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"I am conditionally admitted, have sent my $500 enrollment deposit (or received an authorized deposit waiver), and sent my Intent-to-Enroll Form. What is still needed to become fully admitted during all the Coronavirus restrictions?"

We know things seem uncertain right now with everyone sheltering at home and traditional schooling being disrupted.  We want you to trust that we will be extremely flexible with all the items connected with saving your space here and preparing to join Cal Maritime.

  • If you require time beyond May 1st to submit the StarRez housing reservation, we can grant that upon request. Email us at admission@csum.edu or call 707-654-1330.
     
  • For all the other items listed with a May 1st deadline such as the health forms and uniform measurements, we have changed the May 1st deadline on these other items to "send it to us when you can over the summer." You do not need to specially request these deadline extensions.
     
  • Passing a pass/fail spring 2020 semester course will count as satisfying a required A-G course (high school students) or required college course (transfer students). Delayed transcripts will not delay your ability to enroll for Fall 2020. Click here to read other COVID-19 adapted academic policies that represent our flexibility in this situation. 

Our students, staff, and faculty families are facing the same challenges as your family, so don't worry. Our tight-knit community at Cal Maritime will work with you as we all navigate these challenging times together. We won't ask for most enrollment items before life starts getting back to normal for all of us.

You have everything to look forward to. Be sure and call 707-654-1330 or email us at admission@csum.edu if you need any more information or just want to talk.

Complete List of "New Student Guide" links:

 

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

Early Start

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.  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.

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


 

Check your "To Do List" in PeopleSoft

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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.

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 admission@csum.edu 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.


 

 

Final Transcript Deadline: July 15, 2020 if Possible

 

Cal Maritime requests that high schools that can provide transcripts by July 15, 2020, do so; however, we will continue to accept transcripts through the fall 2020 term. Cal Maritime will not rescind conditional offers of admission based on the non-receipt of transcripts. If a student is not able to provide an official transcript, due to extended school closure, we may use unofficial or self-reported data for senior year grades and graduation status.

New first-year students will remain in a conditionally admitted status until Cal Maritime receives a final transcript document and review of the transcript for a-g requirements is completed.

If a student has not met all a-g requirements after review of their final transcript document, at that time, Cal Maritime may use admission exceptions on a case-by-case basis if students are no longer CSU-eligible, based on the inability to complete all "a-g" courses in which they were enrolled in spring 2020.ii Consideration can include how well the student is doing academically in fall 2020. Students should in no way assume that enrollment in Fall 2020 CSU courses means that an exception will be automatically granted.

  • 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 2020 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.
     

Cal Maritime  requests that community colleges that can provide transcripts by July 15, 2020, do so; however, we will continue to accept transcripts through the fall 2020 term. Cal Maritime will not rescind conditional offers of admission based on the non-receipt of transcripts. If a student is not able to provide an official transcript, due to extended school closure, Cal Maritime may use unofficial or self-reported data for spring or summer grades and graduation status.

New transfer students will remain in a conditionally admitted status until Cal Maritime receives a final transcript document and review of the transcript for admission requirements is completed

If a student has not completed at least 48 transferable units and fulfilled A2 and B4 requirements after review of their final transcript document, at that time, campuses may use admission exceptions on a case-by-case basis if students do not meet the criteria in item number 2 above. Students should in no way assume that enrollment in Fall 2020 CSU courses means that an exception will be automatically granted.


Advanced Placement (AP) Scores and Assigning Credit 


AP scores should arrive in the Admissions Office by approximately July 10, 2020

  • 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

StethescopeSet 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, 2020. But those who wish a priority medical review prior to May 1, 2020 may receive one if the medical forms are submitted by April 1, 2020 and no additional medical tests or documents are required. Remember that some medical conditions may limit a student's ability to graduate in certain majors or work in the professions associated with a student's major. In some cases, a medical clearance may recommend limiting enrollment to only certain majors to be explained in notifications by the Health Review Committee.


 

 

 

 

Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

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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: Current working date - August 15, 2020

  • Mandatory Student Orientation: Current working date - August 15, 2020

  • Optional Parent/Guardian Orientation: Current working date - August 16, 2020

  • Classes Begin: The first day of classes is Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • The draft 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is available via this link.

 

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. 

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, 2020. 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

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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 was Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert. The book for 2020 has not been selected yet. 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.



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The Fall, 2020 Application Deadline Has Been Extended for

 - B.S. in Business Administration: International Business and Logistics
 - B.A. in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
 - B.S. in Oceanography

Apply as soon as possible at www.calstate.edu/apply

For all other degree programs, see the individual notes below

-  B.S. in Facilities Engineering Technology (Contact Admission Office for Fall 2020)
-  B.S. in Marine Transportation (Next entry term is Fall 2021)
-  B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology (Contact Admission Office for Fall 2020)
 - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - General Option (Next entry term is Fall 2021)
​ - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - U.S. Coast Guard License Option (Next entry term is Fall 2021)

Admission Office Hours

Note that the staff is working from home answering calls and emails during April,
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

admission@csum.edu  
To be forwarded to staff home numbers, call 707-654-1330 and select the proper number when prompted

FAX: (707) 654-1336 (operational 24/7)

Cal Maritime, Admissions Office
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590

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