"What is the next available entry term for my major?"
Spring 2021 for three majors (International Business & Logistics, Global Studies & Maritime Affairs, and Oceanography) for those who have graduated high school but have taken no college courses since graduation. Apply between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 at www.calstate.edu/apply.
Fall 2021 for all majors, including the majors above - apply between October 1, 2020 and December 4, 2020 at www.calstate.edu/apply.
There are two admission options - Early Action & Regular Admission:
Cal Maritime's Early Action (EA) Option - Those who apply early (in October) and meet the criteria below will receive a review and response by December 15.
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 information in classes as self-reported in the online admission application 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:
EA applicants must be applying as first-time freshmen. The program is not available to transfer students, but they are welcome to still apply October through December 4th.
The online application and application fee (or fee waiver) must be submitted between October 1st and October 31st. Optional resumes for impacted majors (Marine Transportation and all Engineering programs) are due by December 4. The resumes should be sent as an email attachment to email@example.com.
The Early Action process includes:
Applicants who are admitted under the Early Action program will be notified on December 15th – 1 ½ months before regular admission applicants.
Admitted students to the Early Action program will have the same May 1st deadline for committing to Cal Maritime as those admitted through the later, Regular Admission process.
Early Action applicants not accepted for the EA program will be notified on December 15th that their applications will be re-reviewed through the Regular Admission program and receive their decision with the larger group on February 1st.
Cal Maritime's Regular Admission (RA) Option - Those who apply from November 1 through December 4 will receive a review and response by February 1.
All applicants who apply from November 1 through December 4 will be evaluated using the Regular Admission option.
The Regular Admission (RA) option allows a later deadline (through December 4). Freshman RA applicants are all notified about their admission decision by February 1st. Commitments to attend by RA admitted students are due May 1st.
"What items are required for your office to make an admission decision?"
A completed online application and the $70.00 application fee.
"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 in grades 10-12 at high schools outside California.*
"C-" grade or better in each of the required college prep courses for your major listed in the table below
* 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, GPA improvement in the latter semesters of high school, Residents of Solano County, Veterans, and Minors with no parents.
"Which majors are impacted (competitive admissions), and what are their additional requirements?"