Class of 2026
Congratulations, you've been accepted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy! You're about to join a community of students who are driven and who will inspire you to explore rewarding opportunities, pursue your passions, and obtain a one-of-a-kind educational experience.
This page was created to guide you through the enrollment process up to the first day of orientation in August at which time you will receive your Sea Bag. Be sure to check this page regularly as additional content will be added over the next several months.
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If you can’t find what you are looking for, please refer to the contact information on the left-hand side of the screen to contact the department directly. Additionally, your dedicated Admissions counselor is available to help you navigate the enrollment process.
To apply for financial aid, students must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Priority deadline for incoming students is March 1. The form can be found at www.fafsa.gov.
All students can monitor their financial aid status through the MMA self-service portal. You will receive information regarding how to access this portal via email shortly after you receive your acceptance packet from the Admissions Office. In addition to viewing your application status, you can also view missing documents, review/accept your financial aid offer online, print your financial aid offer letter, complete all necessary steps to finalize your aid and view important information regarding your financial aid offer as well as financial aid policies.
If you have been awarded any outside scholarships be sure to notify the Office of Student Financial Service, either by reporting it under the ‘REPORT/VIEW OUTSIDE AWARDS’ link on the MMA self-service portal, or by sending written notification directly to the Office of Student Financial Services.
Submit your non-refundable $400 enrollment fee - payable by check, or credit card* using the button below. Please utilize the return envelope provided in your acceptance packet to return the confirmation form to the Office of Admissions or download it electronically below and send to email@example.com. Please note, you will need your Student ID number to complete payment - this can be found on your acceptance letter. Completing these steps not only holds your place in the class, but is the trigger for additional information and allows other departments on campus to acknowledge you are an incoming student.
*A service fee may apply
MMA prides itself on its technology resources, all of which you will need to successfully transition to life as a cadet. You will receive an email with your account login information shortly after your acceptance, at which point you can access the Tech Prep page and complete your next steps.
Once you have set up your technology, log into the Self Service Portal and follow the link for Student Finance. Once on the landing page, in the upper left corner you will find a link for MY ACCOUNT. Follow this link to find a number of items that you should complete. Most important would be adding an Additional Payer(s), so that this person will receive email correspondence from us whenever there is activity on your student account. This also allows the payer their own access to pay your bill on your behalf. By signing up for SMS notifications, you will receive a text message from us in addition to the email that is sent when a new bill has been posted.
You are also encouraged to enroll in the Direct Deposit electronic refund, allowing us to deposit any refunds directly into your bank account, rather than wait weeks for us to cut and mail you a check. Even if you are not expecting any type of refund, you are encouraged to set this up, just in case.
All incoming students are required to take the Accuplacer exam prior to arriving for the fall semester. This online assessment tool is used to place incoming students in the appropriate mathematics and writing course for their first semester.
Transfer students should contact the MMA Transfer Counselor, to determine if they are required to sit for the exam.
Students with learning differences who require accommodations must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to verify eligibility well in advance of taking the exam.
New student registration is for first-time/first-year and transfer students.
Fall 2022 Registration for incoming students is scheduled in conjunction with Placement Testing. Immediately after completing the Accuplacer students will work with the registration team to select the appropriate fall classes.
Students who test remotely will be invited to virtual registration sessions and will be emailed instructions on how to make a registration appointment.
Students who do not attend a registration session will automatically be registered for a full-time schedule based on their placement, prior credits, and program requirements. Schedules will be available in Self Service after August 1st. Students that need to change their initial schedules may do so with the advisors in the Academic Resource center after August 1st and through the end of the add period on September 13th.
Initial class schedules are tentative and may change up until the start of classes.
STUDENTS with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Scores
At Massachusetts Maritime Academy we are committed to helping you build on your prior educational experiences. Students are able to transfer in various forms of credit toward their degrees. We accept dual enrollment credits taken in high school and AP credit from Exams of 3 or higher or IB High level examinations of 4 or 5. Please send scores before August 1st.
All AP scores must be sent directly from The College Board to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. (CEEB #3515).
IB Scores must be sent directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The following chart is a list of Advanced Placement Examinations for which the university awards course credit.
Transfer Credits and Dual Enrollment Credits
Credits from other institutions, including Dual Enrollment credits, require an official transcript to be sent to the registrar’s office prior to August 1st. Students must earn a C or higher in the course to be eligible for credit and the course content must be comparable in scope to coursework offered at the Academy .
To receive credit for your college courses, make sure to send an official copy of your college transcript to the Academy. MMA accepts official electronic transcripts, but they must come directly from the institution/their transcript processor (use the email email@example.com if required). Official paper transcripts can be mailed to the school at MMA Registrar’s office, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
Registration for students readmitted will open in mid May and returning students will be notified by email that they are eligible to register. We recommend that readmitted students make an appointment with the advising office to plan their courses. Appointments can be made through the Academic Resource center.
Please make an appointment for your uniform fitting for a time at least 2 to 3 hours before or after your scheduled exam time.
If you have questions regarding your uniform fitting, please contact the Academy Store directly at 508.830.6488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented learning differences/disability. The ADA defines a difference/disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activity. The Director of Disability Compliance works in collaboration with faculty and other campus departments to provide support for students with learning differences (including ADD and ADHD). This coordination of efforts complies with the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Students requesting accommodations are required to provide a neuro-psych evaluation completed within the past three years. Documentation of the disability must be dated within three years of the date of enrollment.
