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First-Time Freshmen

What is the next available entry term?

Fall 2015 for all majors

When can I apply for Fall 2015?

Fall 2015 - The application period will be October 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014

How can I apply?

Apply online at www.csumentor.edu. There will also be a $55.00 application fee required as you submit the online application.

What items are required for your office to make an admission decision?

A completed online application, the $55.00 application fee, an SAT or ACT score (required for almost all applicants).

What are the academic requirements for First-Time Freshmen?

  • Qualifying CSU Eligibility Index score for your major
  • “C” grade or better in each of the required college prep courses for your major listed in the table below
  • Minimum 2.0 overall GPA (Grades earned in the 9th grade are not factored into the GPA calculation, but do count as fulfilling the college prep coursework requirements.)

Which majors are impacted (competitive admissions) and what are their additional requirements?

Required Courses

What are the Required Courses from High School (A-G Categories)?

Required College Prep Coursework (CSU/UC A-G list)
Find exact courses that meet each category at YOUR California high school at
https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/
A
2 years
U.S. History & Social Science (e.g. American Government, World History)
B
4 years
High School English
C
3 years to
4 years
 
Math—Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra.
4th year (Pre-Calculus) recommended for Marine Transportation majors & required for Mechanical Engineering majors
D
2 years
Science with lab—one Biological Science and one Physical Science
(Physics is recommended for Marine Transportation majors)
E
2 years
Foreign Language (must be in the same language)
F
1 year
Visual or Performing Arts
G
1 year
College Preparatory Electives (extra courses taken in any of the above categories, plus electives designated by the school)

The CSU Eligibility Index – Grades & Test Scores

How is it Eligibility Index calculated?

Multiply the High School GPA by 800, and then add your critical reading and math scores from the SAT Reasoning Test. ACT students multiply GPA by 200, then add ten times your ACT composite score.

  • Your GPA x 800 = _______ + Combination of SAT Math and SAT Reading scores = Your Index
  • Your GPA x 200 = _______ + (ACT composite x 10) = Your Index

What is the minimum qualifying index score for California residents?

  • Minimum Eligibility Index = 2900 SAT (694 with ACT) for two of our majors, Business Administration - International Business and Logistics as well as Global Studies and Maritime Affairs. Our impacted majors, Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Facilities Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering use a higher eligibility score based on the quantity and quality of the applicants to each program.
  • Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher applying to our Business Administration - International Business and Logistics or Global Studies and Maritime Affairs majors can be admitted without an SAT or ACT score although it is highly recommended to take either test.
  • Marine Transportation applicants have the option to submit a resume including leadership, engineering, and seamanship experiences.  If submitted, the resume may be considered in the evaluation process.

How are requirements different for residents outside California?

  • Students in WICHE states (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming)
    • The Minimum Eligibility Index for fall 2015 Marine Transportation applicants, Marine Engineering Technology applicants, Facilities Engineering Technology applicants, and Mechanical Engineering applicants will be higher than our other majors and determined based on the quantity and academic quality of the applicants. 
    • Students applying to our majors in Business Administration-International Business and Logistics, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, or Facilities Engineering Technology will be admitted if they meet the following eligibility index (Click Here).
    • SAT or ACT scores: All students should submit an SAT or ACT score by January 11, 2015 (the last test dates are in December). Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Facilities Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering applications will not be considered without a test score. 
    • All Mechanical Engineering applicants: Admission into this major requires at least a 550 Math SAT score or 23 Math ACT score as well as passing pre-calculus. 
    • Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Facilities Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering applicants have the option to submit a resume including leadership, engineering, and seamanship experiences.  If submitted, the resume may be considered in the evaluation process. 
  • All other non-California residents
    • You must have an eligibility index score of at least 3502 (SAT) or 842 (ACT) to receive an offer of admission. (Click Here)
    • SAT or ACT scores: All students should submit an SAT or ACT score by January 11, 2015 (the last test dates are in December). Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Facilities Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering applications will not be considered without a test score. 
    • All Mechanical Engineering applicants: Admission into this major requires at least a 550 Math SAT score or 23 Math ACT score as well as passing pre-calculus.
    • Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Facilities Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering applicants have the option to submit a resume including leadership, engineering and seamanship experiences.  If submitted, the resume may be considered in the evaluation process.

SAT or ACT Scores

  • What are the codes so I can have my test scores sent to Cal Maritime?

Cal Maritime’s SAT Code is 4035 or the general SAT code for the CSU System of 3594.Our ACT Code is 0184.

  • What is the latest date I can take or re-take the SAT or ACT?

All tests must be taken no later than the December test date offered by the testing service. All scores should arrive at our office by January 11.

  • All Mechanical Engineering applicants This major is impacted, so admissions is competitive
    • Applicants must submit an SAT or ACT score by January 10, 2014.
    • An SAT math of at least 550 OR an ACT math score of 23.
    • A pre-requisite course to calculus (pre-calculus) must be passed by high school graduation and that cannot have been more than five years ago or a refresher course is required.
    • Taking physics and pre-calculus by the end of high school is recommended.
    • Students may submit a resume listing their leadership and engineering experience after they have applied and by January 11, 2015.
    • The minimum Eligibility Index for fall 2015 Mechanical Engineering applicants will be adjusted higher based on the quantity and academic quality of the applicants.
  • All Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, and Facilities Engineering Technology applicants: These majors are impacted, so admissions is competitive.
    • Applicants must submit an SAT or ACT score by January 10, 2015.
    • Algebra II must have been passed within the past five years.
    • Taking physics and pre-calculus by the end of high school is recommended.
    • Students may submit a resume listing their leadership and maritime (or engineering) experience after they have applied but by January 11, 2015.
    • The minimum Eligibility Index for fall 2015 applicants in each major will be adjusted higher based on the quantity and academic quality of the applicants for the program.