Application Steps

International transfer Admission Process


A student who has been enrolled into another college/university is considered a transfer student. Students must meet the transfer requirements listed below to be eligible for consideration:

  • Students must have 12 transferable college credits or above from an accredited college/university and must be awarded within 6 months of applying to Mass Maritime OR

  • Students must complete 24 or more transferable college credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

All transcripts and/or diplomas must be translated into English and the American Credit System by a certified evaluation company. Commonly used services for educational evaluations are: 

Students must successfully complete the following courses prior to enrollment at The Academy:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry with a lab
  • English Composition

Additional recommended courses:

  • Western Civilization
  • Calculus I

*Please note, not all credits may transfer. Transfer credits will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office. The amount of credits awarded will be on a course-by-course basis depending on applicability to the Academy's curriculum. Students must earn a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or above in each individual course for it to transfer.


All transfer students must apply to the Academy using our institutional application. Start by clicking the button below to create an account. Once completed, you can start a new application right from your portal!


Our application

Complete the online application and submit the $50 application fee. 

  • Upload your personal essay

    • If applying through the Common App you do not need to submit an additional essay

    • If applying through our website, once you submit your application, you can upload your essay as a PDF.  We will accept an essay on any subject of your choice with a 300 word minimum. Still unsure? Discuss the most important reasons for selecting the Academy as a possible college for you!

  • Send one letter of recommendation - Recommendations can come from any source who is not a relative (i.e. coaches, employers, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.). 

  • All high school and college/university transcripts and/or diplomas must be translated into English and evaluated by a certified evaluation company. Commonly used services for educational evaluations are: 

  • Official standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)

    • Submission of ACT or SAT scores will be optional for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 applicants. For more information, please review our Test Optional Policy

  • Completed Good Standing Form - to be completed by all prior colleges/universities attended

  • Submit test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo 

    • TOEFL: School code 3515, Paper-based 530, Internet-based 75

    • IELTS: 6.0 Band score

    • Duolingo: Minimum score 105

    • Note: International students whose country of origin has English as the official language may be exempt from submitting test scores

  • Lastly, please be aware that if you are seeking an F-1 Visa that you will be required to submit an Affidavit of Financial Support. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

How to submit your documents

Documents can be emailed to (preferred) or mailed to the following address:

Massachusetts Maritime Academy 
Office of Admissions
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532


Apply Now

Applying Early Action this year comes with some clear and tangible benefits.You’ll hear back from us before the Holidays, and you’ll be considered for all available scholarships. Students applying after our priority deadline are not guaranteed scholarship consideration.
Your next steps are:
  1. Review our deadlines and updated required materials. For applicants applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is test-optional and does not require standardized testing to complete an application for admission.
  2. Create anAdmissions account to apply.
  3. Submit your application and send the needed accompanying documents.