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.
Application Process Definitions
Early Action – Students submit their application and supporting documents by November 1 to be considered for EA. A student will be notified prior to the holiday break in December of appointment to the Academy or that their application is being considered in our rolling admissions pool. EA is a non-binding agreement. Students with serious interest in the Academy are strongly encouraged to apply EA. EA is available to freshman applicants only. Decisions on transfer applications are made on a rolling basis.
Rolling Admission – Students not applying/considered for Early Action will be reviewed in our rolling admissions pool. Rolling admissions means there are no specific deadline requirements to submit an application and supporting documents, however students are strongly encouraged to submit their items as soon as possible. The rolling admissions cycle will close once the class has been filled.
MAPS – (Maritime Academy Preparatory Seminar) Students accepted into the MAPS program must successfully complete the seminar in order to gain full appointment to the Academy. MAPS runs for two weeks in the beginning of August (prior to orientation) and will help prepare students in the areas of college math and college writing. There is an additional cost for the MAPS program that students are responsible for paying.
Conditional Acceptance – Students who are offered a conditional acceptance will be considered appointed to the Academy but must satisfy specific conditions to gain full appointment. Please be sure to read carefully any conditions placed on your admission to understand how to gain full appointment. All students are subject to conditional admission for the successful completion of any course work currently in progress.
Transfer Option – Students that are denied as entering freshman, or that have already attended another accredited college or university, may explore our transfer option. A student is considered a transfer upon successful completion of 12 transferable credits. A student must have a minimum GPA or 2.5 or higher to be considered for admission. Students also must have the following coursework within their transfer credit records:
- College-level English, college-level Math, and Chemistry I with a lab.
Students are encouraged to contact their admission counselor with any questions or to confirm course work at another college or university. All students not entering the Academy directly out of high school will be considered transfers and must meet the aforementioned criteria.
Wait List – Students placed on the wait list are those that meet the requirements for admission to the Academy, however, may not be appointed due to space limitations. Students placed on the wait list are strongly encouraged to submit additional information (up-to-date transcripts/test scores) and/or set up an interview with their counselor to help strengthen their application for admission. Students may be placed on the wait list at any time during the admissions cycle and are not guaranteed a decision until after the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline.
Appointment – Students are accepted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Denial – A student is denied admission to Massachusetts Maritime Academy and may be considered as a transfer for a future term. Students must notify the Office of Admission if they would like future consideration. Students can also request a meeting with a counselor to outline a path to better prepare them for future acceptance.
Deposit – Any student who wishes to enroll at Massachusetts Maritime Academy upon receipt of an acceptance is required to submit a non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit. This deposit will confirm their place in the incoming class. Deposits must be received no later than May 1 to guarantee a student’s enrollment. Students who do not reply by May 1 with a deposit will forfeit their appointment to the Academy and it will be offered to a student on the wait-list on a space availability basis.