After Submitting Your Application

We will send an email to the address you provided in CalState Apply that confirms receipt of your admission application to Cal Maritime.  Check your spam or junk mail folder if you don’t receive this email within 14 days.

It is important that you monitor your email account to know when there are requests for more information or updates on your application. To ensure you receive our messages, go into your email settings and add the following to your trusted or whitelisted email address. Please also contact us if you believe none of our emails are reaching you.

Approximately two weeks after receipt of your application, you will be able to access your Cal Maritime student portal.  An email notification about this will be sent to the address you provided in your online application. Follow instructions on how to reset your password and begin checking for email sent there and updates on your application for admission.

Your Student Portal is where important information, such as your “To Do Items” will be posted. This will list documents such as transcripts you are required to submit for admission to Cal Maritime.

The following table shows when to expect a decision on your application for admission to Cal Maritime.

YOUR APPLICANT TYPE

DATE YOU SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION (AND ALL REQUESTED TRANSCRIPTS)

DATE WHEN YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ADMISSION DECISION IN YOUR CAL MARITIME EMAIL ACCOUNT

Applicant from high school

Oct. 1 - 31

Dec. 15

Nov. 1 – Dec.15

Feb. 1

After Dec. 15

Within 6 weeks of your application

Transfer College Student

Oct. 1 – Nov. 30

Feb. 15

Dec. 1 – 15

March 1

After Dec. 15

Within 6 weeks of your application

Student on an F-1 Visa Status (High School and Transfer Student)

Oct. 1 – Dec. 15

Feb. 15

After Dec. 15

Within 6 weeks of your application

YOUR APPLICANT TYPE

DATE YOU SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION (AND ALL REQUESTED TRANSCRIPTS)

DATE WHEN AN ADMISSION DECISION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR CAL MARITIME EMAIL ACCOUNT

High School or Transfer Students

(Domestic and F-1 Visa Student)

Aug. 1 - 31

Oct. 15

High School or Transfer Students

(Domestic and F-1 Visa Student)

After Aug. 31

Nov.15

Provisional admission decision is offered based on the academic information you provided on your application for admission.  It is therefore critical that you report your courses and grades accurately on your application.

First-Time Freshmen Applicants – We do not need your official high school transcript until you have graduated from high school unless courses listed in your application require clarification or we wish to see your grades in your fall semester senior year courses. Final high school transcripts must include your graduation date.

Transfer Applicants - Admission eligibility requirements are different for lower division and upper division transfer applicants.  We may request transcripts from your previous college/universities to determine how many transferrable units you have by the time you enroll at Cal Maritime.

  • Lower-division transfer applicants have 59 or fewer college semester or 89 or fewer quarter units transferrable units to Cal Maritime
  • Upper-division applicants have 60 or more college semester units or 90 or more quarter units transferrable units to Cal Maritime

Once admitted, transcripts with final semester/quarter grades from all college/universities previously attended will be required. Submission deadlines are:

  • Spring transfers - no later than two weeks after you have been admitted.
  • Fall transfers - by May 1 or no later than four weeks after you have been admitted.

International Students – We need official and translated transcripts from high school, all colleges you have attended, and the college you are currently attending. These are due as soon as possible sent via email sent to admission@csum.edu.

Submitting a resume to demonstrate experiences relevant to the major is an option for applicants to the following majors: marine transportation, marine engineering technology, facilities engineering technology, or mechanical engineering. Send your resume as  an e-mail attachment to admission@csum.edu

Submission Deadlines for Optional Resumes:

  • Nov. 15 - for first-time freshman qualifying for a Dec. 15 decision (refer to the Early Action option page)
  • Jan. 10 - for all other applicants

SAT scores, ACT scores, recommendations, and essays are not part of the admission process for any major for Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 applicants.

Here are important things to note while your admission to Cal Maritime is being determined:

1. Apply for Financial Aid

  • For Spring Applicants who applied with the FAFSA for financial aid for any college in the preceding fall semester, go to www.fafsa.gov to authorize your previous FAFSA results be sent to Cal Maritime. Those who did not apply for financial aid at any college for the preceding fall semester should apply for spring semester financial aid with a new FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible.
  • 2021-22 California Dream Act Applications are available for AB 131 Institutional grants and community college fee waivers. To apply, visit the California State Aid Commission.
  • For Fall Applicants – Apply for financial aid between October 1 and March 2 at www.fafsa.gov. For more information on how to apply for financial aid – click on the Financial Aid link on the left side of this page.

2. Visit the Campus - Many students visit the Cal Maritime campus even before they have received an admission decision. We offer combined information and in-person campus tours where you may also be able to meet with a School Dean or faculty. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we require advanced appointments be made.  We also offer virtual information sessions with one of our counselors. For details or to schedule a visit, go to the Virtual Visits page.

 

Applicant Change of Major Form

Admission Appeal Process and Form