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.
Interpreting Accuplacer Scores
Mathematics Course Placement
Interpreting the Advanced Algebra & Functions Score
Score of 263 or above: Students scoring in this range will be placed in Calculus I.
Scores between 243 and 262: Students scoring in this range will be placed in Algebra and Trigonometry.
Scores below 243. Students scoring in this range will be placed in Algebra and Trigonometry with the following conditions:
- The student will be limited to four (4) courses in the fall semester;
- The student will be required to complete six (6) hours per week of mandatory tutoring in Algebra and Trigonometry during the fall semester. This tutoring is offered at no cost to the student at the Academic Resource Center
If the student successfully completes one of the following options, the above conditions will be lifted:
Option 1: Complete the Intermediate Algebra course offered during the summer semester at MMA, earning a grade of “C” or better.
Option 2: Complete an Intermediate Algebra course during the summer at another accredited institution of higher education, earning a grade of "B" or better. The student must request that the institution forward to the MMA Registrar an official transcript showing the course and grade. Note: The transcript must be received by the Registrar prior to the first day of fall orientation. On-line courses, or hybrid course will NOT fulfill this requirement.
Composition Course Placement
Interpreting the Reading Comprehension and WritePlacer Scores
The WritePlacer and Reading Comprehension scores are used by the Registrar, after review by faculty in the Department of Humanities, to place each student in an appropriate writing class.