March 1
Priority for Financial Aid

March 14 & April 4
Accepted Student Day Events have been cancelled
April 6- April 16
Virtual ASD Sessions 

June 1
Accept Offer

June 1
Health Services Forms Due

July 1
Final Transcripts Due
Athletic Health Forms Due (SportsWare)

July 15
Fall Bill 
DOT Drug Testing Due
Drug Testing Policy Acknowledgement
Image Release Form

August 15
Orientation Check-in
August 28
Orientation Graduation
September 1
Freshman Move-in
Academic Orientation

September 2
First day of Classes


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Class of 2024


Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the safety for our future and current cadets, faculty, and staff, the Academy has chosen to cancel admissions related events on campus events through April 10, 2020, including our March 14th and April 4th Accepted Student Days.  The Admissions team is working to create online events that will help provide you a virtual experience to assist you in making your final decision.  Please note, Accuplacer placement testing WILL NOT BE REQUIRED for the entering class of fall 2020.  Due to continuing changes and updated information from the CDC regarding COVID-19, all uniform fitting requirements have been temporarily suspended. 

Please continue to monitor your email (personal and, this web page, the Class of 2024 Facebook page, and the homepage of Academy website under the Coronavirus Statement. Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this evolving situation.  If you have any questions, you may contact Admissions at

1. Apply for Financial Aid - Due by March 1st

To apply for financial aid, students must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.  Priority deadline for incoming students is March 1. The form can be found at

All students can monitor their financial aid status through the MMA self-service portal. You will receive information regarding how to access this portal via email shortly after you receive your acceptance packet from the Admissions Office.  In addition to viewing your application status, you can also view missing documents, review/accept your financial aid award online, print your financial aid award letter, complete all necessary steps to finalize your award and view important information regarding your financial aid award as well as financial aid policies.

If you have been awarded any outside scholarships be sure to notify the Financial Aid Office, either by reporting it under the ‘REPORT/VIEW OUTSIDE AWARDS’ link on the MMA self-service portal, or by sending written notification directly to the Financial Aid Office.

2. Accept your Offer of Admission - Due by June 1st*

Mail back your acceptance form included in your acceptance packet, making sure to include the $400 enrollment fee. This not only holds your place in the class, but is the trigger for additional information – it allows other departments on campus to acknowledge you are an incoming student. In light of the impact of COVID-19 and your ability to visit campuses, attend admitted student events, and other activities that are a part of the decision process, we have decided to extend our Enrollment Fee Deadline to June 1st. We hope that this will help to alleviate some of the stress these changes have caused. Please note, space availabilty within each major may be limited after May 1st so we encourage you to submit this fee prior to this deadline.

Pay Your Enrollment Fee

3. Prepare your Technology

MMA prides itself on its technology resources, all of which you will need to successfully transition to life as a cadet. You will receive an email with your account login information shortly after your acceptance, at which point you can access the Tech Prep page and complete your next steps:

  • Create your password

  • Set up your student email

  • Access the WebAdvisor and Self Service student portals

  • Set up a parent payment portal

  • Sign up for emergency notifications

  • Access Blackboard, the Academy's learning management system

  • Complete your medical history

4. Access your student billing account

We are in the process of upgrading our billing portal and will update this section once it is ready for use. 

5. Complete Your Medical Forms - Deadline June 1st

Open the button for your major.  Print the full packet and follow the check list and instructions.

Maritime Transportation and Marine Engine Only   All other Majors

Scan to or mail to:

Massachusetts Maritime Health Services
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Follow instructions from the documents above to enter the Health Portal and complete on-line forms and input vaccine information. Your Maritime username and password will log you in.

Health Portal

6. Enroll or Waive Health Insurance after June 1st

According to Massachusetts State Law, all students must be covered by health insurance. If you are not covered by an outside insurance policy, you must purchase and enroll in the health plan available through MMA.

You are required to either enroll in University Health Plan through MMA or fill out a health insurance waiver if covered by an outside plan. This must be done each and every academic year. If you are covered by MassHealth, follow the link specific to MassHealth recipients when you fill out the waiver form. MassHealth will pay the premium for you to enroll in the University Health Plan Program through MMA. It is more cost effective for them to pay your premium and have you use the University Health Plan insurance than it is for you to use the MassHealth insurance.

A link will be posted below on June 1st for you to either enroll or waive the school sponsored insurance. If waiving, the charge on your bill will be removed once we receive confirmation that you filled out the waiver.

7. Complete your Accuplacer Exam and Register for Fall Classes

With the unique situation that COVID-19 has presented, Accuplacer placement for the Class of 2024 has been suspended. While the purpose of the Accuplacer is to ensure students are placed accordingly in their fall math course, Academy professors and staff are reviewing standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) along with high school course work to ensure students are placed appropriately. Your fall class schedule will be created for you based on your major and assigned math course and it will be posted to your Self Service Portal by August 1, 2020. ​Upon receipt of your schedule, if you have questions or concerns about your math placement, please call the Registrar's Office at 508-830-5027.

