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I've Chosen Cal Maritime

I am conditionally admitted, have sent my $500 Enrollment Deposit, and sent my Admission Acknowledgement Form. What is still needed to become fully admitted?

  • Your place is not saved until we have four specific items by May 1, 2019 (or two weeks after you were admitted, whichever date is later): your enrollment deposit, Admission Acknowledgement form, health forms, and the online "StarRez" Housing License Agreement or optional Off-Campus Housing Petition available through your student portal, MyCalMaritime. If those items arrive after May 1, reserving your spot is on a "space-available" basis only.
  • You must be medically cleared by our Health Review Committee (requires all your completed health forms). Any missing health documents must be sent as soon as possible or your space in the entering class will be at risk.
  • You must remain eligible for admission into your major based on your final academic transcripts (sent after completion of your Spring 2018 semester, due to the Admissions Office by July 15, 2019).
  • You must meet all published deadlines for other documents or actions that must be taken.



Academic preparation and CSU Early Start for students admitted from high school


The California State University (CSU) ensures first-time freshmen demonstrate academic preparation for GE English and math through multiple measures, including test scores, high school/math GPA, and/or a combination thereof with passing grades in approved college preparatory coursework. Students demonstrating academic preparation may enroll directly into GE courses. Visit College Readiness for a full list of multiple measures and outcomes.

Students with applicable AP, CLEP, or International Baccalaureate test scores and/or college course transfer credit already fulfill the GE course requirement and may advance to the next level English and math course(s) required by their majors.

Students not demonstrating academic preparation through multiple measures may still enroll in GE English and/or math, but will also complete supportive instruction as part of their coursework. For English, students will enroll in a full-year "stretch" EGL 100 course; for math, students will enroll in MTH 100 and complete the non-credit MTH 99 lab.

Students not meeting any multiple measures must complete CSU Early Start during the summer before their first fall semester at the CSU (CA residents only). They must complete CSU Early Start before they may enroll in courses at the CSU and will also participate in supportive instruction as part of their GE coursework.

For more information, please contact the Early Assessment Program at (707) 654-1081 or eap@csum.edu.


Check your "To Do List" in PeopleSoft

The "To Do List" in PeopleSoft has not yet been activated. Once it is activated, you may have "to do" items from the Financial Aid Office that need to be done before they can complete your financial aid offer. All the items you still need to send the Admissions Office are also in your "to do" list. Once those items are completed or received, they drop off your list. Click here to see an instructional page on how to reach your "to do" list and how to find out the details of each item.









Final Transcript Deadline: July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 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.

  • Graduating High School Seniors: "Final Transcript" means your official high school transcript that includes the date you graduated. Faxed transcripts or e-mailed scans will not be accepted.
  • Transfer Students With Fewer Than 60 Semester Units: "Final Transcripts" means your official high school transcript that includes the date you graduated. You must also submit all official college transcripts including the one with your Spring 2019 semester grades. Faxed transcripts or e-mailed scans will not be accepted.
  • Transfer students with 60 or More Semester Units: "Final Transcripts" means all official college transcripts including the one with your Spring 2019 semester grades. Faxed transcripts or e-mailed scans will not be accepted.

Advanced Placement (AP) Scores and Assigning Credit 

AP scores should arrive in the Admissions Office by approximately July 10, 2019

  • What credit do I get for AP test scores? You get college credit for every test score of three or above. The table that shows for which Cal Maritime course you receive credit is Cal Maritime's Catalog. Click here for a link to that section of the catalog.
  • How will I know when credit is assigned into my student record? We will e-mail you a PCE (Prior Credit Evaluation). This should happen by mid-August.
  • What if I am already registered in the course for which my AP score now gives me credit? You can still take the course, you can replace the course with a different course, or you can withdraw from the course and reduce that semester's course load. Please remember to remain enrolled in 12 units or above to maintain full-time status.


Complete your physical exam and medical forms


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.





Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

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.

Orientation Program & Academic Calendar Dates

  • Mandatory Campus Housing Move-In: The move-in date is Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

  • Mandatory Student Orientation: The Orientation start date is Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (whether or not you live on-campus)Check-In runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Optional Parent/Guardian Orientation: The Parent Orientation date is tentatively set for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

  • Classes Begin: The first day of classes is Monday, August 19, 2019

  • The Full 2019-2020 Academic Calendar is available at this webpage


Mandatory Swim Assessment

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. Click here for more information on the Swim Assessment. If you need further information, contact Tina Rossi, Aquatics Supervisor, at trossi@csum.edu or at (707) 654-1791 or the Athletics Department at (707) 654-1050.

Access to Campus E-mail and Computing Systems

In most cases, 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 Admissions Office at (707) 654-1330 or admission@csum.edu. 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.

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.


Registration for fall courses

All new students will be auto-registered into their first semester courses

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 registrar@csum.edu.


Are you cleared to be registered for fall courses?

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 Admissions Office.

Notice from the California State University (CSU) About Tuition Changes

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).


Housing information for New Students

How and when will I receive my housing assignment?

First, make sure you have filled out and sent in your Housing License Agreement through the online "StarRez" Housing License Agreement which was part of your New Student Guide. It is due to the Residential Life Office by May 1, 2019. 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. Housing and Residential Life staff will contact all incoming students by mail with their assignment, roommate, and check in appointment. Use this link to reach all the housing information for new students.



Consider Applying for the Cadet-Community Connection Program


Be matched with a local family

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.






New Student Common Reading Program


Required summer reading for all new Cal Maritime students

The Cal Maritime faculty launched a "New Student Common Reading Program" in 2011.  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 2019 is Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert. The objectives of the program are:

  • To acquaint new students with Cal Maritime's academic environment, including its mission & values
  • To initiate relationships between students and the campus community
  • To introduce students to academic discussion
  • To inspire a lifelong love of intellectual learning

Additional information including how to acquire the book will be sent to your Cal Maritime and personal e-mail accounts in June 2019. Please contact Michele Van Hoeck, Library Dean, at mvanhoeck@csum.edu with questions.

Personal Computer Recommendations

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Important Documents to Read

Veterans Programs

Follow this link to information for veterans.

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All Majors Accepting Fall 2020 Applications Starting October 1, 2019

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:

May 6*:- Aug 16*: No Classes but Campus Tours are Available*
Jul 4*: Holiday, Campus Closed
Aug 13* - Aug 18*: New Student Move-In & Orientation
Aug 19* - Fall Classes Begin
Sep 2*: Holiday, Campus Closed

Sep 3: - Dec 11: Tours Available Including the Ship, Classes in Session
Nov 11: Holiday, Campus Closed
Nov 25-27: No Classes but Campus Tours Available 
Nov 28-29: Holiday, Campus Closed
Dec 12-24: No Classes but Campus Tours Available
Dec 25-Jan 1: Holiday, Campus Closed
Jan 2-3: No Classes but Campus Tours Available
Jan 6: Spring Classes Begin

* Note that the Training Ship Golden Bear unavailable from May 1 to approximately September 3 and will not be available for tours during those dates.


Admission Office Resources

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

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