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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:


Learn more about the transfer process, timelines, credit transfer and your program of interest.

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The transfer admissions guidelines listed below represent minimum standards only.  Meeting these standards does not guarantee admission to the Academy.  It is highly recommended that you speak with the Admissions Office prior to enrolling in classes to confirm you are taking the appropriate course work.  Students may enroll for the fall or spring terms but may be encouraged to wait until fall based on choice of major.

Department of Higher Education standards:

  • 12-23 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 24 or more transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Massachusetts Maritime Academy standards:

  • College-level algebra based mathematics course (College Algebra or higher)
  • College-level English composition course (English Composition 1)
  • College-level Science with a lab component (Chemistry 1 for Engineering majors)

Additional courses recommended to complete DHE standards:

  • Western Civilization
  • American Government
  • Micro or Macro Economics
  • Intro to Psychology or Sociology
  • Philosophy or Ethics or Intro to World Religions
  • Literary Theme Elective
  • English Comp 2
  • Next course in Math sequence* 
  • Chemistry with a lab*

 *Prior to enrolling in any Chemistry or math course, students should confirm with the Academy that the course is appropriate for their future enrollment and that credits will transfer.



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Schedule your student interview. You can also schedule a general meeting as an admitted student, parent, school or community college counselor. 


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