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Become an Otter

Apply now to become part of the next class of brilliant, dynamic, determined Otters. Come ready to innovate, start something, research, and explore.


Application Details

Our undergraduate, graduate, and international admission requirements and application timelines vary, so get all the details you need to start your application today! 

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Returning Students

You are considered a returning student if you left CSUMB before graduating, including students who were academically dismissed.

Returning Student Information

WUE is back!

WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. Many western states have agreements with the WUE program that helps out-of-state students save on tuition costs. Learn more about WUE and see if you qualify.

Learn more about WUE

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Application resources

Whether you're applying as a freshman, transfer, or grad student, we're here to help you find everything you need to know about our application process.

How to Apply

View a step-by-step guide for completing your application

Important Dates

Learn about application due dates, financial aid filling periods, and more. 

Meet with a counselor

Get help applying and answers to questions about CSUMB from one of our friendly counselors. 

Check out our Majors

CSUMB offers 25 undergraduate degrees, more than 30 minors, nine graduate degrees, and several teacher certifications.

Browse our Majors and Programs