Bachelor's Degree Completed

Admission Requirements:

  • United States citizen
  • Prior or pending misdemeanors, felonies or legal expungements must be adjudicated by the Maritime Admissions Office.
  • Academic placement determined by transferable college credits, ACT/SAT scores (if less than 5 y ears old) and/or placement testing »
  • United States Coast Guard physical standards and all requirements for licensing as a United States Merchant Marine Officer, as established by federal law

A completed Application includes:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  2. Official High School or GED transcripts
  3. Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report (PDF) »
  4. Two letters of recommendation with contact information
  5. A campus visit. This visit may be scheduled after an admissions decision is received. Schedule your campus visit »
  6. If Veteran, Undeleted DD214, Armed Services Discharge Report

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Learn more about financial aid »

Transfer Equivalency Guide »

Tuition and Fees »

Academics »

Important Dates

  • Maritime classes for incoming first-year cadets begin Fall semester only.
  • Early submission and completion of application materials is advised.  Dates and deadlines are identified on the applicaton page
  • FAFSA forms should be completed as soon as possible using school code 002302 and are available after Oct. 1 of the year prior to start of classes. 
  • In Michigan, FAFSA should be submitted by March 1 to be eligible for maximum aid.
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