Freshman International Application

Who is an incoming freshman?

A student planning to apply to MMA within a year of their high school graduation and has not matriculated into another higher education institution.

What are the steps to a successful application process?

Prospective students should apply in a timely manner (see Application Timeline). All application materials listed below should be sent in one large envelope as a self-managed packet (please make sure your full name is on each item).  
Send all Application Materials to:
Admissions - Flanagan Hall
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Application Checklist

Please download the two files below and type your responses, include all supporting documentation.

In addition, please send the following:
  • Application Fee of US $50.00, in the form of check or money order
  • Photocopy of the name page in your passport. It is critical that your name in our
    student information systems matches your passport exactly.
  • Photocopy of previous US visas
  • Along with official supporting evidence
  • Official academic records with English translations, including transcripts from your secondary and/or post-secondary institutions (if applicable).
  • Evidence of English proficiency (Be aware that testing done in November [for Early Decision] and January [for regular Decision] may not arrive in time for the admission counselor's consideration), we accept: 
    • Prove of attendance in an English instructed school for at least one year
    • IELTS, requirement 6.0
    • TOEFL, institution code 3515. TOEFL Requirement - iBT 75, pBT 530, cBT 200
  • ACT or SAT ( Institution code 3515) - click on the links for more information
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who will attest to your potential to succeed at MMA.
  • Personal essay of at least 300 words on the most important reasons for selecting Massachusetts Maritime Academy as the college of your choice.


If you have any questions on the international student application process please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maria Cullen
508-830-5000 x1100
Office of Inclusive Excellence & International Programs