Thank you for applying to the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). We have compiled all the information you need as you wait for your admission decision.
"When do I get access to my Cal Maritime Student Portal and E-Mail Account?"
Our new target date to get our applicants their student portal access and email account for Cal Maritime has been moved to December 2 due to the recent fires and power outages in Northern California putting us off schedule. After that date we will send new applicants their information approximately two weeks after their application is submitted. The information will be sent to the e-mail address on your online application. This e-mail will give you your username and temporary password to access your "MyCalMaritime" student portal and Cal Maritime email account. Until you receive your Cal Maritime email account credentials, our official communication with you will be through the email address you supplied on your online admission application
Your student portal is where you can find out (24/7) if you have any "To Do Items" such as missing documents needed to complete your admission file or financial aid file. Your "To Do Items" list can have items added to it, so check it regularly once you receive your access.
"When will I receive my admission decision?"
Dec. 15 for first-time freshmen (high school applicants) who apply in October and have an SAT or ACT in their application or received by Cal Maritime by Nov. 15: E-mails with decisions will be sent on December 15 from firstname.lastname@example.org to the email address listed in your admission application and your Cal Maritime email account. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later. In some cases, the decision sent to the student will be to roll-over the student's application to the Regular Admission program when further consideration in light of the entire admission pool is necessary.
Feb. 1 for First-Time freshmen (high school applicants) who apply in October with no test scores listed in their application, but they arrive between Nov 15 and Jan. 10: Emails with decisions will be sent on February 1 from email@example.com to the e-mail address listed in your admission application and to your Cal Maritime email account. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later.
Feb. 1 for First-Time freshmen (high school applicants) who apply in November with test scores in their application or received by Cal Maritime by January 10: Emails with decisions will be sent on February 1 from firstname.lastname@example.org to the e-mail address listed in your admission application and to your Cal Maritime email account. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later.
Feb. 15 for College Transfer Students who send college transcipts from all schools attended through the Fall 2019 semester – Decisions should be e-mailed on February 15 from email@example.com to the e-mail address listed in your admission application and your Cal Maritime email account. If you do not receive an e-mail by that date, please check your spam folder. If you can find no e-mail from us, that may mean we are missing an important piece of information such as your Fall 2019 college transcript.
International Students – Decisions on completed applications will be mailed via FedEx and e-mailed February 15 or within two weeks of receiving all required application items or (whichever date is later).
"Do you need my academic transcripts to make a decision?"
First-Time Freshmen – No, we do not need your academic transcripts until you have graduated from high school. In some cases, we may request your transcripts earlier if the academics listed in your online application require clarification. Please Note - our admissions decision will be based on the academic information you provided on your application for admission. Sending your high school transcript does not relieve you of the responsibility of providing us with accurate course and grade information on your online application.
Transfer Applicants – Lower-division transfer applicants who will have taken fewer than 60 college semester units by the end of Summer, 2020 need to submit official high school transcripts. Upper-division applicants who will have taken 60 or more college semester units by the end of Summer 2020 are not required to submit high school transcripts. All transfer applicants need to submit official college transcripts (including Fall 2019 grades, if enrolled in fall courses). All transcripts (high school and college) are due January 25 for transfer applicants.
International Students – Yes, we need official and translated transcripts from high school, all colleges you have attended, and the college you are currently attending. These are due January 25.
"Do I need to send anything else?"
Applicants to the following majors: marine transportation, marine engineering technology, facilities engineering technology, mechancal engineering, or oceanography may submit a resume by mail or as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The optional resumes are due by November 30 for First-time freshmen qualifying for December 15 admission decisions or January 10 for all other applicants. Resumes are not required by any other programs (majors) other than those previously listed.
Recommendations and essays are not part of the admission process for any major.
"So now what?"
Here are three important things to take care of while your admission to Cal Maritime is being determined:
1. Take Tests (Required for First-Time Freshmen & Lower Division Transfers)
2. Apply for Financial Aidbetween October 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020. For more information on how to apply for financial aid – click on the Financial Aid link on the left side of this page.
3. Visit Campus - Many students visit campus even before they have received an admission decision. Cal Maritime offers campus tours each weekday at 10:15 am and 1:45 pm by appointment. To schedule a campus tour, start with the Visit the Campus page.
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The Fall, 2020 Application Deadline Has Been Extended for
- B.S. in Business Administration: International Business and Logistics - B.A. in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs - B.S. in Oceanography
For all other degree programs, see the individual notes below
- B.S. in Facilities Engineering Technology (Contact Admission Office for Fall 2020) - B.S. in Marine Transportation (Next entry term is Fall 2021) - B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology (Contact Admission Office for Fall 2020) - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - General Option (Next entry term is Fall 2021) - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - U.S. Coast Guard License Option (Next entry term is Fall 2021)