California State University San Marcos: Admission & Tests

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Here is a brief overview of California State University San Marcos general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
California State University San Marcos admission criteria are moderately competitive, in 2015/16 this school accepted 54 percent of those who apply.

The college doesn't require you to submit reference letters with your application and doesn't require admission test scores.

California State University San Marcos generally will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$55
California State University San Marcos requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at California State University San Marcos is $55.00. The graduate application fee is $55.00.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Assessment Test is a really important part of the application procedure. 88 percent of applicants at California State University San Marcos completed the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 400 to 540 on Critical Reading and from 410 to 550 on Math. Based off those numbers, if you scored above 500 in SAT Critical Reading and 510 in SAT Maththen it good enough to get admitted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
370
470
500

SAT Math
380
480
510

ACT Test Scores

Submitting the results of American College Test is common bit of the application at California State University San Marcos. 31% of applicants submitted results of their ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 17 to 24 on Composite, from 16 to 24 on English, and from 16 to 24 on Math. Thus, if you got a score above 23 in ACT Composite, 22 in ACT English, and 22 in ACT Math - this is enough to be admitted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
16
21
23

ACT English
15
20
22

ACT Math
15
20
22

Contact Admissions

Phone
(760)
750-4000
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at California State University San Marcos, please contact this college directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (760) 750-4000 or check California State University San Marcos Website

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