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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Student Status Policy ComCad - Student Status Policy
FROM: Capt. Stevenson, VP Enrollment Management
DATE: May 25, 2013
RE: Commuting Status Regulations for Distribution

The following guidelines regarding student status will be in effect for current and prospective students. These guidelines have been created to ensure clarity of a student's status within the Regiment of Cadets or as a non-regimental student. Theses guidelines are subject to change without notice.

Regimental Commuter:

  • Written request must be made to the Commandant of Cadets at least 30-days prior to the start of the semester
  • Have completed a minimum of eight semesters and if less than 12-credits are needed to graduate
  • Or be of minimum age 24
  • Or have prior military service (honorably discharged veteran or currently in active or reserve status)
  • Or be married
  • Or have a documented and valid health related reason (subject to MMA medical review)
  • Or be deemed prudent and necessary by the Commandant of Cadets
Non-Regimental Commuter (non-license majors only):
  • Written request must be made during the application process and no less than 30-days prior to the start of the semester or orientation, whichever comes first. Acceptance will be determined by a committee composed of the Dean of Enrollment, Registrar, and Chair of the applicable department.
  • Have a prior degree (associates or greater) or minimum of 60-transferable credits from an institution of higher learning (other than MMA)
  • Or if taking less than 12-credits
  • Or be of minimum age 24
  • Or have prior military service (honorably discharged veteran, currently in active or reserve status)
  • Or be married
  • Or have a documented and valid health related reason (subject to MMA medical review)
  • Or be deemed prudent and necessary by the Commandant of Cadets
Part Time:
A student who has less than 12-credits in a semester will be designated as a part time student. A part time student is not allowed to be a member of the regiment of cadets, participate in varsity athletics, and will be billed on a per credit basis.

Note: Applicants to MMA are accepted as a Regimental Cadet and may select any major. Participation in the Regimental Program, will remain a requirement for continued enrollment. Cadets who request to move from Regimental to Commuting status must resign from the Academy and re-apply as a commuter in a non-licensure program, and meet any requirements for that program.

Non-Regimental Commuter students will not be allowed to wear or graduate in uniform as a Regimental cadet.

Students desiring to leave the Regiment shall not have any pending discipline issues and must have completed all extra duty/restriction obligations. All other obligations (assigned watches, shipboard maintenance, etc.) must also be fulfilled.

last updated 7-9-2014 by enovak@maritime.edu