Cal Maritime is unique among CSU campuses in that it provides a four-year "Curriculum Roadmap" for each of its majors. Each cadet should have the expectation that upon completion of appropriate coursework each semester, the student will be able to enroll in prescribed courses in the succeeding semesters.
If a cadet fails, withdraws, does not enroll, or misses a prescribed course for any reason, the cadet may sacrifice the ability to properly sequence follow-up courses. Not all courses are offered every semester, and courses to be repeated may not be scheduled to avoid conflicts with currently required courses. Additionally, due to classroom and faculty availability, certain courses such as labs and simulators are scheduled to accommodate "on track" students, and space may be limited for cadets taking courses out of sequence or expected timeframe.
For these reasons, the following guidelines will be followed during the registration process:
Enrollment appointments are determined by a students "academic level". Academic level reflects the total number of completed units reflected on your academic record. The threshold for each level is as follows, Seniors - 90 units, Juniors - 60 units, Sophomore - 30 units, Freshman - less than 30 units.
Certain courses within each major may be available only to a specific group of cadets (i.e., 2019, 2020, Div 1, Div 2, etc.) or a specific major (ME, MT, etc.). This is accomplished by the temporary placement of a "class" requisite on a course. "Class" requisites are placed at the request of the Academic Department Chair and may be removed or changed after the priority groups registration period has passed. All other requisites (e.g., pre-requisites and co-requisites) will remain. The rolling removal of class requisites will give cadets an opportunity to register for courses outside of their assigned class, given that course capacity is available. In general, if you have questions regarding a "class" requisite, check with the Academic Department Chair of the department that teaches the course.
Helpful Hints for Online Registration
Log into Online Services. From the Student Center, under Enrollment Dates, view your "Enrollment Appointment" day and time. You may not register for courses until the start of your enrollment appointment. Once registered, you may continue to adjust your class schedule until the end of the enrollment period.
Make sure you have cleared all holds prior to the start of your enrollment appointment. Holds can be viewed via Online Services. All students will have an Advising hold. See your Faculty Program Advisor to discuss your academic plan for the term and to have this hold lifted. Be sure to check your holds at least one or two days prior to your enrollment appointment so you're not caught off guard. (A "reminder" is not a hold).
Make sure your schedule does not have any time conflicts. The system will not allow you to enroll in courses with overlapping time conflicts.
Make sure you are eligible for all your classes with regard to current course prerequisites, co-requisites, and class requisites. All "requisites" are listed in the "searchable" Class Schedule via Online Services (Self-Service) under the Section hyperlink.
Make sure and check your schedule periodically. On rare occasions courses may be moved or cancelled.
Overload Forms must be processed by the Office of the Registrar, making the student able to add courses beyond the 20 unit limit.
Waiver of Requisite Forms are generally not processed until the beginning of term.
When adding courses with "co-requisites", be sure to submit both courses at the same time. Otherwise you will get an error. Examples of this are: CHE105/CHE105L, ET400/ET400L,DL 105/DL105L/DL105X.