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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 settle in Castine.

These important ‘next steps’ serve as a roadmap for you as you move through the enrollment process and become a student in August! 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.

To accept your offer of admission and secure your spot in the Fall Class, you will need to pay your $250 enrollment deposit, which counts towards your tuition. Please log in to the Application Portal to do so! If you have any trouble accessing the portal, please contact our office or review the log-in instructions. You can also submit your deposit over the phone with our Billing Office (207-326-2450).Pay Your Deposit

Shortly after you received your acceptance letter, you should also have received an email from our office with the subject line ‘✔️ Next Steps as an Accepted Student!’. Follow the instructions included in that message to activate your MMA Accounts and set up a new password. This important step will allow you to check your Financial Aid portal 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!

Full Activation Instructions

You’ll need to use your MMA username and password to access the Financial Aid Portal and view your financial aid package. In order to receive a financial aid package, we’ll need your FAFSA. Any questions? Contact or 207-326-2664!

Financial Aid Portal

For students going into the regiment either voluntarily or if they are in one of the following majors (Marine Systems Engineering 5-Year, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Operations, and Marine Transportation Operations) they will need to submit a preliminary uniform fitting here: All formal fittings will happen during Regimental Preparatory Training in August.

For all students in a Coast Guard license program, you are required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC*). Your TWIC and passport can be obtained prior to your arrival on campus. For more information, visit the official TWIC website and the U.S. Passport website. The documents required to obtain your TWIC and passport include your social security card and a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you have any questions about these required documents, please reach out to our office. We are happy to answer them!

If you are an international student, please contact Admissions for more details.

Get excited to attend either a virtual or an in-person New Student Orientation sessions (NSO) this summer! You’ll get the chance to meet your fellow classmates and orient yourself to MMA’s campus.

2023 New Student Orientation sessions will be offered on the following dates, and you can register for your preferred date within your housing application:

  • Session 1: June 1 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Session 2: June 15* | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Session 3: July 13**  | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New Student Information

*Students needing to fly to campus are encouraged to attend this session, as there will be an evening activity offered on June 23rd.
**Non-traditional students and transfers are encouraged to attend this session.

If you are living on- or off-campus, you will need to complete your housing application! In this housing application, you can select a meal plan, register for an in-person New Student Orientation session, and fill out a roommate preference questionnaire. You will also use this housing portal for selecting a move-in day and time!

Housing Application

All students who have submitted their enrollment deposit will receive in the mail the USCG Medical Form, the Immunization Form and detailed instructions before arriving on campus. Please send these completed medical and immunization forms and a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card directly to Health Services (fax: 207.326.2129, email, or mail to Maine Maritime Academy, Health Services, 1 Pleasant Street, Castine, ME 04420).

Our Health Services Team is here to help! Please email or call 207-326-2305 with any questions you may have.

We need your final official high school transcript including your proof of graduation. Offers of acceptance to Maine Maritime Academy require successful completion of all courses and your high school graduation. Please send your AP and/or IB scores to the Registrar’s Office to be awarded credit (if applicable).

Please send your final official college transcript, so the Registrar’s Office can award you transfer credit (if applicable). Note, only a grade of a “C” or higher is eligible for transfer.

Starting in May, check your MMA email account for instructions to register for your Fall courses!

Course Registration

If you have questions about billing outside of what is outlined below, please contact the Billing Office at 207-326-2243.

Your first college bill will available online in mid-July and you will be able to access the information on the Self Service.

MMA has an agreement with NELNET Campus Commerce to offer a monthly payment plan.

NELNET Campus Commerce offers a 10-month plan with equal payments due July 1 – April 1. This plan can be used to cover all MMA costs or to supplement final costs after financial aid. NELNET Campus Commerce also offers a 10-month plan in coordination with loans for those who want to lower their monthly payments.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact MMA’s Billing Office at 207-326-2243.

If you would like to sign up, you may do so online at the NELNET Campus Commerce website.

Maine Maritime Academy requires all students to have medical insurance. You are welcome to maintain a personal health insurance plan or to enroll in insurance through MMA. Visit our health insurance webpage for more information.

To be a successful student, you’ll need a laptop. You can either purchase one through MMA or bring your own!

Laptop Requirements

All your hard work has finally paid off, and it’s time to come to campus! The packing lists for both regimental and non-regimental students are available on the New Student Information page.