Prepare to Transfer

Transferring to the Academy


Transferring to the Academy is simple, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Are you planning ahead or ready to apply? Either way, the following steps will guide you to the information you need:


1. Start your application. 

If you haven't already created an account with us, create one now


2. Complete your Application

Complete the online application and submit the $50 application fee. Mass Transfer applicants should email Joanne Robertson ( for an application fee waiver code.


3. Upload your Additional Documents

  • Request official high school transcript (required for students who have not completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and must include graduation date)
  • Complete our good standing form from all colleges/universities attended
  • Attach your essay (minimum 300 words why you want to attend MMA or a subject of your choice)
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendations
  • Submit official SAT/ACT scores (Applicants for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 transferring less than 3 years post high school graduation may apply under our Test Optional Policy)

All supplemental items can be emailed to (preferred) or mailed to the following address:

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