Transfer Students

Transfer students will be considered for advanced standing on the quality of their credentials.

  • Courses for transfer must be equivalent to a grade of “C” or better from an accredited college or university
  • The amount of transfer credits will depend on the equivalency of the courses to MMA’s curriculum as evaluated by the Registrar
  • Courses from an approved military program are transferable where applicable. Submit a Joint Service Transcript (JST).
  • Transfer credits submitted from foreign colleges and universities will only be considered after they have been evaluated by a professional analyst (see International Students information)
  • Transfer credits are not used in calculating the student’s GPA at Maine Maritime
  • In accordance with federal regulations, Third Officer U.S. Coast Guard license students must be in training for a minimum of three years. Accordingly, except in unusual circumstances, transfer students or those expecting advanced placement in those majors must spend a minimum of this time in training.
  • Please note that it is usually not possible to satisfy the unique academic requirements of the bachelor’s of science program in less than three years at Maine Maritime Academy. Because of scheduling and prerequisite requirements, Maine Maritime Academy cannot guarantee that all courses will be available in the sequence desired for graduation in an accelerated program (less than 4 years).
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate transfer students, but first priority in scheduling courses will be for the standard 4-year BS degree.
  • Students who have been dismissed or resigned from the US Merchant Marine Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, or a state maritime academy for improper conduct or pending disciplinary action shall not be eligible for admission to Maine Maritime Academy.

A complete application for transfer students includes:

  • submission of The Common Application, including $50 application fee*
  • official high school transcript
  • results of either the SAT (MMA Code 3505) or the ACT (MMA Code 1648)
  • an official transcript(s)  from all accredited colleges or universities attended,
  • a letter of recommendation from a dean, professor, or professional from the last institution attended.

All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadlines.

Students may check their application status via the MMA Application Portal, using the Username, PIN and Custom Link provided once The Common Application has been received.

NOTE: A transfer student from another maritime academy requires a letter of recommendation from the Commandant of Midshipmen of the academy previously attended.

*We offer fee waivers for qualifying students, which means under some circumstances we will waive the $50 application fee for students with high financial need. You may request an application fee waiver through your Common Application online.

Additional Information

Offer of Admission

All offers of admission are extended with the understanding that your record of academic achievement and personal conduct will remain at least at the level as when we reviewed an application. 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.

Notice Regarding Changing of Majors

If admitted to MMA in a non-USCG license major, it may not be possible to switch to a USCG license major after enrolling. Unfortunately, MMA cannot guarantee a major change into a USCG license major after enrollment. If you have any questions, please call us to discuss.

Fraudulent Reporting

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

Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office with any questions you may have as a prospective student or applicant.