Fall 2019 for the following majors - Apply as soon as possible before all spaces in the following majors have been filled
Fall 2020 for all majors - Apply Oct. 1, 2019 through Nov. 30, 2019 at www.calstate.edu/apply.
Apply online at Cal State Apply - www.calstate.edu/apply. There will also be a $55.00 application fee (debit card, credit card, e-check, or PayPal) required as you submit the online application. Applicants will be notified of an admission decision after the admission application, application fee, course/grade information, and test score information has been received. Applicants for the two available majors (Business Administration and Global Studies & Maritime Affiars) should apply as soon as possible since we cannot tell when we will have filled all remaining spaces in those programs.
Applicants from high school who consider Cal Maritime a top choice may use the Early Action (EA) option. EA allows students who apply early to receive a decision on their application on December 15th – 1 ½ months before our other applicants.
Candidates are reviewed based on their academic performance in classes as self-reported in the online admission application, their standardized test scores, and (for impacted majors) optional resumes we receive.
Although EA applicants should consider Cal Maritime a top choice, the program does not ask students to rush their decision to attend if admitted. Students admitted under this plan will 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:
The Early Action process includes:
All applicants who apply in November or apply in October but do not meet Early Action criteria will be evaluated using the Regular Admission option.
The Regular Admission (RA) option allows a later deadline (through December 15), and allows test scores from tests as late as December. Freshman RA applicants are all notified about their admission decision by February 1st while tranfer applicants are notified on February 15. Commitments to attend by RA admitted students are due May 1st.
A completed online application, the $55.00 application fee, and an SAT or ACT score (required for almost all applicants).
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 at
U.S. History & Social Science (e.g. American Government, World History)
High School English
3 years to
Math—Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra.
4th year (Pre-Calculus) recommended for Marine Transportation majors & required for Mechanical Engineering majors
Science with lab—one Biological Science and one Physical Science
(Physics is recommended for Marine Transportation majors)
Foreign Language (must be in the same language)
Visual or Performing Arts
College Preparatory Electives (extra courses taken in any of the above categories, plus electives designated by the school)
Multiply the High School GPA by 800, and then add your critical reading and math scores from the SAT Reasoning Test. ACT students multiply GPA by 200, then add ten times your ACT composite score.
Cal Maritime's SAT Code is 4035 or the general SAT code for the CSU System of 3594.Our ACT Code is 0184.
Early Action option: All tests must be taken no later than the October test date offered by the testing service. All scores should arrive at our office by November 30.
Regular Admission option: All tests must be taken no later than the December test date offered by the testing service. All scores should arrive at our office by January 11.
When you are asked which campus,
select "Maritime Academy"
All Majors Accepting Fall 2020 Applications Starting October 1, 2019
Cal Maritime, Office of Admission
200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 654-1330 (Office)
(707) 654-1336 (FAX)
Admission Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dec 11-21: No Classes but Tours are Available
Dec 24 - Jan 1: Semester Break - Offices Closed but Grounds are Open to Visitors
Jan 2-4: No Classes but Tours are Available
Jan 7: Spring Classes Begin
Jan 21: Martin Luther King Holiday - Offices Closed but Grounds are Open to Visitors
Mar 4-8: Spring Break: No Classes but Tours are Available
Apr 1: Ceasar Chavez Holiday - Offices Closed but Grounds are Open to Visitors
Apr 25-May 3: Final Exams - No Classes but Tours are Available
May 6*-Late Aug*: No Classes but Campus Tours are Available*
* Note that the Training Ship Golden Bear is at sea during the summer and not available for summer tours.
Admission Office Resources