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Transfer Applicant Information

Admission Requirements

 

Lower-Division Transfer (students with fewer than 60 semester or 90 quarter units transferable to Cal Maritime)

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended
  • The following two courses, completed with a C- or better, are required:
    • A college-level math course (CSU GE area B4) completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A college-level English course (CSU GE area A2) 
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements for freshmen regarding high school grades/courses and standardized test scores required for marine transportation must be met.  High School grades and test scores will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program
  • The overall college GPA must be at lease 2.00 and will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program
  • Applicants are recommended to submit a resume soon after applying that includes the applicant's background connected to leadership and/or the maritime industry

Upper-Division Transfer - (students with 60 or more semester or 90 or more quarter units transferable to Cal Maritime)

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended
  • The overall college GPA must be at lease 2.00 and will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.
  • These four courses, completed with a C- or better, are required:
    • A college-level math course (CSU GE area B4) completed within five years of the intended term of entry
    • A college-level composition English course (CSU GE area A2)
    • A "Critical Thinking" course (CSU GE area A3)
    • An "Oral Communication" course (CSU GE area A1)
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements must be met.
  • Optional Item:  submission of a resume soon that includes the applicant's background connected to leadership and/or the maritime industry. 

Summary of Major

Semester-by-Semester Curriculum - BS + USCG License

This major accepts applications every Fall semester beginning October 1st each year.  To apply, go to calstate.edu/apply.

Spring term applications are not accepted for Marine Transportation.

Students with any number of college transfer units can be admitted. Note that only the first 70 community college semester units (105 quarter units) can be used toward the total needed for graduation. Any remaining community college units can fulfill specific requirements but not add to the total number of units required for graduation.

All transfer students should plan to spend at least four years at Cal Maritime completing this degree regardless of the number of college units transferred in from other institutions. Transferred courses can, however, reduce the number of courses required in individual semesters allowing time for study in remaining courses, for an academic minor, or for student employment.

There is no grade point average (GPA) that guarantees admission.  Admission is competitive.  The applicants with the strongest applications will be offered the limited number of spaces for new students in the program each fall.

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