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CSU San Marcos: Transfer Students

Transfer Acceptance

Transfer applicants are accepted:yes
Number of transfer applications received:4,703
Number of transfer applicants offered admission:2,717 (58%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled:1,636 (60%)
Percent of all new students who were transfers:51%

Application and Credit Transfer

Terms for which transfers may enroll:fall
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student:60
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript not required
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement not required
  • interview not required
  • standardized test scores not required
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) not required
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants:2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants:November 30 for fall
Closing date for transfer applicants:November 30 for fall
Notification date for transfer applicants:rolling for fall
Dates transfer applicants must accept offer of admission by:June 1 for fall
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit:C
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred:70 credits from a two-year institution, 70 credits from a four-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school:124 to receive a bachelor's degree