At Cal Maritime, Math 100 (College Algebra & Trigonometry) is required for graduation from some degree programs. Incoming students who meet the minimum qualifications for a Math 100 waiver may choose to not take the course.


Qualifications for a Math 100 Waiver

The student must either:

  • Passed both semesters of high school calculus (with a grade of at least "C-" in the second semester)


  • 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 570 Math SAT  or 23 Math ACT.


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

Accepting Your Math 100 Waiver

If you meet one of the minimum requirements, please fill out the form below to accept your Math 100 waiver. This waiver means that you will NOT be enrolled in Math 100 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 accept the Math 100 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 accepting your Math 100 waiver, you may take any of the following steps:

  • MET and FET majors: Enroll in Math 210 Calculus I
  • Business majors: Enroll in Math 205 Calculus for Business
  • Business and Global Studies and Maritime Affairs majors: Enroll in Math 107 Elementary Statistics
  • 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 be enrolled in Math 100 at Cal Maritime, please indicate on the form below by June 15th, 2021. By doing so, you are informing us that you do not want to be waived from Math 100, and would like more preparation for Calculus.

If you elect to be enrolled in Math 100, 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 Math 100 waiver.

The Office of the Registrar will create your initial schedule of classes for the Fall 2020 semester the last week of June.  You will be able to edit your schedule in mid-July, and again the week of Orientation. 

Maintaining a Full Unit Load for Financial Aid

Please note that if you choose not to take Math 100 in the fall and you do not take another course in place of Math 100, 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.

If you do not accept the waiver by June 15th, we will assume that you DO NOT wish to receive the Math 100 waiver, and you will be enrolled in Math 100 for the Fall 2021 semester.

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