Important Dates

  • Maritime classes for incoming first-year cadets begin fall semester only. Formal reviews for acceptance will be made by the director of admissions until the class is full.
  • The Academy admits 60 cadets each year; early completion of application materials is advised.
  • FAFSA forms should be completed as soon as possible after Jan. 1 to be eligible for maximum aid.

Bachelor's Degree Completed

Admission Requirements:

  • United States citizen
  • No prior or pending misdemeanors, felonies or legal expungements
  • Academic placement at Freshman English and Intermediate College Algebra level determined by transferable college credits or COMPASS 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 copies of college transcripts from all schools attended
  2. Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report (PDF) »
  3. Two letters of recommendation with contact information
  4. A campus visit is required. Schedule your campus visit »
  5. If Veteran, Undeleted DD214, Armed Services Discharge Report

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