Cal Maritime has some flexibility regarding academic requirements for entrance and admission deadlines for military veterans. This is part of the CSU system-wide effort to prioritize educating those who have given their service to the United States. If you need such flexibility, please contact the Cal Maritime Admission Office using the methods along the right-hand column and identify yourself as a military veteran. We will do our best to work with you to achieve your educational goals as quickly as possible.
Note - While the Admission Office can waive certain admission requirements and deadlines, all Veterans must pass (with a grade of at least C-) two courses: college-level English and college-level math such as college algebra by the end of the Spring semester prior to enrollment. Also, Cal Maritime degrees requiring the U.S. Coast Guard License (Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology and the licensed version of Mechanical Engineering) will take no less than four years to complete after entering Cal Maritime regardless of the number of transfer units or other advanced credit a student may be granted.
Visit the CSU Veterans web site by clicking here.
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 for business or global studies. Contact the admission office to apply for marine transportation, marine engineering technology, mechanical engineering, and facilities engineering technology. There is a $55.00 application fee required when you submit the online application.
A completed online application, the $55.00 application fee, and all official high school and college transcripts.
You will be evaluated as a First-Time Freshman or Transfer applicant. To find qualifications for those two categories, find those words on the left under "I want to apply."
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