• Spring 2022 (apply from August 1 through August 31, 2021, at for the following majors:
    • Business Administration - International Business & Logistics
    • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
    • Oceanography
  • Fall 2022 (apply at from October 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021 for the following majors:
    • Business Administration - International Business & Logistics
    • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
    • Facilities Engineering Technology 
    • Marine Engineering Technology 
    • Marine Transportation
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Oceanography

Submit an online admission application for at A $70 application fee is required to submit the application unless you are granted a fee waiver through the applications automated fee waiver evaluation.

There are two admission options - Early Action & Regular Admission - for Fall semesters.  Only Regular Admission applies for Spring applicants.

Apply early (in October) and receive a review and response by December 15 (Fall-term applicants only)

Applicants from high school who consider Cal Maritime a top choice may use the Early Action (EA) option by applying from October 1 to 31. EA students receive a decision on their application on December 15th – 1 ½ months before our other applicants.

Candidates are reviewed based on their academic information as self-reported in the online admission application and (for impacted majors) optional resumes we receive.

Although EA applicants receive an early response about their applications, these students do not have to rush their decision to attend if admitted. EA admitted students have the same deadline to commit to Cal Maritime as all other admitted students. That date is May 1st.

All of the following criteria must be met to be considered for the Early Action program:

  • High school applicant 
  • An admission application submitted from October 1 through October 31. Optional resumes for impacted majors (Marine Transportation and all Engineering programs) are due by December 4. The optional resume should be sent as an email attachment to

Early Action applicants not accepted for the EA program will be notified on December 15th that their applications will be re-reviewed through the Regular Admission program and receive their decision with the larger group on February 1st.

(Fall-term Applicants) Those who apply from November 1 through December 15 will receive a review and response by February 1. Applications arriving after Dec. 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

All applicants who apply from November 1 through the end of the application cycle will be evaluated using the Regular Admission option.

The Regular Admission (RA) option allows a later deadline. Freshman RA applicants are all notified about their admission decision by February 1st. Commitments to attend by RA admitted students are due May 1st.

(Spring-term Applicants)

Applications for Spring-term entry will be available starting August 1.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Only three majors will be available for Spring-term entry:

  • Business Administration - International Business & Logistics
  • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
  • Oceanography


"What are the academic requirements for First-Time Freshmen?"

  • At least a 2.50 cumulative GPA for A-G courses taken in grades 10-12 at California high schools* or at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA for A-G equivalent courses in grades 10-12 at high schools outside California.*
  • A grade of "C-" or better in each of the required college prep (A-G) courses  listed in the table below. These can be completed in any year from 9th grade through high school graduation.
  • High school graduation before college enrollment
  • Note that the SAT and ACT are not part of the admission evaluation process for Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 applicants. No determination has yet been made for later applicants.

* Students from California high schools with a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 and students from high schools outside California with a GPA between 2.47 and 2.99 may be admitted by considering the following additional factors: Courses taken in excess of A-G category minimums listed below, GPA improvement in the latter semesters of high school, Residents of Solano County, Veterans, and Minors with no parents.


"Which majors are impacted (with competitive admissions), and what are their additional requirements?"

Required Courses

What are the Required Courses from High School (A-G Categories)?


Required College Prep Coursework (CSU/UC A-G list)
Find exact courses that meet each category at YOUR California high school

2 years
U.S. History & Social Science (e.g. American Government, World History)
4 years
3 years to
4 years
Math—Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra.
4th year (Pre-Calculus) recommended for Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, and Facilities Engineering Technology majors & required for Mechanical Engineering majors
2 years
Science with lab—one Biological Science and one Physical Science
(Physics is recommended for Marine Transportation, and the three engineering majors)
2 years
Language other than English—must be in the same language 
1 year
Visual or Performing Arts—must be in the same discipline
1 year
College Preparatory Electives—extra courses taken in any of the above categories or electives designated by the school