CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR fall 2022 - october 1- december 15, 2021 

Cal Maritime accepts applications for admission submitted through CalState Apply accessible at www.calstate.edu/apply.

  • Spring 2022 applications for admission are accepted from August 1 through August 31, 2021 for the following majors:
    • Business Administration - International Business & Logistics
    • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
    • Oceanography
  • Fall 2022  applications for admission are accepted 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 admission application online at www.calstate.edu/apply. Payment of a $70 application fee is required to submit the application unless you are granted a fee waiver through the applications automated fee waiver evaluation.

For fall sesmester admission, Cal Maritime offers two admission options - Early Action (EA) and Regular Admission.  For Spring semester admission, the Regular Admission is the only option available. Details about the Early Action Option are available in the next section.

Apply by October 31 to receive a response by December 15.

Fall semester applicants from high school who consider Cal Maritime a top choice may use the Early Action (EA) option by applying for admission no later than October 31. The EA option ensures applicants that they will receive a decision on their application on December 15th.

Early Action applicants are reviewed based on self-reported academic information in the online admission application. Resumes, which are optional, submitted by applicants to impacted majors are also considered in making admission decisions.

Eligibility requirements for the Early Action Option

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.
  • Receipt of an optional resume by December 4 from applicants of impacted majors (Marine Transportation, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering). Resumes should be sent as an email attachment to admission@csum.edu.
Admission Decisions for Early Action applicants

Although EA applicants receive an early response on their applications, admitted students are not required to act on their admission offer immediately.  The general deadline of May 1 to accept admission offer applies.

Early Action applicants not offered admission through the EA program will be notified on December 15th that their applications will be re-reviewed through the Regular Admission program. Decisions on these applications will be made on February 1st.

Regular Admission applications will be reviewed based on when the application was received.

Applications received between November 1 and December 15 will receive an admission decision by February 1. Applications received after Dec. 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

More information on when admission decisions are made are available on the After Applying page.

Admission applications will be reviewed based on when the application was received.

Applications for Spring-term entry are accepted starting August 1.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The following majors are open for Spring admission:

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

More information on when admission decisions are made are available on the After Applying page.

 

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
  • residents of Solano County
  • participation in JROTC, Sea Cadets, Boy/Girl Scout, EXP Future
  • veterans
  • 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


A
2 years
U.S. History & Social Science (e.g. American Government, World History)
B
4 years
English
C
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
D
2 years
Science with lab—one Biological Science and one Physical Science
(Physics is recommended for Marine Transportation, and the three engineering majors)
E
2 years
Language other than English—must be in the same language 
F
1 year
Visual or Performing Arts—must be in the same discipline
G
1 year
College Preparatory Electives—extra courses taken in any of the above categories or electives designated by the school