Fall 2019 for the following majors - Apply as soon as possible before all spaces in the following majors have been filled
Fall 2020 for all majors - Apply Oct. 1, 2019 through Nov. 30, 2019 at www.calstate.edu/apply.
Apply online at www.calstate.edu/apply There will also be a $55.00 application fee required as you submit the online application.
A completed online application, the $55.00 application fee that is paid as you submit the online application, a minimum TOEFL score (see below), Academic transcripts (translated and official) from all colleges attended, and an Affidavit of Financial Support indicating available funds totaling $42,000.00 U.S.D. which is the approximate cost for international students to attend Cal Maritime for one academic year.
The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is one of six state-sponsored maritime academies and one federal maritime academy in the United States of America. We are the only maritime academy located on the west coast of North America.
The Academy is part of the 23 state university campuses in the California State University (CSU) system. Within this group of 23 schools, we are the only focused academy and the smallest campus with 1,076 students - also known as cadets. As a four-year college, we offer six Bachelors Degree programs which are all described via the link in the left-hand column.
Please note that we do not accept transfer courses from international universities, so all international students must take our full four-year program in their selected major.
Three of our programs (International Business and Logistics, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, and Facilities Engineering) have no restrictions for international students.
The remaining three majors (Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) do have a certain restriction for international students. While it is possible for an international student to receive any of these three degrees, the U.S. Coast Guard license required with these programs are not available to international students.
The U.S. Coast Guard requires that only those with U.S. Citizenship may receive a license to be an engineer or deck officer on a U.S. flagged vessel. This means international students may receive a degree from the California State University Maritime Academy but can NOT be an engineer or deck officer on a U.S. flagged vessel. In order to be an engineer or deck officer on an internationally flagged vessel, that person would need to leave the U.S. after attaining our degree and follow the procedures of other countries to receive a license to sail on their ships.
To be evaluated and possibly receive an offer of admission at the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), international students must supply the following items:
When you are asked which campus,
select "Maritime Academy"
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
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 from May 6 to approximately September 1 and will not be available for tours during those dates.
Admission Office Resources