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Military Veterans and Active Duty Military

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"What is the next available entry term?"

Fall 2021 for all majors - apply between October 1, 2020 and December 4, 2020 at


"How can I apply?"

Apply online at You will be asked which Cal State campus you want.  On the campus list, we are listed as "Maritime Academy." There is a $70.00 application fee required when you submit the online application.


"As a Veteran, can some exceptions be made for me regarding admission deadlines and academic requirements for admission?"

Cal Maritime has some flexibility regarding academic requirements for entrance and admission deadlines for military veterans. This is part of the CSU system-wide effort to prioritize educating those who have given their service to the United States.  If you need such flexibility, please contact the Cal Maritime Admission Office using the methods at the bottom of the left-hand column and identify yourself as a military veteran or active-dutymilitary member .  We will do our best to work with you to achieve your educational goals as quickly as possible.

Note - While the Admission Office can waive certain admission requirements and deadlines, all Veterans must pass (with a grade of at least C-) two courses: college-level English and college-level math such as college algebra by the end of the Spring semester prior to enrollment. Also, Cal Maritime degrees requiring the U.S. Coast Guard License (Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology and the licensed version of Mechanical Engineering) will take no less than four years to complete after entering Cal Maritime regardless of the number of transfer units or other advanced credit a student may be granted.


"Where can I find out about the CSU's 'Troops to College' Initiative and how it can benefit me?"

Visit the CSU Veterans web site by clicking here.


"What items are required for your office to make an admission decision?"

A completed online application, the $70.00 application fee, and all official high school and college transcripts.


"How can I determine if I qualify for admission?"

You will be evaluated as a First-Time Freshman or Transfer applicant. To find qualifications for those two categories, find those words on the left under "I want to apply."


Cal Maritime's Veteran's Resource Page at