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Apply as an International Student

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To complete the application process be sure to:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the $50 application fee 
  • Request official high school transcripts (and college transcript if transferring)
  • Include your essay (minimum 300 words discussing the most important reasons for selecting MMA as a possible college for you). This can be uploaded and attached to your application as a word document or pdf file.
  • Request two recommendations. These may be uploaded directly to your application. If the author of the recommendation wishes to submit it to MMA directly, they may email it to
  • Send standardized test scores (SAT, ACT)
  • Include proof of citizenship (U.S. or other) and alien registration card, if applicable.

Please note: International applicants are currently unable to apply using the online application. International applicants must complete the International Student Application, located here

All items should be sent to:

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Students wishing to be considered for early action (freshman applicants only) are to submit complete application packages by November 1st. Decision letters should be mailed prior to the holiday break in December.

To learn more about the college search and admission process, view our Understanding Admissions presentation.