Program impaction (or major impaction) occurs when the number of applications from students to a designated major on a CSU campus during the initial filing period far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major.
While there are many factors that can cause the impaction of a major, in general, it is caused by the popularity of a program increasing while the number of spaces in a program must remain constant or cannot keep pace with the rising number of applications.
Since not all on-time applicants meeting CSU eligibility can be admitted, the admission process for an impacted program becomes competitive. The level of competition depends on the number applying to a major and the academic strength of the applicants.
Various types of sorting and enhanced application factors may be considered by the campus:
Any enhanced admission recommendations or requirements are clearly stated in admission materials produced by the CSU campus.
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
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 unavailable from May 1 to approximately September 1 and will not be available for tours during those dates.
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