Enrollment in Open University is open to only those students who are not currently enrolled in a university. This includes: former Cal Maritime students who have been inactive (matriculation closed) or graduated (alumni); students who have been academically disqualified from Cal Maritime or other institutions; international or nonresident students not enrolled in a university program; and members of the general public. Students who received sanctions of suspension or expulsion from Cal Maritime may not enroll through Open University. Questions regarding sanctions should be directed to the Judicial Officer.
Open University is not open to students who received an approved leave-of-absence/withdrawal, or who elect not to enroll in a semester at Cal Maritime. Students with an approved leave-of-absence are still matriculated and therefore are not eligible to register in Open University.
Students interested in taking courses offered in an impacted program (check the Admissions website) must secure the approval of the department chair and Academic Dean on the Open University form. For a listing of courses which require safety-sensitive clearances, visit the Open University website located under the Office of the Registrar.
Academically disqualified students may elect to enroll at Cal Maritime through Open University to register for courses in which grades of D or F was earned. Cal Maritime repeated course rules apply to Open University courses. All grade attempts for a repeated course will be recorded on the student’s transcript and averaged into their GPA calculations. In accordance with the Cal Maritime’s Academic Standing policy, students disqualified for a third failure of a course must successfully complete the course prior to readmission. It is recommended that academically disqualified students meet with the department chair for advising prior to enrolling in Open University.
Students may enroll in up to 3 courses per semester, but not exceed 7 units Students may not enroll in directed-, independent-, or individual-study courses, research, thesis, field work, cooperative education or cruise. A maximum of 24 semester units earned through Open University in a non-matriculated status may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree. All units attempted through Open University will be calculated in the student’s GPA.
Students should print and complete the Open University registration form available at the Registrar’s Office website, and attend the first class meeting to get faculty approval to add the course. Although enrollment in Open University courses is based on the availability of space, the Registrar’s Office cannot guarantee that students will be permitted to enroll in any class. The faculty have the discretion to manage course enrollment, and to require students to provide evidence of the satisfactory completion of prerequisites that must be completed prior to enrollment. An academic transcript indicating successful completion of course prerequisites must be submitted at the time of application.
Students should attend the first week of classes and secure faculty approval by the second week of the late registration period. Once submitted, Open University Add forms will be processed during the second week of the late registration period. Students must complete the registration process as described on the Open University website and meet all published add/drop deadlines. Open University Add forms will not be processed prior to the start of the semester.
Student must pay Open University fees at the Student Accounts office. The Open University website provides the most current tuition fees. The fees apply to both in-state and out-of-state students. Students should check with the Business office for adjustments or refund policies. Open University students must comply with Cal Maritime and individual department regulations regarding prerequisites, withdrawals, repeats, grading, and student conduct. Health, medical, and food services are available at additional cost, with arrangements are made through the Cashier’s office.
Open University students are not eligible for financial aid, campus housing privileges, campus student employment, tutoring, participation in the Corps of Cadets, and watchstanding.
Open University students will be issued a temporary Cal Maritime email address and access to university learning platforms, such as Moodle, which may be required for the course(s). Upon completion of the semester, students may view their grades online or request an official Cal Maritime transcript.
Open University students are not members of the Corps of Cadets and should not dress in uniform. Students will not be permitted to conduct business on campus or attend classes wearing shorts, tee shirts, sandals, or similar attire.