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.
Center for Student Success
The mission of the Center for Student Success is to foster student achievement by providing academic resources and support services to the campus community, addressing individual and institutional needs through collaborative, student-centered programming.
The Center for Student Success is committed to your success. At no cost to students, we provide critical resources to assist and guide you as you make progress in your academic program and as you prepare to enter the workforce.
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Our Programs and Activities
Located on the third floor of the American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons, the Center for Student Success operates four academic support units that provide tutoring and other forms of academic assistance to students throughout the academic year. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the services and resources available.
The Writing Center provides assistance and feedback for all types of written and verbal communication you will encounter during your degree program. Utilize Writing Center resources when you need to work on writing or communication skills and need a trained reader or observer to critique your work.
The Learning Support Center offers tutoring for courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, marine transportation, business, and other disciplines. In addition to regular tutoring, the Center provides Life Skills Program for incoming students and runs the Peer-Assisted Learning Program (PAL), the Algebra and Trigonometry Program, and the Specialized Tutoring Program. Utilize Learning Support Center resources when you need a trained tutor to help you learn or reinforce skills for a specific course.
The Advising Office provides college skills and advising services to assist students as they make progress toward a degree. Two advisors are on staff during daytime hours to assist you with degree checks and general advising questions. These advisors provide supplement advising, and their services do not substitute for required consultations with your assigned faculty advisor.
The Testing Center provides assessment and testing services for incoming and enrolled students.
The Life Skills Program provides a series of workshops a the beginning of fall semester designed to help prepare incoming students for the college experience.
The Peer Assisted Learning Program provides tutoring workshops for specific gateway courses in fall and spring semesters.
Specialized Tutoring provides tutoring in courses for which specific technologies and/or software programs are needed to facilitate tutoring.
The Algebra & Trigonometry Program is required for incoming students who can benefit from additional academic support for this critical course.
Third Floor, ABS Information Commons