California Maritime Academy

Minimum Transfer Admission Requirements


Cal Maritime accepts both lower division (less than 60 CSU-transferable units) and upper division (more than 60 CSU-transferable units) transfer students. Due to the specialized nature of coursework at Cal Maritime, several majors require a four-year commitment of study regardless of previous academic coursework completed. Therefore, students are encouraged to transfer to Cal Maritime as early as possible.


 Visit the Cal Maritime transfer admission webpage for more information.


o  Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative CSU-transferable GPA. Applicants must meet this GPA at the time of application and maintain the GPA prior to transfer. (Note: a significantly higher GPA is typically required for admission to many CSU campuses.)


o  Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.


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Recommended Transfer Coursework


o  Complete General Education (GE) requirements


     - Oral communication,

     - Written communication,

     - Critical thinking, and

     - Mathematics

     with a “C” or higher in each.

Note: Students who complete the CSU GE pattern or the IGETC pattern will meet these requirements


o  Precalculus course: Students are highly recommended to complete a precalculus course (MATH 141) prior to transfer.



o  Preparation for Major: Students are encouraged to transfer to Cal Maritime as soon as possible. However, students who wish to complete preparation for major courses prior to transfer should select courses similar to those required at the lower division level (numbered 100-299) for their intended Cal Maritime major. See the Cal Maritime Catalog or visit the academic program information webpage for more information.


How to Apply and Transfer


o  Submit the CSU Application for Admission at


Cal Maritime accepts applications for fall admission only: apply October 1 to November 30 of the year prior to transfer.


Cal Maritime often accepts late applications, second bachelor's degree seekers, and lower division transfers. Visit for more information.


o  Complete General Education (GE) requirements in written communication, oral communication, critical thinking, and mathematics by the end of the previous summer term for fall admission.

o  Follow instructions from the university for submitting official transcripts, enrollment confirmation and deposit, and other documents and information prior to transfer. See the admissions website for more information.


Top Tips for Transfers



o  See a counselor as soon as possible to develop a transfer education plan.


o  Register as a prospective student with the university. 


All information on this page is subject to change without notice. Students are advised to consult with a Miramar College counselor each semester for current transfer information.


This page was last updated on 6/10/14.



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