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A new class starts every Fall (no Spring or Summer starts). After applying, you will be prompted to submit required supplemental items. Item requirements vary dependent on the applicant:

  • High School or GED transcripts (all applicants)
  • College, CLEP and/or AP transcripts (if applicable)
  • Physical - CG-719K (all applicants)
  • Two letters of recommendation/reference (all applicants) from a supervisor, counselor, coach, instructor or mentor (no relatives).
  • Math and English placement. Placement is obtained through one or more of the following:
    • Applicants that have taken a standardized test within 5 years are required to submit their ACT (school code 1978) and/or SAT (school code 6982) scores.
    • College, CLEP tests and/or AP credit may provide placement (this will be determined once your transcripts have been received/evaluated)
    • Remote/virtual placement testing is available to all applicants to obtain and/or improve placement. Contact your admissions representative for information.
  • DD-214 (veterans only)
  • Optional: attend a virtual information visit. The option for in-person visits is not available at this time.
  • Other items may be required based on your application.

Find more information/requirements Based on your student type:


Virtual information sessions are available and answer many questions. Register here: virtual information session registration.

You may also contact your admissions representative directly:

  • Last name A-K: Scott Fairbank, Director of Admissions,, (231) 995-1213
  • Last name L-Z: Judy Druskovich, Admissions Specialist,, (231) 995-1209

Application Decisions:

There is no charge to apply. Please contact the Maritime Admissions Office if you have any questions or difficulties at (231) 995-1213 or (231) 995-1209.

  • Applications for Fall 2021 opened September 1, 2020.
  • There is a required physical using the form: CG-719K.
  • Once all supplemental items are received and your application is complete, it will be reviewed and a decision provided within a few weeks.
  • "Undecided Applicants" must choose a program prior to their applications being reviewed.
  • The three year Deck Officer program is at capacity for Fall 2021. Those that qualify for that program may elect to:
    • Follow the four year Deck Officer program
    • Consider the three year Engineering Officer program
    • Re-apply for the three year Deck Officer program for Fall 2022 (applications will open in early September).