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.
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
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
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.
Office of Inclusive Excellence & International Programs