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.

Transfer students are considered for admission for both the spring and fall terms, however, not all our majors are available to begin in the spring.
  • 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.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Transfer Admission: February 15th
  • Spring Transfer Deadline: November 15th
 

Application Checklist:

  • 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 admissions@maritime.edu.
  • SAT/ACT scores (required if transferring less than 3 years post high school graduation)
  • Notification of 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 admissions@maritime.edu (preferred) or mailed to the following address:

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

Scholarships

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the admissions process please do not hesitate to contact Admissions at admissions@maritime.edu (preferred) or (800) 544-3411.

 

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