Fall 2018 for the following majors - Apply now through Jan. 1, 2018 at www.calstate.edu/apply
Fall 2019 for the following majors - Apply Oct. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2018 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. There are two admission options - Early Action & Regular Admission:
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 do not choose the Early Admission option are evaluated using the Regular Admission option.
The Regular Admission (RA) option includes a longer application window (October 1st through November 30th), 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).
SAT tests given in March, 2016 or later are considered the "new" SAT. Cal Maritime (and the entire CSU system) will accept the old and new SAT in application evaluation. The only limit is super scoring the old and new tests. We can combine (superscore) the best scores from the old SAT version and combine (superscore) the best scores from the new SAT version....but not combine superscore old and new together.
The minimum required index score for entrance in a non-impacted program, 2,950 for California residents and 3,570 for out-of-state students (combination of Grade Point average and SAT scores) remains the same for the Fall 2017 admission process regardless of whether the student uses the old or new version of the SAT in the eligibility formula.
Note that the minimum SAT Math score required for certain impacted programs has increased for those who submit the new SAT. Check the individual requirements by major for those updates.
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 15.
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.
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
Mar 30: Cesar Chavez Holiday (Campus Closed)
Apr 23 - 26: Spring 2018 Finals
Apr 27 - Aug 17: No Classes or Ship Access
May 28: Memorial Day (Campus Closed)
July 4: Independance Day (Campus Closed)
Aug 20: Fall Classes Begin
Aug 20 -31 No Ship Access but Classes in Session
Sep 3: Labor Day (Campus Closed)
Admission Office Resources