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Application Steps

Veteran student admission process


We support veterans, reservists and National Guard members in achieving their academic and career goals. 

We offer small class sizes, experiential hands-on learning and co-ops that lead to landing careers in the business, environmental science, engineering, marine transportation and emergency management fields.

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Application Deadlines

Admissions will accept and review applications on a rolling basis, but students applying after our priority deadline are not guaranteed scholarship consideration.



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!


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Complete the online application and email Al Seitz ( for an application fee waiver code to be able to submit your application.

  • Upload your personal essay

    • We will accept an essay on any subject of your choice. Still unsure? Write 300 words discussing the most important reasons for selecting Mass Maritime 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.)

  • Request official high school transcript (required for students who have not completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and must include graduation date)

  • Request official college transcript(s)

  • Any applicant not entering the Academy directly out of high school, including military veterans, must meet the aforementioned criteria.  Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and must have the following coursework within their transfer credit records to be considered for admission:   
    • ​​​​​​​College-level English,    
    • College Algebra or Higher
    • Chemistry I with a lab
    • Elective (Humanities/Social Sciences)
  • Complete our Good Standing Form from all colleges/universities attended

  • Submit official SAT/ACT scores (Applicants for Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 transferring less than 3 years post high school graduation may apply under our Test Optional Policy)

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







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