Subjects such as orientation, registration, housing, health insurance, and the required summer reading assignment are covered below.
(Note - The CSU Board of Trustees is considering a tuition increase at their March 21-22, 2017 board meeting. Details about the proposal can be found here: www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase)
(Required for Some - Read to see if you are waived from this requirement)
Demonstrating English and Math Proficiency is required for all entering CSU students at all CSU campuses, from Cal Maritime to Cal Poly to San Jose State to San Diego State. This is a great time to figure out how you will demonstrate YOUR proficiency in math and English. One way to do this is to sign up to take the CSU college placement exams called the ELM (math) and EPT (English) offered in February, March, and April. If you wait until later in the spring to take these exams, you may have to take summer courses and may even be prevented from registering for fall college courses
You may be able to avoid taking the placement exams by showing proficiency in other ways. You can see all the items that waive the
You would be waived from needing the examinations at any CSU campus if:
Step 1: Determine if you are required to participate in the Early Start Program
Step 2a: If you are required to participate in Early Start, you must enroll in and complete summer Early Start courses or you can't enroll in ANY fall courses. Follow the instructions on the Early Start page.
Step 2b: If you are not required to participate in Early Start, you are still strongly urged to take (and pass) Summer 2017 courses that meet math and/or English proficiency. These courses can be offered through a local community college or through an online school such as BYU Online. Here is a list of some of the approved courses. These are just examples. Until the course(s) demonstrating proficiency are completed, you will not be able to register for math and/or English courses placing you off-track for on-time graduation. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admission (information in the right hand column).
California residents who do not pass either of these two tests (ELM and EPT) must enroll in and complete approved summer courses or they cannot enroll for any courses in the fall semester. For more information see our Early Start page.
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 17, 2017 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 16, 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 (The online form becomes available in March, 2017) which was part of your New Student Guide. It is due to the Residential Life Office by May 1, 2017. 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 www.csum.edu/web/ambassadors.
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, 2017 has not yet been selected.
The objectives of the program are:
Additional information including how to acquire the book was sent to your Cal Maritime and personal e-mail accounts on June 8, 2016. If you have questions on this topic, contact Michele Van Hoeck at email@example.com.
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).
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It is the policy of the California Maritime Academy 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.
Apply for Fall 2018 in
Oct. or Nov., 2017 for
All other programs
Admission Office Hours:
except for the following
special days or holidays:
Jan.. 3 - Classes Begin and Tours Restart
Jan. 16 - MLK Holiday - School Closed
Mar. 31 - Ceasar Chavez Holiday - School Closed
Apr. 17-21 - Tours Available but No Classes
April 25 Through Aug. - Campus tours available, but:
*Tours do not Include ship
*No classes in session
*No students on campus
200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590