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Transfer students will be considered for advanced standing on the quality of their credentials.
All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadlines.
NOTE: A transfer student from another maritime academy requires a letter of recommendation from the Commandant of Midshipmen of the academy previously attended.
Forward all materials to:
Director of Admissions
Maine Maritime Academy
1 Pleasant Street
Castine, ME 04420
MMA offers two application deadlines and corresponding notification dates for first-year students.All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadlines.
|Early Action||Regular Decision|
|Application Deadline||December 31*||March 1*|
|Decision Notification||by February 15||by April 1|
|Enrollment Deposit Deadline||May 1*||May 1*|
*MMA reserves the right to :
close applications earlier than posted due to the number and quality of applications,
refuse enrollment deposits and suspend acceptances after May 1 due to enrollment limitations
Early Action is for the student seeking early notification of acceptance to the Academy. All application materials must be postmarked by December 31. Early Action applicants with strong packages will receive an acceptance on a rolling basis no later than February 15th. Acceptance as an Early Action applicant is non-binding. Early Action applicants whose academic profile requires more information for evaluation will be deferred to Regular Decision.
Students who complete a Regular Decision application, are deferred from Early Action, or whose application is not complete for Early Action by December 31st, will be notified (admit, waitlist, or deny) on a rolling basis by the first week of April.
Rolling Decision may be available for applicants at the end of the cycle if space is available.
Applicants are encouraged to apply in early fall as certain specialized majors may reach capacities prior to the application deadline.
All offers of admission are extended with the understanding that your record of academic achievement and personal conduct remains at least at the level as when we extended the acceptance. Maine Maritime Academy reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if it is learned that subsequent academic performance or personal behavior are viewed to be substandard or inappropriate.
Applicants must provide accurate and complete information on all application documents. Intentional omission or falsification of information during the application process will result in the immediate rejection of the application. Application misrepresentation includes, but is not limited to: (1) false, omitted, or misleading information on the application, medical or immunization forms, financial aid disclosures or during the personal interview, (2) fake, forged, or altered transcripts, standardized test scores, or letters of recommendation.
Wait List Policy
Maine Maritime Academy strives to meet its academic enrollment goals each year. The college’s Office of Admissions acts on applications on a rolling basis until the goals for enrollment are met for the selected academic major or for the entire incoming class. Accordingly, candidates for admission are accepted each year in quantities that are based on an estimate of yield (the percentage of applicants who actually enroll). With this in mind, the college maintains a Wait List for those candidates who meet admission criteria, yet apply or deposit after program or enrollment capacity has been met. These candidates are offered placement on the Wait List. In the event that the yield falls short of projections, MMA will draw students from the Wait List to fill vacancies in the academic program or incoming class. Wait List FAQ
to inquire about your educational and career goals and how Maine Maritime can help you achieve them.