For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
All undergraduate students (including transfer students) admitted to an MMA degree program are required to take the Accuplacer examination administered by MMA (using the MMA testing system), regardless of whether they have taken the examination elsewhere. This online assessment and placement tool is used by MMA to place incoming students in courses appropriate for their level of academic preparedness in mathematics, reading, and writing. At MMA, students complete three tests: Advanced Algebra and Functions, Reading Comprehension, and WritePlacer. Students typically take between 1 1/2 and 3 hours to complete the tests.
Students with learning disabilities who require special accommodations must contact the Disability Compliance Office to verify eligibility prior to the examination.
Scheduling the Accuplacer
Spring Accuplacer testing is conducted during orientation. Students are not required to schedule testing prior to arrival for orientation.
Incoming Fall students must register for an Accuplacer exam session and uniform fitting. Those living over 100 miles from the Academy may be eligible to take the Accuplacer at an approved alternative location.
You must have an appointment to take the test. You will not be tested without an appointment.
How to register: Incoming Fall students should login with MMA credentials and register for an exam session.
When to arrive: Students must show up on time. Any students who are tardy when the test begins will not be permitted to enter the testing area.
Where to report: Students should report to the first floor lobby of the American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons.
What to bring: Students must present an original, valid photo ID card at the testing location in order to take the examination. Note: The following ARE NOT PERMITTED in the testing area: calculators (unless for a prescribed accommodation), unauthorized testing aids, or any devices (such as smart phones/watches) capable of recording or viewing audio, photographic, or video content.
Also note: The uniform fitting is typically scheduled in conjunction with Accuplacer test. Information on the uniform fitting and required deposit is available at https://www.maritime.edu/2023.