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.

Student portal access will be granted after an admission decision has been released.

 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.




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




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


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

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

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 2023 or Fall 2023 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 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 as soon as possible.
  • 2023-24 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 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.

Admission denial

There are times when reasons that lead to a denial of admission no longer exist and providing new and additional information about these situations to the Admissions Office leads to reconsideration for admission. Students who wish to have their admission decisions reconsidered must follow an appeal process.

We recommend you send an e-mail to the Admission Office at to receive in writing an explanation of the reason for an unfavorable decision on your application. This will help you determine how write your appeal letter and what evidence to supply supporting it. Refer to the Admission Appeal Procedure page for more information about this process.

Examples of admission denials that a student may appeal include:

  • Low Freshman GPA (including multiple factor enhancements)
  • Freshman missing A-G course(s)
  • Transfer missing "Golden 4" or "Golden 2" course(s)
  • Transfer GPA
  • Transfer less than 60 units and not meeting minimum H.S. qualifications

Reporting errors made on the application are not a basis for the reversal of a decision.

Applicant Change of Major Form