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"I Have Applied for Fall 2015"

Thank you for applying to the California Maritime Academy We have compiled all the information you need as you wait for your admission decision.

"When will I receive my admission decision?"

First-Time Freshmen  E-mails with decisions were sent to those with completed applications by Friday, January 30 between by January 31 from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address listed in each admission application. If you did not receive an e-mail, check your spam or junk mail folder. If that search is not successful, it may mean no decision was sent because we are missing an important piece of information or document. Please contact us on Monday, February 2 if you have not received a decision e-mail. Decision letters will be mailed on February 2. Applications to our business or global studies program submitted after February 1 will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Transfer Students – Decisions should be  e-mailed on February 16 from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address listed in each admission application. If you do not received an e-mail by that date, please check your spam folder.  If you can find no e-mail from us, that may mean we are missing an important piece of information. Please contact us if you have not received a decision e-mail on or before February 16.  Applications to our business or global studies program submitted after February 1 will be evaluated on a rolling basis after all official college transcripts have been received.

International Students – Decisions on completed applications will be mailed via FedEx and e-mailed February 16 or within two weeks of receiving all required application items or (whichever date is later).

"Do you need my academic transcripts to make a decision?"

First-Time Freshmen – No, not until you have graduated from high school. In some cases, we may request your transcripts earlier if the academics listed in your online application requires clarification.  Please Note - our admissions decision will be based on the academic information you provided on your application for admission. Sending your high school transcript does not relieve you of the responsibility of providing us with accurate course and grade information on your online application.

All Transfer Students – Yes, including high school, all completed college work, and your Fall, 2014 college transcript if you are enrolled in fall courses.

International Students – Yes, official and translated transcripts are needed from high school and any completed college semesters.

"Do I need to send anything else?"

Applicants to the following majors: marine transportation, marine engineering technology, facilities engineering technology, or mechancal engineering may submit a resume by mail or as an e-mail attachment to admission@csum.edu. Resumes are not required by any other programs other those previously listed.

Recommendations and essays are not part of the admission process for any major.

"So now what?"

Here are three important things to take care of while your admission to Cal Maritime is being determined:

1. Take tests (Required for First-Time Freshmen & Lower Division Transfers)

  • Take the SAT (link to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student) or ACT (link to www.actstudent.org) no later than December 2014 and submit the test scores to Cal Maritime no later than January 9, 2015.
  • Placements tests: The CSU requires First-Time Freshmen to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM) exam prior to enrollment, unless exempt. Log on to www.ets.org/csu for a complete description of the EPT and ELM.

To take the EPT/ELM at another CSU campus or obtain further information, visit: www.ets.org/csu. If you think you are exempt from the EPT, ELM or both based on your SAT, ACT, AP Exams, or EAP results send your scores to us by as soon as possible.

2. Apply for Financial Aid between January 1, 2015 and March 2, 2015. For more information on how to apply for financial aid – click on the Financial Aid link on the left side of this page.

3.Visit Campus – Many students visit campus even before they have received an admission decision. Cal Maritime offers campus tours each weekday at 10:15 am and and 1:45 pm by appointment. We also offer tours on selected Saturdays from January to April. To schedule a campus tour, start with the Visit the Campus page.


"How do you I know if you received my application?"

An e-mail with the subject line "Cal Maritime Application Received" is sent on the day of submission to everyone who successfully submits our online application through www.csumentor.edu.  That e-mail is sent to the e-mail address you supply on your application.  If you did not receive it, please check your spam filter or folder. If you still can't find the e-mail, go back into www.csumentor.edu to make sure you correctly entered your e-mail address. Incorrect e-mail addresses can be changed by contacting the Admission Office so future e-mails are sent to the correct address.

You may also contact our office using a method on the right side of this page to verify we received your application.