The following are the steps that must be taken in order to be considered for admission to the United States Merchant Marine Academy:
- Candidates must fullfill the Academy's eligibilty standards.
- Candidates must meet the Academy's Scholastic and Physical-Medical Requirements
- Request an application. Complete Parts I and II, and return them to the Academy as early as possible. Part 1 can be done on-line. Give Part III of the application to your Guidance Counselor or College Advisor. He/she must complete that Part, and return it to us along with your high school transcript, standardized test (SAT and/or ACT) scores, and letter(s) of recommendation. All those items must reach the Academy no later than 1 March of the year you are applying for entry to the Academy. An early application receives early attention.
- Request a nomination from a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and/or a U.S. Senator from your State of residence.
- You must work with DoDMERB to schedule (and successfully complete) a full medical examination. This should be initiated after the Academy has received your application for admission.
- Take the SAT and/or the ACT no later than the first test date of the year in which you are seeking admission.
- The Academy will make every effort to advise all candidates of their status by 1 April of the year they are seeking admission, or as soon thereafter as is possible. Principal Appointees must decide by May 1 whether they will accept or decline their Appointment.
- Candidates who are designated an "Alternate" will be notified immediately if they are later advanced to Principal Appointee status.
- The Plebe (Freshman) Class enters the Academy in July.
Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013