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Is the Wait List ranked?
No. The Wait List is not numbered or ranked. If we go to the Wait List, we shall go first to the candidates who have communicated their desire to attend MMA. We will review all the applications of those candidates on the Wait List to select the most qualified candidates and determine the order in which offers of admission will be made. Our selections will be made in an attempt to round out the class with regard to academic qualities, interest level and personal talents.
If a program is full, can a candidate switch majors to gain acceptance to MMA but switch back to the original major once enrolled?
MMA cannot guarantee a change of major upon enrollment. This may not be possible due to capacity limits of our specialized facilities (simulators, labs, training vessels).
How long will a candidate be on the Wait List?
Once the class is fully enrolled, all candidates remaining on the Wait List will be notified by letter no later than July 1 that we will not be offering admission to any more students. Wait List students will be given preference for the succeeding fall. Wait List students will not be considered for the Spring semester.
Circumstances which create openings (students who decide not to return, students who cancel admission, etc.) are beyond our control. We anticipate that most candidates accepted off the Wait List (if any) will be notified between May 15 and June 15.
How does MMA notify a candidate that they have been admitted off the Wait List?
MMA will attempt to phone all candidates who are to be accepted off the Wait List; and if a candidate is still interested in enrolling, we will send an acceptance letter.
Is there anything a candidate can do to increase their chances of being admitted?
Not really. Since we will be carefully monitoring each candidates’ academic performance, the most positive thing that can be done is to work hard and do the absolute best in school.
How many students will eventually be accepted off the Wait List this year?
MMA rarely employs a Wait List. With this in mind, we have no reliable historical data regarding the percentage of wait listed students who are offered admission. We attempt to make an accurate prediction of how many candidates will accept our offers of admission, but those candidates have until May 1 to make their final determination.
Can a candidate choose the semester that I would like to enroll?
No. Candidates offered a place on the Wait List will not have the option to select the semester for which they would be admitted. Candidates offered admission off of the Wait List will be for the Fall semester only.
Should Wait List candidates deposit at another college?
Yes. If required by the institution of choice, candidates should send a deposit to another college or university to secure a space in case MMA is unable to offer admission. If a candidate is accepted off our Wait List, they will be asked to pay a $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit to MMA within one week of admission. At that time, the candidate should also notify the institution at which they have deposited that their intentions have changed, as the college also may have candidates on a wait list.
Will there be any financial aid for students accepted off the waiting list?
If admitted, candidates who have completed the financial aid application process will receive an Estimated Financial Aid Award Letter.
If accepted, will housing be available?
We expect to house all first-year students on campus, as our housing policy requires. Assignments to first-choice roommates may not be possible with limited space.