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Bachelor's Degree Completed

Admission Requirements/considerations:

  • Applicants must be a United States citizen
  • Applicants with prior or pending misdemeanors, felonies or legal expungements will be prompted to submit additional information. Backgrounds must be adjudicated by the Maritime Admissions Office.
  • Academic placement is determined by transferable college credits, ACT/SAT scores (if less than 5 y ears old) and/or placement testing »
  • Applicants must meet the United States Coast Guard physical standards and all requirements for licensing as a United States Merchant Marine Officer, as established by federal law. NOTE: This is not a active duty military physical.

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. If Veteran, Undeleted DD214, Armed Services Discharge Report
  6. Admitted students must complete a visit. Applicants will be able to register for a visit with their Admission Representative once their application is complete. It is up to the applicant whether to complete the visit before or after and admission decision is received.

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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 application 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.