no test requirement 2021 application cycle

Applicant Information

Due to the circumstances prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Maritime Academy has adopted a test-optional admission policy for the 2021 application cycle.  As part of the application review process, Undergraduate Admissions applicants will still be required to submit:

  • a completed Common Application
  • all academic transcripts
  • at least one letter of recommendation

Maine Maritime Academy encourages any applicant who has taken the SAT or ACT to share their scores with us.  However, applicants who have not taken SAT or ACT scores will still be eligible for merit aid. For many applicants, an SAT or ACT exam score can reflect their preparation for college. The results from an SAT or ACT exam can provide supplemental information about a student which MMA will consider alongside the other academic indicators in a student’s application.

In absence of a test score, we will continue to look at all factors of a student’s application including grades earned in academic coursework; performance in honors, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses; a student’s essay/personal statement; involvement in activities; and other achievements.

Maine Maritime Academy will continue to use the superscore method for both admissions and merit aid awarding.  This means we will take the highest test score across all your test dates for consideration. In awarding merit aid for those unable to take the SAT or ACT, this year we will use a combination of grade point average and class rank.

As in years past, merit money is limited and we expect the funds to be awarded by December 1stWe encourage students to apply as soon as possible in order to be considered for merit aid.

International students will still need to meet the English Language proficiency requirement.  Many times this is assessed thru the SAT or ACT, as well as the TOEFL.  If you have specific questions as an international student please email, admissions@mma.edu.

Select the appropriate link below for information about the admissions process that fits your situation. The information you are required to submit depends 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).
  • Home-Schooled Studentan applicant whose secondary education is primarily completed at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or private 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.
  • International Student – an applicant who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • 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:

MMA Prep

    • Are you missing some prerequisite courses? Need an academic boost prior to applying to MMA? Consider

MMA Prep

    , an academic preparatory program offered by the Maine Community College System.