I’m Admitted! What’s Next?
Congratulations! You have been accepted as a student at Maine Maritime Academy. We are proud to welcome you into our community and look forward to helping you get settled in Castine.
We have outlined important ‘next steps’ in the section below. If you have any questions about this process, remember that our Admissions team is here to help! Please reach out if you need any additional support during this exciting transition.
Shortly after you received your acceptance letter, you should also have received an email from our office with the subject line ‘UPDATE! New Student Portal & Email Activation Instructions’. Follow the instructions included in that message to activate your email and set up a new password. This important step will allow you to check your Financial Aid status and receive Academy emails and updates.
Once you set up your account, please remember to check your email often. We don’t want you to miss any of the important information that we send your way!
To accept your offer of admission and pay your student deposit, please log in to the Application Portal. Once there, you will see a list of additional materials that you will need to complete before arriving on campus.
If you have any trouble accessing the portal, please contact our office or review the log-in instructions.
Understanding your Cost of Attendance at MMA is important and we do not want you to be met with any surprises when you arrive in Castine. For our calculations, we include all possible costs that you may incur as a student. There are no hidden fees.
In addition to major-specific expenses, we include items such as a laptop. You are not required to purchase a laptop but if you need to get a new one, we want to include it in your indirect costs.
If you are a regimental student, there will be costs associated with you uniform, licenses, and cruises. At MMA, your Cost of Attendance reflects the Fall and Spring semesters and any expenses relating to the Summer term.
For all students, our room and board calculations are based on a standard two-person room and 21 meals per week plan.
Not all institutions break down their costs in this way but transparency in these matters is a top priority for our team. If you have any questions about Cost of Attendance, please reach out!
Once you accept your offer in the Application Portal, you will find a checklist of additional documents that will need to be supplied before you arrive in Castine. Please review the checklist carefully. Then, please upload a copy of your social security card, send in a certified copy of your birth certificate, and make sure to submit final transcripts as needed.
Your birth certificates will be kept on file and returned to you after graduation. Over the course of your time at MMA, it will be used to obtain your TWIC card, update your passports, and secure certifications and credentials as needed.
If you have any questions about the checklist or the required documents, please reach out to our office. We are happy to answer them!
New Student Orientation (NSO) is an important part of your MMA experience! In addition to helping you familiarize yourself with life at MMA, you will form new friendships and begin to build lifelong relationships with your classmates, faculty, and peers. During NSO, you will also meet potential roommates, be fitted for uniforms, and register for classes. Representatives from MMA’s administrative offices will be on hand to answer questions and help you prepare for your arrival in August.
We can’t wait to meet you!
MMA’s Sponsor Family Program (SFP) provides students and community members with a unique opportunity to get to know one another, build lasting relationships, and support MMA’s educational mission by creating a welcoming and supportive environment for one another. Participating students, usually ones who do not live geographically close to campus, are paired with local residents who support them during their time in Castine. These residents welcome them into their homes for homecooked meals, family-style entertainment, and an opportunity to get to know the area in a new way.
The SFP is an opportunity for our students to have a home away from home and for community members to learn more about MMA.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete this form.