At Cal Maritime, Math 100 (College Algebra & Trigonometry) or Math 101 (College Algebra) may be required for graduation based on your degree programs. Incoming students who meet the minimum qualifications for a Freshman Math waiver may choose to not take the course. Please note: the qualifications for the Freshman Math wavier have been updated for the 2022-2023 academic year. 


Qualifications for a Freshman Math Waiver

The student must either have:

  • Passed both semesters of high school pre-calculus/trigonometry (with a grade of at least "C-" in the second semester) along with at least a 600 Math SAT  or 26 Math ACT


  • Passed a semester of college algebra/trigonometry (CSU GE Area B4) (with a grade of at least "C-")


These qualifications must have been filfulled within the academic year immediately prior to enrolling at Cal Maritime.

Petitioning For Your
Freshman Math Waiver

If you meet one of the minimum requirements, please fill out the form below to petition for a Freshman Math waiver. This waiver means that you will NOT be enrolled in Freshman Math this Fall or Spring, and may be able to advance to the next math course in your curriculum sequence.

If you are an entering high school student and receive the Freshman Math waiver, bear in mind that you will still need to make up the 4 units through another course prior to graduation. You should contact your academic advisor and department chair when you begin classes to determine what additional courses you can use to fulfill your unit requirements for graduation.

After receiving your Freshman Math waiver, you may take any of the following steps:

  • MET and FET majors: Enroll in Math 210 Calculus I
  • IBL majors: Enroll in Math 105 Finite Math
  • IBL and GSMA majors: Enroll in Math 107 Elementary Statistics
  • OCN majors: Enroll in Math 210 Calculus I
  • Enroll in any class required for your major with Math 100 as a prerequisite, provided you meet the other prerequisites for the class
  • Choose to not be enrolled in any additional math course for the fall semester.

Declining Your Math 100 Waiver

If you WISH to petition for a waiver for Freshman Math at Cal Maritime, please indicate on the form below by June 30, 2022.

If you elect to be enrolled in Freshman Math, please understand that if you stay in the class beyond the drop date for the class (typically, a week into the semester), you must remain in the class for the duration of the semester and may no longer receive the Freshman Math waiver.

The Office of the Registrar will create your initial schedule of classes for the Fall 2022 semester mid-summer.  You will be able to edit your schedule then, and again the week of Orientation. 

Maintaining Full Unit Load for Financial Aid

Please note that if you choose not to take Freshman Math in the fall and you do not take another course in place of Freshman Math, your unit load for the semester may drop below 12 units. 12 units is the minimum unit load for full-time student status.  Students receiving financial aid must be full-time students.

Cal Maritime Petition for Freshman Math Waiver