit ($150) July 15, 2011 Deadline for final high school transcript • All deadlines are firmly enforced; applicants failing to meet deadlines will be administratively cancelled. • ELM/EPT assessment should be completed before attending an orientation. • Attendance at a first year orientation is mandatory (June through August).
Communicating with applicants • Application confirmations are sent via email and hard copy. • Admissions decision notifications are sent via email and hard copy on a rolling basis beginning in December 2010. • All freshman applicants will be notified of their status (admission, denied, inactive or waitlist) prior to May 1, 2011. • Applicants are provided access to MyCSUSM, an online portal for their application status and academic records.
Need-to-know information • CSU San Marcos will admit fully CSU eligible first time freshman applicants that graduate from high schools in the local admissions. • We welcome applicants from outside our local admission area; however they should be aware our priority will be applicants from the local admissions area. • If enrollment space remains after local admissions area applicants have been accommodated, other CSU-eligible applicants will be rank ordered. The academic characteristics of the freshman applicant pool will determine the eligibility cut-off for admission or waitlists. • CSU San Marcos offers provisional admission based on self- reported information. Applicants must be eligible for admission at time of application and high school graduation. • Summer 2011 coursework is not be considered for eligibility.
Impacted programs Selection of major does not impact the admissions decision for applicants to CSU San Marcos; however CSU San Marcos has five academic programs which are impacted at the upper-division level. • Business Administration: Applicants admitted as “Pre-Business” and apply to competitive process at Junior standing. • Communication: Applicants admitted as “Pre-Communication” and apply to competitive process for program. • Kinesiology: Applicants admitted as “Pre-Kinesiology” and apply to competitive process for program options. • Mass Media: Applicants admitted as “Pre-Mass Media” and apply to competitive process for program. • Nursing/Pre-Nursing (Basic Nursing Program): Applicants admitted to “Pre-Health Sciences” and must meet criteria during first year to be selected for “Pre-Nursing”. Second screening for upper division major occurs after completion of Nursing core classes based upon academic and non-academic factors.
Other admissions processes • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): Meet all admissions deadlines, submit an EOP application by February 15, 2011 and meet minimum EOP criteria. • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP): Meet all admissions deadlines, submit a CAMP application by April 1, 2011 and meet minimum CAMP criteria. • Athletics: Prospective student athletes must contact Cougar Athletics and submit a recruit questionnaire. • Admissions Appeals: CSU San Marcos reviews each applicant's record thoroughly. The admissions process is objective, based on each applicant's self-reported academic record and official documents received. Inquiries regarding consideration of special circumstances for applicants with documented disabilities, extenuating circumstances or military obligations may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESTIMATED COST OF Attendance Full-time Enrollment California Residents Living On or Off-Campus Registration & Fees* $ 5,044 (6.1 or more units) Books $ 1,740 Food & Housing $10,494 Transportation $ 1,250 Personal/Miscellaneous $ 3,034 Total $21,562 *Fees based on 2010-2011 State University Fee levels. The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
Campus Contacts Admissions and Recruitment (760) 750-4820 www.csusm.edu/admissions Campus Tours M-F @ 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (760) 750-4830 Financial Aid & Scholarships (760) 750-4850 www.csusm.edu/finaid On-Campus Housing (760) 750-3711 www.myownapartment.com