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"I Have Applied for Fall 2018"

Thank you for applying to the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). We have compiled all the information you need as you wait for your admission decision.


"When do I get access to my Cal Maritime Student Portal and E-Mail Account?" 


Our target date to get students access to their student portal for Cal Maritime has been moved to December 15.  It will be sent to the e-mail address on your online application.  This e-mail will give you your username and temporary password to access your "MyCalMaritime student portal and Cal Maritime email account. Until you receive your Cal Maritime email account credentials, our official communication with you will be through the email address you supplied on your online admission application

Your student portal is where you can find out (24/7) if you have any "To Do Items" such as missing documents needed to complete your admission file or financial aid file. Your "To Do Items" list can have items added to it, so check it regularly once you receive your access.


"When will I receive my admission decision?"


First-Time freshmen (high school applicants) who applied in the month of October and answered "Yes" to the "Early Action" program question on the admission application. E-mails with decisions will be sent to those with completed applications on December 15 from admission@csum.edu to the email address listed in your admission application and your Cal Maritime email account. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later. In some cases, the decision sent to the student will be to roll-over the student's application to the Regular Admission program when further consideration in light of the entire admission pool is necessary.

First-Time freshmen (high school applicants) who applied without using the "Early Action" program. Emails with decisions will be sent on February 1 from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address listed in your admission application and to your Cal Maritime email account. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later.

Transfer Students – Decisions should be  e-mailed on February 15 from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address listed in your admission application and your Cal Maritime email account. If you do not received an e-mail by that date, please check your spam folder.  If you can find no e-mail from us, that may mean we are missing an important piece of information such as your Fall 2016 college transcript. International Students – Decisions on completed applications will be mailed via FedEx and e-mailed February 15 or within two weeks of receiving all required application items or (whichever date is later).


"Do you need my academic transcripts to make a decision?"


First-Time Freshmen – No, we do not need your academic transcripts until you have graduated from high school. In some cases, we may request your transcripts earlier if the academics listed in your online application requires clarification.  Please Note - our admissions decision will be based on the academic information you provided on your application for admission. Sending your high school transcript does not relieve you of the responsibility of providing us with accurate course and grade information on your online application.

All Transfer Students – Yes, we need your offical high school transcript, All official transcripts with your completed college work, and your Fall, 2017 college transcript if you are enrolled in fall courses. these are due January 30.

International Students – Yes, we need official and translated transcripts from high school, all colleges you have attended, and the college you are currently attending. These are due January 30.


"Do I need to send anything else?"

Applicants to the following majors: marine transportation, marine engineering technology, facilities engineering technology, or mechancal engineering may submit a resume by mail or as an e-mail attachment to admission@csum.edu if the resume was not uploaded and submitted with the online admission application. The optional resumes are due by November 30 for First-time freshmen "Early Action" applicants or January 10 for all other applicants. Resumes are not required by any other programs (majors) other than those previously listed.

Recommendations and essays are not part of the admission process for any major.


"So now what?"


Here are three important things to take care of while your admission to Cal Maritime is being determined:

1. Take Tests (Required for First-Time Freshmen & Lower Division Transfers)

2. Apply for Financial Aid between October 1, 2017 and March 2, 2018. For more information on how to apply for financial aid – click on the Financial Aid link on the left side of this page. 

3. Visit Campus - Many students visit campus even before they have received an admission decision. Cal Maritime offers campus tours each weekday at 10:15 am and 1:45 pm by appointment. We also offer tours on selected Saturdays from September to April. To schedule a campus tour, start with the Visit the Campus page.


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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
Scheduled Breaks/Holidays:

Nov 12: Veterans Day (Campus Closed)
Nov 19-22: No Classes but Tours Available
Nov 23-24: (Campus Closed)
Dec 11-21: No Classes but Tours Available
Dec 24 - Jan 1: (Campus Closed)
Jan 2-4: No Classes but Tours Available
Jan 7: Spring Classes Begin


Admission Office Resources

Admission Process Deadlines
Annual Security Report (Jeanne Cleary Act)
Cal Maritime New Price & Cost Calculator

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