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

Mail back your acceptance form included in your acceptance packet, making sure to include the $400 enrollment fee. 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 2018-2019 FAFSA should be done immediately for the spring semester. The form can be found at www.fafsa.gov. You should also file your 2019-2020 FAFSA at this time.  Our priority deadline for 19-20 applications for returning students is March 1, 2019. 

All students can monitor their financial aid status through the MMA self-service portal. You will receive information regarding how to access this portal via email shortly after you receive your acceptance packet from the Admissions Office.  In addition to viewing your application status, you can also submit missing documents, review/accept your financial aid award online, print your financial aid award letter, complete all necessary steps to finalize your award and view important information regarding your financial aid award.

If you have been awarded any outside scholarships be sure to notify the Financial Aid Office, either by reporting it under the ‘REPORT/VIEW OUTSIDE AWARDS’ link on the MMA self-service portal, or by sending written notification directly to the Financial Aid Office.

3. Uniform Fitting

Contact the Bookstore to schedule your uniform fitting. This needs to be done prior to January 31st, 2019.

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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. You will receive an email with your account login information within a week of your acceptance, 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 and Self Service student portals

  • Set up a parent payment portal

  • Sign up for emergency notifications

  • Access Blackboard, the Academy's learning management system

  • Complete your medical history

5. Complete your Medical Forms

According to Massachusetts State Law, all students must be covered by health insurance. If you are not covered by an outside insurance policy, you must purchase and enroll in the health plan available through MMA.

You are required to either enroll in University Health Plan through MMA or fill out a health insurance waiver if covered by an outside plan. This must be done each and every academic year. If you are covered by MassHealth, follow the link specific to MassHealth recipients when you fill out the waiver form. MassHealth will pay the premium for you to enroll in the University Health Plan Program through MMA. It is more cost effective for them to pay your premium and have you use the University Health Plan insurance than it is for you to use the MassHealth insurance.

Follow the link below to either enroll or waive the school sponsored insurance. If waiving, the charge on your bill will be removed once we receive confirmation that you filled out the waiver.

University Health Plans

All incoming cadets are required to submit their medical forms to Health Services no later than February 1st. Please Note: Physicals for athletes need to be performed within 6 months of August 2018 per NCAA requirements.

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Scan to nurse@maritime.edu or mail to:

Massachusetts Maritime Health Services
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

A physical, medical, and immunization history must also be completed via the Online Student Health Portal (OSH). Once you have been given your Maritime login credentials, you will be able to access the Health Portal.

Health Portal

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”. 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 when your spring bill is ready to view. Additionally, by following the link for authorized users, you can provide parent/guardian information so that they will receive notification of billing as it occurs and can attend to your bill on your behalf.

When viewing your bill, if you see that the health insurance fee has not been waived, and should be, please review Number 5 on this page.

7. Submit your Final Transcripts

Be sure to send your final official college transcript by 1 February 2019 . 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.

8. Complete Student Services Materials

All incoming students are required to complete the following:

  • Complete the following forms prior to January 31st, 2019. These will be emailed to your @maritime email directly:

    • An Image Release form ​

    • An acknowledgement of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy drug testing policy

  • 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.

9. Varsity Intercollegiate Sport Participation

If you are interested in participating in a varsity intercollegiate sport, the NCAA mandates Student-Athletes adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Complete the online athletic training medical forms. This is in addition to Health Services forms

    • Go to www.swol123.net (SportsWare)

    • Click “Join SportsWare” and enter the School ID: MMABUCS

    • Fill in required information using your maritime email address

    • Upon being granted access to the site, complete all info marked with a red asterisk (*)

    • Your information will be reviewed and status manually updated once it’s complete

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

    • This test may be completed during a visit to campus by contacting Chris Barry

    • The test will also be administered during orientation

  • Provide your sickle cell trait status

Feel free to contact Chris Barry with any varsity athletics related questions.

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