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.
Dates & Definitions
Early Action Admission: November 15th*
Priority Deadline for Fall Admission: February 15th*
Final Deadline for Fall Admission: April 15th
Other Application Deadlines
Spring Transfer Deadline: November 15th*
Fall Transfer Deadline: February 15th*
Spring Term Readmit Deadline (or Sea Term): November 15th*
Fall Term Readmit Deadline: May 15th*
*Admissions will continue to accept and review applications on a rolling basis for these deadlines
Early Action – Students submit their application and all supporting documents by November 15th 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. Freshman applicants with serious interest in the Academy are strongly encouraged to apply EA.
Rolling Admission – Students not applying/considered for Early Action will be reviewed in our rolling admissions pool. Rolling admissions means that we will be accepting applications as long as spaces are available and 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 out-of-pocket cost for the MAPS program.
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 – Students that are denied as entering freshman, or that have already attended another accredited college or university, may explore our transfer option. A student with completion of 12 transferable credits, or if not entering the Academy directly out of high school, must meet the aforementioned criteria. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and must have the following coursework within their transfer credit records to be considered for admission:
- College-level English, College-level Math, and Chemistry I with a lab.
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.
Denial – A student is denied admission to Massachusetts Maritime Academy and may be considered as a transfer for a future term. Students can also request a meeting with a counselor to outline a path to better prepare them for future acceptance.
Enrollment Fee – Any student who wishes to enroll at Massachusetts Maritime Academy upon receipt of an acceptance is required to submit a non-refundable $400 enrollment fee. This will confirm their place in the incoming class. Payments must be received no later than May 1st to guarantee a student’s enrollment. Students who do not reply by May 1st will forfeit their appointment to the Academy and it will be offered to a student on the wait-list on a space availability basis.