According to Massachusetts State Law, all students must be covered by health insurance. If you are not covered by an outside insurance policy, you must purchase and enroll in the health plan available through the Academy. Enroll in or waive the school sponsored Health Insurance. If waiving, the charge on your bill will be removed once we receive confirmation that you filled out the waiver. This must be done each and every academic year.
*This must be completed between June 1 and July 1 to avoid charges on your bill.
Incoming Freshmen - Please make sure your final official high school transcript includes proof of graduation. 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. Have your AP and/or IB scores sent to the Registrar's Office to be awarded credit (if applicable).
Incoming Transfers - 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 higher is considered for transfer. A grade of “P” or its equivalent will also be considered for transfer only if it was received during the Spring 2022 semester.
Per the USCG CFR, the Academy requires a negative drug screen for all cadets within 6 (six) months of enrolling at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Please get the drug screen between April 15 and August 01, 2022. The Academy’s preferred drug testing provider is Quest Diagnostics.
1) Paying For Your Drug Test -
- Log into the Self Service Portal
- Select Student Finance and click "Make a Payment" on the bottom right (you may need to "X" out of the notifications tab)
- From the Available items list, click "Incoming Student/Cadet Drug Screen"
- Enter your information into the required fields
- Click "Add to payment"
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Continue"
- Follow the prompts until the payment is complete
- Once this payment is complete, you will receive an email with a "QPassport" within 1 business day. After receiving the email, click on the link below to schedule your drug screen appointment with Quest Diagnostics.
2) Scheduling Your Drug Test -
Select find a location and schedule an appointment convenient for you using this link:
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS LOCATION/APPOINTMENT
- Complete the steps on the Quest portal
- REASON FOR VISIT
- Select “Employer Drug and Alcohol” on the first screen
- Select “Urine - Federally mandated”
- TESTING LOCATION
- Enter your zip code
- Confirm that under “Services” tab it says “Urine - Federally mandated”
- Confirm or edit the location selected
- Select date and time for your drug screen appointment
- COMPLETE THE FIELDS WITH YOUR INFORMATION
- REVIEW ALL TABS AND EDIT IF NECESSARY.
- SELECT “SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT”
- REASON FOR VISIT
- Report to the lab at your selected time. You will need a Quest "QPassport" document that will be emailed from Admissions. Do not arrive at the lab without this; they will be unable to test you.
- Provide the account barcode #11214468, if necessary
- Provide the test code 65304N, if necessary
- Show your valid driver’s license or passport at the testing site
- Sign the Chain of Custody Form, if necessary
- Results will automatically be shared with the Admissions Office.
All incoming students are required to complete the following forms:
NCAA Title IX Disclosure Form (This form allows for equal opportunity for all incoming students to tryout for varsity athletics. You will be prompted to upload this document through Self-Service)
Emergency Contact Information
Login to Self Service with your Maritime username and password.
Click on your username and choose Emergency Information from the drop down menu
Edit any existing contacts by clicking on the pencil icon
Add new contacts by clicking on the +Add New Contact button
When you have determined that the information is current, click the confirm button
1.) If you do not have a passport or need to renew, please do so ASAP. For incoming cadets that already have a passport, please check the expiration date! If your passport is going to expire within six months of January 2022, renew your passport. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Students will be participating in either Sea Term or Experiential Learning trips which include foreign ports/travel. If you have questions regarding passports or any travel requirements outside of the United States, please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement at email@example.com.
2.) Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, and Facilities Engineering students will need a valid passport, as well as a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) to participate on Sea Term. Additionally, Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering students will need a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) to be able to apply for their cadet credential. Don't forget to check off "Merchant Mariner" when asked for your profession!
Please note, Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering students will apply for their Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) during the first semester of freshman year. Unless a student has already obtained an MMC for job opportunities, we encourage students to wait and allow us to help guide them through this process. The Director of Mariner Credentialing will meet several times with students throughout the semester as they complete the major milestones culminating in the mariner credential. The MMC is NOT a requirement for Sea Term I.
*We are aware that COVID-19 is likely impacting your ability to complete this step. We will be operating with as much flexibility as possible this year as processing times are significantly delayed and expedited processing has been suspended. Please simply plan to complete this step when offices are open and it is safe to do so.
An orientation packet has been emailed to students at their maritime.edu addresses on June 15. A copy will also be mailed home via USPS.
- Begins Sunday, August 21st at 9am.
- As a safety precaution, only students/staff will be allowed in the dorms. Thank you for your understanding.
Family Academic Orientation
- Friday September 2 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Admiral's Hall.
- Click here to Register for Family Academic Orientation.
- The orientation graduation ceremony will begin at 4:30 PM Friday, September 2nd in the Clean Harbors Stadium.
If you are interested in participating in a varsity intercollegiate sport, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy mandates student-athletes adhere to specific requirements, in accordance with the NCAA.
Click on the following link to view these requirements: www.mmabucs.com/insideAthletics.
Youngie knowledge enlightens cadets as to the rules, traditions, regulations, customs, and policies associated with Massachusetts Maritime Academy in particular and maritime-related industries in general. Memorization of “Youngie Knowledge” is required for all underclassmen.