Incoming Spring Transfer Students

So you’ve been accepted. Now what? Below is a guide to assist you in preparing to become an enrolled cadet at MMA.

1. Accept your Offer of Admission

Sign and mail back your acceptance making sure to include the $400 enrollment fee or pay online. This not only holds your place in the class, but is the trigger for additional information – it allows other departments on campus to acknowledge you are an incoming student.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, students must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The 2017-2018 FAFSA should be done immediately. The form can be found at You should also file your 2018-2019 FAFSA at this time.  Our priority deadline for 18-19 applications for returning students is March 1, 2018.

3. Schedule your Placement Testing and Uniform Fitting

All incoming students in the Massachusetts Public College system are mandated by the Department of Higher Education to take the Accuplacer examination. This online assessment and placement tool is used throughout the Commonwealth by institutions of higher education to place incoming students in courses appropriate for their level of academic preparedness. This assessment does not factor into admission and has no bearing should a student have a conditional acceptance.

Spring Accuplacer testing is conducted during orientation. Students are not required to schedule testing prior to arrival for orientation. An original, valid photo ID will be required at the time of the examination.

4. Prepare your Technology

MMA prides itself on its technology resources, all of which you will need to successfully transition to life as a cadet. After depositing you will receive an email with your account login information, at which point you can access the Tech Prep page and complete your next steps:

  • Create your password

  • Set up your student email

  • Access the WebAdvisor student portal

  • Set up a parent payment portal

  • Sign up for emergency notifications

  • Access Blackboard, the Academy's learning management system

  • Complete all sections of your Health Portal interface

5. Complete your Medical Forms

All incoming cadets are required to complete and submit the Required Health Forms to Health Services no later than February 1st by:

  • Scanning to

  • Or faxing to 508-830-6468

Per State Regulations all students must be covered by health insurance while enrolled, if they do not have a current policy in effect they must purchase the school’s student insurance policy. Not paying the insurance fee is not sufficient to decline coverage, while paying does not constitute enrollment. If you have insurance you must enter your policy information through webadvisor for the fee to be removed, if not covered you must enroll in the student group plan through the University Health Plans link. You are required to choose one or the other option each year.    

A physical, medical and immunization history must also be completed via the Online Student Health Portal (OSH). Not sure how to do this? Review the Tech Prep information above, then access the Tech Prep page to complete your medical history on OSH.

Note for Student Athletes:  NCAA regulations require all physical examinations to be completed within six months of the start of your sports season.  Please contact the Sports Medicine staff with any questions.

6. Access your bill through WebAdvisor

Students access their electronic billing portal through the WebAdvisor main menu, login and select “view account and make payment”. E-Billing provides fast and efficient access to your tuition bill, do-it-yourself online account management, optional online payment, storage of payment and refund account information, and enrollment in payment plans. It’s an easy way to help the environment! You are not required to pay online, MMA still accepts payment by check or cash, however MMA does not mail paper statements. You will receive an email notification that a new bill is ready to view when your term statement is posted. Additionally, by authorizing your parents/guardians through your account they will receive notification of billing as it occurs and can attend to your bill while you are away on cruise, coop, or commercial shipping.

7. Submit your Final Transcripts

Incoming Freshmen - Please make sure your final official high school transcript includes proof of graduation. If you have taken AP classes, have your scores sent to the Registrar's Office to award credit. Offers of acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy are contingent upon successful completion of all courses and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance.

Incoming Transfers - Be sure to send your final official college transcript. Offers of acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy are contingent upon successfully meeting the transfer standards. If final transcripts do not meet these standards, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance. Please note that only a grade of “C” or higher is considered for transfer.

First semester course schedules for all incoming students are created by the Registrar's Office.  It is extremely important that students submit all AP, IB, and college transcripts to the Academy in a timely fashion. This will ensure that each student has a complete and accurate course schedule.  Course schedules will be available by orientation.  Students will receive an email to their MMA email account once their course schedule is available.  Not sure how to enroll access your email account? Review the Tech Prep information above, then access the Tech Prep page to learn how to access your email account.

8. Complete Student Services Materials

All incoming students are required to complete the following:

  • A Cadet Personal Information Form, should be scanned and emailed to no later than 01 February 2018.

  • A Title IX interactive program, which will be emailed to your student email account, must be completed prior to Orientation.  This program should be completed by the intended student only.  Not sure how to access your email account? Review the Tech Prep information above, then access the Tech Prep page for instructions.

9. Varsity Intercollegiate Sport Participation

If you are interested in participating in a varsity intercollegiate sport, you must complete the following information set forth by the NCAA:

  • Upon receiving your maritime email address, complete the online athletic training medical forms. This is an addition to the Health Services forms

    • Go to the following website:

    • Click “Join SportsWare”

    • Enter the School ID: MMABUCS

    • Fill in required information using your maritime email address

  • Complete a baseline concussion test administered by a member of the Athletic Training Staff

  • Provide documentation of your sickle cell trait status

    • You may email this info to Chris Barry, Head Athletic Trainer,

    • It may faxed to 508-830-5224

Feel free to contact Chris Barry with any Athletics related questions.