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Admissions

  • Kings Pointer Docked

    Are You Eligible?

    Learn more about the requirements and expectations for Midshipmen.
  • USMMA Admissions Overview

    Introduction Video

    This Admissions video provides a brief introduction to The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Welcome Aboard!
  • USMMA Sea Year Video

    Sea Year Video

    Every USMMA graduate completes over 300 days at sea, working aboard Commercial, Passenger or Military vessels actively engaged in global operations. Sea Year sets USMMA apart from any other Federal Service Academy or State Maritime Academy. Welcome Aboard!
  • USMMA Midshipmen Profiles

    Midshipmen Profiles Video

    Meet the midshipmen of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. USMMA Mission Statement "To educate and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America's marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war." Welcome Aboard!

'Experience of Your Lifetime'

A United States Merchant Marine Academy education is one of the great adventures of a lifetime.  For half a century, young individuals like you have come to Kings Point to acquire the knowledge, experience, discipline, and skills that strong leadership demands. 

Graduates of the Academy serve their country by pursuing highly successful careers in the maritime industry and the armed services. Many continue their studies in graduate or professional schools. Many become outstanding government and business leaders. The direction you take after you graduate will be up to you. However, two things are certain: You'll have choices and you'll be prepared to make the most of them.

While getting here may not be easy, it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. Whether you're learning about us for the first time, deciding whether to attend, looking for additional information, or mentally preparing yourself for the challenges and rewards of a Kings Point education, we've done our best to bring together the information you need for the journey. Welcome, and good luck.

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