Assessment & Advising Center


The Assessment and Advising Center programs focus on assessment testing, life skills workshops, college skills workshops, and advising. Its role is to assess and assist students as they make the transition to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, progress through their academic programs, and enter the workforce.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is available at the Assessment and Advising Center. Two academic advisors are available Monday through Thursday during the regular academic semesters to assist students with general advising, including degree audits, progress checks, planning semester coursework, course selection, and general questions about MMA requirements and degree programs.

  • Please note: These advisors are not intended to substitute for assigned faculty advisors. They offer supplemental advising and cannot clear students for registration, which only faculty advisors can do.

Life Skills Seminars

The skills seminars are scheduled for incoming students during orientation in the fall and spring semesters. These seminars include workshops focused on various college, life, and career skills topics.

Sunday Workshop Series

The Sunday workshop series extends the life skills seminars conducted during orientation week, giving freshmen additional guidance for effectively making the transition to college.

Accuplacer Testing

The Accuplacer Examination is required by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for all students entering public colleges within the Commonwealth. For information on this placement requirement, please visit our Accuplacer Page.

ETS Proficiency Profile Testing

The ETS Proficiency Profile test is administered to incoming freshmen and graduating seniors. This assessment tool allows us to gauge the educational impact of our programs.