Great Lakes Maritime Academy veterans

Veterans

Getting Started

Admissions Process: Apply!

Contact the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Admissions Office if you have any questions at either (231) 995-1213 (for the Director or prospective cadets with last names A-K) or (231) 995-1209 (for the Admissons Specialist or prospective cadets with last names L-Z).

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is proud to be a division of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and offer our veterans many outstanding services.

2018 Best for Vets logoMilitary Friendly School logoListed as one of the nation's top three community colleges for its service to veterans and a military-friendly school, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and NMC pride themselves on having many services specifically designed to support your individual needs. We will not only ensure that you have a smooth transition but will make sure that you have the necessary support and resources to accomplish your educational goals. Our office of Military & Veteran Services will also assist you in getting connected to campus and community resources.

POC for Military and Veteran Services:
Scott Herzberg
(231) 995-2526
sherzberg@nmc.edu

Thank you for your interest in Great Lakes Maritime Academy, and more importantly, for your service to our country!

For admission to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, you must apply to the Maritime Academy, not NMC — contact the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Admissions Office for more information.

Admissions Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • United States citizen
  • Prior or pending misdemeanors, felonies or legal expungements must be adjudicated by the Maritime Admissions Office.
  • United States Coast Guard physical standards and all requirements for licensing as a United States Merchant Marine Officer, as established by federal law
  • Academic placement may be accomplished through ACT/SAT test scores (must be less than 5 years old), transferrable college credit or AP scores or placement testing.

New SAT (March 2016 - present, Academy code 6982)

Evidence Based Reading and Writing

Math

Total

530

530

530

ACT (Academy code 1978)

English

Math

Reading

Composite

19

21

19

20

SAT (Academy code 6982)

Reading

Writing

Math

Total

470

470

500

1440

Please note these are the minimal score sets required to be considered for admission into the Academy. Acceptance is competitive.

A completed Application includes:

  1. Official high school transcripts (or GED)
  2. Transcripts from all colleges attended (if any). We highly recommend sending your military transcripts, but they are not required.
  3. Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report (PDF) »
  4. Two letters of recommendation with contact information
  5. Undeleted DD-214, Armed Services Discharge Report. Find necessary forms here »
  6. A campus visit is required, but may be completed after an admission decision is received. Schedule your campus visit »

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Transfer Equivalency Guide »

Tuition and Fees »

Academics »

Financial Resources For Veterans:

Eligibility for DVA educational benefits rests solely with the DVA. You may contact them by calling (888) 442-4551 or visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Resources

  • DD-214 forms are available online through the National Personnel Records Center. More »

Request Transcripts

While serving, you may have taken military and job-specific courses that are worth college credit. Request your transcripts be sent to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.

Important Dates

  • Maritime classes for incoming first-year cadets begin Fall semester only.
  • The Academy admits approximately 60 cadets each year
  • Early completion of application materials is advised.  Application and deadline dates are found on our application page.
  • Even if using the GI bill, we encourage veterans to submit their FAFSA.  FAFSA forms should be completed as soon as possible using school code 002302 and are available Oct 1 of the year prior to start of classes.
  • In Michigan, the FAFSA should be submitted by March 1 of the year classes start to be eligible for maximum aid.

Benefit Information

In the News

NMC Ranked Third-Best Community College In Nation For Veterans

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has been named the third-best community college in the country for veterans by Military Times magazine. Read more »

THE TICKER
November 22, 2017

NMC earns Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School status for 2017-18

Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School logo

The Michigan Veteran-Friendly School program recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. Read more »

MICHIGAN VETERAN AFFAIRS AGENCY (MVAA)
August, 2017

NMC named a 2017 Military Friendly School

VICTORY MEDIA

What happens to the ones who serve when they come home?

Snapshots: Three NMC Vets

NORTHERN EXPRESS
November 7, 2015

College, state programs prepare veterans for life after military

Scott Herzberg, a member of the consortium's steering committee and military and veteran services adviser at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, said schools need to continually evaluate programs they offer and assess future areas of employment, "so that when these veterans do land on these campuses, ... (we) have the proper support pieces in place." Read more »

CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS
September 13, 2015

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