The New Student Guide is easy as 1-2-3-4!
Like every university, Cal Maritime admits more students than it can accommodate. In order to reserve your space in the Fall 2019 enrolling class, you need complete the following steps: (1) Your online or mailed non-refundable $500 deposit; (2) the online Admission Acknowledgment form; (3) your printed medical forms; and (4) the online "StarRez" Housing License Agreement or optional Off-Campus Housing Petition.
The New Student Guide includes all the information you need, with online and printable forms that must be submitted by May 1, 2019 (along with the $500 non-refundable deposit) to save your space. After May 1, 2019 all spaces in your major may be filled because we admit more students than we have room for. This guide can answer many of your questions. For any enrollment questions, contact the Admissions Office at (707) 654-1330.
New Student Guide links:
Includes your Campus E-mail & PeopleSoft Student Center
You should have been sent access to your campus e-mail account and student portal to the email address you listed in your admission application. Look for an email with the subject line "Your ID, Username, and passwords for Cal Maritime portal and e-mail." If you cannot find that email, it may have been blocked, so just give us a call or send an email to email@example.com and we can resend your credentials.
Once you find that email, go to www.csum.edu (or any Cal Maritime webpage) and click on "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the page. Then enter your username and your password. You should now be on the Cal Maritime Student Portal called "MyCalMaritime." The access to your Cal Maritime email account is on the left side: "Office 365 Email." You should also take a look at your records in our computer system called "PeopleSoft -Student Systems." Inside PeopleSoft, look for "Student Center" which is how you evenuatlly will view or change your addresses, emails, phone numbers, view the courses you're registered in, accept the financial aid you've been offered, and more.
The easiest way to access your campus e-mail is to add it as an e-mail account on your smartphone (iPhone or Android). To view instructions for adding your campus e-mail to your smartphone, refer to the first e-mail we sent to your Cal Maritime Account with the subject line, "Welcome to your new Cal Maritime email account."
The CSU requires first-time freshmen to demonstrate preparedness for GE English and math through multiple measures: Test scores, high school/math GPA, and college preparatory coursework.
Most students will enroll directly into GE coursework. Students with applicable AP, CLEP, or IB test scores and/or college credit may advance to the next level courses required by their majors.
Some students may require additional development in English and/or math, and may still enroll in GE courses with embedded supportive instruction (California residents requiring supportive instruction may also participate in the CSU Early Start program the summer before their first fall semester). For English, enroll in the full-year EGL 101-102 "stretch" course; for math, enroll in MTH 100 and its non-credit MTH 99L lab.
Set up an appointment with your physician for a full examination. The forms your doctor needs to complete can be accessed by clicking here. These forms are due to our Health Center by May 1, 2019. But those who wish a priority medical review prior to May 1, 2019 may receive one if the medical forms are submitted by April 2, 2019 and no additional medical tests or documents are required. Remember that you cannot enroll unless you are medically cleared by Cal Maritime's Health Review Committee. In some cases, a medical clearance may limit enrollment to only certain majors to be explained in notifications by the Health Review Committee.
Health insurance waiver due date in July (to be announced)
It is the policy of Cal Maritime to require all enrolled students to maintain Cal Maritime student health insurance or comparable private insurance. This is due to the special nature of the educational experience at the Academy, which includes an international training cruise or international study experience.
If you are currently not insured: You will be automatically enrolled in the Cal Maritime insurance plan that meets all school requirements.
If you are currently insured and wish to maintain your current insurance, you must: Request a waiver from purchasing Cal Maritime's insurance plan by completing the online Student Health Services insurance waiver. The deadline to complete the online waiver from mandatory school health insurance will be in early July. Please note, it is the responsibility of the student to inform Cal Maritime when coverage changes after any waiver has been granted.
Follow this link to information for veterans.
Complete the Group Tour form or call the Admissions Office at (707) 654-1330 to request a campus tour.