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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Class of 2018 Admissions - Class of 2018
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Welcome to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Class of 2018!

So you’ve been accepted. Now what? Below is a guide to assist you in preparing to become an enrolled cadet at MMA.

1.    Accept your offer of admission

2.    Mark your calendar for the Welcome Aboard event on Saturday, May 17

3.    Request final transcripts to be sent to us

4.    Schedule placement testing

5.    Schedule uniform fitting (typically same day as placement testing)

6.    Complete Financial Aid paperwork

7.    Student Billing

8.    Health Services Information (online form)

9.    Laptop Requirement
10.  Complete pre-admission drug testing
11.   Access your MMA student email

12.  Orientation Save the Date: Saturday, 16 August - Friday, 29 August

1. Accept your offer of admission

Sign and mail back your acceptance making sure to include the $400 enrollment fee. This not only holds your place in the class, but is the trigger for additional information – it allows other departments on campus to acknowledge you are an incoming student.

2. Welcome Aboard

Save the date: Saturday May 17th - This is our Welcome Aboard event for deposited and their parents/guardians. The day includes a mix of hands-on workshops and new student processing while parents/guardians meet the MMA Vice Presidents and hear from departments such as the business office, marine operations, and the commandant’s staff (COMCAD).  NOTE: Thanks to our Health Services department, student physicals will be given on this day with no out of pocket cost. Your insurance will be billed for a "Fit for Duty" exam, so you will need to bring your insurance card.

Registration begins at 8am under the tent on the parade field. The day will conlcude at 4pm. A cookout lunch will be served.

3. Request final transcripts

Incoming freshman - Please make sure your final official high school transcript includes proof of graduation. If you have taken AP classes, have your scores sent to the Registrar's Office to award credit. Offers of acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy are contingent upon successful completion of all courses and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance.

Incoming transfer student - Be sure to send your final official college transcript. Offers of acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy are contingent upon successfully meeting the transfer standards. If final transcripts do not meet these standards, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance. Please note that only a grade of “C” or better is considered for transfer.

4. Schedule placement testing

All incoming students in the Massachusetts Public College system are mandated by the Department of Higher Education to take the Accuplacer examination. This online assessment and placement tool is used throughout the Commonwealth by institutions of higher education to place incoming students in courses appropriate for their level of academic preparedness. This assessment does not factor in for admission and has no bearing should a student have a conditional acceptance. The bookstore will assign students a testing time on the date of the uniform fitting. For the current academic year, fittings and testing are scheduled on the following dates:

  • 5 April
  • 12 April
  • 23 April
  • 25 April
  • 26 April
  • 3 May

You must bring a photo ID with you when you arrive for your appointment.

For more information on the Accuplacer examination, please visit the Accuplacer FAQ web page. All further inquiries should be directed to:

5. Uniform Fitting

Uniform measurements will take place in conjunction with the Accuplacer placement testing. If you will not be on campus for the placement exam, it is imperative that you review the Follett Bookstore Packet and submit an accurate measurement chart.

To schedule the examination and uniform fitting, call the MMA Bookstore at 508-830-6488.

6. Financial Aid

Financial aid must be applied for each year by May 1st (for priority consideration) by completing both of the following:

FAFSA - The FAFSA may be completed as early as January 1st or when Federal Income Tax Returns have been filed. This may be done online at List MMA’s school code, 002181, to ensure the results will be shared with the Academy, along with other schools the student will be applying to.

MMA Financial Aid Application - This application provides the Financial Aid Office anticipated enrollment information to assist in determining a student’s cost of attendance. Beginning in early February, a Financial Aid Application is mailed to all incoming students after acceptance has been extended.

For assistance, contact the MMA financial aid office directly at 508-830-5087 or read more here.

7. Billing

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has gone paperless with 100% e-billing. This will provide fast and efficient delivery of your tuition bill, do-it-yourself online account management and an easy way to help the environment! We will not be mailing paper statements. Click here for more information.

All students are required to have health insurance coverage. If you have existing coverage, you will need to complete the online health insurance waiver in order to decline insurance through the school. Failure to complete the waiver will result in a charge on your student bill.

8. Health Services

All incoming cadets are required to have a physical examination, submit the dates of receiving the mandatory vaccinations and submit a copy of the front and back of your insurance card.

Physical exams will be provide at the May 17 Welcome Aboard event. There is no out of pocket cost to you for the exam. Your insurance will be billed for a "Fit for Duty" exam but we do not balance bill or collect co-pays or deductibles. You must bring your insurance card. 

Students attending Welcome Aboard must print the first page of this 
document (mandatory vaccinations), have it completed by your healthcare provider and bring it to Welcome Aboard. If you are not attending Welcome Aboard, you must print all pages have them completed by your healthcare provider. Completed medical forms are due in the Health Services office no later than June 30, 2014.

A medical history must be completed on-line once you receive a MMA user name and password. Instructions will be posted on the Health Services web page after the log-in credentials are sent to you.

9. Laptop Requirements

All students are required to have a laptop computer. Computers may be purchased through the Academy Bookstore or through other retail outlets. Click here to read about specific computer requirements.

10. Drug Testing

All Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets are required to participate in our United States Coast Guard approved chemical testing program. Drug Testing USA can assist you in getting the appropriate DOT approved drug test at a location close to your home. You may schedule your drug test via their website. Drug Testing USA may be contacted at 1-888-441-4599. You are not required to use Drug Testing USA  for your drug test, however, the test you take must be a DOT approved test and the facility must be able to supply a Federal Custody and Control Form. The deadline for submission of test results is July 14, 2014.

11. Access your student email account
Incoming students will be assigned MMA student email accounts. Make sure that you are able to access your student email account as we will be sending updates via email as we approach Orientation. Instructions on logging into your maritime email accounts can be found here.

12. Orientation
All incoming students are required to attend orientation (Saturday, 16 August - Friday, 29 August). Detailed information regarding this event can be found in the orientation welcome packet. Please note one change to the packet, specifically regarding the what to bring list: a waist/fanny pack will be issues as part of the sea bag.

Youngie knowledge is important information for all cadet candidates to be familiar with at Orientation. Make sure to start studying it now!

We look forward to having you on campus and becoming part of MMA. Please make sure to bookmark this page as more information will be posted as it becomes available.

last updated 7-8-2014 by