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 1st
Deadline for Fall Admission: April 15th
Spring Transfer Deadline: January 15th
Readmit Application Deadlines
Spring Term Readmit Deadline (or Sea Term): November 15th
Fall Term Readmit Deadline: May 15th
Early Action – Students submit their application and all 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. 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 there is no specific deadline to submit and complete an application, 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 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.