'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 United States Merchant Marine Academy serve their country by pursuing highly successful careers in the maritime industry and the armed services. After fulfilling their obligation 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.
Completing an application to the United States Merchant Marine Academy is a lengthy process. Applicants may start the application on June 1st of their junior year of high school. The earlier you start the application, the sooner all related processes can begin (scheduling for your DoDMERB physical, for example). The later you apply, the greater the chance that you will not complete all processes by our established deadlines. Applications must be completed by February 1st for appointment consideration.
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.
Privacy Act Statement
In accordance with 5 USC 552a(e)(3), the following information is provided to you when supplying personal information to the Maritime Administration.
- Authority which authorized the solicitation of the information: 46 USC 1295b and 1295g.
- Principal purpose(s) for which information is intended to be used: The information is used to evaluate each applicant for an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
- The routine uses which may be made of the information: As background information on applicants for the selection process. To contact the applicant. The social security number is a basic identifier.
- Whether or not disclosure of such information is mandatory or voluntary (required by law or optional) and the effects on the individual, if any, of not providing all or any part of the requested information: Disclosure of the information is voluntary, but the applicant will not be considered further if all information is not provided.