NMC veterans at a 2014 Veterans Day commemoration ceremony on NMC's main campus

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 cadets on a rolling basis and 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.

Benefit Information

In the News

NMC Is "Best For Vets"

Northwestern Michigan College has been selected by Military Times magazine for its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.

THE TICKER
November 13, 2014

NMC named Military Friendly School

G.I. JOBS MAGAZINE
2015 Military Friendly Status

Veterans

Getting Started

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

Military Friendly School logoListed as one of the top military-friendly schools in the nation, Great Lakes Maritime Academy and NMC prides 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.

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

To find out more on our veterans services, please contact Scott Herzberg, POC for Military & Veteran Services, and let him know you are interested in the Great Lakes Maritime Academy as NMC offers many other programs and has different admissions requirements and processes for different programs. His contact information is:
(231) 995-2526
sherzberg@nmc.edu

For admissions to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, please contact the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Admissions Office.

Admissions Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • United States citizen
  • No prior or pending misdemeanors, felonies or legal expungements
  • United States Coast Guard physical standards and all requirements for licensing as a United States Merchant Marine Officer, as established by federal law
  • ACT or SAT minimum requirements or COMPASS placement test results or transferable Intermediate Algebra and English Composition college credits.

ACT (Academy code 1978)

English

Math

Reading

Composite

18

21

19

20

SAT (Academy code 6982)

Reading

Writing

Math

Total

470

470

500

1440

COMPASS Placement Test

Reading

Writing

Algebra

 

78

45

41

 

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 copies of high school or college transcripts from all schools attended
  2. Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report (PDF) »
  3. Two letters of recommendation with contact information
  4. Undeleted DD-214, Armed Services Discharge Report. Find necessary forms here »
  5. A campus visit is required. Schedule your campus visit »

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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: