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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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  • Sarah from Santa Ysabel, CA
  • Jun-27-2015 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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  • Brianna from San Jacinto, CA
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    1) Find a way to get priority registration or you will hate life during registration time! 2) Be flexible with your major you may find something else you like more if you are open to the possibilities 3) Apply for jobs through the school because they will work around your classes. 4) Plan for procrastination. 5) Be proactive about your education 6) Try not to blow all your financial aid in one place!

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  • Tyler from Redlands, CA
  • Oct-10-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are planning to attend Cal State San Marcos get organized and know when all assignments are due. Check student email frequently because that is a way for professors to get in contact with students. Get to know your roommates and residence assistants. Stay focused and strive to be successful and get good grades. Balance your life between educational life and social life.

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  • Nadia from South San Francisco, CA
  • Jun-09-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Get all paper work done in time and call in frequently if you have questions or just to check up what is going on with your application.

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