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CSU High School counselor conference. CSUSM At-a-glance. Enrollment: 10,258 Founded: 1990 celebrating 21 st year Location: North San Diego County 35 miles North of Downtown San Diego; 12 miles from beaches Calendar: Semester - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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CSU High School counselor conference1California State University San Marcos Campus HighlightsEnrollment: 10,258

Founded: 1990 celebrating 21st year

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

CSUSM At-a-glance Applicants9,995Admitted 6,092Intents/Deposits1,826Enrolled1,451

Local admissions area applicants offered admission at CSU minimums.Applicants statewide with CSU GPA of at least a 3.25 were offered admission.Other applicants whose CSU-calculated grade point average in A-G courses in 10th and 11th grade was at least a 2.50 were offered placement on a waitlist.2,800 applicants were not accommodated due to enrollment restrictions as a result of the state budget crisis.

FALL 2011 FRESHMAN ADMISSIONSCSU 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.

FALL 2012 FRESHMAN ADMISSIONSGeographic Applicant Groupings for Admissions Consideration (based on last school attended)Local Admissions Area 4-County Region (San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, Orange)Other California RegionsNon-California DomesticInternationalLocal 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.

Local admissions areaOctober 1, 2011Fall 2012 CSU priority application period beginsNovember 30, 2011Fall 2012 CSU priority application period endsDecember 3, 2011Final SAT Reasoning exam considered for fall 2012December 10, 2011Final ACT exam considered for fall 2012February 1, 2012Deadline to complete application record(application fee, ACT/SAT scores, residency)May 1, 2012Deadline for Intent to Enroll/Enrollment Deposit ($150)July 15, 2012Deadline for final high school transcriptAll deadlines are strictly enforced; applicants failing to meet deadlines will be administratively cancelled and/or admission rescinded.ELM/EPT assessment should be completed before attending orientation. Attendance at a first year orientation is mandatory (June through August).Admissions dates & DeadlinesApplication 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 2011.

All freshman applicants will be notified of their status (admission, denied, inactive or waitlist) prior to May 1, 2012.

Applicants are provided access to MyCSUSM, an online portal for their application status and academic records.

Communicating with applicants

CSU San Marcos requires that first time freshman from outside of the local admissions area live in on-campus housing for the entire first year (appeal process is in place for exceptional circumstances).

We welcome applicants from outside our local admissions area; however they should be aware that 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 2012 coursework is not considered for eligibility.

Need-to-know informationEARLY START PROGRAMStudents must begin their remediation the summer before their fall enrollment at a CSU.CSUSM will begin communicating with students as early as October on their expected Early Start participation.Applicants must monitor their MyCSUSM accounts for messages and posted deadlines associated with Early Start.Communication with admitted students will be part of the Intent to Enroll (Next Steps) process.ELM/EPT must be taken as early possible but no later than May 5, 2012.Students may complete Early Start at CSUSM, other CSUs, or CCs.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.

Impacted programsEducational Opportunity Program (EOP): Meet all admissions deadlines, submit an EOP application by February 15, 2012 and meet minimum EOP criteria.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP): Meet all admissions deadlines, submit a CAMP application by April 1, 2012 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 admissionsappeals@csusm.edu.

Other admissions processesFull-time Enrollment California Residents Living On or Off-CampusTuition Fees*$ 6,596Books$ 1,656Food & Housing$10,863Transportation$ 1,206Personal/Miscellaneous$ 2,853Loan Fee$84


*Fees based on 2011-2012 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) 750-4820www.csusm.edu/admissions Campus ToursM-F @ 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.(760) 750-4830

Financial Aid & Scholarships(760) 750-4850www.csusm.edu/finaid On-Campus Housing(760) 750-3711www.myownapartment.com