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MMA Undergraduate application for Fall 2015
will be available online only on October 1, 2014.

The information you are required to submit varies on your applicant status.
  • First time Freshman Student - an applicant currently in high school or an entering freshman who has never attended any college. Also includes students who may enter with advanced standing (college credits  earned before graduation from high school)
  • Transfer Student -  an applicant who has previously enrolled in another college or university after the summer following graduation from high school and attempted college credits.
  • Veteran - a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) who served on active duty and was discharged under conditions, which were other than dishonorable.
  • Graduate School Student - prospective student holding a bachelor's degree wishing to advance their studies and be a leader in international business and logistics

Former MMA students:

Home-Schooled Applicants

Maine Maritime Academy welcomes applications from students who have been home-schooled for some or all of their education.  We recognize that home-schooling experiences vary; therefore, we will work with you on a case-by-case basis.   It will be to your advantage if your home-school curriculum meets or exceeds MMA’s established academic requirements. Supplementing your home-schooled curriculum with coursework at your local high school and/or community college will give us further evidence of your preparedness for academic success in a traditional college environment.

I.  Please be aware that to be eligible for U.S. Coast Guard licensing and/or federal financial aid, you must have either:
  • high school diploma issued by state, or
  • completed a GED*, or
  • a secondary school education in a homeschool setting that is treated as a homeschool under state law and obtained a homeschool completion credential.
You will need to provide evidence that you have met one of these qualifications for high school completion.

II. Home-schooled students are required to submit the following application materials:
  1. MMA online application
  2. Official transcripts for any academic work completed outside of your home-school program
  3. SAT Reasoning or ACT test scores. (With limited other information available, standardized test scores for home-schooled applicants often take on more significance)
  4. Teacher Evaluation form, preferably completed by someone other than your home-school coordinator if possible
  5. Proof of high school graduate or equivalency, as stated in I. above
  6. Academic portfolio with a detailed description of the home-school curriculum (see III. below)


III. If you do not participate in a home-school program that issues a transcript of work completed, you should provide a detailed portfolio of your curriculum to give the Admissions Committee a full sense of your academic background.

Your curriculum description should include a listing of the subjects you covered each year, a description of each course of study, and the major texts used or literature read.  Grades received should be included, too, but if none are available, a narrative assessment of work and growth in each area is encouraged.

IV. We also strongly encourage home-schooled students to interview with a member of the Admissions Committee, so that we can help you to construct an application that will best represent you and your current abilities.

*- The General Educational Development (GED) test is a four-subject high school equivalency test which, when passed, certify that the taker has American high-school level academic skills. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state and you will receive a GED transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job. Beginning in 2014, Maine will offer the ETS high school equivalency test, known as HiSET™, which covers the same content areas as the current GED and allows test-takers to demonstrate proficiency of the academic skills expected by employers and post-secondary institutions.

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 November 30* March 1*
Notification by February 1 by April 1
Enrollment Deposit Deadline May 1* May 1*


Early Action is for the student seeking early notification of acceptance to the Academy.  All application materials must be postmarked by November 30. Early Action applicants with strong packages will receive an acceptance on a rolling basis no later than February 1st. It is non-binding.

Students who complete Regular Decision applications, or any students not completing  Early Action applications by November 30th, will be notified (admit, waitlist, or deny) on a rolling basis by the first week of April. Early Action applicants whose academic profile requires more information and/or evaluation will be deferred to Regular Decision.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the fall semester as certain specialized majors may reach capacities prior to the application deadline. Rolling Decision for applicants at the end of the cycle if space is available.

*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 limitation

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