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California State University-San Marcos Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4000
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Giselle from Temecula, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Be ready to take notes effectively, start study groups among your classes, make connections with fellow students and many of the staff members, and climb many flights of stairs.

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  • Giselle from San Marcos, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The tip I would give to the new students would be to enter with an open mind. People are easy to talk to and if you are able to make friends you will be able to from study groups that might help you in your exams. Also, dont be afraid to go to office hours because they are very helpful.

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  • Regina from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Expect a lot of stairs! Don't let that discourage you though, because there are ways around it. Also, everything is Sprinter/driving distance and a lot of fun can be done with some good company here in San Marcos. It's not a party school but there are a ton of good people here and the professors are pretty chill. Another thing, there are a lot more females than males here, that's for sure.

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  • Sarah from Santa Ysabel, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Keep your grades up, especially when it draws closer to applying for colleges. However, try to not limit yourself to simple academics. Colleges, especially ones such as CSUSM, are interested in other activities that you do as well. Such as sports, community service, or clubs you may be involved in.

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