8. Complete your Uniform Fitting

Due to continuing changes and updated information from the CDC regarding COVID-19, all uniform fitting requirements have been temporarily suspended. Please continue to monitor this page, our Facebook, and your official email. We will provide you information when it becomes available. We appreciate your understanding and continued patience during this evolving situation. 

9. Submit your Final Transcripts

Incoming Freshmen - Please make sure your final official high school transcript includes proof of graduation. Offers of acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy are contingent upon successful completion of all courses and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance. Have your AP and/or IB scores sent to the Registrar's Office to be awarded credit (if applicable).

Incoming Transfers - Be sure to send your final official college transcript. Offers of acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy are contingent upon successfully meeting the transfer standards. If final transcripts do not meet these standards, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance. Please note that only a grade of “C” or higher is considered for transfer.

10. Complete mandatory DOT 5-Panel Drug Test - Deadline July 15th

Additional information on this step will be mailed in early spring. All incoming cadets are required to complete a Department of Transportation approved “pre-employment” 5-panel DOT (USCG) drug test and submit the results to the Admissions Office. All readmit students should send results to COMCAD prior to re-enrolling at the Academy. You can schedule a drug test through one of the following options:
  1. eScreen by calling (800) 964-6233, selecting option #4 and then option #1 for prepay. You will need to state that you will be paying for the test, as the Academy does not cover this expense. Once you have paid for the test they will send your “Custody and Control Form” to a designated DOT approved drug testing facility in your area. Once you complete the test at the lab, your results will be sent directly to Admissions.
  2. A company of your choosing as long as they are authorized to act as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and are able to provide the required “Custody and Control Form” that you need to present to a DOT approved drug testing facility that will be administering your test so that results can be released and sent to Admissions.
Please note, the Academy does not provide any paperwork. A photo ID is required when reporting to the testing facility.

11. Complete Student Services Materials

All incoming students are required to complete the following:

1. Complete the following forms prior to July 15th, 2020. These will be mailed directly to your Maritime email address:
  • An Image Release form ​
  • ​An acknowledgement of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy drug testing policy
  • Passport Information

Login to Complete the Above Forms

2. A Title IX interactive program, which will be emailed to your student email account this summer, must be completed prior to Orientation.  This program should be completed by the intended student only.

12. Varsity Intercollegiate Sport Participation

If you are interested in participating in a varsity intercollegiate sport, the NCAA mandates Student-Athletes adhere to the following requirements:
  • Obtain a Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) within 6 months of the 1st practice
    • Submit a copy of this form to Chris Barry (contact information below)
    • Fall sport athletes should obtain a PPE no earlier than March 1st
    • Spring sport athletes should obtain a PPE no earlier than April 1st,
      • April 1st coincides with non-traditional fall practices/tryouts

    • If you're unable to obtain an updated PPE due to insurance issues, contact Chris Barry

  • Complete the online Athletic Training medical information; this is in addition to Health Services info
    • Go to (SportsWare)
    • Click “Join SportsWare” and enter the School ID: MMABUCS
    • Fill in required information using your MARITIME EMAIL as your primary email
    • Upon being granted access to the site, complete all info marked with a red asterisk (*)
    • Your info will be reviewed and status manually updated
  • Complete a baseline concussion test administered by a member of the Athletic Training Staff
    • The test may be completed during a visit to campus by contacting Chris Barry
    • The test will also be administered during orientation
  • Provide your sickle cell trait status

13. Apply for Passport and/or TWIC 

All incoming students are highly encouraged to apply for a passport prior to reporting for Freshmen Orientation so that they can go through the normal passport issuance process without incurring any fees for expediting. 

Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering and Facilities Engineering students will need a valid passport, as well as, a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) to participate on Sea Term. Additionally, Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering students will need a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) to be able to apply for their cadet credential. Don't forget to check off "Merchant Mariner" when asked for your profession!

How to get a TWIC

Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering students will need to apply for their Merchant Mariner Cadet Credential (MMC) during the first semester of freshman year. Unless a student has already obtained or will need to obtain an MMC for work, we encourage students to wait and allow us to help guide them through this process. The Director of Mariner Credentialing will meet several times with students throughout the semester as they complete the major milestones culminating in the mariner credential.The MMC is NOT a requirement for Sea Term I.

14. Attend Orientation

All incoming students, both spring and fall admits, are required to attend a two-week summer Orientation. Check-in is on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at 0800. The two-week orientation will conclude on Friday, August 28th with a Marching Competition at 1830 in Clean Harbors Stadium to be followed by awards and the cadet candidate oath. The cadets will be dismissed at approximately 2100.  The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Public Safety officers will be assisting with traffic control and guiding visitors who require special access. Restrooms will be available in the gymnasium. Service animals are welcome, however for their comfort and safety pets are not allowed.

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