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"I Have Applied for Fall 2016"

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


"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.


"When do I get access to my Cal Maritime Student Portal and E-Mail Account?" 

One or two weeks after  you submit your application, you will receive an e-mail from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address on your online application.  This e-mail will give you your username and temporary password to access your Cal Maritime Student Portal and E-Mail account. A letter with the same information will also be mailed to your home address.

Your Student Portal is where you can find out (24/7) if you have any "To Do Items" such as missing documents needed to complete your admission file or financial aid file. Your "To Do Items" list can have items added to it, so check it regularly.


"When will I receive my admission decision?"

First-Time Freshmen Who Applied Using the "Early Admission" Program. E-mails with decisions will be sent to those with completed applications on December 15 from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address listed in your admission application. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later. In some cases, the decision sent to the student will be to roll-over the student's application to the Regular Admission program when further consideration in light of the entire admission pool is necessary.

First-Time Freshmen Who Applied Using the "Regular Admission" Program. E-mails with decisions will be sent on February 1 from admission@csum.edu to the e-mail address listed in each admission application. Letters will be mailed on the same date and should arrive a few days later.

Transfer Students – Decisions should be  e-mailed on February 15 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 such as your Fall 2015 college transcript. 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, 2015 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 https://sat.collegeboard.org/home) or ACT (link to www.actstudent.org) no later than December 2014 and submit the test scores to Cal Maritime no later than January 10, 2016.
  • 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, 2016 and March 2, 2016. For more information on how to apply for financial aid – click on the Financial Aid link on the left side of this page.

3. Come to Preview Day, Sat., Nov. 14. Find out more about Preview Day for prospective students and familities and reserve your space at www.csum.edu/previewday.

4. Visit Campus Other Days if Preview Day is Not Possible – 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 September to April. To schedule a campus tour, start with the Visit the Campus page.