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.
Transfer Student Requirements
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an institution that values transfer students. Our Admissions team works closely with community colleges to ensure that students interested in the Academy stay on course to satisfy transfer requirements and maximize transferable credits.
Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation are only available for the FALL term.
Energy Systems Engineering is only available for the FALL term. It is our most competitive major and has limited space available. Students interested in Energy System Engineering are strongly encouraged to apply well before the fall transfer application deadline of February 15.
Students who transfer as regimental students for the spring semester will attend a new student orientation one week prior to the start of classes in early March. All transfer students (both spring and fall admits) who are members of the regiment will be required to complete the two week first year orientation in mid- August.
- Fall Transfer Admission: February 15th
- Spring Transfer Deadline: November 15th
- Complete the online application on our website and submit the $50 application fee
- Request official high school transcript (required for students who have not completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree)
- Request official college transcript(s)
- Attach your essay (minimum 300 words why you want to attend MMA or a subject of your choice).
- After you submit your application, this can be uploaded and attached as a PDF file.
- Request two recommendations.
- These may be uploaded directly to your application by the author. Or, if the author of the recommendation wishes to submit it to MMA directly, they may email it to email@example.com.
- SAT/ACT scores (required if transferring less than 3 years post high school graduation)
- Completed Good Standing Form
*Submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is strongly suggested for all students in order to be considered for need based aid.
All supplemental items can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mailed to the following address:
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Massachusetts Maritime Academy acknowledges academic success. The following scholarships are available for transfer students. Please note, no additional application is required for these scholarships and decisions are made based on credentials at the time the student is admitted.
Admiral's Scholarship - This scholarship is a renewable award. It is based on 24 college credits completed at your most recent institution and a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Award amounts range from $4,000 - $15,000 depending upon your residency. Priority is given to those students who apply for admission by February 15th.This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester. If the student does not maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, any future receipt of the award is forfeited.
Captain's Scholarship - This scholarship is a renewable award. It is based on 24 college credits completed at your most recent institution and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award amounts range from $3,000 - $10,000 depending upon your residency. Priority is given to those students who apply for admission by February 15th.This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester. If the student does not maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, any future receipt of the award is forfeited.
*Massachusetts Community College students can qualify for Mass Transfer and The Commonwealth Commitment.
If you have any questions about the admissions process please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Robertson, Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Transfers, at email@example.com or 508.830.5031.