Subjects such as orientation, registration, housing, health insurance, and the required summer reading assignment are covered below
"I am 'conditionally' admitted, have sent my $500 Enrollment Deposit, and sent my Admission Acknowledgement Form, but what is still needed to become 'fully' admitted?"
Every high school student entering the California State University must demonstrate readiness for college level math and English or be placed in an extra preparatory course upon arrival. Your readiness in math and English can be demonstrated in a number of ways based on your test scores alone or your test scores in combination with high school courses and grades.
California residents who do not demonstrate math and/or English readiness must enroll in a preparatory "Early Start" course during the summer before they arrive and attempt to pass courses or they may not be allowed to enroll for any courses in the fall semester. These courses will be available around the state and online. Out-of-state residents unable to demonstrate math or English readiness will be highly encouraged to also enroll in local or online summer courses. Here are a few ways to demonstrate readiness:
More information on demonstrating English and math readiness as well as the Early Start program will be posted in the next few months.
Access to your Cal Maritime e-mail account and campus computing systems was sent to the personal e-mail account currently in your file approximately two weeks after you applied for admission. If you did not receive your campus username and password, please contact the Admission Office at 707-654-1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You need this access to receive financial aid information, receive important information from campus departments, and to register for Fall courses in June. We suggest you add your Cal Maritime e-mail account to your smart phone. Instructions were the first e-mail sent to your Cal Maritime account. Here are visual instructions for both iOS (Apple)and Android operating systems.
Please Note - If you have been logging into your Student Portal - remember that the messages you see on the screen are NOT your e-mail messages. Those are just bulletin board type messages. Once logged into the Student Portal, you must click the icon on the left side of the screen that says "Office 365 E-MAIL" to reach your e-mail.
July 16, 2018 is the deadline for your official, "sealed," final transcripts to arrive in our office. This is not a postmark deadline - this is the date the official (sealed) transcript must arrive in our office. On the morning of July 18, we will identify all students without final transcripts and drop them from any courses for which they have registered. This will allow students on waiting lists for those courses to fill in the newly opened spots. Students who miss this deadline may also have their offer of admission revoked.
All enrolling new students will be sent an e-mail to their Cal Maritime e-mail address in early June with information on the class registration process. It is important that you read this e-mail and continue to regularly check that Cal Maritime e-mail account. If you have questions about the class registration process, contact the Registrar's Office at 707-654-1200 or e-mail email@example.com.
Check to see if you have any "Holds" or "Warnings" on your student record that could prevent you from registering for certain Fall courses. "Holds" are noted just above your "To Do List" in your PeopleSoft Student Services Center. A Typical "Hold" is due to not yet passing medical review. A typical "Warning" is a previous school's official transcript not arriving in the Admission Office.
Swim assessments are required of all cadets during Orientation Week. Keep in mind; the swim assessment should be considered a "challenge exam" that fulfills the prerequisite requirement for many of the classes offered at the Academy. It is also required of all students as a graduation requirement. For more information on the Swim Assessment, Click Here. If you need further information, contact the Aquatics Supervisor, Tina Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 707-654-1791. You may also contact the Athletics Department at 707-654-1050.
"How and when will I receive my housing assignment?"
First, make sure you have filled out and sent in your Housing License Agreement through StarRez in your Student Portal which was part of your New Student Guide. It is due to the Residential Life Office by May 1, 2018. Those who wish to apply for permission to live off-campus should fill out the Off-Campus Housing Petition rather than the end of the Housing License Agreement.
Housing assignments are made approximately one month before the start of school. The Housing and Residential Life Staff will contact all incoming students by mail with their assignment, roommate, and check in appointment.
Cal Maritime offers a unique program called the Cadet-Community Connection, a program providing first-year students (especially those traveling a great distance) with a connection to a local family. Participating families commit to providing friendship, understanding, encouragement, and a "home away from home" to incoming students as they meet the challenges associated with a demanding first-year. Please note, students do not live with these families
For more information, go to https://www.csum.edu/web/connection.
The Cal Maritime faculty launched a "New Student Common Reading Program" three years ago. All incoming students are required to read the same book prior to arriving on campus. The book will then be incorporated into New Student Orientation and integrated into your first-year experience.
The book for Summer, 2018 has not yet been selected. When a selection has been made, it will be posted here.
Additional information including how to acquire the book will be sent to your Cal Maritime and personal e-mail accounts in May 2017. If you have questions on this topic, contact Michele Van Hoeck at email@example.com.
The objectives of the program are:
Advanced Placement (AP) scores should arrive in our office on approximately July 10. Here are answers to some of the common questions we get about AP scores:
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).
Follow this link to information for Veterans.
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 insurance waiver on the Student Health Services web site at http://www.csum.edu/web/health-services/required-health-insurance. 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.
Cal Maritime Day is designed for you to look over the Academy from stem to stern.
While the event is not mandatory in any way, it's designed for both those who are still deciding where to attend next fall AND those who have already chosen Cal Maritime. We hope to see you there!
This program invites admitted students on Saturday, March 3, 2018 and
is designed for women (from admitted students to current cadets) interested in the international business and logistics, global studies, marine transportation, engineering, and engineering technology fields. Professionals from these industries will speak on topics important to the empowerment and success of our female cadets as they enter their careers. A description and online reservation form can be found at www.csum.edu/wml. One family member per student is also invited. The event is free for each admitted student and one guest. Sign up for your free tickets at www.csum.edu/wml.
When you are asked which campus,
select "Maritime Academy"
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